The Big Banana Car

The Big Banana Car
submitted by: “wendyvee”

My recent trip to Sine’s 5 & 10 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania was more than well worth it for the store alone; but I must admit that one of my major motivators was the fact that the Big Banana Car was going to be in attendance. I’ve been trying to catch up with this magnificent automobile for quite some time … and this was my big opportunity!

The Big Banana Car is the brainchild of British expat Steve Braithwaite. I highly recommend that you visit the Banana Car’s website for an informative (and often laugh-out-loud) look at the who, what, when, where, and why behind this fantastically transformed 1993 Ford F-150.

Steve, along with his brother Spade Braithwaite, and Liz O’Neill (long-time supporter and owner of the workshop where the Banana Car was born) are planning a World Tour! Please consider helping to fund a documentary of the trip by visiting their Kickstarter campaign (you’ll find the link to it — and additional information at the end of this post)

The Banana Car was offering rides for a small donation during the Sine’s anniversary celebration. I can’t even imagine how many trips that Steve Braithwaite must have piloted around the neighborhood. There was a quite long line-up of kids/families waiting for rides, and though I would have loved to have taken a spin, I didn’t want to be the big meanie who deprived a little kid of a turn 🙂

Steve Braithwate rocks a pith helmet when piloting the Big Banana …. naturally.

How perfect that there happened to be a little girl holding a pinwheel when I was filming this vid … +100 Prop Achievement Earned! Plus, the first appearance of the official RoadsideWonders turtle!

The Big Banana vendor table … complete with banana afghan.

“Bruiser” my cruiser photobombing yet another roadside wonder!

Love the grill!

Loaded with peeps and ready to go.

>   The official site of The Big Banana Car

>   Help fund the around the world in the Big Banana Car documentary at Kickstarter

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7 Responses to “The Big Banana Car”

  1. Gunnar says:

    I must say as roadside attractions go, this one has lots of appeal. Love the turtle, too!

  2. Fuzz says:


    Greatest.. car.. in the UNIVERSE!!!!

  3. Matt Smallwood says:

    Ford F-150. Well, the wheels look they’re from a Ford pickup. Can there be much left of the F-150 than maybe the axles, wheels and engine? LOL.

    Oh, and I look forward to meeting you Saturday at Sine’s. 🙂

    • wendyvee says:

      I think that’s about what’s left. I wouldn’t have wanted to fill out all the PennDOT forms to get it registered 🙂

      So glad that you’re coming to Sine’s! I’ll be the Lilliputian with the tragic case of helmet hair 🙂

  4. Great post! Loved the photos and what a perfect license plate. Somewhere Milton Berle is smiling!

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