Archive for September, 2010

30
Sep
10

South Pasadena Police Show has big starcarcentral.com gathering with the batmobile!autobots too!

One of my “rules” is we help out for charity’s and fire/police events, but usually just once.  We have so many requests that every summer weekend is booked sometimes at several places at once!  But Officer Lee at the South Pasadena police dept. treats us so nice, we come back to this one show, year after year!  The first time was just before I left to go on the very first Fireball Run!   This year, it was Paul and Reba who were raring to leave on their Fireball experience, Paul’s second time, and Reba’s first time out as co-driver!

Oscar opened up his office and had more snacks, drinks and a big screen TV, and most importantly, AIR CONDITIONING!

We even got to see Oscar perform with SEAN CASSIDY! WOW! Oscar is the guy at the piano…. a LONG time ago!

As the Star car Cats usually do, we wandered in groups, some stayed with their cars, others wondered off to look at the car show, and as always I circled and tried to connect with everyone at some point in the day!     Lots of laughs at Oscar’s office (our new annual hangout!) and lots of good food and drink from the SPPD.   Alex even left his car for a while and had a donut with us… next year we will shoot for Jerry to walk away from Herbie, at least to see the car show!

New to this event were Dave and his wife Barb, and Derek Joseph  with their General Lee,  Mark G. brought a police dept. display car, Jason debuted his Autobot Emergency vehicle, and John showed up with his Bumblebee Camaro too!   Jerry’s Herbie as always is perfect, and Alex and His KITT were polished hourly.  Paul set up his tent and tirelessly chatted with fans while the rest of us, Sue, Oscar, Jason, Charlie, Ari, Lou looked for shade and just enjoyed the day.

Gary stuck close to his Highway Patrol cruiser and Mark had to make an early exit to attend a wedding, but a few hung around to let the heat of the day pass and watched movies at Oscars place!

We are a “free form” group and everyone seems to like it that way!

21
Sep
10

Original Ghostbuster and Ecto-1 attend art about Gremlins, Ghostbusters and Goonies!

Our Ghostbuster Sean is on his second Ecto-1, and his first went to starcar owner Bryan Fear! He and Sean and a bunch of other ghosties all had to go and support an art show dedicated to Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Goonies! When you add one of the original Ghostbusters Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) then you know the fanboys will show up in numbers!

Since their first art gallery show / event last April 3rd (2009) in Philadelphia, the Illustration collective known as the Autumn Society (directed by Illustrator & Designer, CHOGRIN, a.k.a Joseph Game), has made tremendous leaps, landing them to September 3rd (2010) LA, in an art show called, The 3G SHOW.

The Autumn Society & Gallery 1988 proudly present the teaser trailer to the premiere of the 3G show, an art show in tribute to the movies: Ghostbusters, Goonies, and Gremlins. Three movies that defined the 80’s (our) generation.

And if that’s not epic enough, how about throwing in one of the original Ghostbusters to appear at the event? That’s right, Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) appeared at the event in the Ecto-1 along with Chogrin (Illustrator & President of the Autumn Society) and San Diego Ghostbusters: Bryan Fear, Eric Eseke, & Sean Bishop. Michael C. Gross (producer of Ghostbusters), Seth Green, and Robin Shelby (Slimer in Ghostbusters 2) also made an appearance and supported the event. Simply put, it was a night of epic proportions. Unforgettable!

Watch the teaser clip of the premiere

VIMEO: http://vimeo.com/14759288
YOUTUBE:
FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/autumnsociety/4966460133/

Also please find attached a few pictures from the event (Photos by Rich Collado & Rosario Ruiz). For more pictures of the event, keep checking our FLICKR site all this week.

A Special THANK-YOU to Bryan Fear, Eric Eseke, and Sean Bishop for their support, enthusiasm, and for providing the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Also, thank-you to all the Southern California Ghostbusters who came out to the event!

ABOUT THE 3G SHOW

This is by far the Autumn Society’s biggest art show yet. In collaboration with Gallery 1988 (LA), the 3G Show is a Pop-Culture extravaganza, consisting of 3 art tributes (per Illustrator) to the 80’s trifecta that is: Ghostbusters, Goonies, and Gremlins! 3 movies that defined the 80’s (our) generation. View art, news coverage, and more about the 3G show at the Autumn Society Blog here:

http://www.theautumnsociety.com/search/label/3G%20show

The show was personally curated by the Autumn Society’s President, Chogrin (a.k.a Joseph Game) due to his love for Ghostbusters and 80’s pop-culture. The show wouldn’t of been possible without the help of Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell who invited Chogrin and the Autumn Society (about a year ago) to show at Gallery 1988.

Besides just 80’s nostalgia, these movies had something special about them. That’s why we keep seeing echoes of them today. And through these echoes we hope people will listen and see a spark is still there and that we want to see more of these franchises & movies in theaters again.

You can purchase original pieces & prints from the show directly at Gallery 1988 or at their online store via the links below:

ORIGINAL ART: nineteeneightyeight.com/la/ggg3gshow.html
PRINTS: nineteeneightyeight.com/la/x3gprintsx.html

ABOUT THE AUTUMN SOCIETY (www.theautumnsociety.com)

Established in September of 2006, The Autumn Society is a collective of Illustrators from around the world. The group has grown and gotten attention rapidly due to its Illustrators’ various & unique styles. From art galleries, art books, coloring books, to fundraisers, the Autumn Society will rise to any creative need or challenge.

