He takes his nickname from his elaborated and engine-powered 1970 Pontiac GTO car. It is decided to have a race to Washington, D.C., whoever makes it from the southwest to Washington DC first will win the pink slips to both cars. It means that the winner takes the others car. Along the way, they pass through small towns ,empty landscapes and stop at non-descript diners and gas stations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee but none of them will be able to go to Washington. While in Chevrolet, the girl, the driver and the mechanic travels together, In Pontiac GTO picks up various hitchhikers along the way.
A personal favorite scene of mine was the car racing sequence which was actually filmed at the "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to Australian motorcycle Grand Prix." Other filming sites included the Melbourne suburbs such as Frankston and Berwick. Kramer does a fantastic job in filming the scenes of the ghostly and desolate streets of Melbourne and San Francisco. Arguably the most emotional scene in the film was with Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson. Aussie Navy officer Peter Holmes is burdened with the task of informing his wife, who always lived life with an easy going attitude, that soon they’ll all be dead.
As my instructor was explaining to us what he was going to have me do on the test, he mentioned that I had already failed my test due to driving in the car alone just before he arrived. I was so confused and nervous that I just looked at him with an expressionless gaze. “I’m just kidding with ya” he stated as he was laughing. Nevertheless, I had no words, all I could do was chuckle to make it seem like it was funny. Within 5 minutes of waiting for another girl to show up, he had decided that we would start it without her.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Three miserable days in this sleek turd we call a car. My parents were playing their favorite records from like the 20’s! They were so boring, but luckily for me, the sound of the car lulled me back to a place of rest. When I woke, I looked up out the window to see a crystal, clear, blue sky. People you hold dear to you how to stick together through hard times, even if personal sacrifices need to be made.
I called one best friend of mine to teach me how to drive. He came to my place, took my car keys and drove us to a isolated place where i could learn driving, After 2-3 hour when we guys were very tired,so we thought of returning home. My friend came on the driving seat and started driving back us to home. On way back to home suddenly my car started jerking. We both started getting nervous.
Another demonstration of finding hope is evident within Nevil Shute’s novel, On the Beach, when John Osborne is finally satisfied with his life. He and the others in Australia have to live knowing that they only have a limited time left before the radiation reaches Melbourne. Hoping to find self-satisfaction before dying, he buys a red Ferrari, which is something that he has always wanted but could never afford. Osborne takes advantage of the empty roads, but also habitually drives his car at a private racing circuit. Eventually, John Osborne participates in the Australian Grand Prix after nearly not succeeding in the qualifying round.
Due to that, he "considered driving past the Toyota," (432) he knew that this would not end well so he hoped for the best and proceeded to get on the shoulder to check the damage. He immediately "perked up" (432) at the sight of no scratches on his Buick. Which as Gilb states "stood as one of his few clear cut accomplishments over the years," (433) which just goes to show that Jake has not accomplished what seems to the world to be much, but for him was a huge deal. He soon encounters the lovely Mariana, this is when Jake’s personality shines. Gilb uses phrases such as, “told her in that way of his” (433) which just leaves the reader really imagining your typical hipster boy, who believes he is super smooth and can charm effortlessly.
The journey the brothers take in “The Red Convertible” strengthens their bond, only to have it torn apart by the repercussions of Henry going to war. When Henry first embarks on his journey to Vietnam the car is left in good condition, as is the relation between Henry and Lyman. Lyman acknowledges of the car that, “We’d made it most of the trip that summer, without putting up the carhop at all” (Erdrich 326). Upon returning from war the bond between the
They put together their money to spontaneously purchase the car on a trip to Winnipeg. This impulsive decision to blow all of their money on a convertible car symbolizes the optimism that both of the brothers had after enduring discouraging catastrophes. Erdrich chose to make the car a convertible because much like Henry and Lyman’s personalities, a convertible is free and youthful. When they initially get the car, they drive it up to Alaska to bring Susy home and the car is in tip-top shape, much like their brotherhood. After they return to the reservation Henry gets drafted and leaves for the war in Vietnam.
During one of Montag and Clarisse’s conversations she told him, “My uncle drove slowly on a highway once. He drove 40 miles an hour and they jailed him for two days.” (9) In the book it's illegal to drive around slowly and admire or think about the world around you. When Montag was having a hard day the first thing that Millie told him to do was take the beetle. “ I always like to drive fast when I feel that way. You get it up around ninety-five and you feel wonderful...It's fun out in the country.You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs.” (64) When people are driving when they are angry and sad they tend to not care what happens while they are driving and Ray Bradbury shows this in his book.