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06 September 2008 @ 02:24 pm
Day Twenty-Nine of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  

Today's entry is less a story and more a short video clip ... here's my contribution to day 29 of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration.


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Tradeoffs
 
She didn’t have sports car handling or speed; she was far too big and heavy for that. Her long wheelbase made her awkward and sloppy on corners. Her hefty, rebuilt engine guzzled gas. Her sheer size made urban parking a challenge. Her old steel frame and body required constant vigilance against rust.
 
But as he slammed her into reverse, mashed the accelerator, and spun the wheel, skidding her into a deliberate slide, her power gave him torque and her weight gave him momentum, and he finessed his intimacy with her handling to use her steel flank to disperse a ghost.

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No Kleenex needed!
 
 
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: "Drive" by Incubus
 
 
 
bardicvoice: Invictus by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on September 7th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
That moment, and the truck chase in Route 666, just showed her off to perfection ... even if Kripke did say that she handles like a shopping cart! (Still, it's all in the skill of the driver, knowing how to make her do what you want ...)

I went straight to the special features when I got my DVD, and I loved the Impala bit. They flew her 52 feet for that gag in The Magnificent Seven?! Yipes!

Oh, and I loved that Croatoan moment so much that I did a haiku for it in last year's celebration:
Escape the roadblock –
Squealing tires, smoking brakes,
Fleet black powerslide!
fannishlissfannishliss on September 8th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
plus the jump they did destroyed the engine in the car that did it :( .... I wonder if Jensen ever gets to hang out with those guys, because I think they're in the running for wanting one of the Impalas... maybe they have other classic car projects at home.

You know, I'm one who doesn't mind Route 666 but I haven't watched it all that often -- I'll have to watch again for the chase!