Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thursday Twister: Celebrity Match-Up

Welcome to another edition of DT's Thursday Twister, the guessing game that keeps the organizers guessing...and this week is another classic Twister challenge.  Find a car that has been defined by a celebrity....or vice versa. 




It can be a car from a TV show, like Magnum PI's Ferrari, or a car from real life, like Paul Newman's V8 Volvo (with puffer).  But it has to be a car that makes you think of a particular person, or a person that makes you think of a car.  It doesn't even have to be a celebrity -- it could be your auto Edna and a C3 Corvette...you just gotta make the story convincing. 

 Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post, in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone else's comment it should be in reference to his comment and not another submission.

2. The contest never end.

3. One submission per make/model.

4. Each car must be a production model.

5. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.

Ready....Set...celebrate!

101 comments:

  1. Point of contention -
    1. person, or
    2. character, or
    3. doesn't matter - both!

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    1. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/M5m_POWXntg/hqdefault.jpg

      Frank Cannon and his giant Lincoln Continental

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  2. Jim Rockford and the Pontiac Firebird.

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    1. One of my favorites. I don't even think it was product placement. Today if they re-did the Rockford Files, it would star Ben Affleck and he would drive a Ford Taurus for one season...maybe a Lexus when they changed advertisers.

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  3. James Dean and the Porsche Speedster.

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  4. The Dude and his 1973 Ford Torino sedan.

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  5. [img]http://www.jeepfan.com/readersjeeps/AJones/Daisy%20Duke's%20Jeep.jpg[/img]

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    1. try 2
      [img]http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/06/2f/07/daisy-s-jeep-at-cooter.jpg[/img]

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  6. Ricardo Montalban and Chrysler Cordoba "Hand tooled Corinthian cardboard. . . "
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfKHBB4vt4c

    You didn't say it had to be a good thing

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    1. or the Bullitt Mustang GT

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    2. Or the Nazi, uh, Triumph 650

      [img]http://www.mcqueenonline.com/ttspecial.jpg[/img]

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    3. Or the Husky in On Any Sunday.

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    4. Corvair powered Manx Dune Buggy from Thomas Crown Affair
      https://www.youtube.com/embed/9FdzF7oG1qQ

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  8. Wagon queen family truckster in Metallic pea green = Clark Griswald. "Bang!" Clark, "Roll em up!".

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  9. Porsche 928 = Joel Goodson. Tho, actualy it brings more thoughts of Rebecca De Mornay. :)

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  10. 1982 Trans Am aka kitt - michael knight

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    1. Can't believe it took this many posts for that one to come out!

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  11. Harold and the his Jaguar XKE Hearse

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  12. George Costanza and his 1982 Chrysler Lebaron

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    1. ...and Jon Voight. Two celebrities, one car.

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  13. Dr. Emmett Brown\Marty McFly and the DeLorean DMC-12

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  14. Tom Wopat and John Schneider

    [img]http://webpages.charter.net/tranches26/gary%20schneider%20general%20lee.jpg[/img]

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  15. Jackie Chan

    [img]http://pics.imcdb.org/0is489/19778164un3.4343.jpg[/img]

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  16. Lee Majors

    [img]http://www.williambrucewest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/fall-guy-truck.jpg[/img]

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    1. Sorry, I'm identifying Heather Thomas with that truck.

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  17. The Brady Bunch (all of 'em) and their posh 1969 Plymouth Satellite wagon.
    *drops microphone*

    [img] http://pics.imcdb.org/5217/brady17a1474.jpg [/img]

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  18. Burt Reynolds

    [img]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/1b/58/0a1b58ea69981a356e5fba41f18ba8b8.jpg[/img]

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  19. Dennis Weaver

    [img]http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/duelchase.jpg[/img]

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    1. dick van

      dick van dyke
      [img]http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article158859.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/image-12-for-editorial-pics-16-jan-2012-gallery-229923669.jpg[img]

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  20. "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."

    [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/Bluesmobile_at_House_of_Blues_Dallas_-_3-4_view.jpg/275px-Bluesmobile_at_House_of_Blues_Dallas_-_3-4_view.jpg[/img]

    I'll suggest this one is tied more to Belushi than Akroyd because I think there's a better Akroyd vehicle out there..........

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    1. Although I "ain't afraid of no ghosts," there is no better Akroyd vehicle out there than the Bluesmobile....

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  21. Mannix/'72 'Cuda
    https://youtu.be/QMkrDk-VnTs

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  22. I guess I would have to say "Bond, James Bond..." and Aston Martin DB5.

    [img]http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jamesbond/images/0/0e/Sean_Connery_with_1964_Aston_Martin_DB5.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110305161235[/img]

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  23. I second that thought and more specifically I'll recommend Roger Moore, Barbara Bach and their white Lotus Esprit (somewhere in this picture I'm sure there's a car).

    [img]https://www.mi6-hq.com/images/stills/tswlm_49_280.jpg[/img]

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  24. Maxwell Smart/Don Adams: Sunbeam Tiger

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    1. Miles was provided with a budget of $800, a Series II Alpine, a Ford V8 engine and a 2-speed automatic transmission, and in about a week he had a running V8 conversion, thus proving the concept. @wiki

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  25. William Conrad as Frank Cannon: Continental with a 'car-phone' Oh, yeah.

    Telly Savalas: Blue-ick
    The cars from Kojak: Series 1, episode 1.
    https://youtu.be/U2O6S-l7s-4

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    1. Body lean, Bawdy lean, body leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen on every corner at every speed lolz. Stavros! get ovah heah!

