1974 Dodge Monaco
"It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks, it's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas..is it the new "Bluesmobile" or what"? - Elwood J. Blues 1980 (quote from the film classic The Blues Brothers)
My Dallas/Fort Worth based "Bluesmobile" replica was purchased in February 2012 and spent the course of that year, getting a complete "mechanical restoration and Hollywood movie style makeover" to become the new "Bluesmobile" for the state of Texas. The "Bluesmobile" is one of the most recognizable cars in film history, and is truly an attention attraction at any themed event. When renting the Texas Bluesmobile, it has the capability of playing the best blues music from the engine WITHOUT the ignition on, and when hosting an event with a Blues Brothers theme, we travel with a unique collection of movie memorabilia including signed movie posters from Dan Aykroyd, a certified gold record of the "Soul Man", replica models of the car and so much more.
My car has been featured heavily in 2013 at the Allen, Texas Bluesfest, The Bedford BBQ & Bluesfest, various events for Live Nation owned properties including the House Of Blues and Gexa Pavilion, B.B. King's concert at the AT & T Performing Arts Center, as well as parades and car shows throughout North Texas. The car has been physically autographed (so far) by blues legends Wanda King, Eric Johnson and Blues Boy Willie.
August 2013, the Texas Bluesmobile has been granted and endorsed by the John Belushi Estate, Judy Belushi-Pisano and Live Nation as the ONLY sanctioned and approved car to use the title "Bluesmobile" and use on Live Nation owned properties in Texas. This was a tremendous honor bestowed to me and the legacy of the car.
The Texas Bluesmobile also works closely with the ONLY Dallas based show band to Jake & Elwood - Briefcase Blues which is also available for hire through this website.