Bamboo car

Bamboo Island Taxi


The Bamboo Island Taxi was a pedal-powered vehicle Gilligan used to transport the Howells around the island in a capacity level to their prestige and social status, mostly during the third year of their time on the island. It was built of bamboo, branches, thatched leaves and other indigenous items. Gilligan drove it into the lagoon when Dr. Balinkoff returned to the island, but it is unclear how the Castaways retrieved it afterward. The vehicle surfaces again sometime later as Gilligan drives the Howells around the island, this time rear-ending the Kupaki Totem Pole on the island.


  • wood base
  • vines (drive mechanism)
  • thatched sides
  • bamboo frame
  • coconut meter
  • porcupine fish (decoration?)


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