For a certain cohort of young folks, Jurassic Park is a touchstone film from their childhood. Not only did it play into practically every little boy's love of dinosaurs, the movie included some great action scenes and special effects that still hold up today. In its latest video, The Aficionauto takes a look the Jurassic Park Motor Pool, a California car club with over 40 fans who created replica vehicles from the iconic film.

The club is made up of an interesting cross-section of people. Many of them were Jeep Wrangler fans that already loved off-roading and Jurassic Park, and liked the idea of bringing them together. Like any close-knit club, it ends up being about community and people coming together to share their interests. It's quite a heartwarming video. Also, be sure to stay until the end because The Aficionauto teases a future Jurassic Park-themed vehicle. Scroll down to check out the motor pool.


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      OnTheRocks
      • 6 Months Ago
      Steven Spielberg was originally going to use stop-motion animation in this film until some folks at ILM (on their own time) demonstrated that using CGI could create amazing looking dino's. And yeah, the effects hold up surprisingly well due to a mix of carefully selected CG and practical effects.
      Bandit5317
      • 6 Months Ago
      Awesome club. I would love to own one of those replica Wranglers.
      traction_control
      • 6 Months Ago
      They all look good, but the Jurassic Park Tour Ford Explorers are hard to duplicate, due to the glass roof. It’s not impossible, just difficult.
        Andre Neves
        • 6 Months Ago
        @traction_control
        Not glass. Pretty sure it was plexiglass. Remember the scene with the kids and the T-Rex pushing down on it with her snout? Anyway, Explorers would be more difficult because of the rarity of finding a working example that doesn't have a bad transmission lol.
          Bandit5317
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Andre Neves
          Fun fact, that plexiglass window was not supposed to break in that scene. The full-size animatronic T-Rex that was used broke it. The actor's reactions are genuine.
        zack_falcon
        • 6 Months Ago
        @traction_control
        You mean... THIS?!? http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/how-to-build-a-painstakingly-perfect-jurassic-park-ford-1567168693/1567345983/+zacestrada
      Love Great Danes
      • 6 Months Ago
      On the DVD or Blu-ray there is a segment of how the dinosaurs were created. They show how they animated every muscle movement to look real. Absolutely amazing, almost as good as watching the movie.
      MechE
      • 6 Months Ago
      Wonder if NEWMAN from Seinfeld has one of these.
      lasertekk
      • 6 Months Ago
      Would rather have a Ghostbusters replica vehicle.
      mikeybyte1
      • 6 Months Ago
      The movie has held up extremely well. I remember seeing it in the theater. The scene when the T-Rex breaks through the fence and roars scared the crap out of me. That entire attack scene was very well done and highly photo-realistic. (Blooper - when the T-Rex breathes and blows his hat off you can see the rain blast alongside the nose - they were using some air cannon to the side of the dino.) The book was much more terrifying but the movie was well done. In addition to the Jeeps I loved what they did to the Exlporers. I remember thinking "why do you want an open roofed Jeep in a dinosaur park?" Mobile open top snack food!
      budwsr25
      • 6 Months Ago
      I have always want one of these jeeps. Every now and then one pops up for sale.
      OnTheRocks
      • 6 Months Ago
      Also, I always thought the Explorers with the glass roofs were cool as hell.
        Evan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @OnTheRocks
        Same here. I liked how the door sills and interior metal of the door were painted to match the interior rather than the exterior. I know it was only done to avoid having to match the complicated paint scheme but I like it better that way.
      Aaron
      • 6 Months Ago
      Jeep number 5 actually lives in my complex. I pass it on my way out to work every morning.
      Roger Smith
      • 6 Months Ago
      Coooool,really cool,and I did remember the Korean design by Ssan Yong,build in Alabama,Mercedes ML and was a stick shift too.
      Gorgenapper
      • 6 Months Ago
      Damn it, the theme song is stuck in my head.
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