Looking for a great way to spend the weekend? Let me correct myself. Car nuts are you looking for a great way to spend the weekend? This weekend Barrett Jackson fires up it's auction floor in Las Vegas! The famous auction company will put on their annual charity auto auction event Sept. 23th - 25th.
After looking through the line up, I've spotted a few interesting rides for our community. None claim to be tv/movie cars. But there are several clones and special edition cars of interest. Including two 1981 Delorean DMC-12s, one with an after-market turbo conversion. Several Bandit Edition Trans Ams. Not to mention one Trans Am with the Year One package. A replica of the famous 1957 Chevrolet 150 "Black Widow" NASCAR Sedan will be auctioned at no reserve. If you're looking for something to do while watching, Revell produced a great model kit of the Black Widow not long ago.
Granted once your car has been on Barrett Jackson isn't it an On Screen Car? It would be an honor to own anything that's been driven across that auction floor. Now just because you can't be there. Doesn't mean you can't watch it on tv. Not to mention they now on live streaming of the shows (also on Speed Online). Going once, going twice... I'm outta here.
Great Scott! The 2010 Delorean Car Show is almost here! Great Scott! It's in Lexington, KY! We're excited to report that this year's DCS event will be held June 17th - June 20th at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa. We're making plans to attend and give as much support as we can. Not to mention bring as much media coverage of the event as possible! This will be our first DCS event to date. But from our understanding, we're in for a treat.
The Delorean Car Show features a huge gathering of Deloreans from around the world. During the event, a private collection of Delorean Motor Company artifacts will be on display. Of course there will be a Back to the Future display. Rumors have been confirmed that Bob Gale, co-writer and producer of Back to the Future will be at the event. Other speakers include Kevin Pike & Andrew Probert of the Back to the Future production team. As you may know, Andrew was a major contributor to DeLorean time machine design. Kevin Pike was the Special Effects Supervisor for the films. I know I have only dreamed of meeting these gifted people. It will be an exciting time! You can find out more about the event on the Official Delorean Car Show site. See you in the future!
Can you imagine what 100+ Smokey and the Bandit themed cars would look like? Would you like to see it? We'll listen up! For those who are not familiar with the Bandit Run events. Let me fill ya in. Since 2007 a large group of Smokey and Bandit fans have gathered each summer to cruise across the country. The first Bandit Run event in 2007 commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the first film, by retracing the original route taken by Bandit, Frog and Snowman. The cruise lasted three days along a route from Texarkana, TX to Atlanta, GA. Now's your chance to get in on the action! The details for Bandit Run 2010 have been announced at Motortopia.com This year's Bandit Run event will start out in Braselton, GA on May 15th and end in Orlando, Fl on May 20th.
2007 Bandit Run Group Photo
The Bandit Run is an excellent way to connect with other Smokey and the Bandit fans! Bandit Edition Trans Am, Firebird/Trans Am owners are encouraged to show and cruise. However the trip is open to all owners of different car makes/models. There are many planed and optional events. Discounts to hotels and Disney World are available as well. If you're planning to attend/cruise, you need to make hotel reservations by April 15th to guarantee a room at the Bandit Run rate. Act quickly because hotels spots are filling up! You can register for the event at http://www.thebanditrun.com/ Also check out the Bandit Run 2010 Trailer! Do you know of any other tv/movie car related events? We're happy to help spread the word about your event! On Screen Cars may not be attending, but we will be East Down and Bound baby!