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Old 08-30-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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My favorite hot rods and customs are those cars that have a subtly sinister edge to them. You know the type - they sit in a parking lot or at a car show and look as if they are challenging anything or anybody to fuck with them. In many ways, they hav...

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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Well it is a swoopy son of a gun. I am not sure of the significance of the twin screws unless it is to gain a traction advantage with the older skinny tires, but I can say that if I had a couple of days with it I would sure be grinning the majority of the time.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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What, no machine guns?


Pretty bad-ass for a movie car!


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Old 08-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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That is very very cool! Is it a real, functioning car, or does it exist only on a computer graphic program?

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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First thing I thought when I saw this was the car from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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Reminiscent of the Hispan-Suiza in the Forney Museum in Denver.

Check it out here for more info: http://www.forneymuseum.org/FE_HispanoSuiza.html
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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That is very very cool! Is it a real, functioning car, or does it exist only on a computer graphic program?

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Its a real functioning car... Built on a truck chassis and using a Ford V8 "dragster" engine for power. I wonder though... if the car used in the movie was as detailed and as gorgeous as these images OR are these images and videos CGI? Doesn't really matter as the car is ridiculous to think of in reality... In your dreams, however, incredible...

And you have to see the movie to hear it run... I don't know where they got the audio clip for the sounds, but a car guy HAD to be responsible... It's mellow and cammy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #9
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I really enjoyed the movie and thought that this was one of the most killer movie cars ever.

If any car lent inspiration to the Red Skull's luxo-rod, it would probably be the Mercedes G4:

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #10
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Where is the car now?
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #13
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I really enjoyed the movie and thought that this was one of the most killer movie cars ever.

If any car lent inspiration to the Red Skull's luxo-rod, it would probably be the Mercedes G4:

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #14
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The scenes with the car by far were my favorite part of that movie - and i actually thought of the Jalopy Journal as I was watching - it seemed right up your alley.

I was struck by the fact that they did such a good job getting the overall 'look' of the period right but then chose to 'update' the negative 'social' aspects of the era (like having black and white soldiers in the same unit - that didn't happen for US troops until Korea). I can see that the director probably wanted to make the movie more inclusive, but if you know the history it kinda seemed like a whitewash.

anyway, that's O/T but with the car, planes, motorcycles, etc, the movie is fun for imaginary vintage eyecandy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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If ya didn't know any better that could definitely pass for something on the grass of Pebble Beach or in the Simeone Museum so I think the objective was definitely met there! I love the instrumentation but that goes without saying. The color is pretty special too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #16
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Aside from Captain America being the man, The villian driving a unbelievably stunning roadster makes it all that much better. The Hydra Coupe is definitely a Dream (or Nightmare) vehicle.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #17
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isn't this a little OT for H.A.M.B?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #18
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I'm thinking I'm going to need to Photoshop it... The white dash and wide whites don't say really say "sinister" to me...
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #19
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isn't this a little OT for H.A.M.B?

Did you even look at the post? No. It is not.

Anyone have shots of this thing on the street? Curious as the the real life proportions of this beast.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #20
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isn't this a little OT for H.A.M.B?

Oh Christ!!! We gotta get out of here, the cops are coming!!!!!
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