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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/20/2014 12:28:10 PM
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As a matter of fact, compare the Ghostbuster Ambulance to the Hearse in Harold & Maude (slide 19):   Both '59 Cadillac's. Awesome vehicle !



(...sorry for coming to the Party late!  I've been swamped!   )

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Re: 21 CARS AND MOVIE HISTORY
Charles Murray   5/8/2014 5:39:57 PM
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I agree that American history and automotive history are interwoven, bobjengr. The fact that there's a website (Internet Movie Cars Database) devoted to movie cars says a lot about the importance of automobiles to Americans.

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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
Charles Murray   5/7/2014 6:39:28 PM
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Good points, AnandY. The car says a lot about the movie character. The bad guys in the famous Bullitt chase scene drove a black Dodge Charger, while the good guy (Steve McQueen) drove a (green?) Ford Mustang.

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21 CARS AND MOVIE HISTORY
bobjengr   5/7/2014 6:38:45 PM
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Great slide-show Charles.  I'm embarrassed to tell you that I have seen just about all of the movies you reference.  There is absolutely no doubt the automobile and our history in this country are interwoven.  You can see that from the slides you provide.  The cars say a great deal about the American experience and seem to provide chronology sometimes missing in history books.  

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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
AnandY   5/7/2014 7:31:59 AM
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In most movies you will see different cars depending on the role and the actor themselves. Some actors in most of their movies like to use a car from one manufacturer but different brands, like in the case of Jason Statham in his movies he likes using Audi. I think the cars used in many movies always goes with the lifestyle role they are playing in it. My most favorite car is 1996 Ford Thunderbird.

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Re: What about Herbie?
Charles Murray   5/6/2014 1:42:22 PM
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We used one of the Herbie-mobiles in the first movie car slideshow, last June, Lee Hart. C'mon, we couldn't forget ol' Herbie.

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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
Charles Murray   5/6/2014 1:39:41 PM
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Bullitt may be my all time favorite, Toaster. Whenever it's on TV, I watch the chase scene. I like it so much that we ran it in the first movie car slideshow, last June. Same for Back to the Future's De Lorean. Vanishing Point is a good call, though. We haven't done that one.

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Re: I have 4 words for you, Charles!
Charles Murray   5/6/2014 1:37:04 PM
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I was prepared to tell you that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang appeared in one of last year's slideshows, when low and behold, I found that it didn't appear in either. Good call, TunaFish#5. Sounds like a good candidate for the next slideshow.

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit
Charles Murray   5/6/2014 1:35:07 PM
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The Smokey & the Bandit Trans Am appeared in slideshow 2, last September, PizzaEater. (Although the photo left something to be desired.)

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1395&doc_id=268038

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Re: Best.Movie.Car.Ever
Charles Murray   5/6/2014 1:32:59 PM
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The Ghostbusters car was a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambualance, Cabe. It appeared in  the first slideshow, last June.

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1366&doc_id=264760

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