"Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They're the modern stone age family. From the town of Bedrock, They're a page right out of history."
Oh yeah. We know all about the Flintstones. But what you didn't know is the mod for Grand Thief Auto 5 that allows you to drive their car in the game. Crazy right? Imaging doing a mission in game in the Flintstonemobile. Go multiplayer and pickup your old pal Barney to help you knock off a bank (lol). The options are limitless. Where to find the mod? Link below. This is actually part of a pack of cars for the game. Several On Screen Cars are in there.
It looks like we're in for another great installment of the Cars franchise. From the trailers above, basically McQueen is having to defend his title. I'd like to point out that the crash is trailer is kinda similar to crash Richard Petty had in the late 80s. That crash almost ended his career. Maybe that's part of the story to come. Who knows maybe The King might make a bigger appearance and give old McQueen some advise. Your thoughts?
I thought I would share this video with you guys. Someone managed to capture one of the scenes being shot on location in Vancouver. Really neat to see actual shooting locations. Especially when they take place in real-life locations.
I received an interesting email over the weekend from one of our readers. Our friend Doc has a 1965 Chrysler Imperial for sale. You may remember our article about Black Beauty from The Green Hornet. After looking at the pictures I think it would be a great base for anyone looking to build a Black Beauty replica. I thought I would pass long Doc's pictures and contact information. The pictures have been altered to protect the seller. On Screen Cars does not warrant or endorse this car or transaction. We're looking to just help out one of our readers. Doc I hope this helps. If you have a project car to pass long let us know. We'd be happy to feature it. We look forward to growing the movie/tv car community anyway we can.
Phone: (650) 360-3610
Comments: 1965 Chrysler Imperial - Runs Very Good - $8200 OBO
Everyone knows and loves the DeLorean in Back to the Future. But people rarely know much about the DeLorean itself. Today I'm not going to go into details. But I wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's day by talking about the DeLorean's Irish roots. Only about 9000 DeLoreans are said to have been built. All of which were built in Northern Ireland. Where?
Dunmurry, Northern Ireland to be exact. Dunmurry is located between Belfast and Dublin (closer to Belfast). The town is known for industry and also residential. It is considered a neighborhood of Belfast. Gotta love Wikipedia right? When considering possible locations for the factory DeLorean had debated between Northern Ireland and Puerto Rico. However Northern Ireland's Industrial Development Agency (NIDA) made DeLorean an offer at the last minute. This offer was intended to help bring jobs to Northern Ireland.
In October of 1978 DeLorean broke ground to what would become a 6-building complex over 660,000 square feet in area. The factory opened later in 1981 with over 2,500 employees. Of which many were new to the work force. Due to some issues with new workers, quality control was a major issue. There were reports of ill-fitting body panels being the most common. However several training standards were used to help aid these new workers. Included special black "mule" cars without the stainless steal panels (just fiberglass). These cars were used only for training and were never marketed.
Just as the plant workforce was becoming experienced things took a turn for the worst. Costs of producing the new car were exceeding sales and profit was little or none. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in late 1982. This would be the end of the Northern Ireland plant. An end to the DeLorean production. At least until recent light of the company making a come back. More on that later. Till then stay green my friends may luck be with ya!
References: DeLorean Museum, How Stuff Works