Post by Steam McQueen on Apr 27, 2019 11:11:13 GMT -5
- This story was mentioned back at Blues Central, apparently this Bluesmobile was used to promote the soundtrack album during the summer the movie was released. The person who drove it, in this story, was involved in radio promotion and worked with Atlantic Records. This is the car and there's no proof or evidence it was ever on screen ...
We have no idea what ever happened to that one, sounds like it was in rough shape.
This particular Bluesmobile was a bit of a wreck. And a few minutes after I picked it up, black smoke billowed out from under the hood. Turned out there wasn’t enough water in the radiator. The speedometer didn’t work. In fact, the only thing on the dashboard that did work was a tape player connected to a huge bell speaker on the roof. There was no backseat. The passenger side door was held on by a wire. There was no gas cap. A piece of cloth was used to stop up the gas tank.
Something else from this story ...
It was my job to pick up the Bluesmobile —we had obtained several used to make the film— from New York City, where Belushi and Aykroyd had performed the night before,
"We had obtained several" ... I'm not sure what to make of that. I don't remember hearing about there being "several" promotional Bluesmobiles in the summer of 1980. Aside from this story about the driver being pulled over in Maryland, we've never heard anything else about the promotional Bluesmobile, or Bluesmobiles.