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25
May
11

Wizard World Comic Convention and Star Car Central.com in Anaheim 3 day eventorama!

Wizard World Conventions are all over the U.S. and Canada and over the last few years I have sent a few area chapter members out to appear with their movie or TV car, mostly on the East Coast and Canada.  But when Adam West and Burt Ward, the original Batman and Robin make a rare appearance here in nearby Anaheim, well the batsignal goes up, and starcars roll out!   More of the original Bat cast was in attendance as well, Lee Meriweather who was catwoman in the Batman Feature film, Malichi Throne who played the villain “False Face” as well as a host of celebrities and artists from all walks of fandom!

Nateman (That’s me!) and my Natemobile were up near the entrance, and right in front of Batman and Robin! Even though I was a bit lonely without my star car pals, it was a fun time meeting all the batfans and helping to raise money for the “Friends of Angels” Autism Camp.  We are in our eighth year and going strong!

Meanwhile, in the back, the rest of the peanut gallery were putting on their own show, and having fun talking to the press and fans!

Paul agreed to a rare interview about his car.... :)

When it comes to any comic con, you never know what “crossgeeking” surprises you  will see. (Crossgeeking means a fanatical pursuit or interest in two divergent areas of traditional geekyness, Such as owning a Herbie the Love bug, and also speaking klingon – copyright Nate Truman 2001! Go ahead and google it!) Here is an example that popped up, a Flux Capacitor in a Magnum P.I. Ferrari!

The fans crowded in to see the star cars we had on display, and lots of interviews for various media outlets, both TV and online sites were constantly quizzing the star car owners in front of the cameras.

The crowds were non stop all day long, and everyone had a great time checking out costumes, artists and celebrities that they got to spend time chatting with in person.  Hey, I got to talk with the 80′s Captain America about the release of the new one. Reb Brown is still in great shape and could pick up the shield!

But you can’t see the cars, so here is a shot of the set up before the doors opened up.

Rockin' the 80's... well Herbie spans several decades!

My A-Team van was on display for Friday only, then we swapped out the van for Brian’s James Bond BMW Saturday and Sunday along with three day attenders Oscar and his Ferrari from Magnum P.I. Paul’s BTTF Delorean, Alex’s KITT from Knight Rider and Brian’s Robo-Herbie. (Also there were two classic “Snake and Mongoose” funny cars! )

Being inside with fans who “get” our cars is always a treat. Plus, the fans are a lot more interesting to talk to and people watch at a comic con too!

Even Kermit the Frog came by to do some interviews!

Lots of dinner’s out and buying stuff we just had to have as well as meeting old friends made for a great weekend of fun fandom!

Look for us in November at the Los Angeles Comic Con, Danny’s BTTF Delorean inside at the San Diego Comic Con!  When this many fans line up to see us, well, we are always glad to share our famous movie and TV cars!

06
Apr
11

T.H.E. Cat 1967 custom Corvette by Gene Winfield Lost?

I have a list of starcars that are M.I.A. and have dropped off the face of the earth. Destroyed? In private collections? What ever happened to them?  One of the rarest is the black 67 custom Corvette used by Robert Loggia in his short lived series T.H.E. Cat!  The car was actually not seen that often, but it was cool enough to make a model kit of the car.

Robert Loggia starred as the title character, Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat. T. H. E. Cat is a forerunner of television characters such as The “A” Team, and The Equalizer, who skirt the edges of the law and bring skills from earlier careers on behalf of those needing more help that the police can offer. Here’s the opening of the show.

Even though it didn’t last too long, for those who saw the show, they remembered his cool Corvette!

The car was modified by Gene Winfield and sported some cool gadgets, but there is just no info on the wearabouts of this car, much less some good photos!  So if you know where T.H.E. Cat’s vette is, let me know!  There was a rumor that after the show was over the vette was sold and totaled  in Southern California.

Just one car on my list of Missing in Action star cars!  If you have a famous movie or TV car you are looking for, let me know!

