Guys we're back. Been a while since we've last posted. Life got really busy with moving and stuff. But now it's fall. Retreating indoors to begin enjoying some of our winter hobbies. Got a few things already lined up and planned. But to start us off. I was browsing around some of the art work posted on deviantart.com and came across the image below. I thought this would be a perfect addition to our Fan Created Art section.
I just love how this artist really captured all of the popular great On Screen Cars of the day. You've got the Delorean from the second BTTF film hovering above. Next is the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee in mid-air (awesome!). Down below you've got Optimus Prime leading the pack slightly. Let's not forget KITT and Ecto 1. Gotta love this cartoon style artwork. Looks totally like something off of 80's Saturday mornings. Hint the name "80's Highway." He's to you Egocenter on deviantart!
Netflix's on demand service is growing daily. Over the last few weeks I've been taking down the names of awesome car movies found on Netflix's on demand service. We started posting the links here in this post. Some of the ones that stuck out were Cannonball Run II, Over the Top, Gator, XXX, Convoy, etc. The best part is they're all instant play no waiting*.
If you're not familiar with Netflix's service. Let me explain. It's easier than ever to watch movies at home without stepping foot outside your front door. For a small fee of 8.99 a month you get access to hundreds of movies available instantly online through your computer or streaming device*. Not to mention Netflix's DVD mailing service. You can browse through movies you'd like to see and place them in a queue. Your first title will come in the mail, watch it or keep it for as long as you like (no late fees). Once you return it (paid postage provided by Netflix) they'll mail the next one on your list. Between the two bundled services you can find just about anything you're looking to watch.
For those who may already be using Netflix's streaming service*. Let me fill you in on a box that's changing how you watch your favorite online titles. Before most fokes used their computer to view Netflix on-demand. However with the new Roku streaming box, you can sit in the comfort of your living room while you watch those great car movies on your big screen. The Roku box retails for about $99 dollars (depending on the model). The interesting fact is you can watch more than just Netflix using the box. There are hundreds of Roku free/paid channels and content providers. It's a steal. You can find out more about the Roku streaming box using our Amazon link below.
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Have you ever wanted to drive a Back to the Future Delorean? That dream may be achievable for some lucky people. However for the rest of us there is a sweet video game modification that allows you to virtually live that dream. A group of Back to the Future fans made a total conversion pack built on the popular game Grand Thief Auto: Vice City and San Andres. Not only can you drive a Back to the Future Delorean. You can drive a number of vehicles seen in the trilogy. Wanta take a spin in the old west? How about the Delorean from the third film? Is flying your thing? How about the version from second film? Even the ELB Time Machine train is available.
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Each of the Delorean cars feature keyboard shortcut activated time circuits. Not to mention working lights and effects. Of course at 88 miles per hour you will see sparks followed by two fire trails left behind as your Delorean travels through time. Each car also has features for the respected version. For example you can run out of pultonium. As mentioned before, the second film version flys.
Oh wait. Did I mention a treat for the Knight Rider fans? There is a the KITT mini-mod as well. You can drive KITT in different modes include the "Super Pursuit Mode." Fire lasers and other neat gadgets as well. These great tv / movie car game mods can be found at moddb.com (direct links below). We'll that's all for now. We'll keep ya informed of other great On Screen Cars happenings! See ya next time.
Reference: GTA: Vice City - Back to the Future, KITT - Knight Rider
In the words of Arnold Jackson you might be saying, "What you talk'n about Willis, there wasn't a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am on Diff'erent Strokes!" Believe it or not, yes there was! During a special two part episode in Season 6. Phillip and the boys travel to Hollywood to try and win back his girlfriend, Maggie. While in Hollywood he sends Arnold and Willis to a tour a film/tv production set. The two wonder away from the tour group to find the set of Knight Rider.
As they reach the Knight Rider set, David Hasselhoff drives up in KITT. The security guard doesn't let the boys go any further. However that isn't enough to stop the determined duo from running onto the set. Arnold and Willis duck into a prop cop car and are about to be blown up. This is where the first part of the two part episode ends. Different Stroke fans had to wait till the following week to find out. However you can find the second part on YouTube.
Many '80s television shows had cross-over episodes like this one from time to time. Shows on the same network would have characters from other shows pop-up on a regular bases. It seems like you don't see this quality on newer shows. In this case Arnold and Willis show up on the set of Knight Rider. How else would two shows like Different Strokes and Knight Rider come together? I think that's part of the magic of an '80s tv show. We'll be sure to bring you more On Screen Cars action from the '80s and more! Stay tuned!
I thought I would share a YouTube find with you. This is a fan created crossover video between Knight Rider and The Simpsons. As you can see it's a remake of the original Knight Rider opening credits as if it were a Simpsons cartoon. I give two thumbs up to whomever came up with this idea! It must have taken a lot of time to put this together. One of my favorite parts is where it shows the "Normal Cruise" light and then the "Tom Cruise" light on the dash. That's priceless! I could see Homer asking Kitt for a beer or driving him home from Moe's. What do you think? What would Homer do in David Hasselhoff's shoes? Let us know by posting a comment!