Escape from Madison County
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THE GEARHEADS GO HOLLYWOOD
The Round Six Gearheads sat down and just riffed about movies, cars, movie cars, and car chases. They even ponder the genius of a Bridges of Madison County crossover action film. Yeah, it’s a bumpy ride here in episode ten. We go Hollywood so that you don’t have to.
This episode dedicated to Carson. See what you missed?
THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Animal-shaped/themed wheels
– Return of the goldfish wheel
- Plotting the ultimate heist getaway car
- Wondering just how many sentient cars there were in movies and TV
- The ultimate mash-up
- “WHERE IS MY TURBO-BOOST BUTTON?!”
- Making Love Bugs, not War Machines
- Barney Rubble in a leotard? Sure. Why not? Don’t judge Eric.
- ANOTHER Joie Chitwood Thrill Show reference
- Never-ending fries? No, but we’ll have many extra hubcaps, please.
- Exploring the insurance claims of car chases
- The obviously humorous side of exploding gas stations in movie chases
- An accident so violent the vehicle brand changes
- The value of having production designers who understand cars
- The eighty-four second quarter mile run
- The guys pitch a new YouTube channel idea
- Heart Like a Wheel/Face Full of Oil
- The incredible weakness of film car hood hinges
- Fast cars or character development?
– Living life nine sequels at a time
- Why an NOS energy drink works, but a Bars Leak-branded one wouldn’t
- Bottoming-out in Alex’s getaway car
– The value of air shocks in your heist car, and keeping them filled
- The delightful Clint Eastwood/Snake Plissken mash-up
- Re-imagining sappy love stories as car movies
- A call-back to the Round Six trophy
- Worst-ever stock car racing movie crew chief
- Drink your Hydrazine!
– The birth of energy drink spokesman, Hydro Gene
- More assorted juvenile idiocy
AND SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU’VE EARNED IT:
Escape from LA – Possibly the best scene ever filmed…
You can be cool, but you’ll never be Snake Plissken-high-fiving-Peter Fonda-while-riding-a-tsunami-through-a-canyon-in-the-middle-of-LA-trying-to-catch-Steve Buscemi-in-his-sweet-ass-old-school-car cool… This is quite possibly the best scene ever to be conceived. To this day I am still amased how the universe hasn’t collapsed upon itself from all the awesome… From the movie “Escape from L.A.”