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21 Cars That Drove Into Movie History

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Charles Murray
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Vacation
Charles Murray   6/2/2014 8:10:52 PM
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One of my favorite moments from National Lampoon's Vacation was almost unnoticeable. When Clark Griswold arrives at a gas station after walking through the desert, there's a small sign in the window that says, "Sorry, we're open."

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UHF!
vipre77   5/21/2014 4:22:08 PM
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Don't forget Weird Al's 1958 Metropolitan 1500 in UHF!

Edit: And the Chevy Step Van from Up In Smoke with it's, uh, enlightening use of non-traditional materials...





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Two awesome cars you missed
renuengineer   5/21/2014 3:25:53 PM
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Two cars that come instantly to mind are:

(1) the awesome '34 Ford Coupe in "California Kid" with which Martin Sheen beat the town Sheriff, and

(2) the totally bad '50 Mercury two-door in "Cobra" in which the equally bad Syl Stallone became airborne numerous times - one time clocking the overhead stoplight in a shower of sparks.

Doesn't get any better than these two!

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For the third collection
Zippy   5/21/2014 8:41:33 AM
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I have lost track of which cars made it into the lists to date, but I think the Mini-Coopers in "The Italian Job" deserve a mention in a future list.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWkewqIFDM

 

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Re: Easy choice for remote control
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/20/2014 6:20:06 PM
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** laughing ** ... it WAS Bruce!   Good recall, Chuck!

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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/20/2014 6:17:52 PM
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Wouldn't it be fun to have one-? ,,,,On the other hand, its probably a maintenance nightmare.

But I've always fantasized about having a 20 car garage lined up with classics.  Sort of a Jay Leno fantasy, without the chin.

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Re: Easy choice for remote control
Charles Murray   5/20/2014 5:52:55 PM
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Yes, hiding a driver in the trunk seems kind of un-Spielberg-esque, doesn't it? Then again, if you believe some of the stories about the Jaws shark (nicknamed Bruce, I believe), the technology wasn't very impressive there, either.

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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
Charles Murray   5/20/2014 5:49:08 PM
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Wow, good catch, Jim_T. I didn't notice that they used the same type of car in Ghostbusters and in Harold and Maude. Those Cadillacs were very distinctive and recognizable.

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Easy choice for remote control
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/20/2014 12:30:57 PM
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Even using 1993 technology, you'd think Spielberg would have controlled the Jurassic vehicles using remote control, instead hiding a driver in the trunk!  Seems a lot more straight-forward, considering the RF range only had to be as long as the camera shot. 

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SPEED may have been cool in 1994, but ,,,
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/20/2014 12:30:09 PM
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Coincidentally oddly enough, my wife and I just re-watched Sandra Bullock in SPEED (slide 5) on a TBS late night movie rerun this week.  Amazing, how bad the special effects were as you watch it 20 years later.  Technology innovations have really sophisticated our viewership skills!

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