Sunday, October 17th 2010
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.
* Denotes Internet Connection Required
The Big List Starts Here!
Smokey and the Bandit on Netflix
Smokey and the Bandit II on Netflix
Convoy on Netflix
The Cannonball Run on Netflix
Bullitt on Netflix
Christine on Netflix
Corvette Summer on Netflix
Mad Max on Netflix
Knight Rider: Season 1 on Netflix
Gator on Netflix
The A-Team: Season 1 on Netflix
XXX on Netflix
The Fast and the Furious on Netflix
2 Fast 2 Furious on Netflix
Pawn Stars: Season 1 on Netflix
Days of Thunder on Netflix
Ghostbusters 2 on Netflix
Lock Up on Netflix
Octane on Netflix
American Muscle Car: Season 1 on Netflix
Thelma & Louise on Netflix
Car Wash on Netflix
Gamer on Netflix
Die Hard on Netflix
Cars That Changed the Automobile Industry on Netflix
Modern Marvels: Monster Trucks on Netflix
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience on Netflix
Category: Movies (9), TV (6), Ghostbusters (13), Knight Rider (5), Sylvester Stallone (2), Chris Farley (2), Videos (9), A-Team (4), Pawn Stars (2)
Tags: concept, netflix, ondemand
Saturday, January 23rd 2010
The March 2010 cover of Hot Rod Magazine features an exciting concept vehicle inspired by the movie Smokey and the Bandit. It's creator Kevin Morgan came up with the concept nearly as soon as the 5th Generation Camaro concept was introduced. He started out drawing up some Trans Am concepts based off the Camaro. He presented and sold prints at car shows and they became an instant success. His first big break came when he displayed and sold the prints at the 2007 Bandit Run event.
At the Bandit Run
event, Kevin caught the attention of legendary car designer Chip Foose. He also got an interview with the producers from the DIY Network (Do It Yourself Network). DIY did a special about the Burt Reynolds, Year One Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. Kevin got to be part of the show! Later at the Bandit Run, he made contacts with the editors of Hot Rod Magazine at the Bandit Run dinner. He describes the experience that day, like being on "Cloud Nine". This event followed by a chain of other events later, lead to the production of the Kevin Morgan Concept Trans Am.
In 2009 the first car was built out of collaboration between Kevin Morgan Designs and Otto Body. The car is referred as the "Phoenix." The Phoenix was on display by the group at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. An official announcement has been made by Trans Am Depot
and Otto Body
that cars will be available for sale. However no word has been said about an official conversion kit. But the parts included in the covered product are listed on their website. I would imagine there is a lengthy waiting list for these cars.
[from Otto Body's Website]
- 1' - 1.5' Lowering Kit w/sway bar handling upgrade
- Wheels & Tires
- Front: 20x9.5x120 CB-66.9 Gold or Silver Machined Face Snowflake Wheels. PIRELLI PZERO 275/45ZR20
- Rear: 20x11.5x120 CB-66.9 Gold or Silver Machined Face Snowflake Wheels. PIRELLI PZERO 305/35ZR20
- Shaker Scoop
- Fender Extractors
- Exhaust Conversion w/ splitter tips
- Rear Fascia Clip w/tail lamp lenses and bulbs
- Rear Spoiler
- TA Graphic Package
- Embroidered Head Rest and Console Lid - KM Graphic Punch
- Turned Aluminum Door Panel
- Turned Aluminum Dash Inserts
- Turned Aluminum Instrument Cluster
- Door Panel Badges
- T/A SN Badge and Designation
Check out our Store
for some great Smokey and the Bandit stuff!
What does this mean for Smokey and the Bandit fans? Well there may not be another Smokey and the Bandit movie coming out. But here's an opportunity to own a cool retro version of the movie car. Using the modern F-Body platform, the Kevin Morgan Trans Am Concept gives owners a blend of modern automotive technology with classic Trans Am styling. It will also excite a new generation of Smokey and the Bandit fans. Who knows it might even persuade GM to bring back the Trans Am. I wouldn't mind seeing a "Chevrolet Phoenix." What ever happens, let it be known it all started with our friend Kevin Morgan! Here's to you Kevin, from all of us at OnScreenCars.com! Till next time, "keep the pedal to the metal." We're working on the next On Screen Cars post! 10-4 Good Buddy!
, Hot Rod Magazine
, Kevin Morgan Designs
, Otto Body
, Trans Am Depot
Category: Smokey and the Bandit (5)
Tags: chevrolet, trans-am, kevin-morgan, concept, camaro, pontiac