One of the most sinister automotive movie characters ever, the tanker-hauling Peterbilt from the seminal Spielberg picture, Duel, is up for auction. Perhaps only a little less evil than the '58 Plymouth in John Carpenter's adaptation of Christine, nearly 40 years have done little to dull this truck's malevolent countenance. The MotoExotica and Manheim event in St. Louis started on Friday, and finishes up today, October 17th.
Many of us have already
taken in Motor Trend’s May issue cover story in which an impatient MT staff pits Chevy’s Camaro Concept,
not due out until 2008 if at all, against the Ford Mustang in a digital duel. The comparison occurred in a virtual
world created by a simulation program called CarSim. While data on the
actually-in-existence Ford Mustang was easy to come by, editors from MT has to consult with GM to cull information on
the 2009 Camaro to use in the simulation.