October 2023 is going to be an exciting month to watch car movies on streaming! Using an awesome post over at ComicBook.com, we were able to filter it down to great films that feature classic iconic cars or car chases. A little bit of something for everyone! Especially if you're a Back To The Future fan or a Bond fan. Some of these may not be just pure car movies. But you will see some awesome cars in all of these movies. So if you're looking for something new, here ya' go!
Are you an All-Star? We know you are! This week we're saluting the car loaded music video "All Star" by Smash Mouth. So you get your game on! This music video came out in 1999 and is based on the B movie Mystery Men. Don't worry, I didn't remember that movie either. But apparently it had a good cast. Was it just too cheesy? Who knows. But anyways, without the movie we wouldn't have this beloved video. So on to the cars.
One of the major stars of All Star is this 1979 Corvette Custom Limo. Digging through blog archives over on Corvette Blogger, I managed to find a few details about the car. Apparently it's a custom build from Cinema Vehicle Services for the movie and later the video. Yes, the same folks who build Eleanor! One of the things I love about this car is the paint scheme. It's the same paint scheme featured on the 1978 Indy Pace cars. According to the post, it was built from a stock 1979 Corvette that was stretched to 23 feet long! Can you imagine driving around in this thing? The article later mentions it being sold on eBay. I haven't been able to find much else about it. Other than this post over on Bang Shift. I can hear Adam Sandler walking up to this thing and saying "Woah.. must be Burt Reynolds or something.."
Believe it or not, this is the villain car of the movie and music video! But what about our heroes? Well they get a 1959 Rambler Rebel Cross Country Custom. The Mystery Men pile in it and later pop out for a fight scene. There's some debate over on IMCDB as to what exactly the car is. I think it could be just a dagwood of a car put together from pieces. It's Hollywood, we can do anything we want right? One interesting note about this classic is, like a lot of classics. They only made this body style two years, 1958 and 1959. You can learn more Rambler Rebel Cross Country over on Hemmings.
This next ride, I honestly don't know much about. It looks straight up out of the 70's. A time when the custom trikes were all the rage. But I thought it was worth a mention. That's the wrap for this post. Check out full video below! Till next time, the articles start coming and they don't stop coming (hopefully). See ya!
If you're as big of a fan of off-road driving games as I am, I'm sure you've played MudRunner or SnowRunner in the past. From the creators of those games comes a new exciting game in the series: Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game. Expeditions will expand on the open world concept of previous games, by bringing us more long distance challenges and journeys. While maintaining the co-op online game play we've grown to love. Looks like they're adding in some elements of scientific expeditions, which should be interesting. A ton of new vehicles with customization options as before. From the trailer I spotted a vehicle looking similar to an International Scout! I'm excited to see the stock vehicle offerings expand. Not that there arn't a ton of great mods to add into the current games. Trust me that's a rabbit hole in itself. The new terrain and theming looks fun as well. In the trailer I saw an RV that looks very much like a nod to Breaking Bad. But I'm excited about the new worlds and look forward to seeing what this game is all about. Watch the trailer below and you'll see what I mean. Till next time, keep the shinny side up!
Expeditions will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2024.
Are you getting as excited as I am about Barrett Jackson New Orleans 2023? This will be the first ever Barrett Jackson in New Orleans. The show starts next week on Thursday the 28th and runs through Saturday 30th. As always they'll have a live stream running of all the hot bidding action. If you happen to miss the show, don't worry it will be up on YouTube later in the coming weeks. I just finished going through the docket and we are in for a treat folks. Below are our movie and tv car related picks from the upcoming show.
Our first pick is a very nice example of a 1980 SE Trans Am. Very much like the one Burt Reynolds drove in Smokey and the Bandit Part II. Complete with a 301 turbocharged V8 under the hood. According to the listing, this car has under went a complete comprehensive restoration. The real question is does it come with a Frog? *wink*
Our next pick is a 1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor Tribute car. Note this car is not an original screen used car. However it is a licensed replica. It features panels built by Cinema Movie Services. If you recall they're the original builders of the screen used cars. Under the hood a beafy Ford FE 429 V8 backed up by a 4-speed toploader transmission. With a 9 inch Ford rear-end sending all that power to the ground. There are several other Eleanor tributes or replicas going on the block this show. This one is our favorite.
Last but certainly not least is a 1967 Cobra Re-Creation. I'm curious to see how this one goes. Factory built Shelby's bring a ton of money. This is a recreation, but built with Shelby parts. It should do well. A lovely looking build. You may remember our article from years ago about the Shelby Cobra body and frame that came up for sale on the Sharks and Cobras episode of Pawn Stars.
Looking for something new for your morning or evening commute? Something with a little bit of gab'n about cars. Well this new podcast coming soon to iHeart Radio maybe just the ticket. I was looking around for some new content for the blog, when I came across "Car Stories with Sung Kang and Emelia Hartford." You may remember Sung Kang as Han in the Fast and The Furious movies. You know that guy that.. Oh sorry. Spoilers. But you know what I'm talking about. Emelia Hartford stared in the recent car movie Gran Turismo. Together they will be bringing us exciting interviews from major players in the star car community. Such as Hollywood vehicle coordinator Dennis McCarthy! Even musical artist and car collector John Oates! I'm excited to say the least. I just finished listening to the intro on the iHeart Radio site. Links below to where you can find this podcast on popular podcast apps.