Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The League: Sweetest Pop Culture Ride

This weeks league post takes me a bit out of my comfort zone.  This week we we talk about the "sweetest" pop culture ride!  Lucky for me the word ride was used . . . and not car.  So strap in we are about to look at some of my favorite modes of transport from pop culture.  Yeah, I'm cheating a bit!

Besides the Batmobile, what is the sweetest ride cruising the streets of pop culture?

These are not in any particular order.  To be honest these are just a few of the things that jumped into my head when I read the question for this week.  I have always been a fan of many different vehicles from cartoons and movies, but I'm not the traditional "Car" kind of guy.

I'm honestly not sure I can choose a single "sweet ride" but I suppose if I had to pick a way to get to work in the morning the ride I would choose would be:


A lot of new fans of Doctor Who may not know that the Doctor has been known to drive a car.  In his third incarnation the doctor was stuck on earth and helped a para-military group called U.N.I.T.  While he was here he traveled in style.  His car was called Bessie.  The TARDIS wasn't working so he had to get from place to place some how.  So this classic Roadster was how he did it.  It is a fine piece of car.

 The Doctor had another car  during his time on earth.  This time one that he built.  It was called the Whomobile.  It was more than just a car though.  It was a plane , and could even act as a hover craft.  The interesting thing about this car is that Jon Pertwee, the actor who played The Doctor actually built this car.  It was his!      

Some others that stand out to me!

Of course I can not talk about pop culture rides without talking about battle cat.  I have said it before, there is just something about barbarians riding on giant cat's or dogs or what ever.  I have always loved fiction with odd beasts to ride, and this is one of the things that attracted me to the franchise as a kid.  I loved the idea of battle cat.  Now I could take or leave the talking, but I loved the idea of riding on a giant cat!

The Ghost Buggy:  This is no ecto-1.  This is the sentient car/plane/boat/anything that Filmation's Ghostbusters drove around in to fight the likes of Prime Evil and his minions.  This vehicle doesn't get thought of very often, but for me it is a very important part of my childhood.  I loved the filmation ghost busters, and I loved Ghost Buggy!   

Bumble bee was every kid's favorite Transformer.  Spike was the lucky kid that got to run around with him.  He was a Volks Wagon bug, that turned into a robot.  He had snide remarks to make, and could even change his own flat tire.  Not much to look at, but would be a great ride to have!

So these are really breaking the rules but I had to include them.

For me the x-wing was always the coolest star fighter.  It was perfect for traveling, as well as dog fighting.  This was the space ship I always wanted!  I have always preferred the the star wars concept of spaceships as opposed to some of the more star trek

I have always been intrigued by the rocket ships in the Flash Gordon universe.  There is just something cool about an actual rocket ship.  In many different types of media.  Flash Gordon is just usually what I think of.  the designs were simple and elegant.  They did what they were supposed to do get from point a to point b. .. even if that was on a string!

What is your favorite rides from pop Culture.

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  1. What a great variety of picks, Ashley! Thanks for playing along this week, I think it's safe to say no one elese will come up with these "sweet rides."

    1. I tend to see things differently! It was fun!

  2. I was wondering if anyone was going to bring up Battle Cat!

  3. The Ghost Buggy was a great choice Ashley and one i hadn't thought about.

    1. Yeah I love the Ghost buggy and all of the filmation ghost busters stuff

  4. Let's go, ghostbusters! haha. Wonderful set of vehicles. I remember being obsessed with the movie and then unwrapping Tracy the Gorilla and Scared Stiff for christmas and thinking, "wow, I don't remember Peter and Ray fighting a skeleton... there is so much to ghostbusters I don't know about!" Little did I know...

    1. Thanks Mr. R, I love the filmation stuff, but there are so many people that just never got it :)