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1990 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1

1990 Chevrolet Caprice in The Darwin Awards, Movie, 2006 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1990 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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G-MANN UK

2007-08-23 00:33

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This sequence is a dramatisation of a famous Darwin Award that was later proved to be an urban legend. Harvey Wedstone (David Arquette) attaches a JATO rocket (Jet Assisted Take Off, designed to be fitted to heavy cargo planes) to his Chevy.

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"The JATO rocket is designed to add thrust to overloaded transport planes like C-130s, which, fully loaded, weigh in excess of 200 tonnes. Harvey's Chevy weight less than two."

So the results aren't suprising:

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Travelling at over 300mph Harvey tries to brake, but this is no use, the brakes pads are burnt away and the tires melt, leaving 2 miles of skidmarks along the highway. The car starts to get ripped apart:

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He has to swerve to avoid on oncoming car, he hits a bank and the car goes airborne, reaching a height of 300 feet, than he crashes into a mountain:

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To read more about what supposedly happened visit the Darwin Awards site: http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1995-04.html

97fordf1 CA

2007-08-23 00:59

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in the myth the car is a 67 chevy

G-MANN UK

2007-08-23 01:03

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Notice this badge, is this a trim level or something made up?

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ford_guy US

2007-08-23 01:03

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It's most likely something that was made up, or from another vehicle.

Neptune US

2007-08-23 02:00

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Who was it that said "people that stupid deserve to die"? :D

G-MANN UK

2007-08-23 02:11

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That's the whole point of the Darwin Awards, they are "awards" given to people who die in such ridiculous ways through sheer lack of common sense, that it is considered a good thing that they've died because they've removed themselves from the gene pool. This idea kind of relates to Darwinism, that the weak, less advanced people get left out in the process of natural selection.

-- Last edit: 2007-08-23 02:15:26

Buc84 US

2007-08-23 03:32

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(In reference to the pic of the speedometer above) Imagine just how fast he could've gone if he had TAKEN THE CAR OUT OF PARK!!! :rotfl: :)

-- Last edit: 2007-08-23 03:33:00

G-MANN UK

2007-08-23 14:10

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Well that's a bit of a blooper, isn't it! In the film he accelerated the car to 50mph before he activated the rocket, so he would have have to have been in drive for that. Unless he was trying to slow the car down by putting it back in park (so it's more likely they've just made a blooper).

qwerty_86 US

2007-08-27 05:44

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BTW, it's a 1990 9C1 model. The badge on the fender is fake. The plate number is also invalid.

-- Last edit: 2007-08-27 05:48:43

ford_guy US

2007-08-27 05:52

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Why 1990 specifically?

antp BE

2007-08-27 13:55

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Color of turn indicators?

ford_guy US

2007-08-27 23:41

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No, it's not that. I think it may have to do with the seatbelt, but I'm curious about why it's a 1990 specifically.

Neptune US

2007-08-27 23:46

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Did they state that it was a 1990 in movie? Maybe thatís why? (I havenít seen the film, so I donít know)

qwerty_86 US

2007-08-28 05:56

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It's the seatbelt. They moved it to the door in '90.

Shervinator US

2011-04-12 11:28

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Check out that awful CGI!

jpts AU

2016-11-09 14:37

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97fordf1 wrote in the myth the car is a 67 Chevy


Yes, it was 1967 Chevrolet Impala but when Mythbusters did this myth, they used a 1966 model and they proved that the JATO rocket could not make the car take off in 3 feet in the air, it just make the car go faster.

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