In last week’s episode of Syfy’s Dream Machines the Parker Brothers decided to make an adult-sized, motorized “Big Wheel” for themselves. Sometimes they build projects for clients, but other times they do something for themselves both for fun and to prove it can be done. With something so unusual every little thing has to be considered, like exactly where the gas and oil tanks are going to go.
After getting the Green Machine built, it’s time for a test drive. As Marc is heading away from the shop and toward the street he finds out there is no brake pressure. To avoid rolling into traffic he steers the trike away from the street, but runs into a fence post, hitting it pretty hard and breaking the frame in half.
The boys get a call from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They’re looking for a unique, big-ticket item for a charity auction in 2 weeks. Marc decides that the Green Machine is just the thing so they decide to make a Pink Machine to match the Susan G. Komen pink used by the cancer foundation.
In this clip, Misty Maaya, Executive Director for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in central Florida talks about how the auction of the Pink Machine will help the foundation’s cause.
Condensing the entire build down to just a few minutes, this time-lapse footage of the crew of Parker Brothers Concepts building the Pink and Green Machines piece by piece is fascinating to watch. The incredible amount of work that went into these two custom builds is pretty unbelievable, especially when it’s all place in front of you like this.
And finally, here’s a quick teaser for tonight’s episode when AutoTrader.com enlists the team to build an all-electric car. What they come up with is something that looks like a futuristic dune buggy crossed with a Mars Rover.
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