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I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,358

    I remember seeing that movie in my beautiful little hometown theater...now gone, of course. Thanks for posting.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,707

    @re movie

    That blue Fintail looks familiar from somewhere.... Where have I seen something similar before? Hmmm?

    The Fintail sure didn't stand much bumping--that trunk like plumped up like a Pillsburg buscuit.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,358

    We think of road rage as something from only the last ten or fifteen years, and I think this movie is from '73 or so IIRC (too lazy to check).

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585

    @uplanderguy said: We think of road rage as something from only the last ten or fifteen years, and I think this movie is from '73 or so IIRC (too lazy to check).

    We think lots of stuff is recent. We just didn't hear about stuff before the internet!

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,707

    @stickguy said: @uplanderguy said: We think of road rage as something from only the last ten or fifteen years, and I think this movie is from '73 or so IIRC (too lazy to check).

    Road rage has been around a long time. I recall driving through Kentucky on I75 at peak travel times for holiday traffic. You should have seen all the angry folks from Up North (and some with FL plates) who felt traffic wasn't going fast enough in "their" lane, the left one. There were only two lanes through almost all of KY at that time. I've actually seen folks pass on the left and the right berms after tailgating and honking their lights and flashing their horns at drivers daring to go only 10 over the speed limit.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914

    Saw a couple of squarebirds languishing in a field in an agricultural-industrial area south of Seattle.

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590

    @lemko said: Just saw this one last night on TV. It's the road rage scene from Marathon Man: Fintail vs. 1970 Chevrolet Impala

    Not to be too nitpicky, but ya gotta love how the drivers both notice the oil truck at 3:29, and slam into it around 3:35, giving them a good six seconds to stop. But they both just open their mouths and gasp, and pretty much go full-force into it. And, somehow I don't think home heating oil is quite that volatile. Unless you attach a model rocket launcher to it. Maybe Dateline NBC's pyrotechnics crew learned something from this scene?

    Kinda sad seeing that Fintail and the Impala bite the dust, but at the time they were just a couple of old cars. Also, if you pause it just as the Fintail slams into the trunk, you can see just how well the crumple zone worked on that car.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    edited January 20

    Ha, I missed your post - still haven't mastered the new system I guess.

    Great scene, and it really does show the crumple zone at work. I even commented on that video ages ago. Hard to tell the identity of the fintail, but it is likely a pre-1963 220S or SE, wearing an incomplete rear bumper.

    Funny to see the old Nazi insulting the Chevrolet, too.

    Just saw a white 77-78 Toronado on the road, and the same powder blue 65 Mustang fastback I see now and then.

    @lemko said: Just saw this one last night on TV. It's the road rage scene from Marathon Man: Fintail vs. 1970 Chevrolet Impala

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590

    On the subject of old cars in movies, yesterday I watched the old gem "Day of the Triffids", and there was one of those French Pastry Citroens in it.

    One thing that struck me as a bit odd though, is that it had two bands on the radio dial, which I would presume would be AM/FM? Unless the French had some other band? I'd imagine AM/FM would be pretty rare for a c1962 car?

  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424

    I thought some European radios also had a shortwave band...

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,358

    I know Studebakers first got AM/FM radios midway through the '63 model year.

  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071

    Spotted an oddball today - an orange Volkswagen Corrado on Street Road north of Philly. The car appeared to be in pretty nice shape. These cars made a brief appearance a little over 20 years ago then vanished.

  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424

    A Corrado with the VR6 would be a fun car. With the I4 "G-Lader" supercharger, not so much...

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648

    @andre1969 said: On the subject of old cars in movies, yesterday I watched the old gem "Day of the Triffids", and there was one of those French Pastry Citroens in it.

    One thing that struck me as a bit odd though, is that it had two bands on the radio dial, which I would presume would be AM/FM? Unless the French had some other band? I'd imagine AM/FM would be pretty rare for a c1962 car?

    Blaupunkt offered car radios with FM in 1952.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    edited January 20

    Yeah, shortwave was sometimes seen in higher end radios. I've seen old MBs with it,too.

    That car reminds me of a crazy random street scene I happened upon years ago, the kind of thing probably only seen on the west coast. A fintail driving down a street with a Citroen wagon, GTO, and VW 411/412. No, the pic wasn't taken in 1974 either, it was well into this century:

    @andre1969 said: On the subject of old cars in movies, yesterday I watched the old gem "Day of the Triffids", and there was one of those French Pastry Citroens in it.

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    edited January 20

    That's a really cool pic...especially looking out over the hood of your Fintail! I have some old N-gauge model trains and accessories packed away, and among the stuff is a couple of scale VW 411/412's.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585

    I took my drivers test on my grandmothers 412 wagon. Evil, evil car. Just awful.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914

    I think the view from inside period MBs won people over - there is something about it. For not a huge car, it has presence, behind the wheel, too.

    Some of those old N scale things might have a little value. Here's an N scale set with some 411/412s

    @andre1969 said: That's a really cool pic...especially looking out over the hood of your Fintail! I have some old N-gauge model trains and accessories packed away, and among the stuff is a couple of scale VW 411/412's.

  • berriberri Posts: 4,004

    I always liked that gen Citroen, sedan or wagon. When I was a kid we had a chemist who rented a home down the street from ours while his new one was being built somewhere. He had that version sedan and gave me a ride in it one day. Two things caught me back then; how smoothly it rode and how modern the interior seemed for it's day.

    I think I started seeing N gauge model trains around high school. Back then model railroading was actually pretty popular and there were some neat basement layouts around us. It's funny, because a few years earlier HO started taking over from O gauge and people were complaining how small HO models were - but N made HO look kind of big.

    The other big things kids liked to do back in those days were model cars and airplanes, putting together radios and building sets like Girder and Panel or American Plastic Bricks. You guys are making me feel like I'm a kid again - Love It :D

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    edited January 21

    I had a Girder and Panel - didn't remember the name until your post. After playing with it for at least a year, I discovered the "big" pegboard base hiding under the cardboard on the bottom. Lincoln Logs were more fun though. Funny, I'd never want to actually live in a log house now although a skyscraper apartment might be fun. Driving a Lincoln would be okay though. ;)

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