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On 6/29/2020 at 1:29 PM, 1967RMP said:

Beverly Hills Cop has this weird scene.  

 

I watched that movie a couple weeks ago and noticed that scene... heh heh...transforming Plymouth police car..

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Lots of movies where stuff like this happens... there was a chase in the movie 'Arlington Road' where Jeff Bridges was driving a Ford Contour, that seems to change from an early model ('95-97) to a later model ('98+) and back during the sequence.   Another one that was just way off as far as the year--the film 'The Debt' had a scene set at a W. German air force runway in 1966--there was a '66 Impala, and next to it..an early 80s Olds 88. 

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In a similar vein, the 1984 Japanese WWII film Zero featured a late-60s Datsun 1200 truck as one of the airfield support vehicles.

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My number one , all-time-favourite film The Blues Brothers has a tiny gaffe in respect to vehicles . While the majority of the film towed-the-line , there's one vignette wherein a cinema faux pas takes place : the start of the famous chase scenes . A grip of c.1974 Impala 9C1's are shown starting pursuit outside of the Palace Hotel Ballroom ; but , the remainder of the chase has the usual fleet of 1974-1977 Monaco & Royal Monaco Illinois State Police / Chicago PD cars .

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Isn't there a scene in Blues Brothers where the back glass is shot out, only to reappear later?

I also like chase scenes where a wheel cover flies off, and around the next corner, it's back on the wheel.

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Going waaaaaaaaaaay back, the silent movie "Wings" made in 1927 had a huge automotive gaffe. The early part of the movie takes place before the start of America's  involvement in WW1 so circa 1916. One of the heroes builds a Model T speedster but the car they use is from the early 1920s. 

Much newer was an episode of Jay Leno's Garage where they chronicle the build of his '66 Toronado with the Corvette frame under it. The opening scenes show them rolling a Toronado off of a trailer to begin the build. It's a 1967 Toronado!  Jay's car was at the Detroit Autorama and  I asked one of the GM booth guys about it. He said I was one of the few who caught that. It seems that they had already started to build the '66 before the filming began and they wanted to show the build from the beginning so they fudged it.

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On 6/29/2020 at 4:43 PM, Mike999 said:

Proving that the Car Switch is nothing new:  "Mystery Science Theater 3000" used to run a lot of the old serials from the 1930's and Forties.  In many episodes, you see the bad guys roaring around a mountain road in a big Packard or Cadillac.  But when the car goes over the cliff...and bursts into flames, always...it's a much older car, like a Model T.

There was once a British TV series from the ‘60s, where the script called for a Jaguar Mk.I sedan to drive off a cliff and burst into flames. The stunt was done using the Jag, but for the next several years, many shows used the same footage in order to get a return on investment. To paraphrase the author, if you saw a white a Jag with bad brakes, you knew how it would end...

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15 minutes ago, sfhess said:

One of my favorites:  Using a car door as a shield in a gun battle.

 

Ducking always seems to work when they shoot through the windows, too.

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6 hours ago, sfhess said:

One of my favorites:  Using a car door as a shield in a gun battle.

 

Hey, it's better than nothing. 

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9 hours ago, sfhess said:

One of my favorites:  Using a car door as a shield in a gun battle.

 

Demolition Ranch did a video about that. Starts at the 4 minute mark. 

 

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How about Smokey and the Bandit where the cop cars change back and forth between Pontiacs and Mopars.

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