Goes Bananas #18
Previously one of
the "junkyard Herbies", this car is commonly referred to as the
"Shaking Herbie", referring to the scene where Herbie comes back
to life after having drowned. This vehicle has been believed by its
current owners at Mid America Motoworks to be the car in this sequence
that is seen shaking and smoking, and both effects have been recreated by
Mid America's curator, Dennis Gunning. This would be the source of
much confusion, however, as a comparison of the car in this scene to #18
would reveal without argument that they are not one in the same.
However, #18 is, for certain, the car pulled out of the water on its side,
a shot that appears just before the shaking sequence. At any rate,
the car is always a hit among those who see it. By using an
off-centered disc spun by an electric motor, a lobing effect is achieved
which gives the car a trembling appearance. A smoke system is also
attached to the tailpipes which gives the illusion that the car is trying
its hardest to come back to life after a brief period of
car prior to
car today, after rejuvenation.
disc that creates shaking effect.
motor and chain that drives disc.
is not a factory sunroof model. Sunroof was imitated through the use
of a wooden frame.
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