The classic car market is going bananas right now, leading to some sky-high prices for Japanese cars. The $112,000 Integra Type R is just the latest example of it, but we’ve already seen plenty of others cross the six-figure threshold. Then there are cars that are just on the precipice. All it’s going to take is a low-mileage cream puff with the righht color code and options to push it over the edge.
What’s the next Japanese car to cross the six-figure mark?
The best comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What movie or TV car scenes have angered you most?“.
Understandably, the wanton destruction of classics is what irked many of you. Brett was justifiably upset at the trashing of an Aston Martin DB4 in the Italian Job, which they didn’t even get on film. Jonathon P. was angered by the blowing up of a 1970-71 Olds Cutlass in The New Karate Kid. It’s also why I never liked Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, even if the Ferrari was a fake.
Incongruent sound effects were another point of contention, as nominated by Leek and wil d. Bad commercials, particularly about hands-free driving, annoyed Taylor C. and speedie. However, by far the most answers this week had to do with The Fast & The Furious franchise, including our winner, Frank G., with his tirade about Fast Five:
In a franchise filled with hot garbage, the opening car chase from Fast Five is one of the worst. The gang is trying to break Vin Diesel out of jail by chasing down the prison bus that he’s riding in with an NSX, Charger, and Firebird. I forget why he’s there in the first place but it matters not. The plots of F&F movies are like lettuce in a salad. They are just filler and have no taste.
Anyway, the NSX plays chicken with the bus, forcing it to swerve into the Charger. The Charger slams on its brakes, and when the bus rear ends it at speed it flips clear over the Charger and rolls so violently and so many times every passenger on the bus would have snapped their necks. The Charger doesn’t budge an inch and escapes without a scratch.
That is not what would happen in a world governed by Newtonian physics, people! A 35,000-pound Greyhound-style coach slamming into a 3,000-pound Dodge would have crunched that Charger like an egg. Unless the car was made out of some kind of ultra dense black hole substance and actually weighed several times the bus’s weight, or had secretly burrowed some indestructable pillar into the earth’s mantle, there’s no way it’s staying planted on the road when the bus slams into it.
There are 9 movies of idiocy like this, and I’m sure there are far more offensive things in other ones, but for some reason this is the one that sticks out to me.
Oh, and the Firebird is completely wasted as it does jack squat in this scene.
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