Recently, I made the mistake of discussing the recent movie Batmobile, with its massive high-caliber-cannons-that-clearly-aren’t-guns-you-guys-because-Batman-doesn’t-use-them, which got me thinking once again about the nature of comic-book vehicles.  Even the incredibly cool 1960s Batmobile is more than just a little bit goofy in practice, when you think about it, as the idea of updating your car to match your costume and theme makes for one ludicrous conveyance.  The same goes for making your plane into an archer’s arrow, riding a mechanical elephant or having your van turn into a police car (but not having a talking Trans Am, because that’s amazing) leading to today’s officially licensed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves ‘The Dukes Of Hazzard’, but finds that idea of a bright orange stock car with Confederate markings to be quite silly in retrospect, not to mention ridiculously inappropriate for their moonshining activities, asking: What pop culture vehicle is the most ludicrous conveyance of all?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. It’s hard to top the Thanos-copter. Because nobody takes you seriously as a galaxy conquering war lord unless you’ve got a bright yellow helicopter with your name on it

  2. The car from M.A.S.K. that flies when the doors open (for those who don’t know the car, it has doors like a DeLorean). Even as a kid it made very little sense to me that the doors could be wings that support the weight of the car, and if it had hover technology, why would it even need the door wings? Wouldn’t they be better off closed to protect the driver from weapons fire?

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