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  26. Barry Newman (Kowalski) and the Dodge Challenger

    [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR6-RIX7xEcOFXCTtBAHrPizNY7eAtCdq5RuAwg8DrVyjznPP2j[/img]

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    1. A local cinema screened the 35mm print back in September. It was in New York City, but everyone showed up with car logo shirts and hats, notably cheering when the 440 Challenger pulled away from the E-type. Clevon Little as Supersoul is an absolute thrill to behold and there was a palpable joy during his scenes. (this was the same downbeat theater where I saw Dames du Bois de Boulogne and so many others with downtown heroin addicts. Cars can serve to unite.) Those guys really were the apotheosis of cool; there are no parallels these days.

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  27. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Other-P-1800s-2-door-18345-VB-/172053804679 What, no Saint?

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  28. [img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1352961526_kitt-for-sale.jpg[/img]

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  29. Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) and the Lotus Elan

    [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJFXTx76gwywef4dpJNj_o3OKs4LPPy65vpOlNhHzQywLa1xwkd_1be-h1[/img]

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  30. James Taylor

    [img]http://www.55classicchevy.com/images2/two-lane-blacktop-2.jpg[/img]

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  32. Eddie Murphy's Nova in BHC... but mostly because I owned one the same colour and in the same condition when the movie came out.

    [img]http://www.round2models.com/images/models/amt836/product.jpg[/img]

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  33. Lt. Colombo's Peugeot 403 Convertible.

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  34. Starsky and Hutch

    [img]http://addins.whig.com/blogs/ihavealottowatch/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/starsky_and_hutch_650x300_a.jpg[/img]

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  35. James Garner and his tank

    [img]https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/14/A70-7161[/img]

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    1. Outside his Rockford persona I most closely associate him with the Stroppe Broncos:

      [img]http://offroadaction.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/jamesgarner.jpg[/img]

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    3. Robert Duvall is driving James Garner's Lola T-70 in THX-1138
      The best movie George Lucas ever directed

      https://www.youtube.com/embed/7DqlQt63FpM

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  37. And was there anything in that timeframe that Lalo Schifrin didn't score?

    And the one character most closely related to the Sherman in that era was, of course, Gavin McLeod's Moriarty (or possibly Donald Sutherland's Oddball) in "Kelly's Heroes"

    [img]http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/film/kellys/kel10.jpg[/img]

    Damn, now I gotta go watch that again...

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    1. Came here to post this. Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves.

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  38. Bad bad Leroy Brown - custom Continental, Eldorado too

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  39. Walter White and his Pontiac Aztek.

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  40. Adam West and the original Batmobile:

    [img]http://www.batman-online.com/images/13652983515910.jpg[/img]

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  41. Frank Drebin - Plymouth Satellite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAToNVy_14o

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    1. [img]http://www.columbo-site.freeuk.com/scrapbook/friendcarbreak12.jpg[/img]

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  43. Dean Jones and Herbie.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/Z273HyR.jpg?1[/img]

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  44. John Steed and his Bentley...uh..Speed Six?...4.5 litre? Can't remember.

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  45. The Green hornet Imperial , Miami Vice cars, Leave it to Beaver Plymouth Chips GMC Truck Franks Firebird and the Kawasaki police special.Charlie angels Mustang II Bobcat-pinto

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  46. Hawaii 5-0 Black Mercury,Dragnet 67 Fairlane

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  47. Crazy Mary and Dirty Larry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kySJqSLeke0

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  48. Sorry not enough coffee Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry made me laugh....

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  49. Back to the Future Delorean....

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  50. [img]https://automotiveviews.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/snapshot20061113152317tn8-4687.jpg[/img]

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  51. Claude Akins, Kenworth W-925

    [img]http://image.timepassagesnostalgia.com/watermarked/images65/6522movinon.jpg[/img]

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  52. Sorry i never follow directions.....

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  53. Ferris Bueller, Faux-rarri

    [img]http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/image-1083/ferris_ferrari.png[/img]

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  54. Original Superman Series Nash Healey
    http://www.arcticboy.com/Pages/superman.html

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  55. Detective Ray Vecchio and his boat-tail Riviera.
    [img]https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/khhmwrejnqsxll8ycbys.jpg[/img]

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  56. Luke Skywalker, X-34 Landspeeder.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/M3SdXMe.jpg?1[/img]

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  57. Boss Hog and his BIG Azz Caddy
    http://www.hazzardnet.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/boss3.jpg

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  58. Boss Hog and his BIG Azz Caddy
    http://www.hazzardnet.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/boss3.jpg

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  59. Boss Hog and his BIG Azz Caddy
    http://www.hazzardnet.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/boss3.jpg

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  60. George Peppard as Banacek with his 1941 Packard Darrin, http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=190780&l=fr

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  61. George Peppard as Banacek with his 1941 Packard Darrin, http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=190780&l=fr

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    1. even better the first time.

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  62. Stephanie Powers...Hart to Hart ...Mercedes 450sl

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  63. That Dodge Powerwagon with the two dude detectives...

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  64. That TV show called Viper. Really just all about the car, can't even get a mental image of what the actor looked like.
    [img]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vipercast_5419.jpg[/img]

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  66. [img]http://www.google.ca/url?q=http://digitalshortbread.com/2013/06/27/tbt-dumb-and-dumber-1994/&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjn6OSQpZzKAhUB3CYKHVSKDKIQwW4IGTAC&sig2=RlKRTrMOyLNMyUK2G2LlNw&usg=AFQjCNF33RiED06rFtJDV-e4TFZQNNCBiQ[/img]

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  67. [img]https://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b2034187f0128e298434596d3f6171e9?convert_to_webp=true[/img]

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    1. already posted above.

      "Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post, in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page)."

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