Friday, November 29, 2013
1. Mach-5 – Speed RacerSpeed Racer drives this car in the animated versions as well as in the recent live-action Wachowski brother’s adaptation. The story goes that the Mach-5 was created by Speed Racer’s father, Pops Racer. The design of the car was most likely inspired by the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa designed around 1960. In 2000, an actual prototype version was created, with 100 production cars created afterwards. The cars even have some of the gadgets built in from the cartoons. In the live-action version, the car wasn’t driven on a track. It was suspended from a crane, and most of the film was done digitally to create a fantasy setting which would be impossible to create otherwise.
2. The Batmobile – BatmanA list of memorable cars isn’t complete without the Batmobile. This famous car has seen many different designs, from Tim Burton’s curvy and elegant version built on a Chevrolet Impala chassis, to the latest Tumbler seen in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy which was created from scratch. One defining characteristic of all the Batmobiles is their technological superiority. They’re generally faster, stealthier and more mobile than anything around them, and they always seem to sneak away from pursuers to return to the Bat Lair.
3. Ecto-1 – GhostbustersWhen production began on the Ghostbusters movie, they had a design for the Ecto-1, but needed to build a real model. They asked themselves, “Who we gonna call?” It turned out that they called Cadillac, and built the Ecto-1 on a 1959 professional chassis. The design has stayed essentially the same since then, showing up in cartoons and toys. The Ecto-1 still makes appearances around Hollywood now and then, to promote new Ghostbusters related media.
4. The Delorean DMC – 12, Back to the FutureThis time-traveling car is probably the most iconic movie car of all time. You see references to and images of the Delorean popping up all over the place even to this day. From the iconic look to the limited production run, there are many reasons why this car stands out so much.
During production of the film trilogy, 6 cars were used, and an additional replica was created out of fiberglass for use in some scenes. Today, only 3 of these cars remain. Two of them belong to Universal Studios, and one is in a private collection. At the end of Back to the Future Part 3, one of the cars was destroyed, and two others ended up forgotten and rotting. It’s also notable that the sound of the car in the movies was actually a dub of a V8, rather than the Delorean’s PRV V6.
5. Ford Gran Torino – Starsky and HutchThis car wasn’t exactly the first choice for series creator William Blinn. Originally he wanted a Chevrolet Camaro convertible, but it turned out that the production company had a contract with Ford, so they ended up with two 1975 Gran Torinos powered by Windsor v8s. It’s also a bit funny because Starsky actor Paul Michael Glaser didn’t like the car as soon as he saw it, saying it was ugly and didn’t fit the role. He was even known to be rough with the car on purpose, because of his distaste for it. Whatever their early thoughts though, the show, and the recent movie, turned out to be a big hit, and made the Gran Torino a more popular car and deserving of its place on this list.
Lindsay Patterson is a self-described nerd with a love of technology and the endless possibilities it creates as it advances.
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Monday, November 25, 2013
The enormous San Francisco Bay is the ideal area for visitors who have opted for car hire to explore independently. There are numerous islands just waiting to be discovered here including the world famous former prison island of Alcatraz, while winding roads also lead the way around San Francisco Bay to secluded bays as well as the commanding Bay Bridge, which is far older and longer than the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks in the whole of North America and this impressive structure can be viewed from a number of different parts of San Francisco. One of the best ways to get a feel for the sheer scale of the Golden Gate Bridge is to drive over to the picturesque Golden Gate Park, which is situated on a stunning peninsula that stretches all the way from the Pacific Ocean to the gorgeous Haight's Panhandle. Visitors who have spent time driving through the city of San Francisco to reach Golden Gate Park will be able to stretch their legs a little by wandering through this large and lovely park and taking in sights such as large lakes and a picturesque Japanese tea garden.
After taking the time to fully admire the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge, visitors can drive across the bridge to reach nearby Marin County. This area is particularly popular with people who like to take part in outdoor pursuits and this is a great place to go hiking and fishing.
Visitors who follow the road to Point Reyes National Seashore will be able to embark on an unforgettable whale watching trip before spending time soaking up the sun on the beach. Just a short drive from Point Reyes National Seashore is Mt Tamalpais, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean as well as the beautiful bay.
The state of California is famous for its wine, and people who have picked up car hire will be able to embark on a scenic road trip to explore Wine Country. There are numerous vineyards to be found on the outskirts of San Francisco that are open to the public, including many of the vineyards in areas such as Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Calistoga.
Greg has travelled a lot of the United States by car and recommends the journey to all his readers. Get out there and discover something new in America!
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For the... tech lovers:
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Sure, there are a number of cool new games coming out for the PC, 360, and PS3: but there are also two new systems, each with their own line-up of cool and exclusive titles releasing when the Xbox One and PS4 launch a week apart from each other. These systems offer new features, groundbreaking new graphics, and impressive technical architecture that is guaranteed to dazzle even the most grizzled gamers and tech lovers: check out our top games list for each system before you go shopping!
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Everyone's got a big sports fan (usually multiple) in their family: the ones who rock the jerseys on Sundays, stay up to see who wins the double-overtime NHL playoff game, and the guys who streak down the street when their teams wins the NBA championship. And while it's fun to gather everyone around the TV to watch the big game, it's nothing compared to the experience of being at said game: getting a couple sports tickets (with one of our TicketNetwork coupons, of course) is a great gift for those members of the family.
For the... man cave: a TV from Best Buy
Sometimes, a man just needs a room with a TV and a fridge to keep him happy: and every year, Best Buy steps up to help those who are looking to upgrade the television in their den of masculinity. The formula is simple: combine their great holiday sales with a Best Buy promo code from us, and watch as your wallet and man cave-dweller smile.
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For the.... father: a photo mug from Snapfish
Is it a cheesy gift? Sure, but what kid doesn't like to give their dad an adorable photo mug during the holidays? You'd be hard pressed to find a dad who wouldn't love a gift like that, either: especially with one of Snapfish's many photo mug designs for the home and office. Starting at only $10 (and less when shopping with a Snapfish coupon), these are inexpensive gifts that add a nice personal touch to a holiday gift.
For the... eternal child: RC cars from HobbyTron
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For the... console gamer: GTA V from Gamefly
If they haven't already bought it yet (with over $1 billion in sales in the first three days, there's a good chance they have), there isn't a better gift for the console gamer this winter than Grand Theft Auto V. A genre-defining game, GTA V spent five years (and $260 million) in development to guarantee gamers would be glued to the TV for at least 100 hours of open-world mayhem. All winter, retailers like Gamefly will have it in stock: so wait for a sale, then grab a Gamefly coupon and save some extra cash on the year's hottest game.
For the... PC gamer: Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham City was one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2011: and although the series has been handed off to a new developer, the PC version of Batman: Arkham Origins will be a benchmark-pushing prequel for the series, a perfect gift for the PC gamer who likes their games gritty and their superheroes awesome. Grab a Green Man Gaming promo code and pre-order the game now at their site for bonus content (like a playable Deathstroke character).
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