Bob Hope's Custom Golf Cart

Bob Hope's Custom Golf Cart

Stock #: 364053
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: Exhibit Supply Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Hitting the greens at Bob Hope's Desert Golf Classic won't be any easier, but being recognized by his fans will be, in his spectacularly personalized $14,000 custom golf kart. Designed to be immediately recognized as Hope's personal machine, Hollywood customizer George Barris shaped the standard Cushman golf kart to resemble its owner. Hope's facial features (including a five-foot-long "ski nose") were formed with steel tubing and sheeting, then painted with a combination of flesh-color pearly and a blusing of kandy red to accent Hope's dimples and smile. Keeping the golfing theme of the kart, Barris designed the rear section as an eight-foot kandy-blue golf ball. Topping off the kart is a golf cap with the Desert Golf Classic Tournament medallion. The interior of the kart is finished in Acrilon gold fur, and houses an entertainment console with Panasonic TV, clock, stereo, tape deck with playback & record and AM-FM stereo. A further unique feature is the Panasonic video camera with wide angle lens mounted at the rear so Hope's golf swing can be filmed for instant replay, and corrections or improvements made
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