Randy Grubb's Decopod





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Published on Dec 8, 2012

—Randy Grubb's Garage, Grants Pass, Oregon

Randy Grubb, creator of the Decoliner, as well as Jay Leno's Tank Car, The Indy Special, The B 702, and Piss'd Off Pete, is now breeding a line of Decopods, scooters that motor down the highway like silver bullets.

See the article on the Evolution of the Decopods in Car Kulture Deluxe magazine, #62, out January 7, 2014.

About the Evolution of the Decopod

The first Decopod, the Model A, was smooth, with rivets used around the doors and cockpit. Panels were welded and filed smooth. It featured a single 1937 Ford headlight and had two doors.

Model B features a lap-panel construction on the rear, dual headlights, and two doors. It is built on a Piaggio Fly 150 chassis (Piaggio makes Vespa scooters.) It is fully polished.

Model C, undergoing final construction at press time, is a spectacular vehicle that is going to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 12-20, 2013. It is built on a new Piaggio chassis and features flowing lap panels front to rear and has a single door, one headlight, a polished bump rail, and hundreds of rivets. It is fully polished.

The Decopod concept was born when Randy Grubb and Don Tippit were talking about what their next creation would be. Don started talking fondly about his memories of old scooters, and Randy's imagination was sparked by the 1930 Art Deco Henderson Streamliner motorcycle. From that brainstorm, the Decopod was born: a fully functional —and fun — way to cruise down the highway and a great matching accessory to the Decoliner for Randy to get around at car shows.

Illustrations of the Decoliner and the Decopods by Don Tippit
Design by Randy Grubb and Don Tippit

See more of Randy Grubb's work:

Visit Barett Jackson:

Visit Piaggio:

Visit Car Kulture Deluxe magazine: http://www.ckdeluxemag.com

Soundtrack: Train to Havana by WillT, Pond5

Video and photos ©2012 by Johnson ArtWorks


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