Back in February, you may remember a post dedicated to this beautiful “lakester” that I saw ride into an Atlanta-area car show on the back of an also beautiful Ford C500 flatbed. Referred to as either “Wing Tank Lakester” or “Lockheed Lakester”, this car was hand-built by Eddie’s Rods and Custom from an external fuel tank that was mounted on the wing tips of a Lockheed Super Constellation. In the space that used to hold 700 gallons of aviation grade fuel, there is a turbocharged HEMI 4-cylinder, space for two, and several neat details that automotive and aviation enthusiasts alike can appreciate. And did I mention it was pretty?
Bottom line is this car managed to brighten up everyone’s day on a dreary Sunday morning just by being there on the back of a [pretty] flatbed, and for that reason, it’s earned this hoon’s nomination for the 2012 Hooniverse Car of the Year.