Artist Darren Rawlings' imagination is a happy place where your favorite pop-culture rides evolve into something bigger and better: Transformers. True to the style of the 1980s cartoon, Rawlings took famous TV and movie cars and made them more than meets the eye.
Hasbro, you're leaving money on the table, here.
If they could transform...
The A-Team Van
Rawlings' vision of the A-Team's GMC Vandura is glorious. Big and muscular like Mr. T's B.A. Baracus, it even sports his signature mohawk and mutton chops.
Bigfoot the monster truck crushes cars with abandon. Bigfoot the Transformer does likewise. Only with a giant freaking hammer.
The Back to the Future DeLorean
Rawlings' take on the Back to the Future DeLorean is a best-of-all-worlds approach. In car form, it's BTTF3-spec. Transformed, the 'bot totes a hoverboard, BTTF2-style.
The Ghostbusters' ECTO-1
As Ray Parker, Jr. famously said, "I ain't afraid of no ghost." Neither is the huge weaponized robot the Ghostbusters' signature ECTO-1 cadillac transforms into.
The General Lee
He may look athletic, but if we had to put money on which version could jump farther, we'd take the General Lee's car mode every single time. We've seen what those Duke boys can do.
Michael could rely on K.I.T.T to get him out of any sticky situation on Knight Rider. Had K.I.T.T. been able to turn into this menacing Cylon/Iron Man hybrid, the services of the preening Hoff may have not been required at all.
The Love Bug
If the original cartoon Bumblebee played Herbie in The Love Bug, it would have looked something like this.
The Mystery Machine
A Mystery Machine that transformed into a giant, psychedelic robot would probably have saved those meddling kids a bunch of aggravation.
The Partridge Family Bus
If the populace had resisted the urge to "Come On Get Happy," the robot version of The Partridge Family's bus could have effectively enforced that directive.
The Mach 5
Speed Racer's Mach 5 could already do pretty much anything. The added ability to transform into a manga-styled samurai robot would have simply iced the proverbial cake.
Starsky & Hutch's Gran Torino
Crime in Bay City: Eradicated
The TNMT Party Wagon
Just think of this transforming Party Wagon as the secret, hidden fifth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
The Wayne's World Pacer
Go ahead. Laugh at Wayne and Garth's transformed Mirthmobile. First he'll play a mean riff on that axe. Then he'll end you with it.
About the Artist
Toronto-based Darren Rawlings is the owner and creative director of
He's working on a graphic novel called Agent Orange, in which one of his robot "agents" works on a Shelby Cobra project car in his free time, as shown above. That, of course, is awesome.
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