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speedy
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posted 10-09-2003 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what year & make of car was the General Lee?

what year & make of car was Herbie?

what year & make of car did Burt drive in Smokey & the Bandit?

What did Burt & Dom drive in The Cannonball Run?

what year & make of car was "Eleanor" in both Gone in 60 Seconds movies?

what year & make of car was "Christine"?

what years & makes of cars did John Milner & Bob Falfa drive in American Graffiti? Suzanne Summers drove a?

What kind of car did Burt jump over the gorge with in Hooper?

what year & make of car did Peter Fonda drive in Dirty Marry Crazy Larry?

what year & make of car did Kowalski drive in Vanishing Point?

what make of car did George Barris customize for the movie The Car?

what year & make of car did Duke drive in The Hollywood Knights?

what make of car did the "Chinese Bandits" drive when they raced Duke in The Hollywood Knights? Who won?

what year & make of car did Mel Gibson drive in Mad Max?


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posted 10-09-2003 03:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by speedy:
what year & make of car was the General Lee? '69 Dodge Charger.

what year & make of car was Herbie?
Herbie is a '63 Volkswagon Bug.

what year & make of car did Burt drive in Smokey & the Bandit? 1977 Firebird Trans Am

What did Burt & Dom drive in The Cannonball Run? an ambulance

what year & make of car was "Eleanor" in both Gone in 60 Seconds movies?

'67 Shelby GT500, and a '73 Mach 1

what year & make of car was "Christine"?
1958 plymouth fury

what years & makes of cars did John Milner & Bob Falfa drive in American Graffiti? Suzanne Summers drove a? 1955 Chevy , and a '32 ford coupe. Suzanne drove a Thunderbird

What kind of car did Burt jump over the gorge with in Hooper?

what year & make of car did Peter Fonda drive in Dirty Marry Crazy Larry?

'69 or '70 dodge charger

what year & make of car did Kowalski drive in Vanishing Point? 1970 dodge challenger R/T

what make of car did George Barris customize for the movie The Car?

what year & make of car did Duke drive in The Hollywood Knights?

what make of car did the "Chinese Bandits" drive when they raced Duke in The Hollywood Knights? Who won?

what year & make of car did Mel Gibson drive in Mad Max? 1973 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop


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falcon64
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posted 10-09-2003 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speedy,
Good discussion topic!

What kind of car did Burt jump over the gorge with in Hooper?
'78? Pontiac Trans AM

what make of car did George Barris customize for the movie The Car?
'64 or 65 Continental

what year & make of car did Duke drive in The Hollywood Knights?
'57 Chevy


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cobravenom71
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posted 10-09-2003 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Smokey & the Bandit'...( part #1) 1977 Trans-Am. These were the pre-production 'pilot' cars as the production models had not been started yet.
(part#2) 1979 'Turbo' Trans-Am. Had to be seriously nitro'd just to be able to make the jump off the car-carrier over the sherrif's cruiser.

'Eleanor' from the original 'Gone...' is claimed to have been a 1973 Mustang. However, if you look closely it is easy to see that it is actually a 71-72 that has been fitted with a 73 grille.
The front bumper, the parking lights below the front bumper, and the black-painted tail-light bezels are all from a 71/72. In fact, in the scene where the car runs over the couch(!) the 71/72 front parking lamps are on, yet the 73 lamps in the grill are off.

'Christine'...great looking car! Biggest mistake in the movie is the fact that it was shown that Christine was being built on the assembly line, and that 'she' was red. 58 Plymouth Furys were availible in only one color, a light beige color. The sh**ters!

'Hooper'-1978 Trans-Am. If you look at the 'rocket' powered T/A as it is jumping the gorge, it is plain to see that the jump-car is obviously not a production Trans-Am, but appears to be a rail dune-buggy with a chessy fiberglas 'shell' on it to resemble a Trans-Am. Pretty fake looking.

