Movie Buff Builds Scooby Doo’s ‘Mystery Machine’ Van

Movie Buff Builds Scooby Doo’s ‘Mystery Machine’ Van


JERRY PATRICK: We made a reference we used when customising the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine by, as luck would have it, watching tons of cartoons. COMM: For over ten years AKA Junk has created incredible replicas of TV and movie cars. JERRY PATRICK: This is our Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. We do everything in-house. We do
the paint, the bodywork, the decals, everything’s done right here at our shop. If we walk around,
we try to get it as accurate as we can, cartoon-accurate that is. We come around back and we get to
see Scooby and Shaggy peaking out the back window, looking down. A Scooby Doo tag for
the back handle. JERRY PATY: The famous purple front and back bumpers try to be as cartoon-accurate as we
can. COMM: Owner Jerry first started customising classic cars before moving onto TV and replica
vehicles. Over three months, the team transformed a 1967 Dodge van into this well loved mystery-solving
machine. Every detail was painstakingly planned to match the iconic cartoon. JERRY PATRICK: As we come around to this side of the van, we get to open up the side doors
to reveal the secret compartment inside, it’s rarely shown in the cartoons. We kind of took
some creative liberties on the inside. About a hundred feet of LED lighting and we get
to hang out with the gang on the inside of the van. COMM: And a project this size didn’t come cheap. JERRY PATRICK: I get asked from time to time, how much certain cars cost to build. With
my wife sitting in the other room, I’d hate to say the true figures, so let’s just say
that I have got a stack of paperwork this big on most bills and I don’t ever run a
total on any of it from fear of what my wife might actually say to me. JERRY PATRICK: The biggest challenges of building The Mystery Machine is the sheer size, that’s
a big van. We are talking about doing inside and outside, the roof, the side panels. Overall,
I mean, it’s hard to describe something that’s that enormous to work on. If you
do an older car, you are talking about doing two doors, and this car, this van, has six
doors. So when you take six doors off and have to replace the door rubber, the paint,
the body and do everything, it’s a challenge. It’s a big project to undertake, but it
turns out really really awesome. I mean, I’m a guy that grew up with Scooby Doo, and who wouldn’t want to have a Scooby Doo Mystery Machine?

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78 Comments

  1. DO U BUILD TO SELL THEM FOR A BIG OR SMALL OR MIDDLE SIZED PROFIT THERE… OR DO U BUILD THEM JUST FOR YOUR SELF……… WHAT'S THE MOST OR LESS U SOLD A RIDE FOR THERE……

  2. N DO U HAVE A SLIDE SHOW OF SOME SORT OF ALL THE RIDES U CAN SEE SOME WHERE ON LINE TO SEE THEM ALL…..?? IF SO WHERE AT ONLINE………

  3. "I hope my wife doesn't find the papers with the total amount for the van." door busts open "YOU SPENT HOW FUCKING MUCH ON THAT UGLY BLUE VAN?!" "Hunny! What are you doing with that?" "Don't you hunny me!"

  4. how much would you like for it ill buy it that was been my dream car seance i was 5 ive had 4 open heart sergerys 3 lag sugerys and the right side of my brain doesn't work but i have 2 foster brothers that would die to have this van for my family i watch scooby doo seance i was 2 ill give $900 or $1000 please

  5. There's a 'Mystery Machine' parked in Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London. I usually cycle past it going to work.

  6. I would love to see him attend an Exotic car show cuz real talk this would take all the attention away! LOL.

  7. it needs the spare tire on the front
    I think the cartoon Mystery Machine is a cross between Ford, Dodge, GMC & Chevy vans of the 1960s

  8. I love it man, it looks really good, in hate to be nit picky but you forgot the spare tire on the front!!

  9. It's ok. But I've seen better. And some day I WILL make and drive one of these in the non winter months.

  10. Hey scoob old pal, check out that groovy van, man!!!! Hun, it looks just like ours, Rea Raggy just like ours, Scoob buddy, I wonder if they keep some scooby snacks inside, i could Shure go for some right now, Me too Raggy me Rove "SCOOBY SNACKS"….

  11. Scooby-Doo! Netflix Movie Classic Fo 2019 Welcome May 13 2019 Short Circuit 3 Johnny Five 5 Alive Number Alive Input Inc Robot Okay Jajajaja Okay Kid Go?

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