Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2k: Rumble Bee: 1993 Ford Festiva Custom

Welcome back to Garage Creations on Discovery, we are here today in the Northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula, an area home to a number of fascinating indigenous species.  We are going to witness another one of life's miracles, in that special time when the frost has cleared from a long winter and the native gear head emerges from the hibernation in welding gas fumigated garages.  Today, a young pup takes his first walk on shaky new legs -- let's watch.  Find this 1993 Ford Fiesta Festiva Custom here on eBay currently bidding for $900 reserve-not-met with a $2,800 buy-it-now located in Petosky, MI (home of everyone's favorite real life crime fighter, the Petosky Batman!!).

You don't need to be a masked vigilante to immediately recognize genius when you see it. The Rumble Bee started life as a Ford Fiesta Limited, but someone, who was not limited by societal norms, decided to create a buggy looking thing. 

The seller claims this thing was modified by "Walsh Enterprises" but I couldn't find any other reference to any legitimate car customizing shop with that name.  But somebody hacked off the roof and added a roll cage, custom "Harley Davidson exhaust", and jacked up the rear end. 

See a car with a more ridiculous wheel offset?


  1. Um, wouldn't that have been a Ford Festiva in 1993? No where near as good a car as the Fiesta.

    1. Seconded! That's a Festiva not a Fiesta. Completely unrelated vehicles! Common mistake tho.

    2. Yup, the seller had it described incorrectly and my econobox-fu was weak this morning.

  2. "Uses no oil"

    Whoa, like that slick-50 stuff that AJ Foyt would dump in, drain the oil, then run a lap with an empty crankcase? Sweet!!

  3. Man, I used to have a 1980 Volvo 240 wagon that I had chopsawed the roof off of and welded in a roll bar for structure, just like this. Named it Chewbacca. Ironically, I sold it only because I was moving home to Michigan (from Austin) and it had only a bimini top.

    1. I had a 1973 door Chrysler New Yorker bought for $200 with power leather that we chopped the roof off.
      Spray painted "Hooptie" on the back of it. I was 17 at the time.
      For some reason the Police impounded it???


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.