Tuesday, March 31, 2009


The Fast and the Furious film series is a 2000s series of street racing films produced by Universal Studios. The first film The Fast and the Furious, starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, was directed by Rob Cohen and released in 2001. The second film 2 Fast 2 Furious, starring Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson, was directed by John Singleton and released in 2003. The third film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, starring Lucas Black, was directed by Justin Lin and released in 2006. A fourth film, Fast & Furious, is in production with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster reprising their previous roles.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Elwood and Jake and the Bluesmobile

Hit the road with the Blues Brothers. When the 1974 Dodge Monaco former Mount Prospect Police car dubbed 'The Bluesmobile' rolls onto the screen in the 1980 classic. The Blues Brothers, it's not just a car, it's a character. This 1:18 scale die-cast replica of that famous car features the highest quality construction and fantastic attention to detail. It is a must have item for any true fan. After burning up the airwaves on Saturday Night Live, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd took their characters, Jake and Elwood Blues to the big screen with an action packed comedy the captured America's imagination. As Jake and Elwood struggle to reunite 'The Band' and save the Chicago orphanage where they were raised, they wreak havoc across Cook County and surrounding area. And when they need to get the word out about their 'Fabulous Rhythm and Blue Revue,' they mount a giant speaker to the roof and drive from Calument City to Indiana Beach announcing the show. After the show, Jake and Elwood must make it to the Cook County Assessor's Office with the entire Cook County Police force on their tails. Along the way they inadvertently destroy shopping malls, public buildings, and more Chicago Police cars than you can count. In the end, after a series of amazing acrobatic moves that would have rendered other vehicles to scrap, like a loyal friend The Bluesmobile gets the brothers where they need to be and promptly falls to pieces.

The "Bluesmobile" was a 1974 Dodge Monaco Sedan and was painted black & white to resemble a former police car. The used-car look was enhanced with distressed police car markings and graphics. The Monaco dominated the USA police car market during the 70's. Buy it now.


A Diamond Select Release! Get the Flux Capacitor ready and start your DeLorean, because the Back to the Future "Outatime" License Plate Replica is ready for your collection! Recreating the legendary DeLorean DMC-12's famous tags, this full-size replica features window-box packaging perfect for display or wall mounting. Not for street use after 1985. Buy it now.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Ghostbusters is a 1984 comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. The film was released in the on June 8, 1984. It was produced and directed by Ivan Reitman and stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. With inflation adjustments, the film's original release grossed over US$500 million in the U.S., making it one of the highest grossing films of 1984 and the 31st highest grossing film of all time, domestically.

After being kicked out of their university, parapsychology professors Spengler, Stantz and Venkman decide to go into business for themselves by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses. They establish "Ghostbusters", an organization described by Venkman as a "professional paranormal investigations and eliminations" service, using an old firehouse as their headquarters, a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance dubbed "Ecto-1" as transport.

The Ectomobile, or Ecto–1 is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor limo-style endloader combination car (hearse) used in the 1984 film Ghostbusters and other Ghostbusters fiction.
This vehicle was purchased by Ray Stantz for the relatively high price of $4800 in a poor state of repair. In Stantz' own words, it needed "suspension work and shocks, brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end, new rings, mufflers, a little wiring...." It is assumed that Ray continues listing needed repairs after this scene cuts away. It has a distinctive siren wail. Its features include a special pull-out rack in the rear containing the staff's proton packs, which facilitates a quick retrieval without the complication of having to reach into the vehicle's rear. There are also various gadgets mounted on the top, whose function is never revealed in the movies.

ERTL '59 Cadillac Ambulance Eto 1 Ghostbusters Diecast Car. Scale 1/21.

1958 Plymouth Fury Christine Movie

Three "survivors" of the many red-and-white 1958 Plymouth Fury stunt cars used in Christine
now reside in private hands, one in Clifornia, one in Florida and one in England

Although the 1958 Plymouth Fury is identified as the car in John Carpenter's adaptation of the Stephen King novel Christine, two other Plymouth models, the Belvedere and the Savoy, were also used to portray the malevolent automobile.
Several statements about the car in the book version were factually incorrect for the 1958 Fury, referring to features that were found on the Belvedere model and not on the Fury. Some of these include:
"rear doors" (Christine is referred to as a four-door, but the Fury was only available in a two-door model until 1959)
the automatic transmission (called a Hydramatic in the book—a GM transmission; Chrysler Corporation transmissions were called TorqueFlite)
"gearshift lever" (refers to the transmission shifter; all 1958 Chrysler automobiles with automatic transmissions used push-button drive).
Another slight inaccuracy was shown in the film version of Christine: In the scene where Leigh Cabot chokes on a hamburger, Arnie is locked out of the car and can't help her. The door lock button clearly goes down by itself, yet these cars did not have lock buttons. They required the door handle to be rotated counter-clockwise to lock them.
However, the author did note that Christine was "a special order", which could explain these inconsistencies. Also, since the car is possessed by a supernatural force (the previous owner in the book and an unknown force in the movie) it is possible that the car could do just about anything it (she) wanted.

1/18 Scale ERTL Diecast 1958 Plymouth Fury From Chrintine Movie

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Christine (also known as John Carpenter's Christine) is a 1983 horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager who owns it, adapted from a novel written by Stephen King. The film was directed by John Carpenter, and set in 1978.

Highschool geek Arnie Cunningham falls in love with "Christine", a bright red 1958 Plymouth Fury which has seen much better days. Setting himself the task of restoring the car to its original condition, his friends notice that the car is not the only thing that is changing. Arnie seems to spend more and more time with his car. He's also developed a sort of cocky arrogance which does not seem like the real Arnie at all. Written by Murray Chapman {muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au}