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Motion Pictures Cars in old movies

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by birdman1, Apr 2, 2022.

  1. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 1,466


    Anyone else watch old movies just to see the cars?? Usually the best part of the movie.
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  2. I enjoy watching old movies, the cars are a bonus, especially the old B movies.

    The Cool Hot Rod (1953) .HRP


    The Giant Gila Monster ( 1959). HRP


  3. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,831


    Perry Mason reruns show a lot of 50's and 60's cars. In the later episodes Perry drove a Lincoln, but in earlier ones he was in a top of the line Ford even a Chevy. Paul Drake always drove Thunderbirds.
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  4. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    I am amazed when I see movies that I watched a long time ago to see how the cars have changed within my lifetime.
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  5. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 3,092

    oldiron 440

    I think that about my parents, mom was born in 1933 and dad was born in 28, both died in the early 2000s. I just thought of this they both drove cars in the latter years that were fifteen years old as I do.:eek:
  6. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 7,296

    Marty Strode

    Perry on occasion drove a Cadillac in 57, along with a new Retractable, and Paul Drove a Corvette for a while as well. Perry drove a Buick for a while Too.
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  7. Mr.Norton
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 66

    from Sweden

    My old Ford 46 business coupe, the green one, was in the movie LA confidential for about 10 seconds :)
    alot of nice cars in that movie /Hank DSCN1634.JPG
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    I really dig the street scenes in 30s movies for that reason. Robert Taylor and Janet Gaynor weren't the stars. His J Duesy smacked a 33-4 Packard pulling out (!) in "Small Town Girl" from 1936. Watch for it on TCM. A still:
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  9. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,627

    from Michigan

    I just re-watched Shawshank Redemption the other day and noticed a few scenes full of cool cars I didn't notice before.
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  10. Speaking of Perry Mason. There is an episode with a custom Buick Riviera and another where Mr. Mason gets a lift in a deuce roadster hi-boy. Wish I new the names of the episodes.

    To see a cool speedster check out the silent movie called Wings.
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  11. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,528

    from Michigan

    This might be a good time and place for me to ask...

    When I was quite young, I caught just the very ending of an old black-and-white monster movie similar to the Giant Gila Monster where the owner of a hot rod uses his car to blow up the monster. And I've never been able to figure out what movie it is. Maybe you guys can help.

    The hot rod wasn't a roadster as in the Giant Gila Monster movie. I think it was either a late '40s or early '50s model. Coupe or a two-door. Dark in color.

    This is the important part that I remember... and the distinctive ending. And it might jog your memory.
    The monster and the car are in flames. The Chief of Police tells the owner of the car...
    "Don't worry, we'll replace your car."
    The owner replies something very close to...
    "You can't replace that car."
    Cuz he had spent every penny he had and so much time and effort building the car with his own two hands, don't cha know.
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  12. I have that movie on tape! It is an episode of Mystery Sience Theater 3000 and is the funniest episode thay ever produced. It is simply titled Giant Gila Monster. "Now will you forget about the skidmarks!!!"
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  13. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,392


    Yes I do and by trying to find the newest car can tell when it was made,I recently started watching Highway Patrol and really like it.
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  14. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 3,006


    Don't forget the opening scene to Indiana Jones and the crystal skull
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  15. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 1,466


    How about 77 sunset strip. Efron zimbalest Jr with the 1959 white t bird ragtop.continental kit and all!
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  16. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,528

    from Michigan

    Mister Magoo
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  17. Bet you there are more old guys here ( young kids back then ) that had more eyes for Connie Stevens :cool: ( blonde cricket ) than the cars :eek::D. I know i did :oops::rolleyes:.
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  18. Have you guys seen this? This is a database of cars used in motion pictures and TV. You can search spacific years and makes and it will show you all the movies or shows that particular make and model was used in. It's pretty damned neat.
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  19. "Hot Rod Gang" 1958. HRP



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  20. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,656

    from Nicasio Ca

  21. Horn button looks something like ALFA/ABARTH.

  22. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
    Posts: 1,211


    Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder [The Alfa symbol is on the wheel]

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  23. finn
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,072


    I was on a B movie kick a few years ago. There were a lot of them on YouTube at the time, along with Dragnet, Highway Patrol, a couple of good Leave it to Beaver, Dobie Gilles, 77Sunset strip, and even some Mae West, Laurel And Hardy, and Three Stooges episodes featuring Deuce Roadsters and 36 five windows.

    On a more personal note, my sister passed recently, so that prompted us to set up a borrowed slide projector and pan through a dozen trays of 35mm slides my dad took from around 1960 through the mid eighties. Lots of cameo shots of cars from the very late forties through the early eighties, but mostly mid fifties through about 1970.
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