Own a Vehicle from "Mad Max: Fury Road"!!

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
13 vehicles, including the "War Rig" tanker truck, are being offered to the public in an auction conducted by Lloyd's Auctioneers. Secret bids (allowing no knowledge of what others are bidding) will be accepted Sept. 25 (the last day of bidding on Jordan's underwear) and 26. Tired of taking crap from other drivers on your morning commute?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
13 vehicles, including the "War Rig" tanker truck, are being offered to the public in an auction conducted by Lloyd's Auctioneers. Secret bids (allowing no knowledge of what others are bidding) will be accepted Sept. 25 (the last day of bidding on Jordan's underwear) and 26. Tired of taking crap from other drivers on your morning commute?
Will Lloyd’s arrange for anger management sessions with Ollinger & Associates as a precondition before taking possession after a winning bid? Here’s your lead psychologist working with a typical NYC driver afflicted with road rage:

 
When I was in college I got a lift once in one of my friends' mid 1980s Toyota Tercel with no tread left whatsoever and it was the closest I have ever been to riding a Mad Max Fury Road vehicle.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Toyota Tercel with no tread left whatsoever and it was the closest I have ever been to riding a Mad Max Fury Road vehicle.
That can be thrilling, and terrifying. When a friend and I took the weekend Skip Barber High Performance Driving School course at Lime Rock Raceway in Connecticut, they had us drive cars with the tire tread shaved off, going around a course that they flooded and kept quite wet, to learn how to control drifting. It was like driving on sheet ice.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
That can be thrilling, and terrifying. When a friend and I took the weekend Skip Barber High Performance Driving School course at Lime Rock Raceway in Connecticut, they had us drive cars with the tire tread shaved off, going around a course that they flooded and kept quite wet, to learn how to control drifting. It was like driving on sheet ice.
Training to elude "the fuzz" in a high-speed chase?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Or maybe training how to chase the bad guys.



P.S.: My friend didn't play Lalo Schifrin in his Toyota Tercel but it would have been awesome.
This chase scene’s scariness was enhanced for me because I lived a short walk away from where it was shot the year before I moved into that neighborhood in Brooklyn:


After the movie was released I did a spin around Bensonhurst and tried to follow the path as closely as possible but of course not at the same speed or with any of the paint trading going on.
 
This chase scene’s scariness was enhanced for me because I lived a short walk away from where it was shot the year before I moved into that neighborhood in Brooklyn:


After the movie was released I did a spin around Bensonhurst and tried to follow the path as closely as possible but of course not at the same speed or with any of the paint trading going on.
I just watched the whole thing. They don't do car chases like they used to, now it's all CGI crap.

I have never watched TFC, I've watched Bullitt a few times but never TFC, I will try to watch it this weekend.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
I just watched the whole thing. They don't do car chases like they used to, now it's all CGI crap.

I have never watched TFC, I've watched Bullit a few times but never TFC, I will try to watch it this weekend.
TFC is a great flick, the first of two big hits in a row for director William Friedkin. With its success and also very good results from The Exorcist a couple of years later I was disappointed Friedkin peaked for just those two films. I guess he burned out despite getting married to studio executive Sherry Lansing 20 years later.

Don’t be expecting more chase scenes…except on foot through Manhattan streets and subway stations.
 
TFC is a great flick, the first of two big hits in a row for director William Friedkin. With its success and also very good results from The Exorcist a couple of years later I was disappointed Friedkin peaked for just those two films. I guess he burned out despite getting married to studio executive Sherry Lansing 20 years later.

Don’t be expecting more chase scenes…except on foot through Manhattan streets and subway stations.
I really don't know why I haven't watched it yet. It has all the ingredients for a great movie, including Gene Hackman.

Talking of Gene Hackman, anybody who likes 1970s flicks with strong guy roles and all the nice good things that made 70s flicks awesome but are now considered politically incorrect should watch Prime Cut, a lesser known slightly B-movie flick starring Gene Hackman and Lee Marvin alongside Sissy Spacek in one of her early roles.

It doesn't have a car chase, but the harvester chase is GOAT.

 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
TFC is a great flick, the first of two big hits in a row for director William Friedkin. With its success and also very good results from The Exorcist a couple of years later I was disappointed Friedkin peaked for just those two films. I guess he burned out despite getting married to studio executive Sherry Lansing 20 years later.

Don’t be expecting more chase scenes…except on foot through Manhattan streets and subway stations.
"French Connection II" director, John Frankenheimer, had some good car chase scenes in "Ronin," which, IMO, is an underrated film.

