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Carspotters' Challenge #46--Corvette Summer

In keeping with this week's theme, our Challenge is a series of screencaps from Corvette Summer.
The 1978 film starred Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Danny Bonaduce, and an aggressively-customized C3 in a two-fisted, eight-cylindered tale of greed, betrayal, vengeance, Car Lust, and disco-era malaise.

"We're jammin'/I wanna jam it with you" --Bob Marley"'Nothing ventured, nothing gained,' they said/So you played for the winner takes all/Tossed the dice high up and craned your head/To see how the numbers would fall" --Al Stewart "Because the night/Belongs to Corvettes..." -- Patti SmithHave at it, car-spotters! Boogie-oogie-oogie 'til you just can't boogie no more.

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Screen images obtained from IMCDb. No fair cheating by clicking the link.)


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middle photo, Left to right:
1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1976 Chrysler Cordoba
blue car I can't see
1963 Plymouth Belvedere(white)
1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

bottom photo, Left to Right:
1974 Dodge Tradesman
1973 Datsun 620 pickup
1976 Honda Civic wagon
Bricklin SV-1
AMC Javelin
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
1968 AMC Javelin

Top pic, in addition to the world's ugliest Corvette ever made, we have...

- Mid-70s Chevy GMC pickup, behind it looks to be...
- AMC Rebel
- Can't quite tell what's behind it, a Dodge Dart perhaps?
- Late 70s Buick Skylark
- Mid-70s Ford F-series pickup

That RV looks alot like the one that was used in that 70s show Shazam, anyone else remember that one?

I saw this movie in the theater when it came out, and we thought it was pretty darn good.

In the first pic, you can see Kenny (Mark Hamill) riding a bike and holding on for dear life as he uses various vehicles to catch up to his now-gold Corvette.

I'd be amazing if someone actually knew the bike's manufacturer. It was a sharp-looking thing, painted in a beautiful blue color. Looked top-of-the-line with it's curved-back handlebars and easy-to-reach gear and brake levers.

I found the movie to be on the slow side for me. Thank goodness for all the retro goodness. Annie Potts is supposed to be the redeeming factor of this flick (according to many reviewers)? I guess, if you like petite skinny girls with high-pitch voices.

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