Saturday, June 9, 2012

Unique Movie Vehicles (in homage to @redbullusa Soap Box Race:

Posted By on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 8:33 AM

With the 2012 Red Bull Soap Box Race rolling down 10th Street today, we got to thinking about movies that featured unique ways of getting around.

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David Lynch's The Straight Story about a farmer who embarks on a cross country journey riding a tractor, was so wholesome, it was rated G by the MPAA. It's either a perfect slice of Americana (with just a shadow of darkness) or the most subversive and ironic film in Lynch's canon, depending on your perspective:

Just as Scorpio Rising made the hog into the object of homoerotic sexual desire, Kenneth Anger's Kustom Kar Kommandos fetishizes the hot rod into an "autoerotic" tizzy:


Kustom Kar Kommandos, (kenneth anger), by zohilof

Documenarian Harrod Blank (son of Les), is the master of the art car. Not only does he drive one himself, he's now made two feature length docs about his obsession, Wild Wheels (1992) and Automorphosis (2008). They play out a little bit like episodes of Hoarders on wheels:

Then of course, there's this:

Someday, shell meet her perfect match: STATION WILLOW!
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  • Someday, she'll meet her perfect match: STATION WILLOW!

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