At the end of the original 'Vanishing Point', when Kowalski smashes the Challenger into the bull-dozers, it is plain to see that the car is actually a 69 Camaro, and the cable pulling it into the 'dozers is fairly obvious too.

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posted 10-09-2003 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not so sure on the '58 UGH! Plymouth Furys. They had a limited production one that may have had the beige color but wasn't the Fury a regular production class level like Impala, Galaxie and availabe in all colors. Again, could be wrong but remember those sh!t boxes coming into the body shop where I worked. If you think Fords and Chevs rusted bad in Chicago, you didn't see anything 'till you saw a "salted" Mopar! I think that in 56, Plymouth came out with one called a Golden Commando (hope my memory is still holding! LOL!) A guy I went to school with had a 57 that rusted so bad that he hed had the front end supported with wood blocks. They should have come out with a Campbell Soup special 'cause that's what their bodies were-soup cans. We used to call the Furys "furious" 'cause that's what you'd be with yourself if you were sucker enough to buy one! Just had to get in a Mopar evaluation. Just be careful not to step in any Mopar! It tracks in badly on the carpet.

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posted 10-09-2003 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chinese bandits drove an AC cobra, Duke lost.
Dukes 57 Chevy was Project X from Popular Hot Rodding, during the race with the Cobra Tony Danza missed a shift and broke the crank, balancer and pulleys went through the radiator.

John Milner drove a 32 coupe, Bob Falfa drove a 55 Chevy, and Suzanne Somers drove a 55 T-bird.

Burt and Dom drove an Ambulance.

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cobravenom71
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posted 10-09-2003 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
58 Plymouth Sport Furys came in only one color. look lt up.

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posted 10-09-2003 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are indeed great topics. at the risk of repeating myself on the trivia thread, has anyone ever counted how many hubcaps the charger looses in the movie Bullitt?
I was told 7 but haven't gotten around to confirming it.

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cobravenom71
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posted 10-09-2003 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
eleven hubcaps

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posted 10-09-2003 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobravenom71:
eleven hubcaps



Must have fallen off those 7 spares in the trunk heh?

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falcon64
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posted 10-09-2003 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Movie "The Car" Made me think of Animal House and the Continential they cut-up to make the "Death Mobile". In "The Hollywood Knights" what year, make & model car was Newbaum Turk's transportation? What was the car that was used to moon the cops in that movie?

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posted 10-09-2003 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Newbaum drove a 55 Chevy delivery wagon, "Pie Wagon" He also drove his brothers 64?? El Camino which was towed from the school. The MOON car was a Pontiac GTO, 65??

What car was Jimmy Shines wife driving toward the end of the movie??
What kind of car was given to Jimmy as a going away present and where was he going??
What famous person was in the garage when that car was unveiled??

Can you tell I really like that movie?

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posted 10-09-2003 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ccode67,
It's also one of my favorites. Especially the part where they torment the police by locking them in the restroom and the part where they drink the "tainted" punch! I thought the Sedan Delivery was a '56, but I can't confirm this. I remember the yellow Coupe a '39 mabye, but I can't honestly answer the other questions you posted.

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speedy
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posted 10-09-2003 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure of make but it was a "piss yellow Ford" (Tony Nancy Yellow)

Tony Nancy was in the garage. Didn't he help build Project X?

Jimmy was going to Vietnam

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posted 10-09-2003 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
any guesses?
what year & make of car did Mel Gibson drive in Mad Max?

At the end of the original 'Vanishing Point', when Kowalski smashes the Challenger into the bull-dozers, it is plain to see that the car is actually a 69 Camaro, and the cable pulling it into the 'dozers is fairly obvious too.
It was actually the 70' Challenger pulling the Camaro.

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posted 10-09-2003 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
Newbaum drove a 55 Chevy delivery wagon, "Pie Wagon" He also drove his brothers 64?? El Camino which was towed from the school. The MOON car was a Pontiac GTO, 65??

