Post by Ghostbluesman (Ghostsoldier) on Mar 15, 2013 17:17:21 GMT -5
I'm not sure if this is the right place, but I'll drop it here, anyway.
Last weekend, I went to O-Town (Orlando) to drop by the HOB for a meal, and hit the gift shop. After buying my usual amount of BB crap (mug, stickers, etc.), I went out on the front porch to study the window display, where they have a right rear Monaco Bluesmobile door as part of the dressing.
While I was studying it, I noticed that all the interior and external hardware (hinges, inner panel) were removed; as I looked it over the best that I could (given it's standing upright behind glass, with merch hung all over it), I noticed in the inside jamb, written in white painted lettering, the words: "R. Sheild's Movie Cars".
I began to wonder if this was just a counterfeit, imposter, generic Monaco door, or, by chance, it might be an actual rear door from an actual movie car?
I tried to do some Googling on the name, but came up empty. I also tried to take some camera photos, but with the sun glare and the angle of the door, all I could get were blurry door pics, or of my hand reflected back as I tried to cup the phone lens. Crapola.
Any idea who this might be, and if the door could be legit?
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2013 20:08:37 GMT -5 by sigmfsk
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I'm sure others can chime in and provide a lot more info on Rick, but I know he built a number of replica blumos for the HOB. He was responsible for building the car shown here bluesmobiles.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=cars&thread=1229&page=1 I have personally purchased some parts for my Blumo from Rick and have spoken with him on the phone, seems like a decent guy. So "Rick Shields Movie Cars" does build movie cars and replia cars but did not build the movie cars used in the movie Blues Brothers.
> I did find out that they [HoB Orlando] had a door in the front window, which the > manager explained it was from the movie - specifically the car > they drove through the mall. The markings don't look the part > (imo too clean) from the screen grabs... but maybe. > > The door-jamb said, "Star Cars - Blues Mobile" I tried to snap > some photos, but the tint on the window made it too difficult to > get a picture of.
and TK wrote:
> The P1 font, on the door shown in the window, is strikingly > familiar (if not identical) to what was used by R.Shields. > If I were to bet, I'd say it came off of the car inside the park, and > is connected to the same reason that the door graphics were > changed on that car, in 2007. (replaced doors?)