Erik & Misty's Smoky Mountain Adventures

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Postby brilinjo » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:46 pm

Can you guess why the Batcave is here?


Because the Boy Wonder is pole dancing for the Caped Crusader?
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Postby Electerik » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:30 pm

^ Actually, I think it had something to do with the Batmobile being the world's most popular car or some nonsense. But you're still Poster of the Week! ;)

And I suppose I should say that we didn't pay the full $10.00 each entry price. As locals, they let us in for $3.00 each. Which kind of makes me feel like a jerk for slamming the place.

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Postby tnguy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:01 pm

Wow this is one thing I always miss in Gatlinburg. Strangely i kind of want to go see it more now than before.

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Postby cfc » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:05 pm

The one, the only Batmobile--accept no substitute!

I was wandering around Gatlinburg with my friends Brian and Sandy last Sunday, and we passed the Guinness attraction (along with lots of other touristy stuff). Brian and I were hoping for a rousing round of Black Light Golf, but these plans were vetoed by his sleepy wife (after a big meal at Calhoun's).
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Postby Electerik » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:34 pm

Hollywood Star Cars Museum is another one of those attractions that we probably never would have done if it wasn't for this thread. First of all, neither one of us is all that into cars. But also, it looks a bit weak. I must say, though, we were pleasantly surprised....
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As I’ve mentioned before, most attractions in the area give some sort of local discount. Star Cars is the first one we’ve encountered that just let us in for free, though!
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“All cars are the originals, no replicas”? Does Cooter’s know about this??
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Misty is laughing at Batman. Presumably, because he is not a car.
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The gift shop is a car, though.
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For a price, you can get your photo inside any of the cars.
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Or you can settle for this freebee.
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The second level of the museum greets you thusly.
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Um...not really anything to do with cars, guys. I’m just saying.
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The alien, even less so. But the theater has an interesting little documentary on some guy that designed a lot of movie cars, so that’s cool.
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Roads?
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Smisty’s favorite movie car.
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It’s got gauges and canisters and stuff.
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Sorry, Smisty. You can’t get in it.
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Oil, that is.
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I’ve never really thought of MASH as a car-oriented show, but okay.
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Bob’s road?
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"A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist."
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Kitt talks--though not actually to you, per se.
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I wonder how much they paid for that?
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This is kind of weird. The stars of Ghostbusters apparently signed the ceiling.
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All the excuse anyone in Sevier County needs to work Dolly in somewhere.
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The Beach Boys vandalized this one.
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Misty thinks I’m an incredible nerd for waiting for an explosion on the TV to take this shot.
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I’m a huge James Bond fan. In fact, I probably would have checked this place out earlier if I’d know all this stuff was here. But really, the car from GoldenEye? It doesn’t even do anything! He drives it for, like, five seconds!
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Dinosaurs make everything cooler.

On the left side of the photo is the apparent exit.
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However, it’s blocked off. To exit, you must backtrack all the way back through the serpentine path of the museum.
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Presumably, so that Giant Tom Cruise can try to sell you miniature cars.
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Star Cars Museum...where the cars are the stars!

Awesomeness.
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Postby crazydaveh » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:50 pm

As always, quality stuff from the "Honeymoon Capitol of the South!"

Way to start off with a bang and the General Lee(s). Seems like you enjoyed this place a lot better than the World's Record place!
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Postby dandaman » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:52 pm

BTTF + Twister = win.
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Postby dandaman » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:34 pm

Was wondering when you'd chime in, Ty! (Good timing, too; JP just came on TV.)
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Postby ebl » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:43 pm

Funny...I've lived in SoCal my whole life and really like cars, but have never been to this museum. Shame on me for that. :( I'll have to make my way down to Hollywood and check it out at some point.

I have been to the Petersen Auto Museum down on Wilshire. That is worth a look-see.

Sometime in the next nine days, I'll be hitting the L.A. Auto Show at the Convention Center. Maybe I'll do a Photo TR.

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Postby dandaman » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:02 pm

Eric, I think you're forgiven for not having gone to it, especially since it's actually in Tennessee, not SoCal. ;)
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