• Sep 25, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the cars that make the movies about cars

We dig the cars in car flicks -- but what about the cars that make the flicks about cars? Looking less like Transformers and more like space junk peddled by the sand people, it's hard to imagine what it takes to turn a regular old car into a mobile studio worthy of Deja Vu (pictured).

The Dukes of Hazzard TV series was barely better than those campy 60s movies, with a scenery film running in the back window of the General Lee during in-car shots. The General Lee from the movie is practically two car lengths longer than what you seen on the screen due to the equipment needed to make realistic rolling footage (and a roll of really bad film). Who'd have thunk it? Have a look at the gallery below, and follow the link to check out a bunch more shots of the rolling sound stages. Thanks for the tip, Brian!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      "Looking less like Transformers and more like space junk peddled by the sand people..."

      Junk peddlers?

      I think you were looking for Jawas: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jawa
      • 6 Years Ago
      People are confusing camera cars/process trailers with picture cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      some videos of the go mobile here:
      http://www.gostunts.com/gpv.php?id=267


      • 6 Years Ago
      So many people bashing autoblog yet you're all on here checking anyway, posting comments - give me a break and just enjoy some quick editorial and interesting photos. I thought it was really interesting - would have liked a bit more commentary/captions, but I had no idea how much equipment went onto these cars. I thought the Hummer in the main photo had collided with Asimo or something - robot parts everywhere!
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow that is a lot of stuff strapped to those things.


      That black CTS-V with the blacked out mesh grille is hawt, though. Very sinister.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Cool looking car, but I don't quite get the point of hooking up an SLR like that. Maybe just for a motion-blurred background shot?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. It looks great all black- very menacing. Makes me think that's what the old V shoulda looked like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why would you repost these pictures, with barely any mention of there source, and leave out the captions? this is just a reposting of pictures with their captions removed and replaced with two paragraphs of crappy observations based on no research
        • 6 Years Ago
        very well put sir
        • 6 Years Ago
        I saw this EXACT COMMENT on another site! Why would you copy this comment from them with only a few words rearranged.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BOO no mention of the GT40 camera car used in the movie LeMans. Or the Citron DS used for the GT40 car commercial.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "longer than what you seen on the screen"

      What?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, no. Reposted by mistake.
        • 6 Years Ago
        twice, is that really needed now?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Has anyone ever mentioned that Autoblog is actually a time machine??? It reports what others have reported days ago.

      Maybe it has something to do with Autoblog Green, all that recycling and all.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not up to date, but if one 'reports' something, say 3, 4 or 5 days later, one would hope that the 'reporter' would have something to add to the discussion. This is a global discussion after all. I would hate to think that the operators of this site thinks that readers only read this one and only site.

        THIS is important news?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ooops, sorry Lee.
        I meant Bert.
        []'s
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yup!
        Every blog must publish the news, at the same time.
        'Cause we are all like Lee, UP-TO-DATE, with a lot of other sites.
        We MUST receive this important news, as SOONER as we can.
        (Seriously, Lee, this is not autoblogbreakingnews.com)
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