Cars Become The Stars This Summer

Cars Become The Stars This Summer

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 9:26pm CST

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We have receieved an email from David informing us about a new article about the upcoming Transformers Movie. Autoweek.com has posted a new article about how cars will be the stars of many upcoming movies this summer and how auto makers are spending money to make their car the star. Check out the article at Autoweek.com.

Credit(s): David and Autoweek.com


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Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45368)
Posted by UltraPrimal on March 7th, 2007 @ 9:33pm CST
The cars aren't the stars! The people aren't the stars! The Transformers are the stars!
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45462)
Posted by bumblezzz on March 7th, 2007 @ 10:32pm CST
the cars are the transformers yah idiot.
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45516)
Posted by Hotrod on March 7th, 2007 @ 11:01pm CST
bumblezzz wrote:the cars are the transformers yah idiot.


Was calling him an idiot called for. If you meant it as a joke there is no indication of that.
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45520)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 7th, 2007 @ 11:03pm CST
Didn't they do pretty much the same article with the same title a couple weeks ago?
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45525)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 7th, 2007 @ 11:05pm CST
Hotrod wrote:
bumblezzz wrote:the cars are the transformers yah idiot.


Was calling him an idiot called for. If you meant it as a joke there is no indication of that.


Ah TFANS ever so easy to ofend
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45580)
Posted by Brakethrough on March 7th, 2007 @ 11:23pm CST
Sadly, my favourite car will never be a star. Oh, '85 Citation, WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45592)
Posted by Stormrider on March 7th, 2007 @ 11:52pm CST
So does this mean that when I purchase a car, I am supporting the movie industry? :-?
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45794)
Posted by Leonardo on March 8th, 2007 @ 7:56am CST
Brakethrough wrote:Sadly, my favourite car will never be a star. Oh, '85 Citation, WHERE ARE YOU NOW?


I know how you feel. I long for a '71 boattail Riviera TF.
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (45816)
Posted by Hairball178 on March 8th, 2007 @ 8:39am CST
Attention various automobile companies: thank you for being douchebags. In return for not allowing your models of cars to be used for Alternators/BinalTechs as part of the Transformers franchise (particulary Bumblebee, Jazz, and Sideswipe), you have lost out on a major opportunity to show off your sporty automobiles in this summer's biggest blockbuster. Just think of how much you are going to lose out on potential customers who would've been interested in a lamborgini, a volkswagon, or a porshe...only to settle on a camaro, or a mustang. Whoopsie-doo, I guess.

I hope you enjoy having to amputate your leg after shooting yourself in the foot with the decision you made to not license out your automobile rights. All that revenue you lose out on. Shame, huh?

xoxoxo,

A Transfan
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (46139)
Posted by Charger426 on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:44pm CST
Leonardo wrote:
Brakethrough wrote:Sadly, my favourite car will never be a star. Oh, '85 Citation, WHERE ARE YOU NOW?


I know how you feel. I long for a '71 boattail Riviera TF.


I used to have a '72 boattail riv :grin: I love those things, I think I can whip one up. :wink:
Re: Cars Become The Stars This Summer (46191)
Posted by Stormrider on March 8th, 2007 @ 4:35pm CST
Hairball178 wrote:Attention various automobile companies: thank you for being douchebags. In return for not allowing your models of cars to be used for Alternators/BinalTechs as part of the Transformers franchise (particulary Bumblebee, Jazz, and Sideswipe), you have lost out on a major opportunity to show off your sporty automobiles in this summer's biggest blockbuster. Just think of how much you are going to lose out on potential customers who would've been interested in a lamborgini, a volkswagon, or a porshe...only to settle on a camaro, or a mustang. Whoopsie-doo, I guess.

I hope you enjoy having to amputate your leg after shooting yourself in the foot with the decision you made to not license out your automobile rights. All that revenue you lose out on. Shame, huh?

xoxoxo,

A Transfan


I'm not sure if Michael Bay would have wanted those cars anyway. It was mentioned in a couple interviews that Bay has a long standing relationship with GM. Also it was mentioned that it was more efficient to make one contract with one car company than to get individual rights to various car companies. However, I would agree that there may have been a large financial influence as well.

In theory, it does seem silly that all the cars are GM. However, from a viewers standpoint the vehicles all look different and it probably won't phase most people when they see the movie.

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