• Mar 3rd 2009 at 5:02PM
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Click above to view the trailer for Eric Bana's Love the Beast

Actor Eric Bana has a thing for auto racing. He also has a thing for his car, a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT that he's owned for 26 years, since he was 15 years old. He combined those passions after completing a two-year-long restoration of the car and entering the 2007 Targa Tasmania.

Then he combined those with his passion for acting, and will release his film called Love the Beast about the car and the race in a little over a week on March 12. The movie's supporting cast includes Jeremy Clarkson, Jay Leno, and, um... Dr. Phil – possibly the oddest supporting cast since Weird Al Yankovic's UHF. Incredibly, for those who didn't follow the Targa Tasmania, the new trailer gives away the movie's twist, but it's probably worth it just to hear Clarkson ask "600 horsepower... and leaf springs?" Follow the jump to check out the trailer. Hat tip to Nick

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I want to see that!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      With friends like these...

      "Oi've nevah met anywun that's had aye cah fur sao lung that wuz such a heepa sheeit."

      It's soooo damn true, though. My friend's '72 Pinto is held in the same regard - the little crapwagon that was the butt of so many jokes, but was a part of our social circle's bond.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Basically yes. But Eric's is way better!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Between this and Audi's LeMans flick it looks like a good year for car movies.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dr. Phil psychoanalyzing the bond between man and car. Priceless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can understand, been in the same place. For me - it's a black ford focus zx3. When my 2002 died, I was grieving. I had spent six months bringing it back to life from a wreck - poured money, sweat, and tears into that car - and then it had an electrical fire. My wife couldn't deal with how I was handling it - she said that I seemed like my dog had been killed. We replaced it with an almost identical 2007 (different front end and dashboard), and most people didn't know I got a new car. That 07 went from being a car I resented - because it was similar, but not the old car to becoming a member of the family like the old one.

      There are times that I wish I had taken the time and money to fix the 02. But, the 07 and I have been on many journeys and it's a little bit shy of 50k miles on it. It saved my life in a horrid wreck and was almost totalled - I couldn't find anything I liked to replace it (my wife said no more foci for me after this one), and when insurance decided to fix it - I was happy. I was at the shop frequently visiting the car.

      With the amount of time you spend in a car, and the time that car spends with you - it does become more than just an object. Of course, I love the way the focus drives, and average between 500-1000 miles on a slow week.
      God, I want to see this movie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The shot of him sitting against the wall in the garage with his wrecked Falcon (probably because it brought back some painfully fond memories) was epic. Been there, done that. Keep your head up, Bana!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a beautiful cah...lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Correct me if im wrong, but isnt this the exact same car as from Mad MAx?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone know if this is being released in North America? I really hope so.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would also like to know. I assume if it does it would be in limited locations, or independent film type theaters.

        This looks like a great movie for car guys.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ARE YOU MAD?!?
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