Thank you for this, what an excellent, and quite intimate, glimpse into this family’s journey. I’ve shared on my CO car event group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/carzandcoffee/ How did you come across the Helms?
My dad sent me this article the other night and I flipped out - I’m a huge fan of Gawker media and it is so cool that you guys reached out to Uncle James!
Thanks so much for taking the time to get to know my Uncle James! He’s a remarkable man and a hero in our family. My dad and uncles are huge car guys and I think part of this is due to his influence. He’s revered and we all wish he and Pat were able to travel more (and vice versa), but whenever we get to see them it’s…
the problem is they already gave him the free shit, which he didn’t want.
What is internet?
The end of this movie is the perfect payoff. It’s when you realise that winning the game of fuckwits means you are the only fuckwit left...
And for good measure, that same sound was used in Jaws.
Damn kid. I’ll be 56 this coming January.
Oh, now talk about La mot juste!
Oh it’s way better and much more cutting with the Shirley Temple; the IPA version with the JUUL reference is still funny, but a bit overwrought IMO.
Thanks for recommending this movie. Saw it last night, loved it.
You would have regretted it. Even for throw-away money, these were awful cars. They were easy to fix which was essential because they were always breaking. I speak from experience as the prior owner of a gold two-door ‘68 with a 225. Mine came from my dad after the transmission died at about 60K. He gave up fixing…
As I’m in the process of investigating and buying a 65" 4K OLED tv, I will not watch this movie now on my 30" monitor but save it to serve as the first movie I watch on the new TV.
I was in high school when this came out. It’s all we could talk about in class for quite some time (including our teachers) . Simpler times fer sure.
My mom had a 68 Dodge Dart (with a slant 6, though it may have been the 198) when I was a kid, hers was blue as opposed to red but it made this movie resonate even more with me.
I was a young lad just getting into trucking when I saw this tv show. mixed emotions. I could feel for the car driver, but had some props for the trucker. if you ever drove commercial you could relate to the over the edge crazy. as to the truck outrunning a valiant, there weren’t speed governers or electronic tattle…
You added and incorrect H to the end. Get it together old ass man. Bifocals broken?
Of course my thinking during the movie was why on earth did this idiot buy a Valiant with a slant six for his cross country work? Any mid level muscle car from the era could have popped right around that truck. Of course that would weaken the movie.