11 bizarre barbecues (and 1 pathetic one)

It’s prime barbecue season in the Land of Oz and what better way to celebrate our love of the grill than with this crazy collection of barbies, many of which are Aussie originals (of course!).


This $164,000 gold-plated barbecue-grill was made by BeefEater Barbecues for the 2008 Sydney Home Show, for an estimated $60,000. Fancy!


Doesn’t this warm the cockles of your ocker heart? A barbie under the hood of a Holden Monaro GTS.


A group of high school students in Idaho built this Smith & Wesson barbecue during their Industrial Mechanics III class. Only in America, folks.


I’m not quite sure why, but White Trash Repairs – which describes itself as thus: “White Trash Repairs is your one stop shop for some good ole, git r’ done ingenuity. Instead of trying to define white trash I will leave you with some moments of white trash zen. Homemade deer blinds duct taped to trees. Smoking, pregnant strippers with rebel flag tramp stamps. Teenie boopers with I love Hitler t-shirts. Family portraits taken with lots of beer and camo. Pickup trucks with $8000, 3 foot lift kits parked in front of a $500 broke down, rusted trailer. Oh, who are we kidding? Lots and lots of trailers. Lots and lots of duct tape. Lots and Lots of camo. You fill in the rest…” – features this pic of a coffin barbecue on its website. Tasteful, no?


Aussie design studio Goldenhen has created this cool globe grill.


Can’t track down the origin of this scuba barbie, but I adore it. Especially the flippers.


Loving this hamburger grill, it’s a fully functioning barbecue/sculpture by Jeffrey Warnock. Hungry for more? Check out these awesome hamburger inspired designs, from beds to dresses to bikes …


I’d quite fancy one of these Traeger grills, which come in two models – the Lil’ Pig and Longhorn Steer. OK, perhaps not the piggy. Way too pink for my deck.


More of a dragon person? This beauty was built from car parts bike chains, lawnmower bits etc was captured by Mark Thomson for his book Meat, Metal and Fire (Harper Collins)


Oh my gawd! Check out The Barbecue Dining Boat from Hammacher Schlemmer: “This is the boat with a built-in barbecue grill, umbrella, and trolling motor that provides waterborne cookouts for up to 10 adults.”


And last but not least … this train grill with dining car went for almost $9000 on ebay.


Sadly, my barbie is your bog-standard 10-year-old rusting kind. Ah, the glamourous life of a former magazine editor …


2 thoughts on “11 bizarre barbecues (and 1 pathetic one)

  1. complete with cobwebs… we have 2 (bonus of a blended family) – 1 is held up by the foot long grass around it… not game to move it til iv built a brick shelf for it to go on permanently… lol

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