Eat My Dust, Cylons: Guy Makes Street-Legal Viper Starfighter From Battlestar Galactica

April 7, 2010


Some guy went and made a Colonial Viper Starfighter from Battlestar Galactica out of an old Postal Service Jeep, a bunch of other crap, and a small-block Chevy V-8. Hey, I have a small block too! Just sayin', guys that like to have sex with cars. No? Holy shit, I've hit rock bottom.

The car was built by Dean Shorey, the master ride mechanic for Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, NY. I worked there as a systems engineer for one season on a custom pump house control system for their waterpark. Dean and his crew have that park in such good working order, that he has a lot of free time on his hands, especially in the off seasons (when the park isn't building custom antique style carousels for other parks). So he restores and collects cars. Last I talked with him, he had over 20 something vehicles in various states of restoration. He's a big fan of the original BSG, so he decided to build himself a STREET LEGAL Viper Starfighter. From what I remember, the front end is off of an old postal Jeep, it has chevy small block engine (cause Dean is a GM guy and he has lots of small blocks lying around the shop). It seats one person and has a cassette deck. No A/C.

Now listen: I'm not one to judge because God knows you probably couldn't find a faultier human being than yours truly, but I'm not so sure a guy who warrants three handicapped spaces should even be driving.

Two more shots of the wide right turner after the jump.



Battlestar Galacti-car: The Street Legal Viper [jalopnik]

Thanks to Daedalus, who tried racing this guy at a stoplight but ran up on a curb and almost hit a guy pushing an ice cream cart. That, uh, that sounds like a loss.

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