21
May
10

starcarcentral worldwide shows! France, England, Georgia,Florida, Arizona, Illinois, Tenn. and washington in the northwest! SCC-CC big summer show of 2010! plus longest title ever for a starcarcentral.com post by nate truman!

After years of getting emails from people around the country and the world asking to see some starcars, I started asking my internet pals who shared my disease to represent starcarcentral.com in their area. We have lots of chapters around the USA and a few scattered around the world now.

This summer we have many get togethers and here are a few of the highlights.
On May 15th the fans of Smokey and the Bandit took to the road and recreated the famous beer run of the second movie, with an actual Snowman replica truck and lots of Bandits! they just finished up yesterday, and I am sure they had a great time!

Then on the other corner of the country, Dee and the Northwest chapter of Starcarcentral.com are putting on a big all movie and tv car concourse!

I had been contacted by several star car owners in the upper left hand corner of the USA and now thanks to SCC they are all pals now and putting on great starcar events! GO NORTHWEST! or SCC-NW!

SMALL POSTER – BIG SHOW~ THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER FOR STARCARCENTRAL.COM~!!!!!!!
In California, even the main branch of the SCC is slowly growing into three chapters, and the SCC-CC (central California) headed up by BTTF Paul has a big show planned for May 29th in Frazier park California, with over 20 different starcars, and the long awaited debut of Ecto-1!

Stop by and say “HEY” to all the guys
Frazier Park, Ridge Route Run
2nd Annual
Downtown Frazier Park
May 29, 2010, Saturday
10:00am til 3:30pm
Nate Truman AND Paul Nigh will both be available to autograph your SCC memorabilia! :)
Batmobile and BTTF Tee shirts will be available for sale at the SCC main tent! Get yours, before they are all gone!

A french TV crew will be shooting a documentary about cars in movies the whole day starting with Nate Truman driving the Batmobile to the event early in the morning.

And speaking of France, Starcar pal Claude is putting on his own starcar event this summer, and if you live in Europe, this is your only chance to see a pile of famous movie and TV cars in one place!
July 17th it starts and if you want to learn more, go to THIS LINK!

Meanwhile out in Arizona, more starcar owners got together for a “cannonball” like no other!


Where else can you see the batmobile recreate the Canonball run scene of painting over the speed limit sign, with CATWOMAN doing the painting? (Can you say “crossgeeking”? trademark nate truman 2003)
thanks for Glen Wacker and willitmakeit.com you can see three hearses drag racing, and lots of other starcar fun all for a great cause.
Check out Glen and his car crashing spactaclars at willitmakeit.com!

If you are missing Duke Fest, (it stopped in 2008, but there are pettitions to get it going again!) you can always stop by Moberlys 1st Fan Fest
Moberly’s 1st Fan Fest, Featuring The Dukes of Hazzard at 24 Raceway on Hwy 24E. Enjoy two days of music, family fun including autograph signing with cast members from The Dukes of Hazzard. Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-6pm. Tickets are available at the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 660-651-2826.

There are still a few “static” displays out there of star cars.
http://www.starcarstn.com/ in Tennesee

And a chapter of SCC is headed up by the starcar expert at the VOLO MUSEUM.
On Sat. July 3rd George Barris will be there, and they will pull out all of their starcars for viewing!

My Pal Travis Bell will be there to talk about the “LOST” General Lee, and Barris is promising to unveil the only Super Pursuit Mode KITT to exsist! Is it Jay’s? Jennifers? The french one? Someone go and find out!

And if you are just south of England, check out the JAMES BOND cars!

And as always, the Peterens Auto Museum has a whole room dedicated to movie and TV cars, featuring a drivable Mach 5 and the screen used Green Hornet car, the Black Beauty among others!

Cars are rotated regularly, the batmobile is no longer there, but always some fun stuff!

Well, I will have to wait until Monday to tell you all about the Barris show, but I figured the “coming up” news was more important than the “all ready happened” stuff! Have a great weekend! Seacrest – OUT!

