Daniels drew the Koach and Drag-U-La. How close did the cars come to the
concept? He said he also named the Drag-U-La.
2.) Is it true that
the bottom of front seat of the Koach had to be removed to allow Fred
Gwynne to fit into the car to drive it?
3.) I've read that there are three
Koach's. True of False? If so, where is the third one? Is it the shorter
version that was made for the more recent Fox TV-movie? Did Barris make
this one too? If so, are there any pictures of it?
4.) Did you also work
on the other Koach?
5.) When was the
other Koach built?
6.) Was the Koach hard
to drive? Was it fast?
7.) 10 carburetors for
8 cylinders? Isn't that over kill?
8.) Is three miles to
the gallon a close estimate?
9.) When the show was
still in production, did the cars stay on the Universal lot?
10.) Were the cars
serviced by the Barris shop? Maintenance, etc...?
11.) I saw a list of
people that worked on the Batmobile. Who all worked on the Koach? The
same people perhaps? Who had what job?
12.) Is it really true
that when you drive the Drag-U-La you would almost get exfixiated? I
read an Al Lewis interview and he said he nearly passed out from the
13.) In "Munster,
Go Home" there are several shots of the Drag-U-La doing wheelies.
Was this the car or a special effect?
14.) How many
Drag-U-La's have you built? I seem to remember you saying 4 or 5. Where
are they? What part did you play in making the original car?
15.) What do you know
about Barris obtaining the coffin to make the car? Where did you get
them for the newer ones?
16.) While the shop
was building the cars, did the studio shirts or any of the cast come by
and check it out?
17.) In your
professional opinion as a car builder: If the Koach and Drag-U-La were
commissioned today, how do you think they would be different from what
was done in the early '60's?
Thanks to Dick for
taking the time to answer these questions!
(Be careful Dick, I'm sure more will follow...)
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