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Posters of famous movie cars (and trucks; and planes; ... a few space ships; .... the odd train.) done in the style of vintage race advertising posters.
posted by Mitheral (35 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Must... buy... Jack... Burton.. poster........ damn you!

THIS IS THE PORKCHOP EXPRESS.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 9:41 PM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why is the General Lee called the "Bootlegger"?
posted by jonclegg at 10:13 PM on November 10, 2012


I'm gonna make one of these posters for my 1991 Previa...
posted by mazola at 10:16 PM on November 10, 2012


The Previa has such a beautiful silhouette it's just begging to be posterized.
posted by Flashman at 10:22 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why is the General Lee called the "Bootlegger"?

Because the General Lee was ostensibly a bootlegger's car. I think that was even one of the original plot line of the series, that the boys were sentenced for bootlegging. Yup, that was it exactly it.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 10:22 PM on November 10, 2012


It's the reason Roscoe was always after them; he was convinced they were speeding because they had a car full of hooch (rather than whatever contrived "good" reason they had for reckless endangerment).
posted by Mitheral at 10:25 PM on November 10, 2012


Stop harshing my happy tonight, you with your nifty posters reminding me that I will never see (or own or ride) Kaneda's pimp ass bike.

And, no, before you say a word, the imitations built by fans are just that - imitations. You think there's any blue sparks around the wheels when firing it up? Also, I want the pill jacket too.
posted by Samizdata at 10:37 PM on November 10, 2012


Needs the M577 armored personel carrier.
posted by poe at 10:49 PM on November 10, 2012


No Family Truckster?
posted by three blind mice at 11:05 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


-1, no TARDIS.

Otherwise AWESOME.
posted by GuyZero at 11:42 PM on November 10, 2012


Why no Repo Man Malibu?!
posted by bink at 11:56 PM on November 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Where's Peaches' Thunderbird, tipping over the cliff edge? Oh, poster patriarchy!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:46 AM on November 11, 2012


Missing: S.H.I.E.L.D 'Air'craft Carrier
posted by panaceanot at 1:50 AM on November 11, 2012


I thought it was really cool that one of the older ones I could find was the Challenger from Vanishing Point. I like the way the poster alludes to the title without saying it directly. Bullitt's mustang is there too; likely Eleanor's inspiration. Cars I missed include The Car as well as other cars inspired by Ian Fleming. Other cars crying out for this treatment include the Firebird Esprit (perhaps with an answering machine in the background) and Dodge Powerwagon/57 Chevy. Finally, when I saw "Bay City Detective", for some reason I thought of a Ford Galaxie; Ford was good at product placement in the early 1970s.

These are cool; thanks for the post!
posted by TedW at 3:34 AM on November 11, 2012


Why is the General Lee called the "Bootlegger"?

Because they were makin' their way the only way they know how, but that's just a little bit more than the law will allow.

That was effortless to call to mind, but every time I want to call my parents, I have to look up a number.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:10 AM on November 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


Eleanor Mustang is a reference to Gone in 60 Seconds.
posted by basicchannel at 5:02 AM on November 11, 2012


If you click on the individual movie posters, they include a line from the movie. Even with the extra hint, I still can't figure out a lot of these.

My favorite is the Spaceballs Winnebago.
posted by HeroZero at 5:40 AM on November 11, 2012


I'd like to see the Monkeemobile, the Pussy Wagon from Kill Bill, Wonder Woman's plane and a TARDIS, 1963 version, natch.

And Fred Flintstone's car!

What happened to some of these cars, anyway?
posted by droplet at 6:23 AM on November 11, 2012


No Pussywagon?
posted by hal9k at 6:46 AM on November 11, 2012


no Christine?
posted by Lou Stuells at 6:55 AM on November 11, 2012


Needs more Homer.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:22 AM on November 11, 2012


Would be a whole lot more interesting if they'd actually gone the extra mile and drawn the cars. Otherwise, just another fairly lame design exercise.
posted by doctor_negative at 7:31 AM on November 11, 2012


You no ZOOOOOooommm?
posted by cenoxo at 7:39 AM on November 11, 2012


What, nothing from Drive?
posted by FJT at 7:41 AM on November 11, 2012


"no Christine?"

Plymouth Fury, I believe.
posted by Guy Smiley at 7:44 AM on November 11, 2012


So, not being an avid watcher of Arrested Development, I did not get their reference.

But blindly searching "You're going to get some hop-ons" has led me down a rabbit hole from which I might not return for a while. (Inlcuding both a Game of Thrones and a Peanuts mashup.)
posted by Blue_Villain at 8:14 AM on November 11, 2012


Also... the somewhat vague logos, the mostly vague vehicle outlines, and the extremely vague quotes...

This is why people dislike hipsters, isn't it?
posted by Blue_Villain at 8:17 AM on November 11, 2012


... done in the style of a single vintage race advertising poster.
posted by oneirodynia at 8:22 AM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is why people dislike hipsters, isn't it?

No.
I believe hipsters are disliked for reasons unrelated to whether they own the merchandising rights to the movies their posters are "inspired" by.
posted by Authorized User at 9:08 AM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pursuit Special is my favorite. The Bandit is kind of cool as well.

There are some serious reaches here though.

No Family Truckster?
It's under Honky Lips, and apparently it's retired.
posted by Sphinx at 10:04 AM on November 11, 2012


If you click on the individual movie posters, they include a line from the movie. Even with the extra hint, I still can't figure out a lot of these.

Oh good, it's not just me.

While I'm glad these exist, I can't imagine buying them and putting them on my wall, unlike a lot of minimal movie posters. Particularly not the Dukes of Hazzard one.
posted by immlass at 10:32 AM on November 11, 2012


The Previa has such a beautiful silhouette it's just begging to be posterized.

previa, you say?
posted by ninjew at 11:22 AM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a little disappointed there's no Herkimer Battle Jitney. Finest nonlethal military vehicle ever made.
posted by aubilenon at 1:24 PM on November 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Captain Caveman's racer? Flintstone Mobile? Total 70's prehistoric cartoon oversight...
posted by Chuffy at 1:29 PM on November 11, 2012


If you click on the individual movie posters, they include a line from the movie. Even with the extra hint, I still can't figure out a lot of these.

Oh good, it's not just me.


It's not just you because sometimes the quotes are from a different movie.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:17 PM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


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