Mccormick Cars, Kurt, California discussed on CarStuff



As as the as the joker mobile for the Batman TV series which. Is really strange to me like why? Why would bear bears of all people? He was building so many cars, and and like you said been. This is way off brand. It doesn't seem to fit. The joker for me I. Don't know why, but it just doesn't have the right feel to. It doesn't go far. Be For me. Criticize someone's artistic choice, but the just doesn't. It doesn't feel like a joker. Mobile I think Kurt you said it best off air. Were you describing it as the first round? The doors looks like the grinches for yeah, yeah, it's all Kinda matted down and dirty. Dirty and I know that that's honest. You know it's time right. I think it's time that does that. Because I've seen shag carpet that gets into the same condition after longtime, you're on old custom vans and things, but this is just like it's kind of dirty and get a gross looking right now, but to give it credit I guess it's in the basement of a museum I don't know there's a lot of tiki designed to it I mean a lot of you know real intricate design on the door panels and. Creative, it it. It's kind of like going for it. It's it's definitely dirty yet. Creative definitely dirty and I've seen the the car. There's a a link to a video where it's a little bit cleaned up a little bit polished up and it's probably the way you saw at been. All these photos are a little bit rougher. Maybe the way it came into the shop, so it does look a lot better, but I don't know as far as being like a car for the joker, a good villain vehicle. I. Don't know if it's a villains vehicle. Has has a happier feel to it, you know. Yeah, it I. was to have that like dichotomy. Right especially Arthur classic joker in the Adam West Batman. Yeah is worlds away from like the Heath Ledger Joker, oh, yeah, or the one that we just saw recently the backstory off the joker. Oh, yeah! I guess it's Pretty Darcus well. How he actually became that person, and it's just you're right. It's a completely different character altogether so yeah, maybe, but it's still just doesn't fit that character very well. It's an oddball piece of the collection I mean. There's there's a lot of those the you'd mentioned other movie cars. Yeah, delorean, a blade runner There was I have to be on. That was the only exhibit where I had some. Would say mixed feelings because there's nothing wrong with vehicles per. Se, but you know you get up close, and you know especially with SCIFI vehicles. You can see like hovercraft. A glider of some sort and we know that that technology doesn't exist in the real world right I accept that we're there to see the design, but then when you get closer and closer things started to break down and go. Oh, that's. At is, plywood? You could tell that summer meant to be filmed from far away. Rights others are meant for close ups in those of the refined very carefully. Put together. You know well done ones. That's where you know. They got the close ups in the in the you know maybe the person inside and they're doing you know like. Driving shots or whatever but it from a distance. These cars don't have to be all that you know. They just have to have the same general shape. You'RE GONNA. Have somebody different driving them a stunt driver? Whoever right right so that doesn't necessarily matter I. Think One of the best examples I've ever seen, but not person were some of the hardcastle McCormick cars. The coyote remember the coon Coyote Kit car that they had in that McCormack, the the convict in this whole thing it's it's very improbable setup for the whole host one. I haven't thought about Robert. Yeah, yeah, but it's a great. List loved to watch that show just for that just for the coyote because cool, and they had a few that we're really well put together. And then they had some that were just piles of garbage I. Mean They just? It were five or glass shells, and they were on top of like a really rough frame, and but they drove they run, and they ran and drove, but those are the ones they would jump over Hay Bales, and you know they weren't so careful with it because they didn't. They knew that they could build another one quickly. But if you look at you, know some of the stills from the actual film itself or or the television show. You're able to tell you know like this is really really rough. You can see the the intensity with which they focused on details in some cars versus others that are a little bit worried like put together a bit more sloppily, you know right or the rough around the edges, so you were there at the museum and you're seeing things like you know. Tack Welds, and you've really saw plywood on a car like you see in like it's not metal. It's painted wood and yeah, yeah, what about any other like really agreed? Just things that you saw. Cars that were standouts for like. You. Know this is the I can't even believe. This is in here in this museum, but it's part of movie history. Yeah, I, just WANNA. Keep I WANNA. Keep it positive. Like I ate. If anything to put a positive spin on, it it just. The craftsmanship and the ingenuity of the people involved in the production, because until you get up close to something like A. Till you get close to some of these vehicles and I'm not going to name specific ones. To get up close this of these vehicles. You know when you see them on the screen. It looks real. My car is kind of like that now. Yeah, what's going on? Nothing terrible, it's just you know from a distance looks pretty good. Still the vacuum it. No I think it's just getting older, and there's some dents and dings and things from being in a parking lot. Security sitting on the trunk with their rifle. The rifle butts you that they always causes a lot of scuff and dents and things, but now just you know the the normal like minor flaws that come along with owning a vehicle for a certain amount of time, and you know you're less pleased with close up as as you are. Then you know I think it becomes like a twenty foot car. You're happier with twenty feet away. Then you are up close when you're polishing the car. And you know just all the flaws and the minor imperfections that are there, but I think a lot of these museum cars are like that, too. They're also many of them here that are. Pristine, and he just beautiful beautiful examples, and maybe I'm I don't know if I'm GONNA. Lead you to something that wasn't there. At this time there were four or five years ago on the ground floor. They had a display when I was there of French manufactured cars or or build cars Bugatti the towel. Oh, I. Think was another one that they had. But there beautiful beautiful flowing designs that were painted, just like it looked like they had twenty or thirty coats of paint on them and chrome. That was in real decorative organic flowing curves, and everything is your cars. But that was also in that controversy was have going on that. They were going to get rid of kind of the American culture. The the the south in particular, the South South Southern California car, culture type vehicles and changed the whole thing over to like these French designs, because the the new owner of the place, and there was a lot of back and forth talk about what they were doing because they were selling some cars off I think at. At the time right? People were worried that they were going to completely convert over to a different type of museum that it was never intended to be like. Where where does the line stop? Yeah, exactly yeah, because they.

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