There are a small number of Green Hornet fans around the world who decided to take their fan energies and replicate the TV shows crimefighting car, a 1966 Chrysler Imperial dubbed “The Black Beauty” that Kato and Britt Reid used to take out the bad guys in the short lived series.
One of the two original cars built for the show sits in a Museum in Los Angeles, the other is in private hands so if you want one, you have to build your own.
With the release of the new movie, the Green Hornet is once again in the limelight. Most fans know that Bruce Lee played Kato on TV, but the Green Hornet reached fame originally on the radio. That was followed by a series of movie serials, and then after a long break the TV show was made by the same producers who made the 60’s hit BATMAN show starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
StarCarCentral has been waiting a few years as this clone has been pieced together. The first parts that kicked off the project were a set of fiberglass pieces that I was afraid were about to be lost for good down in San Diego. This was a few years back, and I only knew one Green Hornet fan, my big brother!
Still lots to do, next up is the roof need covering, wheels swapped out. Then lots and lots of interior wiring and details that most people will never notice but when it comes to starcars, it’s all in the details! The back seat will have a small closet for the hornet costume and extras like gas guns, and of course lots of rockets and guns! We are looking forward to seeing Mark’s Beauty on the Star car circuit in 2011!