Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Public Enemies" Seeks Vintage Cars

The movie adaptation of Brian Burrough’s book titled Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43 is seeking vintage cars.Public Enemies, having the Depression-era as setting, will require a throng of vintage cars for filming. As such film officials will come to Miller Park on Sunday to negotiate with local vintage car owners.

Howard Bachrach, the picture car captain for Universal Pictures, will be in Milwaukee to scout potential cars, trucks and buses to be used as background vehicles, according to GM Today.

"They (car collectors) are a bunch of great people and because they’re passionate about what they’re doing, they’re willing to help us out," he said, adding that he has contacted local car clubs in the area inviting them to bring their vehicles made from 1930 to 1935 to the stadium for consideration.

Public Enemies, which is directed by Michael Mann, stars Johnny Depp playing the legendary American bank robber John Dillinger. Dillinger was one of the most well-known crime figures from the early 1930s, responsible for a string of daring heists before eventually being shot dead by police in a Chicago ambush in 1934 aged 31, reported Reel Suave.

Other notorious criminals in the story include Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. Christian Bale, meanwhile, plays Melvin Purvis, the one tapped by FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover to lead a manhunt.

Public Enemies’ production is set to begin later this winter in Chicago and other Midwestern locales.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

500+ For The Mustang

If the all-American pony car Mustang is a human being, it would probably be like a multi-awarded actor like Anthony Hopkins or Tom Hanks. Why? Here’s a trivia for all of you…

In its 40 years of glorious existence as America’s much loved pony car, the Mustang has starred in over 500 starring roles on the silver screen more than any other vehicle model in the history of Hollywood! Now that's really something.

Oh yeah… Check out some of the popular movies which featured the legendary Mustang or to view all movies! I know you’ll be surprised by this list (and it's not even complete yet!):
  • Amityville: The Demon (1965-6 Mustang coupe)
  • Batman and Robin (1964 Shelby 289 Cobra)
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1966 Mustang convertible)
  • Bullitt (1968 Mustang Fastback)
  • Curse of the Black Widow (1968 Mustang convertible, 1967 Mustang coupe)
  • Fast Food (1966 Mustang coupe)
  • Fast Lane Blues (1966 Mustang convertible)
  • Fatal Beauty (1965 Mustang convertible)
  • Gas Pump Girls (1966 Mustang coupe)
  • General's Daughter, The (1965 Mustang coupe)
  • Hitchhiker Vol. 3, The (1971 Mustang Convertible)
  • Hollywood High (1968 Mustang coupe)
  • Immortal, The (1968 Shelby GT500KR Mustang)
  • Implicated (1966 Mustang convertible)
  • In a Cat's Eye (Classic Mustangs)
  • In Crowd, The (1966 Mustang coupe)
  • Incubus, The (1967 Mustang coupe)
  • Independence Day (1965 Mustang convertible)
  • J. F. K. (1965 Mustang convertible)
  • Jocks (1967 Mustang convertible)
  • Last American Hero, The (1967 Mustang Fastback)
  • Last Boy Scout (1965 Mustang convertible)
  • Last Don, The (1965 Mustang coupe)
  • Le Mans (1965 Shelby 427 Cobra)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Knight Rider’s 15-Second Clip Released

Finally the long wait is over. NBC network in America has released a 15 second clip of the upcoming remake of the 1980’s iconic television show Knight Rider. The 540 horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR is officially the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) with the artificial intelligence voice provided by Will Arnett. NBC network will air the Knight Rider TV movie at 9pm ET on February 17, 2008 Sunday.

Knight Industries Three Thousand: 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

Vehicle Type: Front engine, on-demand all-wheel drive, two-door coupe
Engine Type: Aluminum block/titanium heads 5.4-liter V8 internal combustion with Whipple supercharger and Knight Industries liquid air cycle auxiliary turbine engine. 540 hp in Hero mode. Power output can’t be measured in Attack mode.
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission with infinite power band
Price New: $45.6 million, as tested
Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph: 1.77 seconds. Standing quarter mile: 3.87 seconds
Braking (300 to 0 mph): 12 ft.
Fuel Economy: Not testable

Special Features as KITT:

Knight Industries 2000 microprocessor: Version 2.3
Auto Cruise
Auto Pursuit
Auto Collision Avoidance
Voice Interaction
Emergency Eject
Audio/Video In-Dash Functions
Voice Analyzer
Infrared Tracking Scope
Range: 20 miles
Pyroclastic Lamination
Blood Analyzer
Microwave Jammer
Interior Oxygenator
Rocket Boosters
Olfactory Detector
Electromagnetic Field Generator
Microwave Ignition Sensor
Aquatic Synthesizer
Electronic Field Disrupter
Ultra Magnesium Charges
Ultraphonic Chemical Analyzer
Graphic Translator
Anamorphic Equalizer
DNA Analysis Equipment
Mass Spectrometer
Targeted Electromagnetic Pulse
Military-Grade GPS
Heated Seats
3D Heads-Up Display
Laser Weapons System
Holographic Projection
Keyless Entry and Ignition
Personal Safety System
Nanotech Cloaking
360-Degree Video Surveillance
Laser-Guided Missile Defense
Mini-KITT Reconnaissance Drone
24-Hour Roadside Assistance
1000-Watt Quadraphonic Stereo System
In-Seat Medical Diagnosis
Biometric Analysis