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5 Most Ridiculous Cars plus 6 Honorable Mention vehicles, & Monster Trucks by Year

Even after all these years of browsing, it’s still surprising what you can find on the internet.

There are a lot of crazy people out there, and a lot of car fanatics – when the two combine, it leads to some pretty interesting results.

5 – Perry Watkins – Flatmobile

Perry Watkins is responsible for the manufacture of some fairly ridiculous vehicles. Although you can’t drive most of them legally on the road, the designs are unique, and a lot of fun.

One of the designs, and my particular favorite of his, is called the Flatmobile.

A play on Batman’s Batmobile, the Flatmobile looks very similar to the caped crusader’s car from the 1960s television show starring Adam West.

As the name suggests, the Flatmobile is the flattest car in the world, in fact, it’s only 19 inches tall… and it’s jet-powered.

Other Watkins designs include the Wind-Up car, and a drive-able dining table complete with a Top Gear Stig dummy sitting down for dinner.

Flatmobile - world's lowest car

Photo credit: Flatmobile

Note: The Flatmobile was built by Perry Watkins from Buckinghamshire, UK. Photo credit via Flatmobile.

4 – Bob and Marilyn Chandler – Wold’s Biggest Monster truck

The world’s biggest monster truck is 15 feet tall and weighs 28,000 lbs (that’s 12700 kg). The strikingly large tyres were taken from an old Alaskan land train that was used by the army in the 1950s.

Bob Chandler with Big Foot Monster Truck

Image Credit: Bigfoot4x4.com

Note: Known as the father of Big Foot Trucks. Bob Chandler has created more than 20 trucks. He is the co-founded the Monster Truck Racing Association (MTRA).

The truck was built by Bob and Marilyn Chandler, in the only place that monster trucks of this size can feel at home, the United States of America.

Appropriately, they gave their creation the name Bigfoot.

List of Monster Trucks by Year

Bob Chandler is the father of  monster trucks. Some of them were built by him. Particularly the early trucks. Please list below.

TruckYear BuiltDebutTire Size
Bigfoot 119751983 Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan66x43x25
Bigfoot 219821985 Columbus, Georgia 66x43x25
Bigfoot 319831984 Pontiac Silverdome66x43x25
Bigfoot 419841984 Hazelwood, MissouriFirestone 66x43x25
Ms. Bigfoot/Bigfoot Ranger19851985 San Diego, California Firestone 66x43x25
Bigfoot Shuttle1985198548" tires
Bigfoot 519861986 Fall Jamboree in IndianapolisFirestone 120x48x60
Bigfoot 619861987 Indiana State Fairgrounds66x43x25
Bigfoot Fastrax19871988 Hazelwood, MissouriTank treads
Bigfoot 7 / Bigfoot Race Rock 1Built in May 1988 specifically for the movie Road House.1989 film "Roadhouse". 66x43x25
Bigfoot 81989, first Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) designed truck.1990 TNT Monster Truck Challenge66x43x25
Bigfoot 919901990 Dayton, Ohio66x43x25
Bigfoot 1019921992 St. Louis Arena 66x43x25
Bigfoot 1119921992 Las Vegas, SEMA Show66x43x25
Bigfoot 1219931993 Super Bowl XXVII Los Angeles.66x43x25
Bigfoot 14, is actually the 13th truck built by team Bigfoot. Bigfoot 13 was skipped due to superstition.19931994 Louisiana Superdome66x43x25
Bigfoot 1519941994 Las Vegas, SEMA Show, The truck won championships in 2000, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012. 66x43x25
Bigfoot Race Rock 219991999 Las Vegas, Nevada66x43x25
Bigfoot 1620072007 Four Wheel and Off Road Jamboree in Springfield, Missouri.66x43x25
Bigfoot 17, first Bigfoot truck solely touring Europe20032003 Peterborough Truckfest66x43x25
Bigfoot 1820112012, jumped 214 feet, 8 inches to break Bad Habit's previous world record long jump.66x43x25
Bigfoot 19, first Bigfoot truck to make its debut overseas20122012 Aruba 66x43x25
Bigfoot 20, world's only electric monster truck.20122012 Las Vegas, Nevada66x43x25
Bigfoot 2120142015 Southaven, Mississippi, uses "zoomie" headers66x43x25

3 – Jay Ohrberg – 100 Foot Limo

I know that limousines are supposed to be all about getting noticed, but Jay Ohrberg from California went a little bit over the top when designing his 100 foot-long limo.

