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Motion Pictures Movie of the Week: Blonde Comet

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Movie of the Week: Blonde Comet


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  2. Aaaahhh that was a 1/2 drive speed wrench with a 5/8 socket,,,,,, sorry I gave up at 7 minutes
    Later I will jump to the 'good' stuff,,, liked the vintage racing footage, high speeds all out in the open, try that today,,,

  3. Ahhhhh, the 40s-50s B stuff doesn't have to be accurate to be good :D......look at Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow.
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  4. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I have a copy on tape, uploaded this short clip to YouTube a while back
    The movie as a whole may be a little lacking but still worth watching for the historical cars

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  5. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
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    Rootie Kazoootie
    from Colorado

    The early oval racing was footage from Southern Ascot Speedway. The Blonde Comet's car looks a lot like they used one of J.C. Agajanians early cars.

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  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    there are several shots with Auto Union cars
    you can clearly see the Auto Union Type D #4 fly by in a few scenes

    these images are from the net

    Auto Union Type D number 4.jpg Auto Union Type D number 4_2.jpg
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  7. I have this on DVD also. I have a few hot rod type movies that I watch A LOT, it's really not about the plot or acting as much as the cars and time frame (plus background) for me. Same reason I'm glued to Adam 12 when I get home from work :).
  8. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
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    seb fontana
    from ct

    Dumb question maybe but how much those cars [#4] weigh?
  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,283


    I have to watch this movie. Thanks.
  10. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,189

    Okie Pete

    I'll have to check it out . A side note on Barney's racing experiences : In 1933 Allis-Chalmers hired Barney Oldfield to drive a model U tractor to help promote rubber tires . He drove tractor No. 999 at a world record speed of 64.28 mph on Sept 17,1933 . The tractors raced on a flat oval track .

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