D'oh! Meet the real-life 'Simpsons' Homer-mobile

Remember the car Homer J. Simpson designed for his brother Herb Powell's auto manufacturer? It's a testament to all that is Homer-iffic -- and now it's real.

David Moore

Homer Simpson may not know anything about design, but he knows what he likes -- and the car he designed for his brother Herb Powell's auto manufacturer in episode "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is a testament to all that is Homer-iffic.

With a $82,000 price tag in 1991, though, the Frankenstein car managed to bring Herb's empire crumbling down around him. Features included a particularly lurid green coat of paint; a rear dome equipped with leashes and muzzles for fighting kids; enormous externally mounted cup holders; a hood ornament of a 10-pin bowler; a giant chrome, roof-mounted horn that blasts "La Cucaracha"; and more tailfins than decorum allows.

For the 24 Hours of LeMons race -- in which a team cannot spend more than $500 on its car -- Porcubimmer Motors modified a superleggera rally car with all of these wondrous features, "La Cucaracha" and all.

The interior of The Homer isn't perhaps quite up to Homer's luxurious standards, equipped as it is with a roll cage and megaphone (presumably to help with the musical horn), but we particularly like the "Bort" number plates. And it definitely has some grunt -- the car clocked in fifth in the June 29 Button Turrible race in Los Angeles.

Check out its wondrousness in the video below, and a plethora of photos in our gallery and on Facebook.

 

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