I think we will find many of the cars in the next show will have come from George Barris. He did the TV Batmobile you included in this one. When he originally did the Batmobile it had an black electrostaticly applied fibre paint. It was fuzzy, because the fibers stuck straight out. They weren't long, but like the stuff you see drawers lined with in jewelry boxes. The idea was that at night it had no reflections. But the show gave up trying to fix Robbin's footprints in the fuzzy paint, and re-painted it glossy. I look forward to a 3rd show.
Several of my friends were always catching those little inconsistencies, which there were a few of them. It seems that one version of the General Lee had a rolll cage but the rest of them did not. At least that was what my friends claimed at the time.
Probably the very most impressive thing was once when the car did quite a jump, and it folded a bit when it landed, and then immediately was shown driving away. That would have been a super-car type of thing.
You desreve a Sharp Eye award for picking up on the AC compressor, William K. I certainly believe you (back then, Hollywood wasn't into realism), but you're the first I've ever heard who has said that.
The assertion was that they were driving a race car. At least that is what the narrator would often say. But seeing the AC compressor whenever the hood was opened made that rather hard to believe. Also, not using the doors gave them plenty of chances to do all sorts of acrobatic window stunts. The show was about as realistic as roadrunner and coyotey.
Yes, that was a great feature which not everybody noticed. Of course the other thing about that vehicle was that it had an air conditioner compresor on the engine, which is amazing for a race car with doors that didn't open, even though t had handles for opening them inside and outside, and seams where they would open. Real race cars have solid sheetmetal hung on a tube frame, or doors at least welded shut and the gaps taped.
This is an interesting collection of cars. BUt only one car had the feature thet I really wanted for my car, which that car was the Genear Lee, from "The Dukes of Hazzard". The feature was that it could drive for miles on dirt roads and dusty gravel and always arrive clean. A car that never stayed dirty would be a wonderful thing indeed.
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