Munster Kars Custom Made
Growing up, Rucker Posey enjoyed The Munsters, the 1960s sitcom about a family of monsters. From 2003 to 2009, the 60-year-old Chesterfield resident built reproductions of the show's cars — The Munster Koach, Drag-u-la and Eddie Munster's go-kart — fabricating everything but the running gear himself. This past October, Posey showed them off to Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster and is now a friend, at an event in Luray. "That was the first time he'd actually seen them in person," Posey says.
Hokie Wagon 1956 Ford Station Wagon
This football season, the Hokie Wagon will be coming off an injury — a broken axle suffered on the way home from the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. It was the first such mishap after 10 years of tailgating at Virginia Tech games, says the car's owner, Brian Wenk, 68. "We're lucky we didn't flip the car."
Shoebaru 1998 Subaru Forester
Oregon Hill's Joe Pyrek, 29, and a group of friends are driving a pair of "Shoebarus"
from England to South Africa, departing on July 14. They're documenting the trip and accepting donations for the Awassa Children's Project, a charity that helps Ethiopian orphans, at shoebaru.com.
Art Car Chevy Suburban Scottsdale
As a child, Larkin Garbee's entire softball team once piled into her parents' 1980 Chevy Suburban Scottsdale to travel to an all-star game. Recently, the 28-year-old had the 12-seat car transformed by the artists Pose, Dalek, and Hense during the RVA Street Art Festival. One of them painted over the windows. "So the vehicle has currently been rejected for inspection," Garbee says with a laugh. Ed Trask was hoping to add the final touches to the car by the end of May.
Elvis For Hire 1996 Chevy Astro
Elvis impersonator Randy Roe calls his van "a business card on wheels." Artist Ken Hayden did the honors, adding to the tableau over the years, with eye-catching results. "I've almost caused many an accident with people wanting to take pictures of the van," Roe says.