car topper

“It’s probably weird, but one of the things I miss about the old Test Track ride was the orange-and-black crash test antenna topper you could get in the gift shop. I loved mine and used it for years and now that it’s pretty much wrecked, I’ve switched to a Mickey ice cream. I have one more, but I don’t want to put it on my car because I know it’s the last one I’ll ever be able to get.”

“In 1936, prominent Pasadena coachbuilder Maurice Schwartz, constructed the “Topper” car for Hal Roach on a Buick Century chassis, following a design by Anthony Garrity of Hollywood…”
British born actor Cary Grant (1904-1986), and American actress Constance Bennett (1904-1965), stars of the film ‘Topper’ directed by Norman Z McLeod, ignore the crowd gathered around them as they drive in the “Topper Buick”. (Photo: John Kobal)