It's still a Cadillac, but that's where the similarities end.
There are parents who take there kids trick-or-treating, and then there are Cooper's parents, who built him the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters with a push cart and put together a costume for him to match it. It only makes sense because last year the toddler rolled around the neighborhood demanding treats behind the wheel of a "custom built" DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future.
Star cars can live on in the hearts of movie fans, but as we learned with the DeLorean time machine used in Back to the Future, even some of the more popular cars can end up being forgotten about by the studio. Such is the fate that has befallen the lead car from the Ghostbusters franchise – a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance more affectionately known simply as ECTO-1.
For those who don't know, Vivendi Games is planning on bringing the storied Ghostbusters franchise to game consoles later this year at the same time the Ghostbusters Blu-Ray is released. To help promote the game that will feature voiceover work by all the original actors (including Annie Potts, w00t!), Vivendi commissioned the creation of a restored Ecto1 that was sighted recently outside the headquarters of Best Buy in Minnesota. Aficionados of the franchise will be able to spot a few inaccurac
After seeing a midnight showing of Ghostbusters in early October of 2005, a couple of friends hatched a plan. The self-described "nerdy near-adults with interests in "science fiction, computers, technology, and filmmaking" decided that with Halloween just around the corner, they might as well dress as Ghostbusters. Kevin and his friend Will wanted to build homemade backpacks and uniforms, then go into a local hotel on Halloween to prank them. "Essentially we would run out with smoking ghost trap
Do you believe in UFOs, astral projection, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis? Do you have problems of a supernatural nature in your garage? The Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Ill., is ready to believe you and relieve you of your hauntings with the actual Ghostbusters Ecto 1. If you're interested in buying, be ready for Volo to also exorcise $149,000 from your bank account.
A few videos recently uploaded to YouTube show what appear to be development work on a new Ghostbusters videogame that features none other than a stretch Chrysler 300 Touring playing the part of an updated Ecto wagon, i.e. the Ecto 2. We're all about videogames here at Autoblog and we're also down with any nostalgia that can bring back the sights and sounds of the 1980s, so the chance to experience life as a Ghostbuster in all its free-roaming, first-person glory is tantalizing to say the least.