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Well 4SFED,

Professor Fate’s Hannibal 8 Could Be Yours
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Dang! I missed it

Them's Fightin' Words

And I mean pie fighting!

I missed buying this gem so I'll just have to watch 'The Great Race' again!
The youth of today just don't know great movies.

For those who may not know about the movie, it is a New York to Paris road race pitting The Great Leslie against Professor Fate and Maggie Du Bois.
The Great Leslie always wears white, his car is always clean, women swoon for him, and he never loses.
Professor Fate wears black, always loses, and he is a magnificent cheat.

It starts off so over corny that one almost stops watching in the first five minutes, but the pace picks up throughout the movie, and it gets more and more fun.

It was produced by Blake Edwards (Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther), and stars Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon (Some Like It Hot), Peter Falk (Colombo), Natalie Wood, Larry Storch (F-Troop), Keenan Wynn, Ross Martin (The Wild, Wild West), and other stars of the 50s and 60s.

It features what is reputed to be the largest pie fight in film history (open to argument) and used 4,000 real custard pies.

Apparently the Hannibal Twin-8 was corvair powered, really ran, was registered as a real vehicle and cost $150,000 to build in 1965. Allegedly, it sold for $350,000 several years ago. It seems like 5 were built, some with canon, smoke generator, scissor lift, heat probe, and some for normal road use.

Truck Rewind: Professor Fate’s Hannibal Twin-8 Is a 6-Wheeled Wonder

SO 4SFED, I don't care if I get out much......(relax, just having fun).

Dale (Professor Fate Wannabe)
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