Last Call- Eleanor's Mom Edition

The remake of Gone in Sixty Seconds had the benefit of 30-years of movie making advancement going for it, and still comes up short in comparison with the original. Special effects these days may allow for more unbelievable stunts, but you just can’t beat ’70s car chases.
Image source: [the unofficial Gone in 60 seconds fan webpage]

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  1. Maymar Avatar

    It's basically a porn movie – same soundtrack, same lack of plot or acting skill, same devotion to the action, to absurd lengths. Some of the same mustaches too. That's what I love about it.

  2. UDman Avatar

    This has been an interesting series of postings. Where else can you read about the cars that the Hoons dream about. From a Ferrari right down to a Datsun Wagon, and literally everything in between. This is what makes Hooniverse stand out from the rest of the Vanilla car blogs, and aren't you glad you stopped by today?

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      We did kind of run the gamut today! Thanks to all the contributors for bearing with me on my hare-brained schemes and trying something new and different; and thanks to our commenters for bearing with us and playing along while we tried something new. We basically ran an entire day of themed articles from each and every one of us, and I don't think I've ever seen any other site try anything like that. We're kind of lucky we're small enough that we can get away with it.

      1. CptSevere Avatar

        It's been great. I, for one, have enjoyed the hell out of it. Good work, you guys, I mean it.

      2. coupeZ600 Avatar

        I love it when you log-on and see that there are really cool articles that go all the way back onto the "previous page/older posts" and you want to read every single one. Kudos to you and everyone else that made this happen, it was a great ending to a somewhat bummer Monday. Thanks, and I mean it too….

        1. Tim Odell Avatar
          Tim Odell

          We also shortened the page to help with load times.
          But hey, whatever works.

      3. muthalovin Avatar

        Yes, very deftly done. Monday seemed to be quite enjoyable, and I attribute that to Hooniverse and some Eleanor love.

  3. PowerTryp Avatar

    Yup it's us real car guys that know that Eleanor was a 73 and not a Shelby. I did love that show, almost as much as I love the original Italian Job.
    Who wants to hold a classic car film marathon? I've got the original Italian Job, Bullitt and Vanishing Point.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Yes, but do you have Stunt Rock?

      1. Uncle_Bo Avatar

        Or "The Junkman"?
        I have a limited edition VHS box set of Two Lane Blacktop I can throw into the viewing mix. Also have the Rendezvous DVD, which makes for an excellent car video tune up, like a tray of tequila shooters.

      2. PowerTryp Avatar

        uhh no.

        1. Tim Odell Avatar
          Tim Odell

          Well, then. It seems a review is in order…

  4. Joe Dunlap Avatar
    Joe Dunlap

    I would agree with the sentiment Gentlemen. A great series of post from people who truely see cars for what they are. Not a bunch of high dollar trailer queens, but, as someone said earlier in the day, conveyances meant to move humans from A to B. And we all have our heart throb favorite.
    As for the movie marathon, I would have to nominate a Barry Newman classic, and its not Vanishing Point. Mine is "Fear is the Key". Nothing like hooning a Torino around the wooden roads of the Everglades and a pretty good cliff hanger too boot!

  5. tollberg Avatar

    This movie was the reason I knew what a fastback body style was as a child. Much much better than the remake. I actually haven't watched it since before I was really into cars so I need to go back and see it again.

  6. bzr Avatar

    I'm glad I bought this on DVD. 47 minutes into the car chase it starts to get a little weary, but then how many movies have a car chase that lasts for more than 47 minutes?
    And while the remake is somewhat entertaining in its own way, I never liked the new Eleanor. What it stands for (as evident by today's posts), yes, but not the tarted-up plasticky GT500 itself. The original bumblebee '73 was a revelation.

  7. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    Good job on the "WYE" posts to all of you! All day yesterday I read, and each post opened my eyes to the beauty some people see in cars that others might just overlook. A Fox Mustang that most people see as "just another 5.0". A Ford Granada that I never knew even existed. Lust for a Jaguar sparked in a young man by a toy. Some great choices, some great stories, and just a great day in the Hooniverse as we all reflected on what our own "Eleanors" were, and shared the love of them. Yesterday was what Hooniverse is all about, what makes it great, and what makes me (and many others, I'm sure) keep coming back for more. Thanks to all contributors, and to all commentators as well. It was entertaining and enlightening in so many ways. Everyone here rocks! IMO this is more than just some stupid ass blog, we are an automotive community, dammit! I love you guys!!!
    oops, did I get carried away? sorry…

  8. From_a_Buick_6 Avatar

    Ah, yes, the original film in all it's craptastic glory. At least it didn't inspire droves of rednecks to ruin '67 Mustang fastbacks with tasteless mods.

  9. PC Service dallas Avatar

    You absolutely outdid yourself this post. Keep it up

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