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There’s One Car From Blade Runner’s November 2019 That Could Exist In Our November 2019

By now most of us have come to the realization that this fresh, new month of November we’ve just unwrapped is the month and year that the original 1982 movie Blade Runner was supposed to have taken place. In Blade Runner’s 2019 the automotive landscape is significantly different, arguably much more advanced, with…Read more… Continue […]

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Channel Your Inner Steve McQueen And Buy Yourself The Real Bullitt Mustang

The iconic 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt is easily one of the top three greatest cars in the automotive history of Hollywood, one that inspired generations of youths (myself included) to fall in love with cars. Now, you can actually own the actual car used in the film, because it’s going to auction in January.Read […]

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The Most Realistic Cars In Fast And Furious Were The Three Black Civics

Honda Civics were staples of the tuner car scene in the late ’90s and early 2000s. They were common at import car shows before The Fast And The Furious came out and the aftermarket catalog was deep. In fact, that’s why they got a prominent role in the movie.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Chernobyl’s Cars Paint a Fascinating and Grim Picture Of Soviet Life

At this very moment, the highest-rated television show on IMDb, beating out The Wire, Breaking Bad, the first few actually good seasons of Game of Thrones and other worshipped favorites is a bleakly terrifying mini-series about a nuclear disaster that happened 33 years ago in a country that no longer actually exists.… Read more…

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All Your Favorite Movie Star Cars Are Waiting for You at the Petersen Museum

Are you visiting Los Angeles or do you live in Los Angeles and find yourself with nothing to do? If you like cars, movies and video games, then you should definitely think about getting yourself down to the Petersen Automotive Museum to check out its new “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and…Read more… […]

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This 1911 Film Predicted the Dangers of Autonomous Vehicles Like Dragging Cops and Dogs and Getting Stranded Inside of Saturn

I know we tend to think that robotically-driven cars are a very recent phenomenon, but the truth is that people have been imagining the consequences of AVs since the turn of the last century. In fact, there’s at least one film that addresses the issues head-on, Walter R. Booth’s 1911 film, The Automatic Motorist. All… […]

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A Countdown of My Favorite Horror Movie Cars of All Time

Welcome to Halloween weekend, folks—aka, the greatest time of year. In my many years of binge watching horror movies both quality and terrible, I’ve come to realize that there’s a pretty great connection between spooky shows and great cars. So, to celebrate this most blessed of holidays, here’s a quick little list…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I’m Expecting One Of You Ingrates To Buy Me This Defender SVX

Listen, this is a little awkward, but I’ve been working all day here in these blogmines for over a month now and not one of you has bought me a damned thing. I bust my back grinding out news and spittin’ hot takes for you, and you can’t even send over a fruit basket? Read […]

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Quick Question: If A Transformer Dies, Is It Disrespectful To Drive It Around Like A Car?

With that new Bumblebee movie coming out, the subject of Transformers Ethics and Culture has been gaining increased attention and scrutiny lately. This national focus has caused many Transfomers scholars to ponder some complicated questions, such as this ethical pickle: if a Transformer dies, is it disrespectful to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Most Important Thing About The New Spider-Man Trailer Is That There’s A New Yugo

Did you know there’s a whole other Spider-Man series that takes place in a multiverse where each universe has its own version of Spider-Man? I’ll admit I was not aware of this arachnid-humanoid-related development, but I am now. There’s a new movie coming out about one of these Spider-verses, and, for our purposes,…Read more… Continue […]

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It’s Been Years And I Still Can’t Stop Thinking About The Geo Metro From Masterminds

There are a lot of great movie cars. Fast and Furious helped make the Toyota Supra an icon, the Ford Mustang from Bullitt hasn’t left the spotlight since 1968, and Aston Martin is almost synonymous with James Bond for those with casual knowledge of either. But none of those are my favorite. Not even close.Read […]

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Why Did Batman Lie About The Transmission In The Tumbler? 

An important discussion arose in the Jalopnik pod this week: why, in Batman Begins, did Batman ask then-Sgt. Jim Gordon if he could drive stick before he got into the Tumbler Batmobile, when there’s no way the Tumbler Batmobile has a manual transmission? Why would Batman just lie like that?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is What A Wakandan Car Could Be

Like most people who saw Black Panther, I thought the views of Wakanda, a wildly-advanced and fictional East-African country, were some of the most compelling and exciting parts of the movie. Of course, seeing Wakanda brought up a lot of questions: What’s the deal with those sand-like 3D display systems they have? How…Read more… Continue […]

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Black Panther Totally Missed One More Toyota Product Placement Opportunity

You may have noticed that Lexus has been leveraging the new Black Panther movie to pimp the LS500 sedan and concept coupe that get heroic appearances on screen. There’s another Toyota in the movie too, but it totally misses the perfect chance to show off one of its best features.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Quentin Tarantino On Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill Crash: ‘Biggest Regret Of My Life’

Over the weekend, The New York Times shared actress Uma Thurman’s accounts of abuse from producer Harvey Weinstein and her hospitalizing car crash from the Kill Bill series in a Karmann Ghia she called a “deathbox.” Director Quentin Tarantino, who told Thurman the road she had to drive the car on was straight and…Read more… […]

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Uma Thurman Recounts Harrowing Karmann Ghia Crash On Kill Bill Set That Left Her ‘Broken’

Since the outpouring of incidents of sexual assault and harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein sparked a massive backlash against the abuse of women in Hollywood, one of the most anticipated voices has been that of actress Uma Thurman, who worked with Weinstein on a number of high-profile movie projects. And…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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