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Re: Other vehicles to include in Ver. 3;
a.saji   9/27/2013 6:50:06 AM
This is called free idea generation. Most of the things that appear on silver screen has become a reality. It's a good sign indeed.     

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Other vehicles to include in Ver. 3;
TRCSr   9/26/2013 8:17:03 PM
Some other vehicles I would suggest that be included in the next slideshow;

The station wagon in "Vacation".

The MunsterMobile.

The limosine in "Drivng Miss Daisy".

The "MonkeeMobile".

Most of the cars at the "Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions". (just kidding)

I lived in Indianapolis and then Maryland when the GTO's were popular and I always knew them as goats.

I currently live near Wilmington, NC in what has been labeled as "Hollywood East". One evening several years ago I saw a film crew driving on US 421 filming an Austin-Healy (what I consider one of the best sports cars ever), but have never seen it in a movie. Does anyone know which movie that was used in? It would have been one that came out sometime since 2008 or so.

Great series of slideshows and information, keep it up, please.

Charles Murray
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Re: Colombo's Ride
Charles Murray   9/26/2013 6:40:34 PM
Corona Rich, I was shocked to learn that the engine in Columbo's Peugeot was rated at just 58 hp. I guess those jokes about his underpowered car were rooted in reality.

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Re: Goat
Ralphy Boy   9/26/2013 4:20:32 PM
Yup... In the Philly area I remember 'goat' being as common as spelling out G.T.O.

Awesome car in a sweet color for Triple XXX too!

Does anyone know if that rear window faring located door unlock was a factory item? It came across as being one in the movie.

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wbswenberg   9/26/2013 11:53:59 AM
GTO - goat yes, a high school acquaintance had one with three carbs.  It also had a Husrt T shifter.  Yes, rubber in all 4 gears - quite a ride.  Oh, he had roll and tuck upholstery that he claimed the girls loved.  

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Re: Nomination - The Bluesmobile from the Blues Brothers
Charles Murray   9/26/2013 11:53:06 AM
Yes, the BluesMobile is a great one, greenewr. It had cop shocks, cop tires, cop brakes, cop engine...as I recall.

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Re: Cars from the small & silver screen
CDP   9/26/2013 11:49:56 AM
J.Lombard - Cudas and Challangers - great muscle cars.  If you are interested, google "The last 1971 Hemi Cuda".  I was the original owner of this beauty.  Nothing fancy, not even power steering. (Power disc brakes a must!)  I after serving in the Air Force, I ordered the Cuda in May of '71.  I was told by the dealer that I couldn't get this car because the factory was already re-tooled for the '72 models.  I said to cancel the order - they said wait, well see what we can do.  This was a big dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, and they were able to swing the deal with the factory to build the car.  I did not know at the time that this was the last production HEMI CUDA. (The 426 HEMI was no longer available for production cars after the '71 model year). Later, after getting a few door "dings" I tried to touch up the paint but I could never get the right color match.  Then finally realized the car came from the factory with '72 paint - then I could match color with no trouble.  There were some other '72 parts on the car too, so this Cuda was really one of a kind.  Due to circumstances at the time, I sold the CUDA in '76 to a fella on the west side of Cleveland. Circumstances were - Wife, 2 children, new house ! You get the idea !  I do not know who owns this Cuda now, but would sure like to talk to him so I could point out the '72 features.

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Re: Cars from the small & silver screen
GTOlover   9/26/2013 11:36:25 AM
You might also like this car that showed up in the TV show "Nash Bridges" with Don Johnson, a 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda!


If there is a #3, I think this would make another good car to include. I remember watching the show and always cringing that they would wreck that car! Actually, I think I cringe at the thought of any of these cars being severly damaged. My understanding is the "General Lee" took quite a beating (both in Hazzard county and Appomattix).

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Re: Cars from the small & silver screen
J.Lombard   9/26/2013 11:20:45 AM


Thanks for remembering the Challenger from Vanishing Point. My best friend in High School had a 1970 Challenger 440 R/T. We were always lusting over the T/A version as the ultimate muscle car.

I have a movie poster from Vanishing Point, which shows the car with a front grille that looks like a 1971, although the car(s) in the move appeared to us to be a 1970.

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Re: Cars from the small & silver screen
oldtimer8080   9/26/2013 11:10:00 AM
Our family has had most of the Sunbeam Alpine Series vehicles ever made. The same 1960 Sunbeam Alpine model James Bond drove ( The FIRST Bond Car! ), I myself own several Series V Alpine models that Maxwell Smart drove before he went to a VW. That other Alpine featured was the modification of the 1950s Talbot Saloon car with a performance upgrade.

I also own a 1967 Mustang Fastback like the one Bullitt used in has famous 17 minute " tour " of San Francisco.

The " Tumbler " used what are called " No DOT rain tires " that our sprint car used on dry slick dirt tracks, when the moisture got pounded out of the surface and the track owner didn't bother with a grader and water truck before the main event(s).

How about featuring other FOREIGN FILM cars like in Mad Max who had " the last of the V8s " as described in the first Mad Max film ( which also explain WHY he became Mad Max, the movie can be quite disturbing, like the first Dirty Harry movie ).

You can introduce many cars that are not allowed to be imported to the US ( but get sneaked across the border and grey marketed here as each citizen is allowed TWO grey market cars if they can be brought up to DOT specs ). So us sheeple can drool over some REAL performace cars once you take the shackles off..

You can start with the little sports car and the pursuit car that got an impromptu visit of Tokyo Bay featured in " You Only Live Twice ".


 P.S. I was a founding member of the Sunbeam Alpine Club. I'm also a collector of Bond movie stuff and have a Bensen Gyrocopter ( the basis for " Little Nelly " ).

I also own Series Land Rovers like the ones seen in Dr. Who and Daktari! and literature for all the above vehicles.



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