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The greatest car to appear on the big-screen....article on BBC

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Danny Tse, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Phil Carter

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    Brian, they made a movie about the Gumball? I had no idea. Did it ever appear in theaters?

    cheers,
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    Shawn_KE Screenwriter

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    The best is the Black V8 Interceptor from Mad Max.
     
  3. Brian Thibodeau

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    Came out in 1976 in theatres. Still unavailable on DVD. I can remember BEGGING my parents to take me to see it when I was 7. It really is the classy crown jewel of car race movies, never topped by the Cannonballs and whatnot. Fantastic soundtrack by Dominic Frontiere, too. Directed by former stuntman and stunt co-ordinator Chuck Bail, who played the character of "Chuck" in THE STUNTMAN with Peter O'Toole. Also the man behind the camera on CLEOPATRA JONES & THE CASINO OF GOLD, another DVD no-show. He pretty much stuck to TV after that.
     
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    I'll second that.

    "You think you hate it now, wait'll you drive it."

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  5. Michael Warner

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    Come now, the pimpmobile from "Live and Let Die" rules.

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  6. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    And no one's mentioned this little classic yet, tsk tsk...

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    Hey, how about the black Dodge Concept car featured in the early Charlie Sheen film The Wraith.

    I remember when I bought my GLH, and started getting MoPar parts for it, the Wraith was one of the custom units built to show that a FWD 2.2L I4 could really, really motor. That concept car hit speeds in excess of 200MPH!
     
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    No mention of the classic (and only one that should be considered) Batmobile - the 1966 George Barriss version.

    Pfft!
     
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    Steve, you beat me to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So instead, I'll go with The Gnome Mobile.
     
  10. Rick Salt

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    The munsters family car and hermans race car casket from munster go home
     
  11. Jeff Adams

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    I'll name my top ten
    1. Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds.
    2. The Ferrari in Ferris Buellers Day Off.
    3. The 1970 Dodge Charger in The Fast and the Furious.
    4. The 1970 Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point.
    5. The Aston Martin Vanquish in To Die Another Day.
    6. Isaac Hayes pimp mobile in Escape from New York was sweet.
    7. The 1970 Pontiac GTO in Dazed and Confused.
    8. The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in Dazed and Confused.
    9. The Saleen S7 in Bruce Almighty
    10. The 58 Plymouth in Christine.
     
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    Let me introduce you to the ZZR. A George Barris creation for the 1960's teenage James Bond spy spoof Out of Sight. With dual 340 ci Buick V8 engines it was one of the best.

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    And any James Bond wannabe would be envious of what this car was equipped with.

    Special effects incorporate dual hydraulic ramming spike tubes mounted in front off frame horns, push button flip running boards for shin breakers, occupant seat has attached locking arms that will push back automatically and hold the occupant in place, center roof escape hatch is flung off to draw occupant from additional seat. Rear attached parachute bellows 35 feet to the rear that engulfs pursuing vehicle and causes them to crash. The ends of the rear fenders shoots bullets at on coming vehicles. The locker trunk is a complete arsenal and is filled with machine guns, pistols, silencers, rockets, flares grenades, knives, brass knuckles, and also has a skid juice spreader that shoots liquid on the ground to spin out eluding vehicles. As an added humorous innovation to make the pursuing people uncomfortable there also tar and feather wind blowers to completely saturate them while in a chase scene. There is a complete screen that extends around the vehicle to make it a sign board along the side of the highway so as to be camouflaged from other agents. Mounted on the windshield is a unique flowerpot that has a button which reads ³Press to Smell² and when pushed you become engulfed in a sleeping gas. Ornamental Italian antique side rear view mirror finished in gold leaf twists and hits viewing people in the chin.

    Need I say more?
     
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    It's still not Herbie! Herbie had a cute beep!

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    malcolm's get-away car!

    rbenda.bei.t-online.de/pj/pj_017.jpg

    (sorry can't post URLs)

    And I second Max's Interceptor, and the weird & wonderful machines in Mad Max 1 & 2
     
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    "The last of the V8 interceptors! A piece of automotive history! Be a shame to blow it up."
     
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    The biggest problem with the Batmobile winning is that there were so many! Which one are they talking about? I mean, I love the one in the '60s TV show and the one in the two Tim Burton movies.

    ...But the two different ones in the Joel Schumacher movies are both utterly ugly crap! (And the article use one of these gawdy machines for their illustrating picture, while I doubt anyone voting had that one in mind!)

    Given this lack of distinction between Batmobiles, I had to vote for a car that is unmistakably great: James Bond's Aston Martin DB5
     
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    Hey, does Decker's police car, the Spinner, in Blade Runner, which could both drive on the ground and fly, count?
     

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