What car was Jimmy Shines wife driving toward the end of the movie??
What kind of car was given to Jimmy as a going away present and where was he going??
What famous person was in the garage when that car was unveiled??

Can you tell I really like that movie?



I love that show too.

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posted 10-09-2003 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mad Max car was an Aussie Falcon XB/GT,74?

Did you know that the 55 Chevy in American Graffiti was also used in the movie Two Lane Blacktop?

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posted 10-10-2003 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jimmy shines wife pulls up in a '61 Starliner, Grey metallic and Torque Thrust wheels.

Tony Nancy is correct, I thought the coupe was a '40 but I'm not sure.

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posted 10-10-2003 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang   Click Here to Email senzstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love Hollywood Kights - you can now buy it on DVD.

What Car did the Iron Box Twins drive?

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posted 10-10-2003 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by senzstang:
Love Hollywood Kights - you can now buy it on DVD.

What Car did the Iron Box Twins drive?

Phil


Mustang convertible.

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posted 10-10-2003 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by MLariviere:
[b]The Mad Max car was an Aussie Falcon XB/GT,74?

It's a 73' Interceptor, very cool car


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posted 10-10-2003 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FastFordAndy   Click Here to Email FastFordAndy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In Dirty Mary Crazy Larry they drove a 1966 Impala before the 69 Charger.

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posted 10-10-2003 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody remeber the movie "Hot Rod"?

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Does anybody remeber the movie "Hot Rod"?

I don't think so. i do remember an old movie called "corvette summer, with mark hamill and i think it was morgot kidder? as a hooker

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'Corvette Summer' starred Mark Hamil as 'Kenny Dantley' and Annie Potts (her first movie)as the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold 'Vanessa'.
I hate to admit it, but I LOVED that movie!
I have it on DVD, and I watch it every so often.
The bad guy, 'Wayne Lowrey'( Kim Milford), drove a wicked all black 73 Trans-Am. It had the standard shaker-scoop as all T/A's did in '73, but it had the hood from a Firebird 'Formula' on it, so there were all three scoops on it. It looked awesome!( I'm surprised Carroll Shelby never came up with that combo on a GT-XXX). The T/A was actually owned by a guy named 'Nunzio', who is a real famous guy in the world of Trans-Ams.
When I lived in California, the 'Vettes used in this movie ( made by 'Korky's Kustoms') were sold to the public after it was finished filming. A guy in my neighborhood ended up with one of the gold ones.( there were four of them-two red ones and two gold ones). Up close, the custom work done on the car was pathetically poor. The fog lights were bolted to flimsy plastic. The front chin-spoiler was craked in many places. The hood scoop was attached with only a few rivets( like 3 or 4) and always looked like it was ready to fly off.
The side pipes were fake, the front tires rubbed when you turned, the right-hand drive conversion was so badly done that the car was dangerous to drive.
It all looked good in the movie, though!

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Originally posted by adragon8u:
I don't think so. i do remember an old movie called "corvette summer, with mark hamill and i think it was morgot kidder? as a hooker
Mabye this link will help. I want this movie! Mabye I'll get it for Christmas. I also remember "Corvette Summer" Cobra venom. Once a gain you've provided some obscure info. Thanks for sharing!
http://www.sd455.com/moviehotrodtv.htm


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Christine is the only Book to Movie By King I liked.The mentioning of the color promted me to search some more and here's an interesting page on the Cars used in the movie and some of the errors made.

http://www.allpar.com/history/christine.html

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Very cool info on 'Christine'! I knew that the 58's only came in one color('Buckskin Beige', apparently), but I can't tell you how many times people have disagreed with me about that.
Sometimes it's the old "I used to have the exact same car, got it right off the showroom floor! Same color, too!"

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posted 10-11-2003 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fun topic, how many cop cars did they wreck the movie The Blues Brothers?
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How many cop cars did they wreck in 'Blues Brothers'?

