dragon-wings
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Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:19 pm

In the movie Bad Boys 2 when Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are going to the captains house to get a warrant to arrest Tapia, what type of car are they driving?

It's probably not, but to me it looks like a concept car.
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Twistedwhisper
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:08 pm

Is this the car you're referring to:


It's the 2003 Buick Blackhawk and it is indeed a concept car, one that we hopefully will see out there soon...

You can read more about it on http://www.conceptcarz.com/folder/vehicle.asp?car_id=3040&vehicleTypeID=1
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:27 pm

Ugly and not so subtly phallic at the sametime. And people wonder why GM is having a hard time these days.
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:59 pm

A bit of trivia: In a rather rare set of circumstances, a certain GM junior exec who (shall not be named by me) succeeded in developing this project to fulfill some sort of personal ego trip just prior to retirement. It's amazing that the non-approved project was actually completed skunkworks style. After press leakage and other manipulations to make the car public, it was quite late for GM to make the car "disappear".

The side view shown above doesn't do the Blackhawk justice, however, that's not to say it's really successful, especially when critiqued from a design point of view. Nonetheless, the public reception (and that of some mag-rag 'experts') was positive in general and the company sent the vehicle on the show circuit, even emblazoning a custom enclosed transporter with zoomy Blackhawk graphics.

I wasn't aware that the car still exsisted, but then again, I'm not up on the genre of movies mentioned. Suffice it to say, it will probably be a cold day in hell before the next time an individual is able to sneak through the dollars for such a 'private' effort @ GM without 'generally accepted accounting methods' being in place. Regards..Jack
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:16 am

Sounds like that GM exec. got to do a "Bill Mitchell". Remember that boat-tailed Buick Riviera-ish styled concept car of about 1978, or so? The Phantom some-thing-or-other? Mitchell did it as his "farewell car" But as we all know Mr. Mitchell probably gave GM some of the best designs they had. To list 'em here would take a while!

I think Brock Yates in "Car and Driver" did a fine article about the Blackhawk a few years back, encouraging GM and Buick to consider it. With the success of the PT Cruiser, retro seemed like a good idea at the time.

Why GM gave us that SSR pick-up convertible is beyond me. I'd love to have a 30's retro-mobile that I could take my family around in, be able to afford to drive, and look good driving. Not a two seat truck w/a drop top at $50k.
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Sat Jul 31, 2004 6:29 am

Yep that's the car. I didn't think it was a concept car because I don't ever remember seeing a concept car in any type of movie before. Plus I didn't think car makers would allow a concept car to be in a movie.
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:39 am

Tristarenvy; Bill Mitchell (was, and likely still is, RIP, revered as 'King' by all US auto and most international stylists) never had to sideslip the system to prove anything. He simply directed efforts above board (of course, he had THAT board trembling) and launched, unabashedley, what millions enjoyed, without any secret ego whatever.

I've dined (and scared) Brock Yates way in the past, and to this day still count him as one of the finer auto writers (not only auto, BTW) of my years, but will also state that sometimes his opinions, no matter how many proof-readings and masages get to print, he can sometimes miss the mark. I believe the thrust of his Blackhawk review was more a philosophical comment that the Detroit Autos should at least start diverse thinking. Good point(s). BUT, the Blackhawk isn't THE particular product to posterboy same.

SSR: I take some comfort that myself, my boss, and other comrades involved in the SSR program campaigned vehemently that the concept would be a valid and money-making/showroom leader if based on the proper platform (which, of course, it's not). My (and our) opinion(s): the corporation would be realizing a better financial excursion if the damn thing wasn't carrying the uneeded extra bulk of the F/S GMT. But! What do I know? I'm retired. I'm sorry if I've bored you folks, but that's the way it is (was). Regards...Jack
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RE: Car Type In The Movie Bad Boys 2

Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:24 am

I had a great conversation in a torrential downpour at an event in Tampa last year w/a GM rep about the SSR. I just simply asked, "Why a convertible truck? Why not a version that has a fixed roof, or do a four seat version and forget the pick-up?" BOTH, I thought would be viable products. I seemed amused at the fixed roof version, and he said, "That's NOT an impossibility" So, those of us that can dream might get a chance at a cheaper version, if the SSR lives. And we all know the great GM Axiom, right? As soon as they get a vehicle right, they kill it...

But I should know, I own an Aztek!

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