Each year millions dress up at Halloween as their favorite characters. But what about our cars . . . what costume options do they have?
If you have a 1959 Cadillac then you are golden, as you can pull off the Ecto-1 with ease. The Ecto-1 was the car of choice for Dr. Ray Stantz and his fellow Ghostbusters. But any station wagon or shooting brake style car can also work.
Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage
Is there a princess in the family? Dress up the mini-van in fairy lights, golden pumpkins, velvet curtains, and “bibbity-bobbity-BOO” - you have a carriage fit for a royal ball! Just be sure to get it home before midnight!
The Batmobile is one of the most popular superhero cars of all time and it has had many incarnations. One of the most popular was Tim Burton’s version in the 1989 film Batman. It was long, low and sleek, and was built on the chassis of a Chevy Impala (before they became front-wheel drive platforms). If you drive a car with any of the following features then the Batmobile is your car’s best costume choice for Halloween:
Looking for something to do with your hurricane tarps? Wrap your car in blue, bake your favorite cookies, and take a drive down Sesame Street. Bonus points for acquiring a PA system and shouting “Me want cookie!” at every stoplight.
Smokey and the Bandit
If you just want to go fast but not worry about missile racks or ejection seats AND you happen to have a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, then call the Snowman and hit the road as Smokey and the Bandit. This car was not just a car but as film director Hal Needham said, “It is a character in the movie.”
The car came with a 6.6L V8 engine and was put the test in the film having to jump over bridges, out run Texas Sheriff Buford T. Justice, and deal with runaway brides.
Make sure your vehicle is at its spooktacular best!