If there’s one iconic car from our childhood that we’d like to see in real life, The Flintstones’ leg powered car is very likely one of them. Now, the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, a well-known car lover, has got his very own life-size replica of the said car.
The car was a gift from the royal family of Pahang, specifically the Pahang Regent and Crown Prince Tengku Abdullah Ahmad Shah and was presented to the Johor Sultan by Pahang Regent’s representative Datuk Manjit Abdullah.
If you’re thinking the car is exactly like the one in the Hanna Barbara cartoon, well it isn’t. It doesn’t require actual pedal power to move and comes with its own engine as well as other trappings like a canvas roof for the hot Malaysian weather.
According to the Johor Sultan’s official Facebook page, The Flintsones is the Sultan’s favourite cartoon with Fred Flintstone being his favourite character. Talk about bringing your favourite things to life. We do hope His Majesty will enjoy his new car and maybe, we might even see him going around Johor Bahru with it. Yabba, Dabba, Doo….
Monday, 15 January 2018 3:20 pm
YABBA, DABBA, DOO….SULTAN JOHOR RECEIVES FLINTSTONE CAR
His Majesty The Sultan of Johor yesterday (15 Jan) received a replica of an iconic car that is guaranteed to turn heads.
And, unlike the original, this working version of Fred Flintstone’s car has its own motor, meaning the driver and passenger won’t have to rely on their feet to power the prehistoric ride.
The car, inspired by Hanna Barbara’s cartoon, ‘The Flintstones’ was a gift to Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar from HRH The Regent of Pahang,(Pemangku Raja Pahang), Tengku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah.
The Flintstones is Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim’s favourite cartoon, with Fred Flintstone being his favourite cartoon character.
It was presented to the Sultan by the Pahang Crown Prince’s official representative, Datuk Manjit Abdullah, at Istana Pasir Pelangi in Johor Bahru.
And, just in case it rains, the car comes complete with a makeshift cloth ‘roof’ with a cut-out back screen in lieu of an actual rear window.
Image from the Johor Royal Press Office