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!
On Screen Car gaming fans prepare to drool as the Need for Speed franchise rolls out another hit, "The Run." Just this week I received a heads up from EA with this stunning preview of the Porsche 911 Carrera S from the new game installment. I thought I would post and share with you guys. As you may know Porsche has redesigned the 911 from the ground up. Not to mention the 'S' is an added bonus. Here's an quote from EA's ad.
Stunning. Sleek. Stylish. Whatever you want the "S" to stand for, the Porsche Carrera S is truly in a class of it's own...
There's a little bit of story line as well:
Jack is in a race for his life, but he's got something the competition doesn't: You and the all new Porsche 911 Carrera S. This new Porsche can be found in the Limited Edition and will let you tear past rivals as you keep Jack one step ahead of the dangers from his dark past, both inside and outside the car in this action packed race from San Francisco to New York.
Stunning. Sleek. Stylish. I can't agree more. The following YouTube video is pretty easy on the eyes as well. The game will be due out in November. Pre-orders are already being taken over at Amazon for the Need for Speed: The Run - Limited Edition. It is available for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and 3DS. Please feel free to use our affiliate links to pre-order/purchase your copy today.
Casey Putsch has done it again! This time his prized Jet Turbine Powered Batmobile is for sale! The car mentioned in an earlier 'Fan Created Ride' post is now on the auction block over at eBay. At the time of writing the car sits at $620,000.00 with 16 offers. Casey went on to write on his blog about the fame the car has caught and that it must be time to move on. I love his quote “Replica? I think the movie cars were replicas of this!” It sure is. Any On Screen Car fans got deep pockets? If you happen to read this later and own the car. Please let us know!