|Stunt, Street, and Film Cars for the SNSC 70 Mod|
|Wednesday, 02 May 2007 12:55|
From Chad Coppess:
This is a tribute to automotive stunt performers over the years. Whether it was in traveling thrill shows or on television and in the movies, they provided jaw-dropping entertainment for all of us.
While researching ideas for this car-set, I found a few things -
There were several different teams of "Hell Drivers." Some are represented here, but not all.
Many of the traveling teams had "World Champions" and/or "Greatest Show on Wheels" emblazoned on their vehicles. I'm not sure if any of them had credentials to back up those statements, but they sure sounded good to the public!
Many of the cars used were white. In the name of variety I used a different base color for some of them.
Some of the stunt teams existed so long ago that the makes and models of cars available in this game simply can't match up with what they actually used. Again in the name of variety, I made some choices on what team moniker went on what bodystyle. If I happened to put someone's name on a Ford and they only drove Chevys, whoops, but I probably felt I had plenty of Chevys in the set at that point.
A lot of these performers, especially the ones who crashed the cars they drove, did not have a specific consistent paint scheme. Some apparently acquired a car for the single stunt, spray painted their name down the side and let it fly. I have represented a few of those daredevils here, but for the most part this set is made up of somewhat recognizable paint schemes with logos.
I certainly did not try to include every stunt vehicle, especially from the movies or television shows. The ones I did are either very notably tied to stunts, or were about stunts and stunt performers (Hooper, The Fall Guy, Fear Factor, etc....)
I have an autographed chunk of the taillight from the Spanky Spangler car represented here in my basement! He jumped it during Evel Knievel Days 2003 in Butte, Montana, spiraling off a pipe ramp that broke when he hit it, landing on two junked cars and doing an end-over-end flip. And he walked away...
Thanks goes to SB70 for the firebird template.