Clear and Present DangerI forget which action movie this scene was in, but the main character wanted to rent an old military helicopter overseas for a dangerous rescue. The local owner gave him a really large price. The guy asked how much to buy the helicopter. The owner gave him the same price.
Can I be your third ?I have two friends that I allow to drive my Mustang and that’s it! Well my mechanic drives it too. I’ve seen that Hagerty service and just can’t wrap my head around it. No way in Hades I let some rando drive my car. Nope, no way, no how.
Actually I was referring to the scene where Ted drives Mark Wahlberg's character to work at the car rental agency.Right! I got to watch them film that scene. The street was lined with 70’s & 80’s cars. The soapbox derby car was operated by remote control. They lost control of it, and it sideswiped a 70’s caddy. Owner was not happy. Took all day to film that one scene.
No, but I swear there was a small scuff on the front bumper that was never there before. Not a big deal, but I always questioned my decision to do that. I was just trying to return the favor from my high school prom when my neighbor let me use his Saab 900 turbo back in the day. I kind of always felt like I should pay it forward. Plus this kid was in my church's young men's (youth) group and I was his leader at the time. His parents later told me how much he looked up to me, so that was pretty neat. I'm glad I could support him, if only in a small way.Did you follow him around, while he had it?
You’ll have to pass the test first!Can I be your third ?
Kevin Costner is shooting a movie about the Watergate break-in in DC right now and they were asking for period cars. I was sent an email, but one of the requirements was that you had to join the union. Wasn’t worth all that.We had an outfit in our city that supplied old cars to the movie industry filming on the East coast and Midwest. If you rented to them you were on your own damage-wise. Don't believe any normal insurance covers renting and most never thought about extra insurance to cover renting. Nearly every car had some issue of dents or scratches. One car was "painted" with some dirt-looking paint that was supposed to be removable. Owners were excited to have their cars in a movie until they saw the condition it was returned. Even then, they had to really look hard to see the five seconds it was filmed! Never got caught-up in letting them use any of my cars even though I was good friends with the guy who owned the rental company.
Nah, but there is a company not too far away that does rent them.
At $275 for the day it would have a LOT of strange butts in the seat before you saw any benefits.It would be incredible to own a classic car that pays for itself, and mods and maintenance are tax deductible.