Movie Trucks (3)


Tow Truck Movie Characters

Tow Mater Tow TruckGoing to the movies in seeing things on the big screen is always a highlight for most people. But it always seems like when you’re trying to get to the theater there’s either a lot of red lights or some type of the way so that you’re racing the clock trying to get to the movies. There’s so many great movies out there to be seen with some spectacular characters whether it’s an action movie or the computer generated graphic movie which are so common today.

 

There’s been some very interesting characters in the movies related to different types of cars or trucks. One of the more recent ones is Tow Mater , a lovable character playing the part of a tow truck. He is a little bit rusty and broken down but this tow service vehicle is still capable. It’s kind of funny to bring up a tow truck with respect to a movie outing but here’s the story.

 

Just like usual we’re running late trying to make the theater in Chandler AZ before the movie starts. And just like usual there is some type of a delay on the road. And what was this delay, a big wreck that’s going to require a lot of time to clean it up and multiple different tow trucks doing their service in moving the damaged vehicles. Well there were no 1951 International Harvester tow trucks involved in this particular job and no Sir Tow Mater was not around doing this work. Now of course the tow trucks needed to backup to pick up the stranded vehicles and they would all like to claim to be the world’s best backwards driver but on this particular day it seemed like they were going to take forever to toe all the cars and let traffic move on.

 

So we kept waiting looking for that opportunity to move forward with everybody else stranded in traffic well these companies took care to clear all of the stranded cars. Talk about needing roadside assistance! This was one of the biggest congestion I had ever seen on any given day.

 

So all of these tow truck drivers needed to show how to drive backwards without crashing and that’s something that was seen often in the movie Cars. We really wished on that day that there would have been a whole lot of tow trucks available to tow stranded vehicles so that we could make the movie. But no there wasn’t enough to do it quickly and we ended up being late. And of course when we got to the theater the Lions were popcorn and coke or five times longer than usual and we know how long those lines usually take, we are some of the slowest moving lines in the history of mankind except for maybe going to the motor vehicle department and waiting to get your




Gregory Peck Classy Movie Screen Persona

Gregory Peck was one of the most popular actors in the mid-twentieth century, and was also heavily involved with Liberalist movements, even marching with Martin Luther King Jr. He received plenty of awards for his humanitarian efforts, including a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Known for his tall, imposing stature, Gregory was born Eldred Gregory Peck, a name he hated, and later went by just his middle name, Gregory. He was born on April 5, 1916, in San Diego, California, coming from Irish and a combination of English and German ancestry. He lived to be 87, breathing his last breath on June 12, 2003, due to cardiorespiratory arrest along with pneumonia.

Gregory, as he became known, was born in San Diego, at the time called as La Jolla, to Gregory Pearl Peck and Bernice Mary Ayres. It was his mother, Bernice (known as ‘Bunny’) who had decided to name their son Eldred, as she thought it was unique and brought out the uniqueness in her son. When Eldred Gregory was around five years of age, his parents divorced, and lived with his maternal grandmother. His most fond memories of his childhood were his grandmother taking him to the movies when he was at a young age. This may have been Gregory’s inspiration as a life-long actor.

Having grown up in a time when there were many trucks in the neighborhood he was no stranger to seeing them pass by on a daily basis. It wasn’t uncommon to see a wreck in the need for a wrecker service there. One time there was a huge wreck which required three different tow trucks to be there to remove the disabled vehicles.

Being involved with the movies meant that he was around a lot of heavy equipment that needed to be moved on a daily basis. It’s not uncommon for the big movie sets to require a lot of care and maintenance and tow trucks are commonly used to move things around that are big and heavy. They are well suited to this type of activity and not only do they tow cars and trucks but they to other things such as trailers and even sheds and things like that.

Many of the big movie theaters required extensive construction projects to have them completed. Large equipment would often be needed to haul the necessary materials to construct these screens and movie theaters.

Gregory attended University of California, Berkley, and this is where he was




The Best Movies

Famous Movie CarHow do you decide what is the best movie you’ve ever seen? It is probably impossible to really say which is the best movie. It really depends on what your mood is when you see it and afterwards. Sometimes you may be looking for an action movie, or you may be looking for something that is more soothing. No doubt if your significant other, wife, is with you that will definitely impact your choice of what movie you’re going to go see.

There are some highlights for sure over the last 50 or so years. When it comes to science fiction movies the king of the hill is definitely Star Wars for most people.  When it comes to thrillers the list is endless. No doubt many of seen the movie Alien which was one of the better science fiction movies little scare of the you know what out of you. When going back in time nobody can dispute the masterful works of Alfred Hitchcock.

The cars that have been used in the movies have really influenced people throughout time. Take the James Bond movies for instance and the incredible cars that were shown starting back in the 60s. Moving forward to modern day with the Asian imports for the United States people’s tastes in cars have definitely changed. And let’s not forget the incredible luxury cars manufactured in Bavaria and Europe.

But what about all the different war movies that have been made over time? The Eastern Bloc and the Soviet Union have produced a significant number of cars and trucks that have been shown in the movies. The following is a description of one of the manufacturing plants for those really big trucks which have been in many movies. Many of them came from this manufacturing facility.

Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) Trucks

One of the largest automobile plants in Eastern Europe, the Minsk Automobile Plant, or MAZ, is based in Minsk, Belarus. Its services are not only limited in