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Old 05-07-2007, 05:02 PM   #76
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Please remove the pictures where it is parked over in the kit parking lot in Boulder... seeing those pictures makes me depressed beyond belief that i no longer to to CU anymore. KTHXBAI!

Not to worry little fella! We're not from Boulder! We'd never be able to pass off the ecto at place as pretentious and snub-nose as CU
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #77
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Not to worry little fella! We're not from Boulder! We'd never be able to pass off the ecto at place as pretentious and snub-nose as CU
You FoCo cats always seem to rag on CU... I think you guys are just upset that you are closer to wyoming and nebraska than us.
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:06 PM   #78
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A few weeks back I mentioned that the Rocky Mountain News, the largest and most widely-distributed newspaper in Colorado, did a fun little article on us for their "What's Happening" page of their entertainment section.

Apparently one of the editors had seen our car and found our myspace page. He emailed me and asked me to write a little blurb about what we'd be doing during the weekend and the weekend after. I asked if it would be okay to bull**** a lot and make an article that is full of fictional techno-gibberish that doesn't make sense to anyone.... and he said that was what he actually wanted.

The first paragraph was written by the editor of the Rocky Mtn News, and is in my opinion pretty much the coolest set of words placed in a particular order about us and the car that there has been so far...
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #79
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good to see a local coloradian up... and what a car to display... i've seen this in person, alot has gone into makin that thing happen... congrats, good write up too
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:39 PM   #80
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Most of the pics on that link were taken in front of my old apartment by crowbar.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:05 AM   #81
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Took the Ectocar up to Estes Park tonight. After being approached and applauded by every county cop and local police officer on duty, we shot some video, buzzed by the Stanley Hotel, and grabbed some dinner. On the way back out we swung by the dam and took some pictures.

They came out WAY cooler than we expected.... check it out.





larger-size images can be downloaded here:
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:14 AM   #82
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lol the nerdiest most awesome thing ive seen in awhile
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:55 AM   #83
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Yup, we're pretty badass
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:01 PM   #84
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Saw this at work and I have to tell you it made my day! +1 for the geekiness!
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:28 AM   #85
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A short amalgamation of footage we shot this last week for the Ecto TG project.

EPIC ECTO MUSIC SAVES THE DAY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Eojhzgjb4

This gonna be cool.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:41 AM   #86
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Long-exposure shot by Logan at a cement factory south of Boulder.

Rain + Floodlights + Ecto = X

Solve for X.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:39 AM   #87
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Today marked the sixth annual Downtown Car Show here in Fort Collins, a rather large event (six city blocks are closed off for spectators in downtown) that coincided with the Taste of Fort Collins festival.

Thinking it would be pretty fun, I registered my ectomobile into the 250+car show.

I got ready early, suited up and gave the car a quick rinse from the garden hose. I set up on the corner of Mountain and College avenues, the two main streets in Old Town. Asher showed up and we hung out a bit, running over to Subway to grab some early lunch. Turned out that the guys working were huge 'fans' of ours, so everything was half-priced. Delicious and fun!


I managed to find a wide open spot that was right at the entrance to the event, but far enough away from the pro and classic cars that our media and antics wouldn't piss anyone off. This was cool because my car was visible from the busiest road in Fort Collins, smack dab in the center of the main thoroughfare for spectators to enter the event, and not stuck between a line of 1965 Mustangs... good deal.


The car was ENORMOUSLY popular! We're fairly well-known with the college-age crowd and people who use myspace due to our crazy late-night antics, but this was the first time that regular citizens of northern Colorado had a chance to meet us. Parents with little kids, older couples who had read our articles in the papers, and everyone else got to come up and ask us why we did it, what we were going to build next, and to thank us for doing something incredible and unique in this community. I had no idea so many people would actually be thanking us for the positive impact our little project has had on the town.


Austin showed up just as the show was starting. We found ourselves talking to kids about how we really caught ghosts, describing the proton streams as sort of "laser lassos" that we use to capture them, and then talking to the parents about why we built the car, how we did it, and the next car we plan on building. We had kids running all over wearing my ectogoggles and the keymaster helmet, hilarious!