Contact: theautumnsociety@gmail.com

ABOUT GALLERY 1988 (www.nineteeneightyeight.com)

Gallery 1988 has quickly become one of the world’s most talked about art galleries. Opened in 2004 on the famous corner of Melrose and La Brea, by California natives Katie Cromwell and Jensen Karp, the gallery has become the nation’s number one destination for pop-culture themed artwork and the premiere venue to witness the rise of emerging artists before they break.
Address:
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Located at the SouthEast corner of Melrose and La Brea

Hours:
Tues – Sat: 11 AM – 6 PM
Sun: Seasonal, call to check
Mon: Closed

Phone: (323) 937-7088


Joseph Game, a.k.a Chogrin
Illustration & Design
http://www.chogrin.com
President of the Autumn Society
http://www.theautumnsociety.com

09
Sep
10

Star Car meet in France connects movie car fans from across Europe!


Owners and fans of famous movie and TV cars all got together thanks to Claude aka Starcarcentral.com France chapter chairman!

They also have a great video editor and camera man who loves star cars!


Claude and his star car pals also got a great write up in a big french Magazine! Way to go, I think this will be the start of something big, and lead to fun an friendships
sharing the hobby! Congrats to all who made it there and brought their cars! An Ecto-1 in France! What a great line up!

08
Sep
10

StarCarCentral Northwest ROADWAR brings together record number of famous movie and TV cars!

StarcarCentral.com news from our northwestern chapter! Dee has been gathering his roadwarrior pals and adding in all the starcars he could find, and brought them together for the ROADWAR NW 2010 show! Here’s his report:

Hi Nate,
Roadwar NW 2010 SCCC was a HUGE SUCCESS!
I wish we had a dedicated
guy who was not tied to the cars that was knowledgeable about movie & TV
cars. Between the Museums collection and all the atendees show cars not
directly related to us we probably would easily had 2x as many “Starcar”
types. But the show is just too big to see it all in one day anyway, and
most of us take pride in being there to talk about the car. You COULD just
drop you car off at the opening bell and leave it all day and MAYBE see
the whole show if you went really fast, making it back it time to pack up.
Lots of the clubs do that, but we are just too interactive of a group.

cars we KNOW were there.

RWNW Starcar Concourse Classic 2010 Roster:
—————————————————
1)KITT [4th Season, Replica]

2)1978 XC Falcon Cobra (Chopper)

3)29 T-Bucket [American Graffiti]

4)Duce Coupe [American Graffiti]

5)Bandit TA (Smoky & The Bandit)

6)KITT [1st season replica, Screen used]

7)Interceptor [Mad Max]

8)Red XA Bat [Roadwarrior]

9)58 Belvedere/Fury clone [Christine]

10)Flintmobile [Flintstones]

11)Striped Tomato (Starsky & Hutch)

12) 1960 Corvair (The Getaway)

13)1960 Corvair Ragtop (That Darn Cat)

14)DMC-12 (back to the future, but only had 88 MPH plates)

15)Jeepers Creepers truck (had Teardrop trailer on back)

16)1948 Tucker Sedan (Tucker)

17)Death Machine (Animal House, located at shows second site, attendees
transported by free shuttle)

18)Vista Cruiser (That 70’s Show)

Celebrity Autograph Tent- Michael Scheffee (Creator of KITT from
Knightrider and the DMC from back to the future)
Best Regards,
Dee

07
Sep
10

FIREBALL TIM REVEALS THE REDSTER AT CVS -STARCARCENTRAL.COM KITT, STARSKY, MAGNUM, HERBIE, MAD MAX AND THE #1 ECTO ALL IN ONE BUILDING!

STARCAR PAL Fireball Tim invited all the gang at Starcarcentral.com to come to the reveal of his new design called “The Redster” at Cinema Vehicle Services who did the build for Autotrader magazine, as a display interactive car! Instead of teasing you I will put the Redster right at the top!
Here’s Tim pulling the cover off for the big reveal!

Aug 28th Fireball Tim’s big open house/press event at Cinema Vehicles HQ
http://www.cinemavehicles.com/
The original screen used ECTO -1 was there from Ghostbusters, and I got some footage with it lit up!

They also had out the #1 Eleanor from the remake of Gone in 60 seconds.

I did a little snooping, and found one of the Shelby Mustangs from KNIGHT RIDER the new series.

REDSTER Press Reveal Party
Saturday, August 28th 2010
11am-1pm

STARCARCENTRAL.COM MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE WERE:
CLIFF AND JUSTICE WITH NASCAR HERBIE
JERRY’S TUXEDO HERBIE
PAUL BTTF DELOREAN
LOU’S STARSKY AND HUTCH
SUE’S GET SMART
CHARLIE’S BULLIT
ALEX’S KITT
GARY’S HUNTER KITT
DAN’S KITT
CESEARS KITT
NATE WITH HIS CINEMA VEHICLE SERVICES JAGUAR
ARI JURRASIC PARK JEEP
TONY BANDIT TRANS AM HAD MECHANICAL PROBLEMS, ALONG WITH BRIANS HERBIE.
OSCAR MAGNUM PI
PAUL GRIMES ROUTE 66 HAD SOME TIME OFF DUE TO A BROKEN FOOT, AND GOT TO JOIN US!




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