Classic car restoration pro Tom Rhoads took his love of the classic 80s cartoon Transformers to another level by building his own 18-foot tall robot warrior in his front yard.
Rhoads spent a year building his version of the character Bumblebee out of an old Volkswagen Beetle, and says his 18-month old son inspired him to take on the mission.
He says, I was a big fan when I was younger but I lost sight of my passion for Transformers as I grew up. When my son was born, it was a rebirth of my youthful memories. I got re- excited.
The building of the transformer is only the beginning of what Rhoads calls his ultimate dream.
Says Rhoads: My dream is to have a whole battlefield of giant metal creatures in my yard fighting each other, but its a dream Im not sure will come true.
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