All of them!

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what year & make of car was the General Lee?

'69 Dodge Charger.


what year & make of car was Herbie?

Herbie is a '63 Volkswagon Bug.

what year & make of car did Burt drive in Smokey & the Bandit?

1977 Firebird Trans Am

What did Burt & Dom drive in The Cannonball Run?

an ambulance

what year & make of car was "Eleanor" in both Gone in 60 Seconds movies?


'67 Shelby GT500, and a '73 Mach 1

what year & make of car was "Christine"?

1958 plymouth fury

what years & makes of cars did John Milner & Bob Falfa drive in American Graffiti? Suzanne Summers drove a?

1955 Chevy , and a '32 ford coupe. Suzanne drove a '55 Thunderbird

What kind of car did Burt jump over the gorge with in Hooper?

what year & make of car did Peter Fonda drive in Dirty Marry Crazy Larry?

'69 or '70 dodge charger

what year & make of car did Kowalski drive in Vanishing Point?

1970 dodge challenger R/T

what make of car did George Barris customize for the movie The Car?

what year & make of car did Duke drive in The Hollywood Knights?

what make of car did the "Chinese Bandits" drive when they raced Duke in The Hollywood Knights? Who won?

what year & make of car did Mel Gibson drive in Mad Max?

1973 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop


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In 'Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry', that yellow Charger is a '68, like the black one in 'Bullitt'. Round tail lights, rather than the tail light bar of the '69 General Lee style.

I like 'Hooper', because of the blue '73 Torino base 4 door that Burt drove. He rolled it, but it didn't seem to hurt it much.

No one mentioned Jim Rockford (James Garner) and his gold Firebird.

'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot' is quite a car movie....especially with that jacked-up POS Mopar with the trunk full of white rabbits and a great performance by Bill McKinney as the loony-tunes driver!

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The Movie Hot rod was about a guy who came into town for "the nationals" He had a mid sixties Chrystler with a 426 hemi which he recked in a street race against Sonny Munn whos dad owned the biggest company in town Munn`s Rootbeer. (Dad also owned the town Boss Hogg style) The drifter was favored by the whole town to be the guy who finally beats rich kid Sonny Munn in the nationals ,so one guy donates a `41 Willis race car (straight axle) to drop the Hemi in .Another Guy Loans Him a 6-71 Blower with enderle injection to give the `ol Hemi an extra edge.... Well you can probably guess the rest.

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MAV,
Good to see somebody else remembered that flick.

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I acn't remeber the name of an Australain car movie maybe else can help. The plot is 2 guys street racing a Falcon(the good guys) for money and girls, their rivals a couple guys that race a 70's Challenger or Charger(bad guys). The good guys meet a blind guy out in the desert at drives a blown 57 chev. After the bad guys set-up the good guys to wreck they go back and borrow the chev for one last race.
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does anyone remember "The Wraith" ?

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quote:
Originally posted by adragon8u:
does anyone remember "The Wraith" ?



Haven't seen it YET, but I keep intending to....

Something about Charlie Sheen as the driver of an unknown and mysterious race car, isn't it?

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posted 10-12-2003 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Believe it or not, I actually got to watch them film a scene from 'The Wraith'.
Coincidentally, I was travelling through the mid-west and I think it was in Nevada or New Mexico ( I can't remember where), and some locals told us they were filming a 'Star-Wars car movie' here,"Go out to the desert and watch...everybody else does!"

The wife and I went and we got to see them film a scene where a pickup truck has a direct head-on collision with the 'Wraith',culminating in a big explosion. That was a pretty damn big explosion! It seemed much bigger there than it did in the movie!
The two vehicles were towed 'together' by cables that ran to a common point, through a big 'screw-eye' in the ground, and back out underneath one of them. Another truck pulled away with the cables attached which caused the two vehicles to drive right into each other.
It all looked rather cheesy in person, and it is hard to believe that this is typical of how these kinds of movies are made, but it always seems to come out looking pretty spectacular when it is up on the 'silver screen'.
We went with great anticipation to see this when it came out, and we were pretty disapointed overall.
I make it a point to always go see a movie being filmed if I happen to be in the area.
About 10% of the time, you get to see some really cool stuff.

