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Wrecking cool cars for movies

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by teisco, May 12, 2009.

  1. teisco
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 170


    Ok,,this has always pissed me off,,,watching a really great movie and then all of a sudden they trash a nice car. The last one was some comedy and the main dudes were driving a nice,,really nice 69 Judge.. Now this car might have been a "made up" car and not real but when, at the end, they broadsided it I almost lost it.

    Ok what are some movies you guys have seen where they trash a cool ride.
  2. 54fordgasser
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 137

    from Kansas

    because of this i have always wanted to start this - PETA!- People for the Ethical Treatment of Automobiles
  3. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,053


    What about the GTX from Tommy Boy?
  4. I saw a trailer for the new John Dillinger movie coming out with Johnny Depp. In the trailer they show a scene where they roll a 33-34 Ford Sedan!!! I gasped aloud in the theater... my wife laughed.
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  5. Demo Derby X-100
    Joined: Apr 1, 2008
    Posts: 193

    Demo Derby X-100

    Ok, you asked for it.

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  6. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,431

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    All ways pissed me off too..

    like that yellow charger in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

  7. 62nova
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 333


    The more nice cars those guys destoy, the more their Barret-Jackson investment is worth.
  8. Al Consoli
    Joined: Mar 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,044

    Al Consoli

    :D:D:D Good One !!
  9. Conrad_AZ
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 38


    How about the 12 '58 Furys that were destroyed in Christine?
    Joined: Nov 6, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    I used to feel this way until I realized what cars actually represent to most people.

    Cars represent money. It's as simple as that.

    When you watch a car being destroyed in a movie, you are actually being reminded that you DON'T have money. You are a loser.

    You want to "save" that car in the movie because you want the power that it represents. You might tell yourself that it's about "history" or "nostalgia"......but it's not. It's about money. The end.

    Cars, motorcycles, houses, it's all the same thing in our society.
    M-O-N-E-Y. Money. Moolah. Dinero. Wampum. Cha-Ching. People want the big Harley to show off their wealth. People want the nicest '32 Ford to show off their wealth. People want the biggest and most expensive everything to show off their wealth. If they're into aquarium fish, they want the most stupidly expensive fish available.

    Hot rodders want speed. WHY? Because it costs a lot. It's a good way to show off your wealth and prowess.

    My new philosophy. Destroy 'em all. If I had enough money, I'd buy the highest priced '32 Ford and film it being crushed. I'd show it in theaters for the peons to cry over. It would be a blockbuster summer hit....and make me richer and you poorer.

    Think about it. :D
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  11. Its just twisted metal.... Sometimes I wish people would get as much respect as old cars.
    The way I see it, If Its YOURS. you can blow it up, eat it , bury it, etc.
  12. TBone69
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 747

    from NJ

    How about all the Mercs they destroyed in ther Stallone movie Cobra.

    Not a movie but Dukes of Hazard wrecked cars by the dozen every week.

    The Challenger in Vanishing Point.

    The original Gone in 60 seconds, Mustangs, Satellite or GTX, The remake I am sure wrecked a bunch of 68 Fastback Mustangs.

    I am sure there are plenty more.
  13. H3O
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 597


    beat me to it!!!:D
  14. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,053


    I like old cars, I dont like most people.
  15. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,249

    from Austin, Tx

    How about the merc custom in Cobra...
  16. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,986


    I love you.

    that is the most punk rock shit I have ever heard anyone say on here.:D

  17. 85-percent
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 323


    The Willys Coupe that got ripped up in Who Framed Roger Rabbit made me puke.

    There was a Jan and Dean made for in the 70's TV biopic that drove a 64 Corvette off a pier or something?

    There's a 1980 Peter O'toole movie called The Stuntman, which had an original Bugatti driven off a bridge into the water!

    Harold and Maude had a XKE coupe driven off a cliff at the end.

    Tim Allen Show crushed a 55 Nomad with a wrecking ball?

    -90% Jimmy
  18. are twisted and I admire that! Truly a nonconformist.
  19. Thanks, Tingler. Well said
  20. The Rocketeer

    Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
  21. Death Proof....I didn't feel bad about the Nova, but OMG stop killing Dodge Chargers!!!
  22. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 17,643


    The restored vintage car crowd says the same things about hot rodders.
    We all know what they think about us cutting up coupes, chopping sedans and turning "classics" into race cars.
    So, whats the difference? OWNERSHIP...PERSONAL PROPERTY

    Monster Garage crushed an Anglia gasser. Ok...and?

    Many classics have been ruined by customizers with zero skill or vision taking a torch to a car and then having to abandon the project because of poor workmanship or it being "felony ugly".

    So, it goes both ways. If a movie production company buys a car and destroys it for the film, why is that any different than a guy cutting up a car to be a hot rod, race car or custom (by the way, there's no "K" in custom)?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,...... or the movie CEO, or racer, or restorer, or rodder, or the OWNER.
  23. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,297


    Yea that monster garage eposide cruching the anglia really sucked. I stopped watching that show after that.
  24. teisco
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 170


  25. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,370

    from swanton oh

    The car crushed on Tool Time was not a Nomad
  26. teisco
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 170


    Yeah Tim is stlll explaining that to this day
  27. VespaJay
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 344


    Holy crap! Never heard of this flick "Steel Arena" before but I've GOTTA track down a copy!

    IMDB info page:

  28. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,465

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

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  30. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,749


    If you guys have ever worked with movie cars, you would realize that most of them are not what they seem.

    Take the movie "Sex Drive" for instance that was mentioned above.

    They probably had one or two real judges or clones they used as close up cars that are in nice shape but painted a non stock color that appears the right shade on film, four or five chopped up rusty lemans they painted orange, put nice interiors in, and mounted low on trailers or dollies so they could film the actors in the car, and three or four junkers with cages, a crate SBC, and a quicky paint and body job that they used as stunt cars.

    The two close up cars will survive unscathed and a couple of the stunt cars will be wrecked. The dolly cars were cut up junk to begin with, and the remaining stunt cars with their cages and crate motors will sit on a lot somewhere until another movie decides it needs a judge or get auctioned off.

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