VANISHING POINT - A Film Crew Groupie named "Rosie" apparently toured with the film crew during filmming and stole one of the few white Challengers used for the movie. The car was evenually found, but the Director Richard Sarafian and the rest of the film crew always wondered "What ever happened to Rosie?"
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT - The Great Hal Needham saw an advertisement for the soon to be released 1977 Pontiac Trans Am and knew right away that would the be the Bandit's car. Needham contacted Pontiac and an agreement was made that 4 1977 Trans Ams would be provided for the movie. All 4 of the cars for the movie were damaged greatly during production, one of which was basically totaled during the jump over the dismantled bridge. Hal Needham served as the driver for the stunt. By the end of the movie the final surviving Trans Am's were both barely running and their donor parts where used to keep the last Trans Am running.
MAD MAX 2 - The Blower "Kicking In" with the belt is fake... There is no switch in a car to turn the Blower on other than the ignition key. The CLOSE UP of the Blower turning on is actually the car starting. Likewise the CLOSE UP of the Blower shutting off is actually the car engine being shut off.
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
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1973 XB GT Ford Falcon
1977 Pontiac Trans Am
MAD MAX 2: ROAD WARRIOR