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You can see a Zed in an old mythbusters episode. They drive to the abandoned naval base, probably to blow something up:geek:, the person is swerving around a whole lot; it's kinda dark, but there's no mistaking that front end. You see it later from the back near the storage container, white, with hatch louvers (240, right?). Maybe it was the chicken gun or the pigs ina vette' myth:smoke:. Never seen it again after that and the toy car myth....

On Saturdays and Sundays, if you watch the car shows on Spike, there is a Wyotech commercial with a brown 280ZX in a lot of cars inside a shop.

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I think the white 280Z belongs to one of the ladies on the show. They used the car in their HOT WHEELS show as well. They lifted the back of the car with a fork lift so they could wrap the drivers side wheel with tape, and see how many MPH the hot wheels cars could handle before they lost control.

Same episode with the HOt Wheels racing a Viper, down hill. Scale racing or something.

pretty funny stuff.

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How about the Mobil 1 commercial during the last few Nascar races. There is a minivan with a number on it and for a brief moment a 240Z goes by in the scene . Slotted mags and side molding is what I noticed.

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One of the "nowwhat.com" (Farmers Insurance) shows an orange one. A buddy wants to show his "mint condition" new car to him, only when they return to the parking lot it's totally stripped and up on blocks. BTW, the car totally wasn't mint before the stripping.

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One of the "nowwhat.com" (Farmers Insurance) shows an orange one. A buddy wants to show his "mint condition" new car to him, only when they return to the parking lot it's totally stripped and up on blocks. BTW, the car totally wasn't mint before the stripping.
I saw that one on TV the other day. The car appeared to be a stripped and gutted 2+2. My wife even commented that at least they didn't trash a coupe... :tapemouth

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How could you guys call yourself Z lovers and not mention the Wangan Midnight Live Action Movie. It stars a perfect replica of the "Devil Z" built by Speed Shop Shinohara. Since then the actual SSS 240z has vanished, no one on the internet really knows what happened to it. The movies pretty old, made in the early 90's if not late 80s, you would be hard pressed to find an actual copy of the film these days (I found one at a flea market for 50cents) but if im not mistaken there are a handful of full lengths posted on various sites. The original video tape I have is in pretty bad shape due to magnetic degration but its still viewable. Theres some mash ups of it as well, heres the only one I know of http://youtube.com/watch?v=Cp9_-QrnPws

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How can you call yourself a Z lover and think there was only one Live action movie? They made lots of them, and they are not hard to find, you just order the 11 DVD box set from Japan ;)

Then theres the new anime version.... :)

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And those has been posted and discussed to death. Not saying we don't like them but basically "Been there, done that" Many many times.

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I saw that one on TV the other day. The car appeared to be a stripped and gutted 2+2. My wife even commented that at least they didn't trash a coupe... :tapemouth

But did you notice that "they" left a perfect dash in place? Obviously the "thieves" didn't know the true value of that one part...:stupid:

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The producers of the up coming Harvey Milk movie used my Z for backround (70s orange). I hope it makes it into the final cut.

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You've got to have a quick eye for this one:

Office Space.

For those of you with the dvd, go to chapter 28 (they are discussing the software mistake while going down the freeway), and hit your slow button at 1:05 to 1:06, that's right ONE SECOND. There is a yellow s130 in the background behind the main character's head.

This is what happens when you've seen a movie too many times...

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This wasn't in the movies, but on 8-17-08, the program "CBS News Sunday Morning", was doing a story on how China was importing everything. About half way through they said, "remember the early 70's when Japan started importing cars in great numbers?" They then showed photos and films of acres of Z-Cars sitting at the docks, Z-Cars at the dealership and some Z-Cars driving on the freeway. They were only on for about 20 seconds but great to see them. I thought it was unusual to show ONLY Z-Cars.

Bonzi Lon

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Also not in the movies, but....

On Saturday Night Live, in the 80's?? They did a "MR. Bill" skit where Mr. Bill is placed in his travel Trailer and Mr. Hand says "we're gonna go for a little ride" Much to Mr. Bills dismay. Mr. Hand ties a rope to the trailer and the next scene is a 280Z doing doughnuts in the parking lot with the trailer attached and the playdough dog is being drug behing the trailer as well.

It was a short movie but it was a Z and on TV. so does it count? Of coarse it does.

Dave.

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A few weeks ago i was watching cops and someone had stolen a z31 and i cant remember what the cops said but it was something along the lines of this guy has stolen a high performance Nissan. needless to say the cops completly destoryed the car by throwing out spike strips and then using the pit maneuver on it sending it flying off the road. at least it was a z31 and not a 240.

Josh

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Also not in the movies, but....

On Saturday Night Live, in the 80's?? They did a "MR. Bill" skit where Mr. Bill is placed in his travel Trailer and Mr. Hand says "we're gonna go for a little ride" Much to Mr. Bills dismay. Mr. Hand ties a rope to the trailer and the next scene is a 280Z doing doughnuts in the parking lot with the trailer attached and the playdough dog is being drug behing the trailer as well.

It was a short movie but it was a Z and on TV. so does it count? Of coarse it does.

Dave.

Hey Dave ,

I think I found a video of that skit.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=8972724

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In the pilot episode of the incredible hulk Dr Elaina marks is driving a gold Z or ZX and the car that Dr David banner trashes when he turns into the hulk for the first time is an early model (ta22?) toyota celica.My car has featured in a music clip for some unknown local band.it was quite rediculous really because they were cramming three people into the front of my poor little car!!! they then had to get out looking all cool...:laugh:

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