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The Flueguar | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Flueguar

Manolo says, from the Manolo’s internet friend the Triticale, comes this…


The picture of the John Fluevog’s sweet, sweet whip.

Here is the description from the Fluevog website..

T’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! IT’S A DRAWING ROOM ON WHEELS! Well, she was a rusted-out hulk, ready for the scrapyard. Somehow, the Jaguar MK 10 that Sigurd Fluevog bought, back in 1965, had fallen into such egregious disrepair that any sensible person would write her off, without a second thought. But true Car Guys, like John and his late Dad, have a special kind of X-Ray vision that enables them to see the glory within (it works on people, too). Faced with the choice to scrap the classic or bring her back to life, John of course took the Fluevog route and committed to fully restoring this lost beauty, better than new. In the process, he couldn’t resist getting out his sketchbook and ended up completely redesigning the car, inside and out. The frame was rebuilt; a V-8 engine was installed; the interior was transformed, the roof was lowered (think about that for a second: he chopped a classic Jaguar!). Two years and a whole lot of body work later, the world has one of the most original Fluevogs ever to strike the street (watch your local motorways – this automotive angel could descend upon a thoroughfare near you). You can’t miss it – she’s the car with the stitching on the side and Mister Vog behind the wheel. The one that almost looks like it could have come out of a Fluevog bag. All this is a very simple key to understanding John’s mind: when he’s drawing a shoe, he’s thinking about a car; when he’s drawing a car, he’s thinking about a shoe. It’s the Fluevog Continuum.

You must go to the wonderful-crazy Fluevog site and see the other pictures.

7 Responses to “The Flueguar”

  1. Ruffa la Femme May 22, 2007 at 11:45 am #

    Sweet is exactly the right word. Me want.

  2. roz May 22, 2007 at 1:17 pm #

    I got to chat with John Fluevog about his car once. He said it was “over the top and back down the other side.”

    He has a whole line of car-inspired shoes. My husband likey.

  3. Phyllis May 22, 2007 at 5:40 pm #

    Ha ha – I’m not so sure it’s meant to be driven – the back window is so small there appears to zero visibility and there are *no* side mirrors!(?)

  4. Hmmmm May 23, 2007 at 4:09 pm #

    Beautiful Car.
    So sad. The kicky little yellow flats….not avail in small sizes (5) ;-(