• Was it making noises like a VW, Corvair, Porsche, Hyabusa or V8? No rolled down window video of you yelling "what is it?"! Very interesting difference in front/rear wheel offsets.

    • Despite the crazy looks it was making very little noise. Even with windows rolled down couldn't hear much from the engine.

  • I'll tell you exactly what it is…awesome. I wouldn't want to be in a front-end collision of any sort in it and it looks like it would be difficult to get in and out of, nor do I know exactly what it is (hopefully, we will at some point) but it's got to be one of the best customs I've seen in a long time.

    • Ha! Either that or we should be listed as producers…or better yet, just make it ourselves! A real gearhead movie for gearheads by gearheads. Yeah…!

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      [img] i.imgur.com/qWSPemr.jpg?1[/img]

  • It looks like a combination of Mosler, Giugiaro, Bertone and Mercedes and the back end of an SSR.

    Are those… leaf spring shackles in the back? Though the body looks new-ish, those wheels scream 70's – 80's concept car. 6 dots on them… 6 lugs maybe? Quite confused by this one.

  • I recognise this as a concept car in the magazines from sometime in the early 90s. I feel like I can picture the magazine article. They spoke of its Barry Manilow-esque nose, and the tail like an aircraft carrier landing platform. That tail is distinctive, and I remember the wheels. I remember it being red with a black roof and pillars. It was taken for a test drive.

    But I Just can't place a name. Not one of the major manufacturers.

    The above reads like I'm a medium at a seance. Which is about how useful it is, too.

  • It does bear more than a passing resemblance to the Peugeot 307 CC:

    [img] img2.netcarshow.com/Peugeot-307_CC_2003_800x600_wallpaper_0c.jpg[/img]

    Could be its aborted / should-have-never-been-born progenitor?

  • A friend of mine who is a car designer said this about it:

    "I think it was called Apex. It was designed in the late 80's early 90's, (before internet) by an ex Art Center transportation instructor. It was originally red. I think his last name was Powers."

    I can't find out anything about it still.

  • It really has many of the themes of the Peugeot concept cars when you google the images, especially the wheels and forward cockpit and windshield in general. I just didn't see this one!

  • Electric? Perhaps a remnant from the age of lead-acid batteries where you needed a pickup truck bed to carry all of them?

  • ~ IDR Arex from 1991.
    h/t, Steve Eastwood via facebook.
    google image search; google.com/search?q=IDR+Arex+from+1991.&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=xy1bVaehD5DuoATQwYHgCw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=514

    • WANT WANT WANT…. Super fun and cool…. just don't let some one on their cell phone in an SUV drive up the front and into your LAP.. (which was 3 feet from happening to me recently)…

    • Scot — nice work!! It even makes sense for the location (only a few minutes away from Toyota's Calty design center). -Vince

    • My guess is that's actually Stollery behind the wheel of his creation. In case anybody missed it, the top comes off, too (the car, not him). Here's a link to his company site with more info on the car.

    • ~ I can't really take credit for the ID. All I had to do was share DT's facebook post with Coachbuilding and Concepts fb page. Within a short time Steve Eastwood chimed in with the correct answer ! Networking.

  • Some more pics, including chassis, and specs:
    carstyling.ru/en/entry/IDR_Arex_1991/
    facebook.com/pages/1991-IDR-Arex-Roadster/149116081847151
    facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.149116435180449.33292.149116081847151&type=1

    Video (note the Nevada plates…)
    youtube.com/watch?v=3XwKf2-Bveo

    Barry

  • Another insane Art Center car created I believe in 2000 by designer Nick Pugh.
    [img] thegnomonworkshop.com/store/img/products/dvds/NPU01/artistGallery/npu_06.jpg[/img]

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