Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Dean Martin’s swagger required some cool rides.

Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that over the big red, white, and blue holiday we were offline for a few, and so we gots ourselves a bit of catchin' up to do when it comes to our most beloved Dino.  Likes yesterday when we gots back to the 'puter and did our usual 20 or so pages of google blog Dino-searchin' we came 'cross a number of fine Dino-accented postin's that we are positively, powerfully psyched to shares with all youse who name the name of our Dino.

Likes it's been quite some time since we have offered you a Dino-devotion based on our Dino's devotion to ridin' cool, so we are pumped to takes you to the wonderful wheels blog, most appropriately tagged "COOL RIDES ONLINE" where blogger Mr. Braulio Barrera, the "Digital Marketing Coordinator at Cool Rides Online has shared his deeply deeply Dino-honorin' post "Dean Martin – Cool Crooner Who Owned Some Cool Rides."

We knew that we woulda digs Barrera scribin's from the get go 'cause we digs his delightful descriptive postin' tag....likes indeed our Dino is the coolest of the cool crooners and indeed, likes our King of Cool owned him some of the coolest of the cool rides. Braulio shares relevant reports on three of our great man's great rides, which you can read all 'bout below.

 The first and third vehicles are ones that we have shared on numerous occasions here at our humble little Dino-blog, but we ain't ever remembered readin' 'bout and thus sharin' cool ride numero duo, the 1967 Ferrari 412P.  So we are most delighted to learn 'bout this coolest of cool car owned by our Dino.

We sez our thanks to Mr. Braulio Barrera and all the pallies at "COOL RIDES ONLINE" for this fabulous feature on our most beloved Dino and some of his most beloved automobiles.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-learnin' and Dino-growin', DMP

Dean Martin – Cool Crooner Who Owned Some Cool Rides

Dean Martin was a car enthusiast by day and a crooner by night. His “cool” demeanor can be seen in his eclectic mix of vehicles. Here are three of the best automobiles in his collection.

1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe

GhiaAs part of “The Rat Pack,” Dean Martin’s swagger required some cool rides. One of his hottest set of wheels was a 1962 Ghia L6.4. The vehicle was powered by a Chrysler 6.6 liter V8 engine that produced 335 horsepower. Martin liked his Ghia but thought it needed more pizzazz, so he contacted Hollywood custom car builder George Barris. Martin’s car was jazzed up with a shiny black paint job, chrome wheels, a glass greenhouse and trademark oval headlights. It became a true piece of automotive history.

1967 Ferrari 412P

ferrariBuilt as a racecar, the 1967 Ferrari 412P was one of the most impressive vehicles in Martin’s collection. The deep yellow color and sculpted lines added to its mystique. This car had some of the earliest aerodynamic features and was part of Ferrari’s prototype racing series. Under the hood, it boasted a 4.0-liter engine with a 12-cylinder configuration.

1976 Stutz Blackhawk

Dean Martin Car ColectorApparently, Dean Martin truly enjoyed the luxury of 1976 Stutz Blackhawk cars. Throughout his life, he owned three different models. In a publicized accident, one of his Blackhawk vehicles was demolished. Its “DRUNKY” license plate may have explained the cause of the crash.
Every Blackhawk body was handcrafted in Torino, Italy with a special American G-Body Pontiac chassis. Each car was estimated to take 1,500 man-hours to complete. Some of the model’s best features included a 425-horsepower Rocket V8 big block engine, mink carpeting and 24-karat gold-plated interior bezels.

Outside the nightclubs, Dean Martin had an affinity for fine automobiles. Few people who loved his music knew much about his car collection. Martin’s taste spanned numerous brands. Since his death, most of his cars have been sold so that his spirit lives on through more than his songs.


Always On Watch said...

Our Dino had outstanding taste in cool rides!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, likes everythin' else 'bout our Dino...his choice of cool rides with perfecto as well! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!