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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!

11
May
10

Car Crashes, Jaguars, and 1 more inch, does make a difference….

Have you ever had one of those MONTHS? Well I just did, and when life starts coming at you from every direction I did what everyone would do… got some bigger rims for my Knight Rider car, and bought a Jaguar.

Well, I guess I should back that up a bit. I got my son a great deal on a ford Contour that would have lasted him about 8 years with almost no problems. It was a sweet deal. Got it from a little old lady, garaged kept, oil changed at the dealer etc. So after a new set of tires all around, new brakes all around, and a drive belt just in case so I could turn my attention to other things.

Then 2 drunk men couldn’t mangage to drive past a parked car. Thanks, morons. Seriously, because you were idiots, I have been paying in time, effort, stress, and family upheaval for about a month. So next time get a car without airbags, and take yourself out of the game. Too harsh? They spent a night in jail, and I started paying for thier stupidity from that moment and am still dealing with their poor judgement to this day. At least my son’s parked car kept them from killing someone.

So on top of a full plate of life, I had to go find a new car quickly. (I am leaving out two other car accidents within the same week, a totaled rental car, and a crease down the side of the minivan. Gotta get back to starcar news eventually!)

So I go to an auto auction to get a quick replacement for the Contour, or a newer minivan to solve the transportation problem. Long story short, all the cheap cars were over blue book, no good minivans, so I bought a Jag.

No, my kid is NOT getting a jag. My wife wants a minivan (gotta love her!) OK, she needs a minivan, and I drive KITT and am just fine with that.
But we have discovered that it is fun to say “You want to take the Jag?” And my wife discovered that minivan + McDonalds drive through, = fine, but JAG + McD’s drive through = wanting to say “do you have any grey poupon?” every time.

So I had a nice line up in the driveway when Alex came over to put on my 15″ Knight rider wheels, and take off the wayyyy inferior 14″ rims.

The white car got dumped in my driveway because the insurance company wouldn’t pay for any more impound fees. That leaves pools of stuff on my driveway, black marks, blocks my gate for over a week, and I can’t get my batmobile out of my garage, or use my backyard to work on my Knight Rider car.
(See, this is just like that thing that happened to you…..)

Alex is the man and he is also the TOOL man, so there was no stopping him.
Compresser in the van, air tools and polished racing jack, and KITT was getting some new rims! (See the difference, Jen? 14″ on the rear, 15″ on the front! Man, it’s like night and day!) 🙂

We laid out everything for the job, and then we looked at the “pro painted” hub caps. I hadn’t unwrapped them as I figured I took them to a high end pro custom paint shop and they would be perfect. Instead, every one had imperfections on them. If I had painted them at home I would have said “Eh, good enough from 10 feet!” but when you pay it should be done right. So wheels went on without hubcaps.
After “test fitting” two wheels, we realized we had not put on the dust shields.

Well now the crushed contour is in a junk yard but the stains remain, I have a Jag in the driveway I am not sure what to do with (but it was a great deal!)
and KITT still doesn’t have hubcaps, but the new rubber on the road does make a difference compared to the 1997 tires I was driving on.

We decided to leave the crease in the van (not worth fixing) maybe sell the Jag, and I am off to an auction again this weekend, to again try and get some cheap transportation for my son.

there is a 2010 yellow camaro for sale, and a Peterbuilt truck that both with a little work could “transform” into starcars, but I am going to stay focused this time! Cheap car for son, cheap car for son…..
and maybe an A-Team van… cheap car for son…..

Now back to star car news….




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