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William K.
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Re: The very best feature of any of them
William K.   10/5/2013 10:57:31 PM
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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.

Charles Murray
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Re: The very best feature of any of them
Charles Murray   10/4/2013 6:48:05 PM
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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.

William K.
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Re: The very best feature of any of them
William K.   10/3/2013 10:01:34 PM
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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.

Charles Murray
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Re: The very best feature of any of them
Charles Murray   10/2/2013 8:50:16 PM
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Hmmm...sounds like no one taught the Duke Boys how to use a door handle.

William K.
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Re: The very best feature of any of them
William K.   9/30/2013 8:52:24 PM
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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.

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Charles Murray   9/30/2013 7:49:19 PM
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Good point, William K. The General Lee apparently had an amazing ability to repel dust. I wish my desktop had that capability.

William K.
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The very best feature of any of them
William K.   9/28/2013 10:24:10 PM
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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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Re: Other vehicles to include in Ver. 3;
Charles Murray   9/27/2013 5:53:00 PM
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Great suggestions, TRC Sr. Along with the Blues Mobile, Cuda, and some of the others mentioned by readers, I think we're getting closer.

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a.saji   9/27/2013 6:50:06 AM
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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
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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.

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