The inventor of the extraordinary Tri-Pod was invited on to Jay Leno’s Garage, the YouTube channel show of the famous American presenter, who has a passion for automotive. On the show, Randy presents two versions of the Tri-Pod, the only difference being in the vehicle aesthetics (one of the Tri-Pods uses the symbol of superhero Flash Gordon). Randy works with his customers on the final look, to meet personal preferences and ensure that each vehicle is unique.
Grubb has also developed a two-wheel version, the Decopod Bi-Pod, on a Piaggio Fly 150 scooter. He also uses the same materials to builds futuristic helmets in space-hero shapes. The price of his vehicles is not for everyone: the Tri-Pods cost around 25,000 dollars.
After the interview, Jay Leno and Randy Grubb take the vehicles for a test run: the decopods shoot off like wingless planes, but with their wheels firmly gripping the road. You really do feel a bit like Flash Gordon, joke Leno and Grubb.
Take a look at the video from Jay Leno’s Garage, with the interview and the road test.
RANDY GRUBBS’ GARAGE, GRANTS PASS, OREGON, USA