Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mid Week Match-Up: A Car That Matches A Song

It's Wednesday, so that means it's time for another edition of Daily Turismo's more ingenious than a Pringles-can air intake game also known as Mid Week Match-Up! Last week, you party animals came up with some real freak shows that would likely be denied valet service at any pig-whistling evening entertainment establishment in the country. For today's challenge, we're dusting the cobwebs off of our circa-1980s Blaupunkt head unit victrolas: Find a vehicle that has inspired or been inspired by a song. Our pick is an oddball until you hear Chris da Ripper's defining rhyming couplet: "Interior crocodile alligator/ I drive a Chevrolet movie theater." 

"Ya'll still ridin 20s? Ya'll some oompa loompas." This isn't your typical "little deuce coupe with a flat-head mill" (and it isn't something your Sunday school teacher would approve of either), but I refuse to believe this song wasn't played on repeat (or at least the 10-hour version) during the build of this 2004 Chevrolet Impala, offered for $10,000 in Houston via craigslist. Nearly every square inch of the interior, including the steering wheel and trunk, is covered in enough gator hide to make PETA weep - and we're not talking crocodile tears. Click the video below and start at 1:41.

Between the leather are no fewer than seven LCD screens, including four in the backseat alone; two 15-inch screens are embedded in the headrests, one is in the center console, and another faces the front of the car so you can watch it from the rear view mirror. Dang, it feels good to be a gangster.

The trunk space is occupied by a 32-inch TV flanked by glowing Impala badges. The trunk lid is supported by custom struts and displays "Flossin' on y'all," which isn't the Hippocratic Oath of dentistry, but instead an overt display of ostentation, according to Urban Dictionary. Such ostentation permits Lamborghini-style doors (all four of 'em) but no pictures of the engine bay. It's probably covered in crocodile leather and LCD screens too, for your mechanic's enjoyment.

What would you pick? Comment below.

PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.


  1. European group "Within Temptation" uses a video of an early Mercury Cougar for their concert tours of their song FASTER
    Play this song on the freeway and just try to keep it under the speed limit !

  2. Fleetwood T. BroughamJanuary 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Bidding has ended on this item, but it's so hard to find one of these for sale, I'll submit it anyway. This 1948 Buick Hearse is the same car that inspired Neil Young to write the song "Long May You Run". Before he was famous, his mom bought it for him to carry him and his young band around to gigs, and it was nicknamed "Mort". They had to abandon it in a hotel parking lot when it blew up on them between gigs.

    1. I find Neil's anti-Keystone XL/oil sands stance, uh, interesting, given his longstanding affinity with the motoring world. He even recently came out with a new book, Special Deluxe, A Memoir About Life and Cars. They don't exactly run on butterfly farts. Or maybe they do, but only in Winnipeg and NoCal.

    2. He's a big proponent of electric conversions. See:

    3. Fleetwood T. BroughamJanuary 8, 2015 at 7:01 AM

      @ANCMatt....I received that book for Christmas and I'm almost through with it. What's really annoying is that throughout the book, when he recounts a road trip, he quotes how many "pounds of CO2" he put into the air. C'est la vie----when it comes to the arts, I've found I typically have to separate my opinions of some of my favorite artists' personal politics from my enjoyment of their talents.

    4. Agreed, the separation is necessary. I, too, love Neil the artist.

  3. At least no car was harmed in the making of this wwwwhhiiiiiipppppp. Is that real ostrich or can u get imitation ostrich.


    Oh, go ahead, take a chance. . .

  5. when i saw the car on the beach, i thought please dont be from houston. i had flashbacks of going to the beach to fish on the wrong week one spring, cars stopped in the left lane of the highway with trunks popped and occupants standing around. not stopped for traffic as normal folks were forced to drive around the party using the shoulder.

    the song is clearly:

    trust me im from texas

  6. All that work, and you still have a front-wheel-drive Impala you could get from Hertz. I bet you could look pretty cool trying to get out of those doors. But I suppose this makes as much sense to most people as spending time and money to restore an old '70s euro pile... my glass house won't withstand too many stone throws.

  7. Crocodile lined baby seat for the win!

  8. Is it wrong that was actually wishing it was real crocodile?


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