Custom Car Creations: Brothers Build Incredible Replica Movie Cars

Custom Car Creations: Brothers Build Incredible Replica Movie Cars

MARC: When someone says it can’t be built, we’ve got to build it. COMM: At Parker Brothers Concepts in Florida, the only restriction is imagination. SHANON: First rule at Parker Brothers is if we’re going to build it, it is going to be a drivable vehicle. COMM: Their client list includes celebrities and Hollywood movie studios. WOMAN: You only see this kind of stuff in movies. Its awesome! COMM: Marc and Shanon Parker design and build incredible concept cars, custom motorbikes
and stunning drivable recreations of the most outlandish movie vehicles. MARC: Somebody comes to us and says I want a car with some rims, great effects and a
paint job and its boring. You know? We want to show people that you can do things that
have never been done before and push the envelope a little bit and create things that are kind
of iconic. MARC: Shanon is the designer, he comes up with these ideas. A lot of his inspiration
I think comes more from comic books and movies and he’ll come up with these really outlandish
ideas and then bring me a drawing and go “hey let’s build this” and I look at it and go “what
were you thinking?” He thinks that if he can draw it on paper that I can build it out of
metal. Unfortunately it’s a little more difficult than that. Everything we build is drivable,
so then I have to come up with a way of taking his idea and his inspiration and kind of
turning it into something that’s actually functional. SHANON: It’s really kind of a back and forth. We have to tweak it a little bit because you
know a lot of times when I draw it, it is too far out there and he has to kind of reign
me back in a little bit, but it’s that collaboration that makes the vehicles turn out so cool. COMM: As well as concept and custom builds they also make replicas of famous movie vehicles
including Optimus Prime from Transformers, the Shredder from Battleship and Ecto-1
from Ghost Busters. But the most stunning is the Assault Tumbler from the Dark
Knight Rises. MARC: We had to build every inch of this from scratch. The frame, the chassis, the body, the interior,
the suspension, the wheels, the glass. I mean pretty much all we could buy was a motor. And
it was pretty tricky now that the whole chassis and body is a 2 wheeler chassis and it’s all steel construction. It’s not roomy inside but it’s pretty comfortable actually, you
know, it drives out really well. We had to add a lot of little cameras, there’s a lot of tiny little micro cams all over it and there’s 7 or 8 video screens on the inside,
because there are a lot of blind spots. Yeah the gas milage on this thing is not the greatest, you
know, it does have a corvette engine in it. Because of the shape of it, there’s not
enough room to put the motor in the front where it would normally go. So what we had
to do was put the motor in backwards so the motor is here and the transmission is actually
inside the vehicle and that runs into a gear box that drops down and then the drive shaft comes
back underneath the motor and back to the rear end. MARC: The turbine here, which we originally had hooked up with a propane system to blow flames
out, but we realised that was dangerous and stupid and a lot of people almost got
hurt so we disconnected that. Normally we can’t get over 30 miles and hour with it, because
all the people around it. It’s kind of hard to go fast when you’re being crowded in, but if you wanted it to it could definitely move, because its got a good engine in it. How can
you go wrong? This is just one of the coolest cars that was ever even dreamed up, so occasionally
we get to take it out and drive it around and have some fun with it. WOMAN: When I first saw the Tumbler I thought it was just the coolest thing and I think it’s awesome
that it actually has a New York City Gotham tag on it. It’s really, really cool! MARC: If people can look at that and go “Oh that’s nice” but keep passing by, we probably
didn’t do our job right. If people have to stop what they’re doing as they’re driving
out in the road, yeah we’ve done something right. COMM: The brothers aren’t sure how much they spent building the Tumbler, but how much would
they be prepared to sell it for? MARC: I really. SHANON: I personally wouldn’t sell it. To me it’s that cool and it took that much time and
effort to build it, so I mean why would you get rid of it? What are you crazy?

About the Author: Michael Flood


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  2. Not the I want to piss on other's creations I couldn't replicate, but some measurements on the Tumbler seem to be a bit wrong.
    I guess there aren't any plans left by the production team for others to recreate.

  3. Only things I noticed that was a bit off were the color has a sheen to it and not fully matted, and the original has a single door that had to be entered from the top. But that aside, you made it easier to get in and out, so ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ… great job though guys…. keep up the great work. I'm a fan

  4. The bat mobile was in fact made drivable for the movie. The original bat mobile from The Dark Knight Rises is drivable.

  5. The narrator said itโ€™s from the dark knight rises even though thatโ€™s the one movie itโ€™s not in (the black one at least)

  6. I've met these guys in person their shop is awesome and very cool guys they gave us a tour through actually garage not just the show room.

  7. The Gotham tag was zip tied on the tumbler. Lol built from scratch, but skimped out on the license plate mount.

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    2010 – Featuring……Sarah Slocum
    2013 – Completely in Sarah Slocum
    2015 – With Sarah Slocum
    2018 – Lots Of Sarah Slocum
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  9. You could build it for under 200K high standard, or even 60K if you do all the labor and import allot while using a used engine. 6 Months after all parts arrived 1 guy could do it.

  10. 1:12 "he think he can draws it in the paper and i could build it..what were you thinking?.."
    Every engineer to architec/motor/machine/car designers ever….

  11. A friend saw me in this video and just sent it to me and I cant believe this video actually has 2M views lol Really an amazing place to visit in Cape Canaveral, FL. Don't think the video really expresses the excitement you feel when you're there… it's like walking through a movie set and watching it come to life ๐Ÿ’ IG: @celinacharity

  12. Wow wow wow, once I finish my childโ€™s electric 1989 Batmobile I think Iโ€™ll start drawing the plans for this beast as my next project. Well done guys. You are super talented.

  13. I lived right around the cornor from them to bad it turned to a serpro i actually helped clode theier sjop and i got to touch the batmobile

  14. They should put a Devel Sixteen engine in it. The Devel 16 has a V-16, Quad turbo, 12.3 liter engine, with 5,007 horsepower. It tops out at 348 mph, and can jump from 0-60 in 1.2 seconds.

  15. its videos like this what gives you a dream…. iam now building the dream because of videos like this, thank you

  16. 3:07 – 3:20
    Hahahahahaha, a propane system for the turbine hahahahaha! That must've been awesome!!!
    They looked at each other, knowing it was a good idea, but not for public driving

  17. โ€œWhen someone says it canโ€™t be built, we gotta build it.โ€

    A real time machine canโ€™t be built. Ready… go!

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