HEY, HEY: This Monkeemobile will be on show at the Wondai Street Sprints
HEY, HEY: This Monkeemobile will be on show at the Wondai Street Sprints Picasa

Meet the Monkeemobile

THIS year's Wondai Street Sprints will not only be entertaining the region with racing, but also with their amazing cars on show.

One special car expected at the Show and Shine is the Monkee Mobile, which is a 1966 GTO converted to a replica of the Monkeemobile from the old television series The Monkees.

Paul Adams, the maker of the Monkeemobile, said it was the inspiration behind doing up the car.

He said he was a Monkees fan for a long time, as well as a Pontiac fan.

"In the June of 1969, one of the cars came to Australia and toured around for a few years, and it was actually here in Kingaroy," he said.

"I remember seeing it as a seven-year-old kid and that's what probably started it all off I suppose."

Amplified by this exposure, Mr Adams' interest in cars grew.

"I had always like cars, but this was the inspiration behind doing up the mobile. It certainly stuck in my mind and I haven't let go of it," he said.

Since applying the finishing touches years ago, the car has been involved in many Show and Shine events, and is ready to be displayed on the Sunday of this years' Wondai Street Sprints.

However, unfortunately for the audience, Mr Adams states that the car won't be raced.

"Really, it would go okay. You can definitely drive it. It's not registered but it's getting close," he said.

"It's better to think of it as a TV prop, it's a bit too special to be a race car," he said.