1970 Dodge Charger Built Out Of Matchsticks
January 18th, 2019
Pat Acton's Matchstick Marvels Museum is located in Gladbrook, Iowa and features a ton of super detailed pieces made entirely out of matchsticks. He has built the Capitol building, the Millennium Falcon, the International Space Station, and most recently, a 1970 Dodge Charger.
Pat built the '70 Dodge Charger, a two-thirds scale replica from the car that starred in the Fast and the Furious movie. He used 20 gallons of glue and three-quarters of a million matchsticks without the heads. The car has a detailed undercarriage, interior, dashboard, and detailed blower as it appears in the movie. Even the hood opens and closes.
Contracting models with Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Pat has used about 7 million matchsticks. He just ordered another five million from Diamond and after he goes through those, he will retire. Companies just don't make matches anymore.