26
May
09

Ability First Star Car Central red carpet event!

It happened on Friday May 1st, but here’s the post now! AbilityFirst provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities reach their full potential throughout their lives. They offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs.

Last year was Star car Central’s first time participating in the Red Carpet Oscar like event, and it was such fun we brought a different group back for the second year!

Mark G and his Adam-12 cruiser showed up, and then got a call to fix a helicopter, so he got himself moved up in the line up, and delivered Jim Carrey (does he seem a bit too tall?) to the red carpet area where Joan Rivers was greeting all the ariving stars.

Mark G's Adam 12 meets Jim Carrey look alike

Mark G's Adam 12 meets Jim Carrey look alike! Mark ran the red carpet, then ran to keep the police in the air! Always on call, his job is to keep them flying!

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“One Adam-12  see the woman dressed like Joan Rivers, use caution, she is armed with a sharp wit. that is all.”

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(In a side note, I am trying to locate an “ACE VENTURA” car for the Jim Carrey Impersonator… we shall see…)

Scott Sebring is in the Batman costume, with his Wife Vicky together they were a big hit with the “consumers” and all the attenders

of the event!

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Check out the “circe” reflective red paint on Tom’s car!  Cool! 

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Just so no one is confused, that is TOM driving HIS batmobile, no I didn’t let someone else drive my bat. So don’t ask. :) Don’t ask Tom either.

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Sue and Get Smart and Lucy Ball?

Sue and Get Smart and Lucy Ball?

Sue brought her Get Smart Sunbeam with working machine gun in the hood, along with a great Get Smart Look-A-Like

and were teamed up with a  “I Love Lucy” impersonator.  Maxwell Smart entertained the crowd with his Shoe Phone!

harley hearse with Elvira?

harley hearse with Elvira?Not sure if it's a "star Car" but a great Elvira look a like rode up in this harley pulled hearse! COOL!

Were’s Obiwan?  See if you can find all the odd combinations in one photo, Batman, Obiwan, Get Smart Car,
Herbie the Love bug, and Catwoman!
Where's Waldo?

Where's Waldo?

YEAH BABY!

YEAH BABY!

We met a new friend at the event, a GREAT Austin Power’s impersonator, who connected us with
a SHAGUAR!  Look for the british flag on a jag at future events!  (Now find KITT from Knight rider,
the batmobile, and get smart and shrek in that photo!
Austin Power's "Shaguar" Yeah Baby!
  Austin Power’s “Shaguar” Yeah Baby!
Batman and Robin?

Batman and Robin?

There’s Tom!  he went early, then took off when it started to rain!  I know the feeling, batman goes out when it’s cool, dark and dry….
The bat was a big hit!
the starcarcentral.com line up!

the starcarcentral.com line up!

The Batmobile, KITT, Get Smart, Herbie, Star Wars H-wing, but Adam-12 had to answer the call before I got there to take any photos!

Austin in the Love big, that makes sense!

Austin in the Love big, that makes sense!

Jerry was our “Herbie” Owner this year, and he got to deliver Austin Powers to the center stage.

Steven Speilburg in KITT

Steven Speilburg in KITT

O.K. so Steven Spielburg had nothing to do with knight rider, but the car has a kind of a “shark” nose, so they played

the theme to Knight Rider, and JAWS!

Sue "Beaming" next to her Get Smart Sunbeam

Sue "Beaming" next to her Get Smart Sunbeam

Brian walks with the stars!

  Brian walks with the stars!

Brian brought his nephew and rode in a Limo this time, instead of in Herbie or Horace the Hate bug.

 So why all this fuss, and driving in the rain through traffic on a Friday night?

For the smiles!

For the smiles!

this last photo says it all!  It was a big night for all of us, but the smiles on the faces of all those attending and helping when they saw

the famous cars and impersonators was worth any and all trouble it was to be apart of this big event!  See you next year!




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