To be sure, there is a motorcycle culture and as anti-establishment as they seem to be, they follow a certain set of rules. The trike is sort of a fringe entity, a head-scratcher, among a group who are already on the fringes themselves. Similarly, there is also a car culture. They may appear to be counterculture but a car enthusiast putting boatloads of time and money into a showstopping “trailer queen” has sort of become “The Establishment.” Enter the rat rod. This is a growling, filthy punk of a car born to flip the proverbial bird at the established norms. You’d want a tetanus shot just to look at one in person, let alone sit in one. What’s great is, with very little money and found parts, they also steal attention, and often top prizes away from the expensive showstoppers. With this in mind, here’s Pat Lacroix’s Rat Trike.
Batman fans have so much material to draw inspiration from these days, but when it comes to Batmobiles, a few sources stand out. The recent Christopher Nolan series introduced us to the military prototype “Tumbler” capable of short jumps. The 60’s two-seater convertible was the perfect ride for the dynamic duo. But for many fans, the finned, rocket-propelled beast from the Tim Burton films takes the lead. This model by Pat Lacroix does a fantastic job of capturing its iconic shape, including some great greebly details like stud-shooters along the side.
And speaking of rocket-propelled, here’s the view from the back, which also shows off the rear fins, made using a 1x3x2 arch.