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, certified gold records from The Blues Brothers, autographed photos by several of the musicians from The Blues Brothers and blues greats including B.B. King, Buddy Guy and more.
My car has been featured heavily throughout North Texas at the Allen, Texas Bluesfest, The Bedford BBQ & Bluesfest for 3 years straight, various events for Live Nation owned properties including the House Of Blues and Gexa Pavilion, B.B. King's FINAL concert in Dallas at the AT & T Performing Arts Center, as well as parades and car shows. The car has been physically autographed (so far) by blues legends Wanda King, Eric Johnson, Blues Boy Willie, Blue Lou Marini, Big Bill Morganfield, Cory Morrow and several more great musicians.
In April 2015, Director John Landis received the Texas Star Award in Dallas and was quoted as saying THIS replica "was the best he's seen" and was featured on Dallas' WFAA with him and the Texas Theatre show.
August 2013, the Texas Bluesmobile was granted and endorsed by the John Belushi Estate & Live Nation as the ONLY recognized replica Bluesmobile for Live Nation properties. 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.