• Feb 11, 2007
In 1979, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons was " ... rollin' down the road in some cold blue steel ..." in I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide. Now, 28 years later, certified custom car nut Gibbons can literally roll down the road.

Coker Tire owner Corky Coker has posted on his blog a couple of photos of Gibbons' Bus Ball, a VW Microbus chopped and dropped down to little more than a single seat, a narrow-rimmed steering wheel and that well-known, melon-sized VW logo. Coker, who obviously makes his living selling tires, says on his blog that he was a bit offended that his friend Gibbons' latest custom left out what Coker saw as a vital piece of most hot rods: the tires. Gibbons assured Coker that the requisite wide whitewalls are in the trunk. Gibbons also brags that the Bus Ball's greatly improved aerodynamics help improve on the original VW's fuel economy.

Corky Coker is currently out of town on business, but when he gets back, we hope to get more details about the Bus Ball's creation.

Thanks for the cool tip, Todd!

[Source: Corky Coker blog]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      http://www.glidemagazine.com/articles1.html

      The creator is Lars-Erik Fisk.
      cawffee
      • 7 Years Ago
      Billy Gibbons made the VW go "full circle"
      :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is totally spherical.

      • 7 Years Ago
      It appears to be both too solid, while being simultaneously too flimsy to be "The Master of Sparks" out in the sticks on highway six.

      --chuck

      • 7 Years Ago
      shoulda made it out of a vw golf....
      • 7 Years Ago
      i always dreamed of a ball car, remember the concept of the new beatle (the ball). I want one of these!!!! it look so cook. its awesome man, thanks for the picture!!!

      visit :
      http://geocities.com/vaiowallpaper/
      Gary
      • 7 Years Ago
      Instead of VW Ball, it should be called "Screw Ball".
      What a waste !!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Paint it all white, drive it onto a golf course, and chase golfers with it.

      Revenge of the Golf Ball!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is how all Audi's and Volkswagons start out.If daddy contributes an X CHROMEosome the baby becomes an Audi,if Daddy contributes a Y CHROMEosome the baby stays a Volkswagen.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      What I'm still trying to figure out is how you'd ever get it to work... How would you ever get it to move on a flat surface?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Sarcastic Idiocy Forum reminds you that Barbaro died for your sins.
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