Katy Perry and On Screen Car fans, heads up on her latest video "The One That Got Away" now on YouTube. The song talks about an older lady looking back on a young love she lost in the past. She was once happy and evolved with this young artist and things were going great. Things take a turn for the worst and she loses him in a car crash following a fight. The lady is very well off and knows no matter what she does she's can't bring him back. The song itself mentions a Mustang. This is where On Screen Cars.com comes in.
Summer after high school when we first met
We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead
And on my 18th Birthday
We got matching tattoos...
The video in addition to the lovely Katy Perry there's a Mustang sighting or two. If you watch the video closely you'll see two different Mustangs. The one shown the most is a 1966 model with 289 badges. The second is a 1967 - 1968 model (an email from our friend Jim confirms it's a 1968 model). Both are black and appear very similar. However they are not the same. One of the dead give-aways is the longer nose and different wheels. The first Mustang has factory wheels while the second has aftermarket American Racing Torq Thrust D wheels (Jim points out these are US MAG wheels). I can't give credit on identifying these vehicles on my own. I'm not a Mustang expert. But a great article on spotting the differences on early Mustangs is on About.com (great read). I have the video embedded below. Till next time keep your love in check and don't let them be .."The One That Got Away."
Nov. 12th 2011
After posting this article I got an exciting email from Jim Foster. Jim is the president of the Valley Mustang Club. He is also the owner the second Mustang used in the video! Jim shared with me the background of his car which he named "DABEAST". Jim said he was contacted by a prop company specializing in cars, called Mr Vintage Machine. The prop company was contracted by the producers to find a Mustang to use in the production. Mr. Vintage contacted Jim as the president of the Valley Mustang Club and Jim offered his car for the production. Believe it or not but this Mustang has it's original 289 V8 with over 500k miles on it! You can read the full story over at the car's profile page over at motortopia.com. Thanks for all your help Jim.
This week we're dissecting the trailer for the new sci-fi movie block buster "In Time!" What are we dissecting for? On Screen Cars of course. This trailer is loaded with a number of vehicles from the movie. I took the liberty of snapshoting as many of them as I could. I believe have I identified them well. If there are any corrections let me know! Here's a brief summary of the movie for those of you that haven't seem the film.
"When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way, with the help of a beautiful hostage, to bring down a system where time is money -- literally -- enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day." -InTimeMovie @ YouTube.
Interesting enough? Check out the full trailer at the bottom of the post.
1972 Dodge Challenger - Enforcement Vehicle - Interesting grill and visor light bar.
1972 Dodge Challenger - Enforcement Vehicle - Ahh multiples! Solid Custom Wheels
1972 Dodge Challenger - Enforcement Vehicle - Custom tail panel reminds me of a 2nd Generation Firebird/Trans Am.
Jaguar E-Type - Too sophisticated for James Bond, but perfect for Will Salas.
1966 Lincoln Continental - Love the rear suicide doors on these cars.
1966 Lincoln Continental
Alright I know this may be a little early yet for the holidays. But this year Hallmark has released an awesome ornament for us On Screen Cars fans. The famous station wagon from the Good Old Fashioned Griswold Family Christmas! This ornament features what I like to call the modern Family Truckster with the extremely large Christmas Tree on top. Even though this is not an official "Wagon Queen" model it's still a Lampoon mode of transportation. Who can forget that classic opening scene with Clark and his family.
They're just driving down the road minding their own business when they get tied up in a series of road rage games. Of course it didn't help when Clark gave the finger to the two rednecks in the Dodge truck either. The battle continued only to end up under a truck hauling timber. Clark quickly pulls the car from under the truck and onto a snow embankment sending it flying through the air. Note to self, we may cover this again as part of a Famous Jumps Holiday Edition (watch the movie and send notes for me).
Anyways back to the ornament. This is also one of the Magic type ornaments from Hallmark. My wife and I have several of the Magic series. They're known for playing music or being animated. Sometimes even both. This one happens to play the Christmas Vacation theme song when a button is pressed. You know "...Santa's on his way..." Ah I got that one in your head now didn't I. If you're not sure what song I'm talking about watch the opening credits on the YouTube embed below. I've placed a link for the ornament below as well. However keep in mind two things. These specialty theme ornaments sell out quickly (this is why I'm posting it early). Seconds after the season is over the cost of these ornaments rocket. If you don't believe me, see the link for Cousin Eddie's RV from a few years ago. Till then have fun, stay safe and keep your waste tank clear!
Thinking about getting into Ghostbust'n? Well there's no better way to break into the hobby than with a Fan Created Ride. Which not to mention happens to be on eBay! That's right the Twin Cities Ghostbusters have decided to retire their 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon known as ECTO-1C. The crew put this tribute together in 1991 to serve as their Ghostbust'n rig. Since then it has been featured in a number of parades and events. But the best is yet to come. Yes believe it or not this is an OnScreenCar! The Twin Cities Ghostbusters have their own successful web series called Ghostbust'n 911. The series inspired by the show COPS gives viewers a first hand view of the art of dealing with the unwanted paranormal pest. On to the car!
This cruiser has approx 125k miles on it. Under the hood rest the Chevrolet 5.0-305 V8 (L03). Engine runs well and is reliable. The hood itself has been graced with the signatures of Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd, two of the original Ghostbusters. The roof its loaded with a heavy duty rack with all the equipment needed for bust'n. Not to mention two large LED ticker panels just like that of the ECTO-1A. Note that most of the design is based from the ECTO-1A. Impress your friends with the light bars by remotely activating them with a keyfob (very neat). Behind the rear seat is a custom built rack for storing your proton packs. Everything is constructed in such a way that there are no concerns about stuff falling off at highway speed. The push bar guard on the front may come in handy was well.
At the time of this writing the car has 4 days remaining with a current bid of $1050 with a reserve. I hope to see someone take this machine home. I'm sure it will be a hit for Halloween! Heck why not at you're local Christmas parade too? Till next time, remember We're Ready to Believe You!
Readers. I wanted to give you guys a reminder that Fast Five has hit store shelves. Not to mention it's included in the DVD section of our Gift Shop. Personally I think this is one of the best of the series. I am looking forward to buying the Blue-ray version myself. One Amazon reviewer commented that this movie should give your home stereo a workout. I have to agree!