Thursday, October 14th 2010
Glad to see everyone enjoyed our first Car Town TV and Movie Car Templates post. The game has really taken off. There have been a lot of cool additions to the game. Including a few base cars for popular tv/movie cars, Bandit Trans Am, 1969 Dodge Charger and 1981 Delorean DMC-12 to name a few. Along with these great expansions came more incredible fan created art. Submitted for your approval our second round of Car Town TV/Movie Car Templates!
ECTO 10 - Ghostbusters - Ice Cream Truck - Something strange in your neighborhood?
General Lee - Dukes of Hazzard - 1969 Dodge Charger - Just the good ol' boys...
Bumblebee - Transformers- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro - More than meets the eye!
Eleanor - Gone In Sixty Seconds - 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
Updated! Mazda RX7 - The Fast & Furious - Dominic Toretto's (Vin Diesel) Ride
Snowman's Truck - Smokey and the Bandit - Taco Tribute Truck - Ten Four Good Buddy!
Categories: 1967 Ford Mustang, 1969 Dodge Charger, 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, Art, Back to the Future, Dukes of Hazzard, Fun, Ghostbusters, Video Games
Tags: bandit, game, movie, smokey, tv, white
Thursday, February 25th 2010
OnScreenCars.com is proud to present our newest segment on our blog "Fan Created Rides." In commemoration of this event we're presenting the ECTO-1X. This custom 2008 Chevrolet HHR was modeled after the 1959 Cadillac Ambulance featured in the Ghostbusters movies. Jason Rawley of Fireblade Comics came up with the concept after seeing the HHR for the first time. He had intentions of designing a concept based on the PT Cruiser, but he quickly decided that the HHR was much better suited as a platform for the ECTO-1X. Jason also had help from his fellow Tampa Bay Ghostbusters group members. After months of planning and design, him and his crew built/constructed the modification.
The modification includes a rack (much like the one on the original ECTOs). The rack is constructed out of PVC pipe mounted on a plastic board. It appears to be removable and very durable. Most of the contents of the rack are pieces of recycled office and home entertainment equipment, aka Ghostbusting Gear. Jason has included the key components of good Ghostbusting, a sniffer/binocs unit, a radome, directional antenna, etc. Note this stuff is very technical and are highly specialized pieces of equipment. Alright, all jokes aside. The light bar across the top is a great choice. He notes that it's held on by magnets, plugs into the cigarette lighter and has 30 different flash patterns. The light bar flashes amber, so he doesn't have to worry about getting in trouble with local law enforcement.
Graphics and Placement
Jason and his team did a great job with the graphics and placement. He spent months designing the layout and placement of all the graphics. In the first version of the design, you can see the caution strips running along side the bottom near the rocker panels. Later he revised design by moving the middle set of strips to the top. The revised version also has little reflectors on the bumper uprights as well. Of course to make it official, Jason put the famous "NO-GHOST" logo on the front doors and rear hatch.
I would love to own something like this. I think it's completely retro and new. Thumbs up to Jason and the team at Fireblade Comics and Tampa Bay Ghostbusters. Hope to see more from you guys in the future. May you inspire a whole new generation of Ghostbusters fans where ever you go! I think it would be really cool to see more modern retros of old tv and movie cars. This design is very clean and slick! This is the first of many Fan Created Rides here at OnScreenCars.com If you've got a Fan Created Ride pop over to our forums, register and tell us all about it! You're car might be the next to appear on our blog at OnScreenCars.com! See ya next time!
Reference: Fireblade Comics, Tampa Bay Ghostbusters
Categories: Fan Created Rides, Ghostbusters
Tags: 2008, chevrolet, white
Friday, January 15th 2010
1959 Cadillac Ambulance must be the ideal ghost busting machine! At least that's what Ghostbuster Ray Stantz thought. In this "First Look" post, we'll review the first image of Ecto 1 ever. Above is a snapshot of the Ecto 1 while still in black gray primer. The scene begins with Ray driving Ecto 1 with the lights and sirens on. He parks it at the door in front of the firehouse. Peter Venkman is standing out in the street supervising the guys who are putting the sign on the building. Ray jumps out of the car and proclaims that no one needs to worry, he's found the car. Then he starts a rant of all the attention the car needs.
Dr Ray Stantz: [gets out] Everybody can relax, I found the car.
Needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads,
lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end.
Dr. Peter Venkman: How much?
Dr Ray Stantz: Only $4800.
[Venkman looks shocked]
Dr Ray Stantz: Also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring.
A Little Work?
A little work? I would classify that as a bit more than a "little work." Note that Ray didn't mention any body work, a paint job, a new light bar and all the ghostbusting equipment. Brake Pads? I didn't realize he said that till recently. But most of these cars had drum brakes all around. It may require brake shoes, but not brake pads. Only $4800 bucks? $4800 bucks today is like $9900 today. At the time of the film, the car would have been around 25 years old. How many of you, would pay almost ten grand for a 25 year old car? I guess it would depend on the vehicle.
The primer version of the car used in this scene is a work of art. According to the Ghostbuster Wiki, the black car is the base for the Ecto 1A used in Ghostbusters II. I love how the front and rear tires don't match, there are some missing hub caps, and the big radio antenna whip isn't on the car. As a kid, I thought the tied back antenna was a factory detail for the Miller Meteor Caddy Ambulance. From the research I've done, that is not the case. The warning lights are basic compared to modern emergency vehicles. I haven't seen another ambulance with both red and green lights.
I like the primer version of Ecto 1 almost as much as the finished version. I think a 59' Caddy Ambulance would make a very interesting rat rod, although I haven't seen any as of yet. But, I'm sure, some where out there someone has ratted one out. What are your thoughts about the black primer Ecto 1? Tell us about your first impressions of Ecto 1. Feel free to comment about those things, while we work on the next On Screen Cars post!
Rumor has it, that the Hot-Wheels Ecto-1 is due out this month! I'll be keeping my eye out for it.
Not just a rumor anymore! It's available through our store
Reference: IMDB, Ghostbuster Wiki, ProtonCharging.com
Categories: First Look, Ghostbusters, Movies
Tags: 1959, ambulance, black, cadillac, ecto-1, ghostbusters, gray, primer