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23
Mar
13

A look back at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, soon a bigger line up in Burbank April 6th!

Ok, This is from a blog I found about the 2012 Hollywood Christmas parade, but he got our whole line up and had nice things to say about all of the members who came and participated!   On April 6th we will have more than this epic line up, with a few new members and surprises as well! Come out to the Burbank parade and meet the Star Car Central team!


Wait, what!? The 1960s Batmobile from the Adam West “Batman” show and the 1989 Batmobile riding together??
Awesome. The 1989 one even unleashed a bunch of firecrackers underneath it. Where does he get those wonderful toys?


Another shot of the two Batmobiles.


I’ll take one of each.


Yeah, baby.


Remember when cars looked cool?


Okay, apparently the Christmas parade just turned into a pop culture cars parade, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Here’s the DeLorean DMC-12 from “Back to the Future”.


Another shot of the DeLorean.


Not one, but two Herbie Volkswagen Bugs drove by.


Herbie fully loaded, with stickers and new rims!


The Pontiac Trans-Am from “Smokey and the Bandit”.


Look out, it’s them Duke boys speeding by in the General Lee!


I wonder if Boss Hog will ever catch ’em.


Apparently this was Bumblebee from the Transformers movie.
I wouldn’t know, because I tried blocking that bastardization of a beloved childhood memory from my mind long ago.


Starsky & Hutch. Word.


Scooby Doo riding on by in The Mystery Machine van!


Well whaddaya know! It’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van along with April O’Neil walking beside it!


And yes, that’s the same van from the TMNT video I appeared in earlier this year.


Probably the most intimidating van in history – the classic van from The A-Team.


It’s KITT from Knight Rider.
(fun fact: KITT stands for “Knight Industries Two Thousand)


There was a second Knight Rider car that drove by and the motion lights on the front were gold instead of red.
Must’ve been KITT’s brother, KATT. (HAR!)


Time to go off-roading with Jurassic Park.


Smile while you can kid… you’ll be devoured by a Velociraptor soon enough. Merry Christmas!


Now this one was a real treat for me… I’m a HUGE fan of John Carpenter’s “Christine”, so getting to see the Plymouth Fury
from the film was nothing short of awesome. I do wish they had it playing 1950s rock & roll when it drove by though.


I’ve seen it plenty of times over the years, but the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters is always a welcome sight.


Are you kidding me!? Alright, they definitely saved the best for last. An X-34 Landspeeder occupied by
two Jawas with perfect glowing yellow eyes, a Tusken Raider, and Leia in the Boushh disguise. Amazing.


Nothing says “Christmas” like an X-34 Landspeeder chasing after the Ecto-1 chasing after Christine.

14
Mar
13

European Meeting of Car stars of Cinema & TV

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The Star Car hobby is now a world wide phenomenon, so here’s the info if you want to attend the next European Meeting of Car stars of Cinema & TV here is the info and what they plan to do.  They picked a really pretty place to meet! Below is the info from Claude:

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This will be on 20 and 21 July 2013 in St Dizier in the beautiful park of the Jard near “Lac du Der” (see photos under).
We will remain on site during the two days but with 2 driving tours. The first will start on Saturday early afternoon from Brienne le Chateau to St Dizier. The second will take place on Sunday morning around Lac du Der.
Here is the provisional program:

Saturday, July 20:
Between 10 am and 12:00 > RDV crews “stars Cinema and TV” in Brienne le Château
12:00> Lunch
2:00 p.m. > departure of the tour
3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. > arrival at the site of the Parc du Jard – St Dizier
3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. >
– Static display vehicles’ Star Cinema and TV »
– clubs, sponsors, props, merchandising and miniatures
– Workshop Movies > specific cars with Stephane Boulay (stunts)
18H30 > official opening (?)
7:30 p.m. > dinner
9:00 p.m. > staging > presentation of the cars
10:30 p.m. > outdoors Cinema projection

Sunday, July 21:
From 9:00 > gathering of “Cinema and TV star cars + “collection” and exception cars (St Dizier – Park Jard)
9:30 > departure for the tour “On the road of dreams”> around the Lac du Der (for ill children)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. >  on the site of Parc du Jard
– Vehicles (clubs and individuals) who arrive in this time will be hosted
– clubs, sponsors, props, merchandising and miniatures
12:00 > back to St Dizier – Parc du Jard > lunch
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
– Exhibition of all the vehicles (cinema, TV, collection, exception)
– clubs, sponsors, props, merchandising and miniatures
– Workshop Movies > specific cars with Stephane Boulay (stunts)
3:30 p.m. > Parade of Star cars with a short movie scenes evoking each movie represented by car
6:00 p.m. > end of the event.

If you plan to attend the meeting with your vehicle(s) and if you think of being present during the two days. Indeed, we must provide your meals, your accommodation for the saturday night and the total budget that will represent. I remind you that this offer only applies to famous vehicles (originals or exact replicas) of Cinema and television and two people maxi per crew. While we obviously want to preserve the usability of this friend’s meeting, the growing importance of the event forced us to a much greater rigor. Hope you understand. Important : during the saturday night, our vehicles will be parked in a secure municipal garage under alarm.
We’ll provide addresses of accommodation for owners of vintage or exception cars who want to come  during the 2 days.

Here’s my blog on their get together from last time

email Claude MISS at <cmiss@me.com> if you want to attend




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