Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Motor City Comic Con: The power of star cars

You can't come to an event like the Motor City Comic Con and not see some cool star cars (especially since this is Deeee-troit we're talkin' about!). This past weekend's event at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Michigan, showed some nice variety this year. Really, tell us ... how often do you see one of these ...

Yes, this is the Ecto 1 car from "Ghostbusters." Very nicely done, with an amazing amount of detail. And we're not just saying that because the owner is a friend of ours. Mike, of Metro Detroit, worked furiously on this thing in the (very) few months leading up to the event to get it ready for its big debut. Take a 360-degree spin around the car in this YouTube video.

During the weekend, Mike (above left) and our friend Krista of Philadelphia (at the camera below) offered photos with the car -- with full "Ghostbusters" gear! -- for only $5. Needless to say, it was a popular feature of the con.

BRB got to ride out of the convention hall in the car with Mike and Krista on Sunday evening, with every camera phone in the place firmly trained on!
Here's another one you don't see every day ... the Black Beauty from the '60s "Green Hornet" series.
And this macabre scene? If you don't recognize it, you're not a fan of the '70s/'80s "Mad Max" films.

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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