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megacabdad
05-08-2009, 11:13 AM
I love these old trucker movies.:cool:

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Convoy is my favorite! There are a few of clips on You Tube, but they contain some adult language. Here's a clip of the surviving truck...

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Patriot2500
05-08-2009, 12:12 PM
Dude there are a lot of good trucker movies. Can't forget the KW in the original Smokey and the Bandit, that was a sweet rig. Of course the Rubber Duck's big black Mack is still one of the top trucks in movies.

whitebuffalo
05-08-2009, 02:29 PM
best.movie.ever
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Purplezr2
05-08-2009, 03:51 PM
Black dog was good I thought

peobryant
05-08-2009, 04:05 PM
The Kenworth in Smokey And The Bandit is still the best looking.

megacabdad
05-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Here's a cool remix from Smokey and the Bandit II, with a good song from Tool in the background.[guitar]

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Homestead
05-09-2009, 08:06 AM
What about the weekly series on TV......Movin On and BJ and the Bear.

They were a little corny at times but the trucks were the stars.

Jeff

Red3quarter
05-09-2009, 11:54 PM
Also the movie Breakdown with Kurt Russell.

peobryant
05-10-2009, 12:34 AM
Also the movie Breakdown with Kurt Russell.

What about "Breaker, Breaker" starring Chuck Norris. [nonono]

smokinram99
05-10-2009, 04:26 AM
yeah guys! even the GMC General in Smokey & the Bandit!...I also love the KW cabover in BJ & the bear!!! but the best is CONVOY!!

JKM
06-12-2009, 04:50 PM
Can't forget Duel

rip 112
06-15-2009, 10:55 PM
Anyone remember Over The Top? Sylvester Stallone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7xFiE2W8o

fschiola
06-20-2009, 05:58 PM
Can't forget Duel

A very strange movie. It is said that Steven Spielberg was shown seven different semi-trucks to choose from; he chose a Peterbilt because the cab resembled a face. And he says that the most frightening aspect of the story was that truck driver was never seen. It was shot in 13 days. Oh, and the license plates on the front of the truck are from other cars the driver had destroyed and kept as trophies

'strokeThis_'07
06-21-2009, 12:48 AM
Duel is my personal favorite. Seen it numerous times. Other than Maximum Overdrive, the others I havent seen a whole lot

bmoeller
07-16-2009, 08:30 PM
OTT was a good movie. :)

I like Black Dog, but the editing was horrible. Some of the acting isn't that good either.

Thunder Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIWz3_x7I5Q

Coast To Coast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TBIlMBlFxw

Not quite a rucking movie, but Larger Than Life was pretty good. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3XHN1xTmJo

Nick02Ram
07-20-2009, 01:06 AM
I never took notice till I started working on trucks, but you ever notice the movies where rigs are "out of control" with no brakes because someone cut their lines, or they are out of air or something? If a truck runs out of air..it's gonna stop or at least slow down till the brakes are cooked. Unless someone cut their air lines, then snuck under there and caged all the chambers, is a truck really ever "out of control"?

megacabdad
02-07-2010, 04:46 PM
I found a cool website about the movie "Convoy"

Check it out!

http://www.stlouisdumptrucks.com/convoy9-04b_001.htm

Fordzilla
02-07-2010, 05:58 PM
Duel is my personal favorite. Seen it numerous times. Here is a discussion board (http://z15.invisionfree.com/Duel/index.php?http://z15.invisionfree.com/Duel) dedicated to "Duel"...[coffee]...Ben

hyperrcng
02-07-2010, 08:03 PM
gotta ask now that I have been thinking while reading this tread, I think it was back in the late 80's there was a tv show kinda like Knight Rider but used one off trucks. I remember watching them but cannot remember the name of the show, to young to know if it lasted more than a season or what

BigErksG2
02-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Black Dog is an excellent movie when youre stuck in the house.

fschiola
02-08-2010, 08:30 PM
gotta ask now that I have been thinking while reading this tread, I think it was back in the late 80's there was a tv show kinda like Knight Rider but used one off trucks. I remember watching them but cannot remember the name of the show, to young to know if it lasted more than a season or what


See if this is the one you were thinking of. Click here (http://en.allexperts.com/q/Television-Trivia-2104/2009/11/old-tv-show-big.htm)

Fordzilla
02-09-2010, 07:30 PM
I think it was back in the late 80's there was a tv show kinda like Knight Rider but used one off trucks. I remember watching them but cannot remember the name of the show, to young to know if it lasted more than a season or whatThat was The Highwayman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094479/) and here is what the truck looks like today (http://www.artworks-unlimited.com/Highway_man_truck.htm)...[guitar]...Ben

hyperrcng
02-09-2010, 09:51 PM
Yup, thats it. wonder what happend to the other truck they had??

Shanajustin
02-10-2010, 01:37 PM
Ditto on the GMC from Smokey and the Bandit 2. Though the third installment of that franchise was unbearable to watch, the rig in the opening scene of # three was a good lookin truck too!

Scotty
02-17-2010, 10:12 PM
If I remember correctly OTT was partly filmed at the world armwrestling championships in Houston...one year before I qualified. Friends of mine were in the movie and competed while Stallone was there. :D

kerry.king
02-20-2010, 03:22 AM
anyone remember that show on nbc, "the highway man" ? Starred Sam Jones. Was on in the late '80s'. Had a couple futuristic style trucks, the main one turned into a helicopter. Cheesy right?
Attached is a pic of a Bj and the Bear lookalike rig I found on supershowrigs.com.

kerry.king
02-20-2010, 03:28 AM
ok, just saw the post about the highway man truck. ugh, that's some butt-ugly paint! I'd like to know the mechanical specs of it though. Motor,tranny, chassis, etc. Glad to see it's still on the road though. A small piece of history I suppose.

bariley
03-11-2010, 07:40 PM
ive always liked Maximum Overdrive!

blackmoke
03-13-2010, 07:58 PM
i liked 18 wheels of justice (tv show)
I remember, maybe sometime in the 90s I seen a movie like 'Smokey and the Bandit' but it was a newer version with younger people and 90s model Red Firebird I believe, cant remember the exact title but I think it was 'Bandit' or something I would like to see the movie again if I could find it

Rotten
03-20-2010, 10:48 AM
My favorite movie big rig has always been the Mack that Mel Gibson drove at the end of the "Road Warrior" I always liked that movie for the cool battle cars and stuff they had.

huron52
03-20-2010, 11:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umvbqPUMoKg


This is the first trucker show I remember watching..... any one else remember it?