Before Murphy…and the Mirthmobile…
Picture it, 1976…a small-wide car called…THE PACER!
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The First “Wide Small” Car!
The American Motors Corporation (aka “AMC”) Pacer was touted as the first “wide small” car (and nicknamed “The Flying Fishbowl”). The Pacer was produced from 1975 until 1979. Despite its short life, The Pacer became a pop culture icon in 1992, upon the release of the Saturday Night Live-inspired feature film Wayne’s World.
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The beauty part about fans and geekism is that someone is always ready to re-create an icon, right down to the painstaking little details.
I proudly present…
Murphy The Mirthmobile!
Hello Murphy! This is the exact model of Pacer used in the film – the 1976 model! Murphy has New York license plates (mild disappointment!), but the other details are spot on perfect! As a Wayne’s World fan/geek/meticulous observer, details are mas importante!
And for $20 per person (or $10 per person wearing VIP lanyards), visiting Murphy gets you ample photos, choice seating…
You can also play Wayne and Garth…
Guess whose “blonde” hair worked out for Garth?
And sample the Red Rope Licorice!
Did I Mention The Most Excellent Mirth-morabilia?
I have the soundtrack for both movies…on cassette!
Also, I covered the VCR board game in a previous Retroist article!
Most Excellent Mirthmobile (and Murphy!) Related Content
Wizard World Description – Murphy The Mirthmobile
AMC Pacer Information – Wikipedia Article
This Pawn Stars segment…
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That Darn Stairway Dilemma…
If you must know, James did ask. :-)
(Another) Most Excellent Related Wizard World Chicago 2017 Experience Article
Deeds And Dirtbikes: The Vehicles of “Megaforce”! : Convention photos of screen-used vehicles from the 1982 film Megaforce…and my butt sitting pretty on the dirtbike!
On a silly side note, I saw Murphy driving down River Road in Rosemont, Illinois from my hotel room window. Can’t miss that detail!
Perhaps it was headed for…Aurora?