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THE WRAITH

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THE WRAITH

THE CARIn 1986, Charlie Sheen and Randy Quaid starred in the independently made film The Wraith. The Wraith tells the story of an Arizona teen who mysteriously returns from the dead as a supernatural, or possibly alien-created, street-racer driving an invulnerable supercar in order to take revenge on the gang who murdered him. The Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor used in the film was originally a pace car built by Chrysler Corporation and PPG Industries. Six copies were made for use in the film: two stunt cars made from molds of the original car and four non-drivable "dummies" that were destroyed during filming. During production, the real Dodge Turbo...

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MAD MAX'S LAST OF THE V-8 INTERCEPTORS DRAWING

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MAD MAX'S LAST OF THE V-8 INTERCEPTORS DRAWING

Time lapse video of Pursuit Special from the film Mad Max.

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CONVOY RUBBER DUCK DRAWING

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CONVOY RUBBER DUCK DRAWING

Time lapse video of Rubber Duck's Mack from the film Convoy.

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JAMES BOND - 1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5

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JAMES BOND - 1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5
Arguably the most famous car in the world has a long and convoluted history. Although two cars were used in the filming of Goldfinger and Thunderball, only one was driven by Sean Connery. That 1963 Aston Martin DB5 was actually a modified DB4 and was used for all the road scenes.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

THE CARIn John Carpenter’s film Big Trouble In Little China, Kurt Russel’s character Jack Burton is a truck driver who agrees to help his friend save a young lady from the clutches of a gang in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Jack arrives in Chinatown driving his 1985 Freightliner FLC 120 which has been christened The Pork Chop Express. The actual truck was most recently owned by a body shop in Maine and was in use regularly. A recent news headline claims that the truck is leaving Maine and headed to England but the article is behind a paywall and I couldn’t...

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