The limousine has 26 wheels and can be driven rigidly, or with a modification to the middle to make it turn corners slightly easier.

The driver can hop out of the cab and make a dash to the other end if they’re finding navigating a bit tricky, as the limo can be driven at both ends.

Jay rents out the record-breaking limousine through his own car-hiring company.

Image credit via http://car-heavens.blogspot.com/

Note: It is incredible limousine with 26 wheels and 30.5 meters (100 feet) designed by Jay Ohrberg of Burbank California and it has two driver’s compartments.

2 – Raul Oaida – Lego Car

Experts at Lego conventions throw up some interesting creations, including a life size Formula 1 Race car.

What’s more impressive, however, is 20-year-old Raul Oaida’s Lego design – a car that can run on compressed air. The car, with a fancy black and yellow retro design, can be driven at a maximum of 17 miles per hour, and is made from 500,000 pieces of Lego.

256 pistons work to power the car, which only took 20 months to raise the funding for, and a few extra months to be built.

Photo Credit: Super Awesome Micro Project

Note: The massive Lego contraption can comfortably seat two people. Of course, after a long ride you’d probably have LEGO patterns all over your bottoms.

1 – Walt – Post-It Note Car

An unsuspecting man named Walt had his day ruined (or made much better depending on how you look at it, and what mood he was in at the time), when he discovered that his co-workers had completely covered his Jaguar in post it notes.

Photo courtesy of Autoblog.com

Note: Scott Ableman’s creation is the “Post-it-note” car. With over 14,000 post-it-notes covering a Jaguar.

Pictures of the staff members putting the sticky notes to good use went viral over night, with some thinking the bright use of colors gave it a fresher, more modern look.

At least he won’t need any car cleaning products to get them off.

Honorable Mentions, starting with the Grass Car

Rick Griffins used a 1974 VW Super Beetle in great condition and meticulously covered it with the new Dream Turf Tri-Color synthetic grass.

There are numerous other Grass Cars, but I thought Rick’s was the best.

1974 Volkswagen Beetle covered in Grass.

Floppy-disk Car

It came to me one day that floppy disks are a very cheap thing to acquire and they wouldn’t add any significant weight to the car. I had a bunch from thrift stores and when you ask people, you find out they have a lot in closets or storage.

Weigand says

1998 Honda Civic make with Floppy-disks

Image credit: spluch.blogspot.com

Note: A 1998 Honda Civic made out of computer keys and floppy-disks.

Art Car – From Artcarfest San Francisco

Sometimes referred to as “Cartists”, Art Cars come in different artistic expressions. The one below is pretty cool.

Art car at San Francisco Artcarfest 2009

Image Credit: Art Car Museum

Lady Shoe Car

Everyone knows the love women have for their shoes. This particular one decided to have one made into a car.

And it looks pretty comfortable besides all the stares you would get!

Red Lady shoe car

Image Credit: Womendrivers.net

Note: Supposedly the story goes…the wife a husband likes shoes so much he decided to build her a car made out of a lady’s shoe.

The Phone Car

One wacky car is the Phone Car. Believe it or not, this car has been featured in many books including Ripleys, Art Cars, Guinness Book of World Records, Motor Trend, and Weekly World News.

Created by business owner Howard Davis it was featured in the documentary film “Automorphisis” and the famous Petersen Auto Museum.

Image Credit thephonecar.com


The sighting of this car has been in Russia. Supposedly underneath is a Volkswagen Beetle.

Final Thoughts

There are tons of other weird vehicles, but the ones illustrated in this post I thought were the best.

And the most likely you may see on the road.

Well, besides maybe the Art Car or the 100 foot limo.

Shaun Fyffe

Shaun Fyffe

Hi, I am Shaun Fyffe and writing is my passion. I have been researching and writing for the auto insurance industry for 10 years. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, sometimes I might go hiking or riding a bike, plus doing the regular hanging out - New York Style!

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