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DB_Wilson
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What about Woodies?
DB_Wilson   6/25/2013 8:57:08 AM
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While the Deuce coupe may suggest Southern California, the woody suggests surfing and the Southern Califonia beach.  Some artists like Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys helped make many of those classic images through their songs.

far911
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Re: Great retro slideshow
far911   6/25/2013 7:31:41 AM
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Aston Martin was always meant to be Bond's signature car. BMW never appealed to me, or is that just me? 

Elizabeth M
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Great retro slideshow
Elizabeth M   6/25/2013 6:41:09 AM
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Of course the Aston Martin had to be the first one you mention, Chuck! It is still the movie car of all movie cars, I think. Though I do love the scenes of the Mustang zooming around San Francisco in Bullitt. This was a fun one to look through, thanks!

Charles Murray
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Re: Steve McQueen at 16
Charles Murray   6/24/2013 9:03:52 PM
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When I was pullig this slideshow together, Nadine, I watched a Youtube clip of the Bullitt scene again. One of the best things in the scene is the sound of the cars. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbs_nYW3-o

Charles Murray
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Re: DB5
Charles Murray   6/24/2013 8:59:44 PM
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I think the Skyfall producers were sending us a message, naperlou.

Charles Murray
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Re: Steve McQueen at 16
Charles Murray   6/24/2013 8:55:35 PM
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Rich, you should only do it if you need to generate 1.21 jiggaWatts.

richnass
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Re: Steve McQueen at 16
richnass   6/24/2013 6:31:03 PM
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Someday I'll drive 88 MPH in Doc Brown's DeLorean.

NadineJ
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Steve McQueen at 16
NadineJ   6/24/2013 6:02:55 PM
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Any reference to Bullitt makes me happy.  I grew up in San Francisco and learned to drive in my mom's '68 Mustang.  I'd lower my eyes to look cool and have one those fake candy cigarettes hanging out of my mouth.  In my heart, I WAS Steve McQueen.

To this day, I drive a little too fast over certain hills in the city, catching air.  But now, I loose my cool and giggle when I do.

NadineJ
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Re: DB5
NadineJ   6/24/2013 5:57:30 PM
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Off all of the Bond films, Skyfall held the most symbolism.  They really used that movie as a vehicle (pun intended) to move the Bond franchise into the 21st century by reinventing some characters, killing off others, facing Bond's childhood and destroying the car.

Very cathartic.  But, that has set up high expectations for the next film. 

I have to say that if Bond ends up in a Telsa, I'll be a little upset.  That is no follow up to the DB5.

Rob Spiegel
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American Graffiti
Rob Spiegel   6/24/2013 12:10:14 PM
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Nice slide show, Chuck. My favorites were the cars from American Graffiti. Nice to see that in Neede for Speed, Aaron Paul has a major role after Breaking Bad.

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