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posted 10-12-2003 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MAV:
The Movie Hot rod was about a guy who came into town for "the nationals" He had a mid sixties Chrystler with a 426 hemi which he recked in a street race against Sonny Munn whos dad owned the biggest company in town Munn`s Rootbeer. (Dad also owned the town Boss Hogg style) The drifter was favored by the whole town to be the guy who finally beats rich kid Sonny Munn in the nationals ,so one guy donates a `41 Willis race car (straight axle) to drop the Hemi in .Another Guy Loans Him a 6-71 Blower with enderle injection to give the `ol Hemi an extra edge.... Well you can probably guess the rest.


Yeah,and they stole the rims of the son's{?} car at the drive-in,while he was making out with his grrlfriend in the back seat! Right?

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posted 10-14-2003 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about "Born to run" starring a street racing '70 Mustang with a 428? The lead character was played by Richard Greco. It was fairly realistic, as car movies go.

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posted 10-14-2003 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about the classic TV movie 'The California Kid', with Martin Sheen and Martin Balsam?
Cool movie, even cooler car!

It took me YEARS to find this on DVD, but I finally found it at the All-Ford Nationals at Carlisle last year.
It isn't the greatest transfer in the world, but its good enough!

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posted 10-14-2003 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a few more to ponder:

'Aloha, Bobby and Rose'

'Stingray' ( the movie, not the TV show)

'Repo man'

'Speedtrap' w/ Joe Don Baker

'Grand Theft Auto' directed by /starring Ron Howard.

'The Driver' w/Ryan O'Neal

'Shaker Run' w/ Cliff Robertson & Lief Garrett

'Hot Rods to Hell'...cool old flick from the 50's

'Motown Mustang'...a must-have for any Mustang fan!

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posted 10-14-2003 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The driver with Ryan Oneal was great, I like the part where he was showing his skills for the job in the underground parking garage.

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posted 10-14-2003 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So far I've seen then all. I can't seem to think of any more. Hollywood Knights is still the best one to me.Great cars and a funny movie what more would you want.

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posted 10-14-2003 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a challenge: Can anyone remember the title of the movie that goes with this plot?:

It was a made-for-tv movie, circa late 70s. A woman is being chased by a guy, I believe because she witnessed a murder. She is driving a 74-76 Gran Torino Squire station wagon. He is driving an old white Mustang....a 67, I believe. At one point, the chase is on foot and then they 'switch' cars. She takes the Mustang and he pursues in the wagon. Toward the end of the movie, she goes to a farm house to try to get help. The farmer says he will get his son to drive her into town. The son has an old Ford pickup from the 50s. I think it was grey. She gets a further shock, because it turns out that the son is the guy who has been chasing her, all along! She never got a look at his face before.

That's all I can remember....and the title of the movie completely escapes me.

Anyone know the name of that movie?

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posted 10-14-2003 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wish i could help you with that one. but i have a sneeking suspicion that cobravenom71 will come across.
just did a search on the web and came up with
Nightmare in Badham county" w/ Max Baer and a 77 mustang II.
does that sound correct?
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posted 10-15-2003 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, that one completely escapes me. Nothing sounds familiar about it.

I do remember a couple of chessy TV movies from the 80's /90's:

One starred Joanna Cassidy who's daughter was either kidnapped, or they were both being terrorized by a crazed 'madman' driving some kind of 'fortified' 73 Charger. Someone had a school bus in it too. Can't remember much except it was pretty cheesy.