'Ronin' 20 years later: John Frankenheimer's spy thriller for car fanatics
BY JAY RAMEY
SEP 24, 2018


As much as the briefcase served as a MacGuffin for the plot of "Ronin," the film itself was a MacGuffin for director John Frankenheimer's obsession with cars. Frankenheimer picked all the vehicles himself, pitting an Audi S8 against a Citroen XM and a Peugeot 406 against an E34-generation BMW M5. The attention to detail and the level of preparation of the stunt driving in the film is legendary itself: French Formula 1 driver Jean-Pierre Jarier did a lot of the stunt driving, as did actors like De Niro and Sudduth. Frankenheimer was also able to obtain a film permit to fire guns in the city of Paris at night -- something that had been banned for films for years due to noise restrictions -- and close several of the city's tunnels for filming the complex stunts.

We're also here to note a curious thing about "Ronin:" 20 years after its release "Ronin" has never been convincingly surpassed when it comes to realistic car chase scenes, standing alone in a field of battle after a fifth of a century has passed.

The few challengers to its automotive stuntwork were the first two installments of the Jason Bourne film series, neither really committing to indulge the audience in the complex and protracted car chases offered by Frankenheimer's film. The rest of the challengers are of the far less realistic variety: Jason Statham's "The Transporter" films simultaneously took themselves too seriously while prompting the audience to laugh at stunts seemingly conceived by eight-year-olds, while the "Fast & the Furious" franchise gradually became less about street racing and more about a Marvel-type superhero ensemble relying on CGI explosions every five minutes to mask increasingly implausible plots and physics.
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/a...ohn-frankenheimers-spy-thriller-car-fanatics/

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I really don't know why I haven't watched it yet. It has all the ingredients for a great movie, including Gene Hackman.

Talking of Gene Hackman, anybody who likes 1970s flicks with strong guy roles and all the nice good things that made 70s flicks awesome but are now considered politically incorrect should watch Prime Cut, a lesser known slightly B-movie flick starring Gene Hackman and Lee Marvin alongside Sissy Spacek in one of her early roles.

It doesn't have a car chase, but the harvester chase is GOAT.

Hackman had yet to establish himself as a lead actor when casting decisions were being made for TFC. He had fared well as Clyde Barrow’s brother Buck in support of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie And Clyde. This may have been why Friedkin and producers offered the role around a bit before signing Hackman to play NYC detective Popeye Doyle. The rest is history with Hackman becoming a box office star with an Oscar and a fast food chicken joint named after his character.
 
Hackman had yet to establish himself as a lead actor when casting decisions were being made for TFC. He had fared well as Clyde Barrow’s brother Buck in support of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie And Clyde. This may have been why Friedkin and producers offered the role around a bit before signing Hackman to play NYC detective Popeye Doyle. The rest is history with Hackman becoming a box office star with an Oscar and a fast food chicken joint named after his character.
70s-90s are prime Hackman. One of his last great roles before retiring was in The Firm, but the guy could basically do no wrong. Having Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman on screen at the same time in Prime Cut often results in a charisma overload warning on my TV. Besides, it takes a specially badass actor to play the head of a Southern prostitution mafia named Mary Ann.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
70s-90s are prime Hackman. One of his last great roles before retiring was in The Firm, but the guy could basically do no wrong. Having Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman on screen at the same time in Prime Cut often results in a charisma overload warning on my TV. Besides, it takes a specially badass actor to play the head of a Southern prostitution mafia named Mary Ann.
Two more Hackman classics:

"The Royal Tenenbaums"


& "The Conversation"

 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Not sure what became of last year's "Mad Max" Interceptor sale.



Mel Gibson's "Mad Max" Interceptor Up for Sale
BY RYAN CARBREY PUBLISHED FEB 09, 2020

If you're bummed you missed out on the $3.7 million sale of the Mustang GT 390 from the movie Bullitt, another iconic movie Ford will go up for sale soon, the Falcon XB that stood in for the last of the Interceptors in the Mad Max series. While the Falcon badge faded in the United States it has carried on for Ford Australia becoming a sought after collectible muscle car. Like the DeLorean time machine, the Mad Max Falcon Interceptor is tied forever to the early seventies Australian muscle car.

The current owner of the movie star hot rod is a car museum in Orlando. The collection was bought complete as the inventory of the Cars of the Stars display and shipped to Orlando and also included a Batmobile, a Delorean Time Machine, and a Miami Vice Ferrari. The museum is remodeling and some of the cars are being sold off.

Earlier this year there were some big name movie cars that crossed the auction block and a few grabbed headlines. The Eleanor used for the close up and driving shots was sold as well as Christine from the movie of the same name. The biggest headline grabber, however, was the sale of one of the two Mustang GT 390s from the movie Bullitt.

Before the movie Mad Max and its sequels established their credentials as cultural touchstones, even spawning a yearly desert festival featuring home made Mad Max style cars called Wasteland, the car that was featured in the first movie's climax was considered lost until someone found it in a junkyard. It was altered for the even more apocalyptic Road Warrior and currently sits as a mix of both builds.
https://www.hotcars.com/mel-gibsons-mad-max-interceptor-up-for-sale/
 
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