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Opens Friday, April 3!!!
In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a movie is to tell the story effectively — even if it must be destroyed in order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes.
In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that would be needed for the production — to portray about a dozen on-screen cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts; and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible.
Using documentation from the production's picture car department and in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and trucks of Fast & Furious.
Fast & Furious 4: Subaru WRX STi
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What's a Fast and Furious movie without some obvious product placement? And
in Fast & Furious, the most obvious product placement is Subaru's WRX STI.
The Subie got its role in F&F when the picture car coordinator went looking
for a new, high-performance, rally-type car for FBI agent Brian O'Connor
(super-dreamy Paul Walker) to drive near the film's climax. Basically it
was a choice between the Mitsubishi Evo X and the WRX STI, and Subaru was
the first one to say it would supply cars. So Subaru it was.
Subaru gave a total of seven brand-new WRX STI models to the production in
exchange for prominent placement in the film. But just because they were
zero-mile cars doesn't mean that they were treated with any respect by the
picture car department. After all, what matters in movie-making is getting
the movie made, not making sure any Subaru survives unscratched.
So all the Subies had their interiors stripped, all were fitted with
straightforward tuner-style modifications from Perrin, Cobb Tuning and
Veilside, and then they were sent out to work on the set. Of the seven, one
was cut up into an engine-less filming buck and five were destroyed during
filming. The remaining car is in a warehouse awaiting another shot at fame.
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
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In 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to set foot on the
moon, punched a guy in the face for accusing him of faking the moon
landing. Buzz was 72 years old at the time.
Go right ahead and question the existence of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
and 2010 Chevy Camaro
SS and they, too, might just give you a knuckle sandwich in the kisser.
Like Mr. Aldrin, they bear names from long ago that have made a collective
return to the limelight. Like Mr. Aldrin, they are American heroes with
unparalleled legacies reaching across decades. And like Mr. Aldrin, they
have Ph.Ds in kicking ass.
Their makers may have proven that they have the financial acumen of a blind
yak. However, we submit these pony car icons as proof that the home team
can extract their craniums from their nether regions once in awhile and
knock the cover off the ball.
Fast & Furious 4 Trailer 1
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Trailer Courtesy of Universal
Almost six months before filming was set to begin on Fast and Furious, the
movie's picture car coordinator Dennis McCarthy was already running out of
space to hold all the cars, trucks, semis and trailers being built for the
production. This was way back in October 2007 and it was McCarthy's job to
bring together every vehicle that would be seen on-screen in the fourth in
The Fast and the Furious series. Sound easy? It wasn't; there were going to
be more than 200 of them.
"Reading the script, it was obvious this was going to be bigger than Tokyo
Drift," said McCarthy, who had the same job on that third Fast/Furious
film. "And a lot more of them were going to be 'specialty cars' that we'd
have to build ourselves."
So despite having more than 60,000 square feet of shop space to work in,
Dennis McCarthy was already running out of room.
Supercar Shootout! - Epic 5-Car Drag Race
We line up five of the world's hottest new exotic cars for a
once-in-a-lifetime drag race.
Shot By: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason, Terren Lin
Edited By: Mike Suggett
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Big Trucks in the Canadian West -www.truckingFantastic.com
www.TruckingFantastic.com Big Log trucks on dirt roads in British
Columbia - Volvo, Pacific, Hayes, Kenworth, Peterbilt. Now look at "Three
Truck Tow" - three 500 hp trucks moving one 150 tonne load. Probably the
best off road truck drivers in the World.
Music from BC guitar legend Doug Cox -http ://cdbaby.com/cd/coxbutler
This sequence is available in HD at www.TruckingFantastic.com taken from my
most excellent DVD about Logging - available on both sides of the Atlantic
and NZ and Australia. Lots about trucking, timber skidding, dry land sort,
timbermills and trains.
Take a look at www.truckingFantastic.com. DVD and video available in North
America and UK. Type Dylan Winter and Loggers into Google
Dirt Cheap Rat Rod! 1968 Charger Buildup and Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 23
Freiburger and Finnegan think this is the best episode so far! It's the
longest, too. This show has it all: a Mad-Max-vibe 1968 Dodge Charger built
with motorhome parts, sideways Dukes-style action, lots of low-buck
wrenching, hilarious snafus, and cameo appearances by the Macho Grande from
episode 8, the '66 Buick Special convertible from a pre-Roadkill episode,
the ramp truck from episode 20, and the Fury from episode 22. Enjoy the
last Roadkill of 2013!
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TOP 10 MUSCLE CARS
Look my video is a very good video for amators of muscle cars at the end
you will look the name of the song in my video GOOD WATCHING!!:):):D:D
Rinspeed's first underwater Car
Rinspeed will present its new sQuba, the worlds first diving car, at the
Geneva Motor Show (March 6-16). The car is not only able to drive on roads
autonomously with a push of a button (thus without a driver, passenger or
further assistance), but can also transform into an amphibious vehicle
which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet). An electric
motor with powerful torque drives the rear wheels, while the propulsion on
the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet
drives in the bow propelling the vehicle under water while diving. When
underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to
light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are
supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.
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Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C - Head 2 Head Episode 8
On this special episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa
pits the world's most exclusive super cars against each other in a
no-holds-barred drag race battle! Do the carbon fiber-bodied Aventador,
LFA, and MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car
realm - the Bugatti Veyron?
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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Clone Burnout
Lawell Motorsports' built 1970 Chevelle warming up the tires, this Chevelle
is fully built, it has a 125HP Nitrous
kit, Ported heads, Headers, turbo 350
Transmission, Shift Kit, Suspension, Big Brakes, Flow Master Exhaust and much more!
Lawell Automotive Performance
ZR1 Drag Race King - Spanks GTR, 599, and GT2
Join us as we pit Chevy's all-new 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1
against the Nissan GTR, Ferrari 599 GTB, and Porsche GT2 in a no holds
barred drag race.
Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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73 Camaro "F-bomb" 1500 Horsepower --- PART 1
FROM NRE: A 1973 Camaro
which we've caged, minitubbed, completely stripped to bare metal and powder
coated the entire car. The motor is a 406 twin turbo making 1540 hp and 1527 lbs of torque.
We are going to prove to everyone you can "have your cake and eat it to."
We are going to drive the car 300 miles a day, stopping at a race track
everyday, for 5 days. 1500 miles and 5 race days in 5 days, with no support
vehicle. Sounds pretty crazy? Did we mention we are planning on running in
8 second quarter miles?
Our goal is to illustrate that you can own a car that smooth running,
mellow-idling, easy-driving, pump-gas cruiser - and still make 1500hp, 8
We call it the "F-bomb" becuase when it arrived at NRE, it looked like a
Scud hit it.