The other one is the worst 'car movie' I've ever seen:
A woman gets her Fairmont's(That's right...a Ford Fairmont!) throttle cable fixed by a repair garage, and next thing you know, she can't slow down and is careening around at about 100MPH.
For some reason there are a couple of 'strangers' riding around with her, better to have them crawling around on the hood and such for 'big drama'.
Just a complete , ultra-low budget rip-off of 'Speed'.
The thing I remember most about this movie is that it was shown on the 'Fox' network the week following Fox's TV remake of 'Vanishing Point'.
I thought Fox was going to try and become the 'car chase' network!
Alas, it was all a ruse.......

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A tv movie that was good was about a salesman heading up the coast in Ca.He(was Chester on Gunsmoke) is driving a Valiant and a tanker semi keeps passing him and slowing down. Lotta sh!t happens and ultimately the truck goes over a cliff. Might have been called The Duel, saw it once on rerun.

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posted 10-15-2003 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
A tv movie that was good was about a salesman heading up the coast in Ca.He(was Chester on Gunsmoke) is driving a Valiant and a tanker semi keeps passing him and slowing down. Lotta sh!t happens and ultimately the truck goes over a cliff. Might have been called The Duel, saw it once on rerun.

just "duel" w/ Dennis Weaver. Good movie. I think it was based on a Stephen King story.

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posted 10-15-2003 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Duel' is very good....I have it on vhs.

One from more recent years, that reminds me a lot of it, is 'Breakdown', with Kurt Russell. That one scares the heck out of some people when they see it.

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posted 10-16-2003 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how about "hitcher" w/ Rutger Haur?

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posted 10-16-2003 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by adragon8u:
just "duel" w/ Dennis Weaver. Good movie. I think it was based on a Stephen King story.


"The Duel" was Stephen Speilburg's Directorial debut.

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posted 10-16-2003 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Spielberg's directorial debut ( for a full-length picture, not a 'short') was 'Firelight', a sci-fi movie from 1964 about UFO's terrorizing a small town. He also wrote the screenplay.

'Duel' is notable, however, for being the movie most directly responsible for him being offered the movie 'Jaws'.
If you compare the two, they are essentially the same movie.

Even more distressing is 'Arachnophobia', which he executive produced, bit did not direct.
Literally every major character, every plot point, every scene structure, and every scene-beat is a direct 'rip-off' of 'Jaws'!
Since he EP'd the flick, and undoubtadly gave his 'insight' in the making of the film, is it still considered a rip-off when it was his OWN film that was so shamelessly copied?

Here is a good trivia question concerning the 'King of All Trivia Subjects', Star Wars:

George Lucas has long stated that he always had in mind a 9-chapter( 3 trilogys) story 'arc' for 'Star Wars'.
People who are in the know are well aware of 'King' George's habit of writing 'revisionist history'.
Almost the entire story, all of the main characters, the turning points of the script, and even the 'spirit' of the locations are a direct rip-off of another very famous and well known story.
What is it? Name as many similarities as you can.
(this seperates the 'real' trivia enthusiasts from the part-timers)

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posted 10-16-2003 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'The Hitcher', with Rutger Hauer, C.Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Lee and Billy Greenbush.
Awesome flick! For a stupid, low budget 'slasher' movie, this one really rocked!
Probably the only slasher flik I actually liked.

"I cut of his arms. And I cut off his legs. And I cut off his head. Just like I'm gonna do to you."...John Rider from 'The Hitcher'.

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posted 10-16-2003 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobravenom71:
Sorry, Spielberg's directorial debut ( for a full-length picture, not a 'short') was 'Firelight', a sci-fi movie from 1964 about UFO's terrorizing a small town. He also wrote the screenplay.


