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What Clint Eastwood did for the 1972 Gran Torino in Gran Torino, Fast & Furious will try to undo. Because in this movie, the very nastiest bad guy — you know, the chief henchman who does the dirtiest deeds and dies just before the big boss bad guy gets his — drives a '72 Gran Torino Sportsroof.
The inspiration for the Gran Torino in Fast & Furious comes from a similar Torino built for Dan Widmann at Steve Strope's Pure Vision Design — the same shop from which emerged the Hammer Road Runner that's also featured in the film. Strope brought Widmann's Torino to a casting session and a star — well, a co-star — was born.
The one significant visual change between Widmann's Torino and the replicas built for the film is that Widmann's car is blue, and the bad guy Torinos were painted green. It seems that blue was already assigned as super-dreamy Paul Walker's color in Fast & Furious, so the bad attitude character "Fenix Rise" (played by Laz Alonzo) would have to wear green.
Little matter, however, as the Gran Torino looks dang good in green.
To portray Fenix's FoMoCo, the picture car department acquired six '72 Torino Sportsroof models and one '73. As with the Charger, some of the stunt cars were fit with Chevy crate V8s and automatic transmissions, but at least one of the cars was originally equipped with a 429 and four-speed manual transmission. Five of the cars were either destroyed during production or ripped apart for parts.
Among the Torinos destroyed was that 429 four-speed car. Sometimes evil must be done in order to portray evil.
Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
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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 and Furious 3: Interview with Car Builder Dennis McCarthy
Inside Line takes the Fast and Furious 3 movie cars to the test track.
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Из грязи в князи - Ford Torino 1971
Из грязи в князи - Ford Torino 1971
В 1971 году Ford производит изменение своего
модельного ряда — упраздняются названия
Fairlane и Falcon. Новая линейка Torino теперь
состояла из 14 моделей. Базовой моделью
был Torino в вариациях 2-дверный хардтоп,
4-дверный седан и универсал. Следующим
шёл Torino 500, доступный в качестве
2-дверного хардтопа и SportsRoof, 4-дверного
седана и универсала. На вершине
находился Torino Brougham в разновидностях 2и
4-дверный хардтоп, а Torino Squire являлся
люксовой версией Brougham с кузовом
универсал. Torino GT предлагалась с кузовами
SportsRoof и кабриолет, а Torino Cobra — только
Внешние изменения в 1971 году были
незначительны и в основном коснулись
иного оформления радиаторной решётки за
исключением Cobra, продолжавшей
использовать решётки 1970 года. На Torino 500,
Brougham, универсал Squire и GT могли также
ставиться «скрытые» фары Hideaway.
О фильме: Барри знает, как создавать
масл-кары (мускулистые машины). Но
сколько они будут стоить? Он собирается
выяснить. В каждом эпизоде, Барри с его
командой механиков и семьей, имеют
только четыре недели на работу по
американских авто, для последующей их
продажи на самых известных
автоаукционов северной Америки, а
окупятся ли расходы и останется ли Барри
в прибыли,смотрите сами!
Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it
was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But
now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of
the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see
how the underdog Chevy stacks up.
Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
1970 Torino Cobra 429CJ 4-Speed For Sale! (SOLD)
This car has been sold! Video will be left up for posterity, and because
eBay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181246173812
This listing is for my beloved 1970 429 CJ, Ford Torino Cobra with a
factory 4-speed transmission. This car is unusual in that it came with
manual drum brakes and manual steering. A friend of mine sold me this car
just before he passed away several years ago. Max bought the car in the
early 80's from the original owner (see documentation) so that makes me the
third registered owner. The 429 CJ motor and transmission were completely
rebuilt by Alderidge Motor Sports in Portland, OR. As the video attests to
and the documentation shows, a top notch job was ordered and it runs out
VERY strong. The drive-train has about 30,000 miles on it since the
extensive rebuild and would need very little to be rated a 10. It does not
have its numbers-matching block anymore, and the carburetor is an
aftermarket Holley, incorrect numbered distributor and other minor details
need attention or are not correct (see video). It has a VERY solid Western
body and some very nice interior parts. Please watch the video for
specifics as I go into much further detail there. Feel free to call me at
503-463-1130 if you need further information. I feel this car is worth
about $25,000.00, but my reserve is much less than that. We can help with
shipping worldwide as I have done it many times over the last 25 years. I
will consider trades for 67-73 parts or parts cars. Thank you! Don Rush
Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
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Heists are, by their nature, illegal. So what could be a better car for a
heist than a sinister black Buick Grand National GNX? And that's just what
Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) drives at the beginning of Fast & Furious as
he robs a land train full of high-octane fuel. No one in the picture car
department remembers exactly how the GNX won its role, except that it
seemed such a natural choice that no one gave it a second thought.
Considering the intense stunts performed during the filming of this opening
sequence, it's probably not surprising that a lot of Buick Grand Nationals
(but no actual GNXs) were sacrificed in its creation. In fact, the picture
car department created seven of them, all based on real GNs or T-Types.
Four would wind up scrapped.
The most unusual of the seven GNs built was one with the body mounted
backward on the frame so it could be driven at speed while appearing to be
going backward. To get the engine tucked under the trunk lid, however, the
turbocharger and its plumbing had to be
removed. Most of the other GNs retained their original turbo V6s, though a couple had Chevy crate V8s
It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the
starring role it deserved.
FAST AND FURIOUS 4 MUSTANG
The "Hero" Yellow Mustang
from the movie The Fast and Furious 4...caught Wilson coming out of
Bojangles chicken...sorry I get a little excited about seeing it...first
movie car on my channel...pretty cool ck it out!!!!