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Happy Hallowheels

Ten of our favourite spooky rides for Halloween

Ford LTD Station Wagon

Fans of the original Halloween film might know that the car stolen by knife-wielding psycho-killer Michael Myers as he escaped the asylum was a Ford LTD station wagon. It’s perhaps best to drive on if you see one of these parked outside your place.

Ford Granada 'Deadication' Hearse

Ford Granada “Deadication” Hearse

You’ve got to admire the “deadication” which went into turning this Ford Granada-based hearse into a star attraction for the Whitby Goth festival. The only way to depart.

Picture by simon collinson

BlackDeath Hearse

BlackDeath Hearse

Super-sized speakers mean that there’s no room for a coffin in this cool vehicle designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of in car entertainment specialists Vibe Audio last year. Featuring products from Vibe’s Black Death range, it boasts multiple BlackDeath Bubonic 15” Subwoofers, a trio of BlackDeath Reaper Bass Amplifiers (kicking out 27,000 Watts RMS) and too many BlackDeath Pro Speakers to count. Capable of brutal bass and sound pressure levels in excess of 155 dB, it’s little wonder they decided to use the slogan Waking The Dead… Since 1993.

Picture by VIBE Audio

Hot rod

Hot rod

There’s something a little sinister about this amazing hot rod photographed at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Could it be the skeleton guy at the wheel? No, it’s cauldron just in front of the front wheels. Makes us wonder whether the owner is really spooked about getting an oil leak.

Picture by Douglas Johnson

The Ecto-1

The Ecto-1

Probably the most famous supernatural motor ever built, The Ecto-1 car from Ghostbusters was a modified 1959 Cadillac ambulance/hearse. Do say: “Who you gonna call?”

Picture by Pikawil

1958 Plymouth Fury

1958 Plymouth Fury

Yes, on the face of it, the 1958 Plymouth Fury is a beautiful car, all dramatic fins and polished chrome work. Look a little bit more closely, however, and doesn’t it look just slightly like a scary clown on wheels? That’s possibly why a Fury became one of the most enduring icons from the movie version of the Stephen King novel, Christine. The car was very much the star, somehow possessing the soul of high school nerd Arnie Cunningham. Perhaps best not to accept a lift if you are offered one.

Picture by Hubgarage.com

1933 Packard V-12

1933 Packard V-12

A 1933 Packard V-12 can possibly lay claim to being the first ever Halloween car. Serving as family transportation for the Addams family, it was a fine looking motor guaranteed to leave the neighbours feeling “dead” jealous.

Baby on board

Baby on board

Well, not exactly a baby. Just the thing to distract the opposition during a spooky car race.

Picture by Patrick Breen

Pumpkin Truc

Pumpkin Truck

It’s not a car, but it is a truck painted to look like a pumpkin, which is reason enough to give it a spot in this list.

Picture by Jeff Nichols

Beetle meets spider

Beetle meets spider

And finally, one you probably could try at home using inexpensive fake spider web material. Alternatively, don’t bother looking after your car for a few years and you’ll have the scariest ride on the street.

Picture by Lisa Jacobs