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There was a rerun of Commando on last night. As the bad guy parks his Yellow 911 in the car park a early Zed car cruises by. :rambo:

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Hey there HKSZ,

You mention Big Arnies "Commando".

After the car chase, Arnie "drops" the baddie, strolls over to the yellow porche which is lying on it's side, flips it back onto it's wheels, starts it up and drives off. O.K. so far.

Now the poor yellow thing has suffered rather badly from Arnie's attentions and is pretty well stove in on all panels.

BUT !!!!!

Now, you have to be quick, but when the car is shown being driven away, THERE ISN'T A SINGLE BINGLE ON IT !!!!!!!!

Rick.

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Same thing in the movie the big hit,

With Mark Whalberg when he drives his yellow think it was a pontiac firebird.

He busts out of his garage with it and then some time during the chase the car get's beat up as hell but in the next scene it's brand new.

Obviously the order of the shots. :D .

I think if i get time one day I'll try compile a list of Z car in movies.

I'm frustrated though I saw a Z in a movie once a 280z with those peanut racing rims and it was going through a drive through somewhere but can't remember the name of the movie but I do remember hearing that Z engine :).

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of the T.V. show. AHA !!!!! I just did !!!!

Hey there Gav,

Remember the Dukes of Hazard ????????

A couple of septic backwoods country boys who seemed to spend most of their time racing their orange beast all over the countryside.

I recall reading somewhere that they had half a dozen or so copies of the car so that when one got dinged they simply substituted another.

Rick.

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LOL,Rick, bit of an Arnie fan? ROFL

Yes, Lachlan, I sure am.

Did you see him in the movie Predator ????????

AHHHHHHHH, now that brought back some memories.

In that movie, Big Arnie reminded me of ME when I was a young bloke.

You believe me,-----Don't you ??????????????

Rick.

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Originally posted by 1 Bravo 6

Remember the Dukes of Hazard ????????

A couple of septic backwoods country boys who seemed to spend most of their time racing their orange beast all over the countryside.

I recall reading somewhere that they had half a dozen or so copies of the car so that when one got dinged they simply substituted another.

Rick.

They actually had shite-loads of cars as they wrecked at least one per episode, you may notice if you ever see an episode again, that whenever they went over a jump, the landing absolutely destroys the car, bends the front upwards busts the chassis yet when you see it next it's perfect.

Nowadays from what I hear, they're running low on the Dodge Charger all due to people making replicas of the ol' orange beast.

Them Hazzard boys were in for a mighty big helping of trouble. :classic:

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I heard that in total over all the series of Dukes of Hazzard they wrecked some 200-300 Dodge chargers.

Criminal if correct

Andrew

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Does anyone remember the movie "The Warriors". I think it came out in 1979. Well, when the Warriors are trying to get back to Coney Island, they have to go through some "turf" thats home to a gang called the Orphans. Before they fight the Orphans, it shows a few of the Warriors leaning up against a rotted out Z.

I've seen that movie a hundred times and that's the first time I've noticed it.

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might have already been noted a few pages back, but in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx, in the motorbike race scene in the night where 2 people race bikes over a row of cars, the first car which the right hand rider uses to get up on is a green 240 or 260. She rides right up the bonnet and over the windscreen :(

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New Ones!

240Z BLue... in "THAT 70'S SHOW!"

240Z Rally in "Car and Driver Television" on SpikeTV (TNN) when they introduce the Car and Driver Classics... they have a 4-split screen video.. and the bottom left corner has a 240Z rally "edition" flying by with the Kenya Africa Rally Safari thing

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Rather than start a new post on Z's in Television, I figured I resurect this one. Couldn't find this by doing a search, so I thought I'd mention that a red 240Z is one of the featured cars in an old McMillan & Wife from the 1970s. It is not a Series I car, so must be 1971 or later. However, I missed the first half of the show, but somehow when I saw the plot involved a car rally I remembered that a 240Z was in it. Can't believe the plot came flooding back considering the last time I saw that episode I was in junior high school in 1974. I tuned in just in time to see the car drive off the road and into a lake. The driver was trying to kill his wife and cover the crime by making it seem like someone was trying to use trickery to win the rally and the car collection. The car was red with a white 240Z sticker along the bottom of the door, etc. Other cars included Jag E-Type, Mercedes SL, MGTD (driven by Rock Hudson and TV wife Susan St. James). Got to love those old 1970s shows. Mystery Movies were some of my favorites w/ Columbo, McMillan & Wife, McCloud, etc. It was on the Hallmark Channel, I'll have to see if I can catch it from the beginning next time.

Just did a Google Search and here's a website with episode info:

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-96/epid-60984

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Ahhh yes I meant to post here that in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo there is a racing Z in some scenes you don't really get to see it race but you do get to see it a few times. Looks good too :)

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Funny, when I'm watching a movie or TV show from the 70's, I find myself loosing track of the show just to spot a Z car. :laugh: I yell for my husband, "Scott come here, I just saw a Z". Then we sit there for the next hour or so trying to see the Z again. :cheeky:

Vicky

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That's not uncommon when my friends and I watch old skool movies like that we often try to spot interesting cars. Often you can see a Z somewhere :)

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yeah i remember jumpin up and down when i saw the z in that 70's show, it was the one where they went to the drive in. and that reminds my, there was a blue z in an episode of the coolest show ever, SEINFELD! it was only for a second though. it was parked infront of a house somwhere in the suburbs when jerry, elaine and george went to a party.

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Hi everyone,

Gavin mentioned that there was a Z in "Herbie goes to Monte Carlo" and last night I was watching the movie as I have not seen it in years. The Herbie movies were my favorite movies to watch when I was about 5-10yrs old. I was so excited when I saw the Z. I put the movie on pause and here is a picture of it. Besides the Z, there were some pretty serious race cars in that movie. It was not just botched together.

A few of the cars are listed here:

2- Lancia Stratos's. The red one had the original wheels and the dark blue one had the works rally wheels.

Porsche 911 RSR

Ford Pantera

Ferrari 365gtb

Ferrari 365 Daytona

...and many more that I missed.

Does anyone have information on the Z from this movie? Was it a famous race car in the 70's?

Ben :)

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Geez, I'd forgotten how "rustic" Laguna was back in the day. At one time there actually was a "laguna seca" (dry lake) in the middle of the track, or at least most of the time it was "seca". There were times when the mosquito's were quite thick in the in-field.

Still, I saw some of the greatest racing (IMO) there. Can-Am, IMSA, Trans-AM, Winston-West Stockers, Motorcycles, etc.

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Just bought Macgyver season 2 on DVD(just came out a few days ago). I also have season 1. I have noticed that in a lot of episodes there will be 240z-280zx just driving by a scene or in the background. Lots of fun to look for them. But then again, Macgyver is just fun to watch!

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OK, not in a film as such but I did see some TV footage a few years back showing someone stealing a tank from the US army and driving it around squashing cars and things. There was a shot of a z (can't tell which) which had been squashed from front to rear.:cry: It looked about 2 feet high !!!!

Andrew

i think that that took place here in san diego. it went through navy housing and the freeway and stuff..... i think the z was a 280z driven by this guy that owns a couple over by where it happened. not sure though....

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