Here is a good trivia question concerning the 'King of All Trivia Subjects', Star Wars:

George Lucas has long stated that he always had in mind a 9-chapter( 3 trilogys) story 'arc' for 'Star Wars'.
People who are in the know are well aware of 'King' George's habit of writing 'revisionist history'.
Almost the entire story, all of the main characters, the turning points of the script, and even the 'spirit' of the locations are a direct rip-off of another very famous and well known story.
What is it? Name as many similarities as you can.
(this seperates the 'real' trivia enthusiasts from the part-timers)

[This message has been edited by cobravenom71 (edited 10-16-2003).]


thats what I get for listening to those T.V Facts. LOL

As For the Star Wars Question. I consider myself a Geek, but not an Uber-Geek

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posted 10-17-2003 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Compare 'Star Wars' to 'The Legend of King Arthur'(also known as 'The Knights of the Round Table", and as 'Excalibur')

Luke Skywalker/Arthur...Both young boys working as 'servents' for thier uncles. Both thier parents were killed by (ultimately) the bad guy in each version.

Light-sabre/'Excalibur'...Only someone with the 'magic'(the'Force')within them can pull the sword from the stone, or in Luke's case, operate the light-sabre. The original SW movie poster even had a direct rip-off of Luke holding the light-sabre just like Arthur does when he pulls the sword from the stone.

Merlin the Magician...took Arthur away from Uthra(Arthur's dad) as an infant and gave him to the uncle to protect him. Later in life becomes Arthur's surrogate father-figure, teaching him how to properly use the magic that he inherited from Uthra.
Sounds pretty close to Obi-Wan Kenobi, huh?

Magic/ 'The Force'?...'nuff said.

Sir Lancelot...the rouge knight/thief that refuses to fight by anybody's side until he meets Arthur. They become best friends and together fight evil.
Han Solo, anyone?

Princess/Queen Guineviere...Beautiful young princess that Arthur falls in love with while rescuing her from the 'Black Knight'.(They eventually get married, making her the queen)
Hello, Princess Liea!

There is a love triangle as the queen falls in love with Lancelot, but Lancelot refuses to betray his best friend Arthur, even though he is filled with unrequited love for Guinevierre. He leaves 'Camelot' rather than destroy his friends life/marriage.
This was alluded to in Star Wars, but the threads were left 'dangling'.

The Black Knight...the evil ruler of the evil 'Sherwood Forrest', always trying to kill King Arthur for thwarting his evil plans. He especially hates Arthur, because he knows that Merlin schooled him to defeat him. Merlin also schooled the Black Knight in magic when he was younger, but he chose to use it for evil purposes rather than the good that Merlin demanded.
The Black Knight hates Merlin, for Merlin took his illegitemate, un-named infant child away as punishment for violating a deal made with Merlin years earlier, when Merlin used magic and helped him defeat another army.
The child Arthur is the son of that defeated army's leaders wife, whom the Black Knight raped once he had killed her husband.
The Black Knight is eventually revealed to be...Uthra, Arthurs dad!
Not only is that an almost exact 'biography' of 'Darth Vader/Anniken Skywalker', they even LOOK exactly alike!

'Sherwood Forrest', also known as the 'The Forrest of Death' is represented by the 'Death Star'.

Obviuosly, this cannot be a coincidence.
George Lucas has claimed for years that SW was a totally original '3 part trilogy' that he wrote.
Some might say that the 'Arthur' may have 'inspired' Star Wars, but I think that is a little more than 'inspiration'.

Is it an 'homage', or is it just a complete rip-off?

By the way, Star Wars is still my favorite all-time movie.
Just because George fudges the facts a little doesn't mean that he doesn't make great movies!!

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posted 10-18-2003 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that last post was way off the original topic!

OK, what kind of 'speeder' does Luke drive, and then sell very cheaply to the Jawas?
( That's kinda' like a car question, right?)

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quote:
Originally posted by cobravenom71:
Wow, that last post was way off the original topic!

OK, what kind of 'speeder' does Luke drive, and then sell very cheaply to the Jawas?
( That's kinda' like a car question, right?)


X-34 Landspeeder.

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posted 10-22-2003 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why does the "Pod Race" in Ep:1 reek of Ben Hur?

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