• May 18, 2010
Frogman Rocket II – Click above to watch video after the jump

Early last year, our very own Drew Phillips spotted the Frogman Rocket II doing its best to blend in among the other, less-outrageous creations at the Grand National Roadster Show. At the time, he wondered what it must be like to throw a leg over a trike powered by a supercharged Hemi V8 with over 1,000 horsepower. Now we know. The owner is a kindly soul by the name of Tim Cotterill who decided to have a short film made about the creation.

The action focuses mainly on long, dreamy shots of the Rocket II doing what it does best – generating speed and shoveling bucketfuls of fuel down the engine's throat via two Holley double pumpers. The sound of this thing is beyond intoxicating, and the craftsmanship only helps to return us to our wide-eyed elementary school selves. Crafted by none other than the Blastolene – the same crew that's responsible for Jay Leno's tank car – the Rocket II wears the kind of over-the-top style that makes us downright giddy.

Hit the jump to see the 10-minute feature for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Brian!



[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the stuff these guys build. No bling bling paint, very little chrome, just engineering and bare metal, and very outrageous!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Being green can still be a lot of fun. This is just over-compensation.
        • 4 Years Ago
        TwinTurbo3000GT: the irony is killing me
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, cool, far out, neat, groovy, out of sight, one bad mf; question, how do you see where you are going?
        • 4 Years Ago
        In the video in places you can tell he has to kind of hang off to the side like he is cornering just to see around the blower.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Obscenely Great! I love this thing. And the video is cool too!!!! love the music.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anybody who didn't get a little chub and a big grin watching this vid should go out back behind the shed and end it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks like 10lbs of trouble in a 5lb bag.

      Fun, up until the point that it isn't.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think I'd like to ride it once just to say I did.
        I don't think I'd want to own it.
        I know I couldn't afford it.
        All that considered, it makes me happy just to know it exists!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like the last of the V8 Interceptors...Mad Max and bad ass.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whatever.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like fun. I'd ride it!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just would want to get on an open road and push it above 200 MPH then pull the shoot. That'll be enough for me...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think you need a seatbelt for this one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it come with a booster seat?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing looks like it'd be right at home in the Outback, chasing down a tanker truck that was driven by Mel Gibson...
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