• May 22nd 2007 at 4:19PM
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Star Wars fans, someone has gone ahead and built your dream car without you. Cleverly masquerading as a road-going Honda Civic Del Sol, this starship is actually capable of .5 past lightspeed, running on ionized tritonium, available at any starport fueling station. Replacement parts, while expensive, are easy to find, and last I heard, Tosche Station on Tatooine had a great deal going on power converters. It has a standard astromech port in the rear to handle major navigation duties, though this particular vessel would not be too comfortable on long hyperspace jumps. And one must always remember to return and secure the removable hardtop to its place before leaving the atmosphere. The laser cannons are functional, and while not exactly environmentally friendly, will get you out of a road rage situation one way or another. This ship kicked in its afterburners and went to lightspeed before we could get a shot of the front or of the pilot, but my guess is it's someone from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA. For those as confused as I was regarding the license plate, it reads: Obi-Shawn. Hah.

This guy did a great job on his car, and certainly has gotten the most fun possible out of his 1.6L four-banger - a little imagination and it's a hyperdrive. You can see pictures of him and his wife (that's right, he has a wife) gallivanting around at various Star Wars events, detailed shots of the 'show car', as well as some creative specifications on the vessel here.

Thanks for the 'tip', dad.

[Source: H-wing]

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      • 8 Years Ago

      Obishawn used to live in El Segundo, CA, just down the street from me. I got to watch this project in its early stages from the orginal naked car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For once the 'Euro' tail lights look like they fit properly with an automotive design.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Granted, Star Wars is one of the greatest classics ever made, and R2D2 is one of my favorite..."characters", but come on, this may be taking your passion a bit too far. Is it even legal to have R2D2 obsructing the view of your mirror? What's next, the Millennium Falcon car, an Imperial Fighter? Pod Racers? Talk about your high performance, fuel-efficient car... Okay, I'll admit, once I figured out what "it" was, I was intrigued. Then I came to the inevitable conclusion- "That's no moon, it's a space station"
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow! I am impressed. Not only has this person come up with his own alternate fuel source, he has also come up with the transportation device that will make it possible for humans to escape Planet Earth in a week or two when the onslaught of Global Warming makes the planet uninhabitable.