Funny thing, we talked to more than a dozen people who thought we were actual paranormal eliminators, who thought that the Ghostbusters represented an actual company. One yuppie woman, who for all we know could be a nurse or other high-paid professional, asked how to make appointments with us for our services... A couple of stoner-type guys came and asked if we were for real, I told them we just build movie cars.... he seemed disappointed, and I asked if he was okay. He said hearing that was like hearing that santa wasn't real. I explained to him that while Ghostbusters aren't real, Santa does in fact exist. That put his mind at ease.


Our music selection varied throughout the day. About once every hour we would blast the siren and go through a bunch of ghostbusters music, such as remixes and selections from the soundtrack. Then we would play soundtracks and various other crowd-pleasing songs, then filled the space in between with Austin's Rob Dougan cd.


Shauna showed up a little later having just gotten off work. She suited up and walked around with us a little bit, and also helped present the car to more and more people as attendance to the car show peaked in mid-afternoon. Aside for New WestFest, I had never seen this many people walking around Old Town!



Mmmm, grey is so much better than khaki! A half-dozen FC police officers stopped by and talked to us, some had never even seen the car and others thought it was the greatest thing they'd ever seen; needless to say we keep on pretty positive terms with local cops and the like.


Hot buster-on-buster action!

I kept thinking it was too bad that there were a bunch of restored Model Ts out in front of the old fort collins firehouse.... would have been AWESOME to put the car there:http://www.flickr.com/photos/80651083@N00/449552265/)

What we thought would be a "hanging out looking at the other cars" day turned out to be a "take pictures of us hugging half the population of colorado" and "teaching kids not to cross the streams" sort of day. It ended with us leaving by driving the car through the crowd, all the way through the car show and back to College Ave. Of course we ran the lights and siren the whole way, getting cheers and calls of "Who ya gonna call?" What an unbelievably positive experience and event!

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Old 08-27-2007, 09:25 AM   #88
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So, having had so much fun over the last year with building a movie car, I decided to do it again.

Too bad it's not a Subaru, eh?



It's not quite done, I still have to put the fender flares and rollcage on, as well as install the new seats.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:41 AM   #89
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Now that's just awesome.
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:29 PM   #90
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It's been a while since I updated, so here's a chunk for ya.

In late June we attended an outdoor screening of Ghostbusters in Greeley. We came in running the lights and siren, popping up onto the grass and parking next to the screen. There were about 500 people present, mostly parents with very young children who had no idea who we were supposed to be or what the car was about. We posed for with kids and a photographer from the local newspaper snapped pictures of the whole thing. After the movie, the kids got the joke and were going nuts over the car as we departed. Lots of fun.



Down in Denver at the Kwik-E-Mart


On my way to the summer Red Rocks Subaru meet, the satellite dish on top decided it had had enough and failed structurally. I wasn't too surprised or disappointed. After all the dish had traveled 16,000 miles on top of a car at high speeds, in all kinds of nasty conditions. It was it's time to go. So the Ecto spent a month dishless over the summer as I worked on finishing up my Jurassic Park Jeep.

Kind of weird to see it like that... at least for me.


Sitting with the unfinished jeep in front of Moby Arena at CSU. Long-exposure shots are cooool.


Fast-forward to mid-September. I've just barely finished the Jeep and done some new work on the Ecto in time to bring both cars down to an anime convention in Denver. Yes yes, Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park are pretty far from anime, but considering how the con is a mecca of Colorado nerds and how well the original ecto was received when we took it down there last year, I figured it would be a lot of fun. The con let me park the Jeep up on the grass in front of the hotel and allowed me to leave the Ecto in the taxi lane directly in front of the main entrance.



Turns out that my car inspired a guy in texas to convert his Vista (I have no idea) into an Ecto. He showed up at NDK with the partially-completed car.

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:29 PM   #91
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:29 PM   #92
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All together now!

And finally, my favorite moment from the convention...


That's... really it so far. With Halloween coming up I'll be spending a lot of time taking the Ecto around Colorado, hitting up haunted houses and costume parties with my friends.

I suppose it is also worth pointing out that the Ecto made it into the fall issue of Subaru DRIVE magazine in the "Your Turn" section. At the request of the people on this forum and AWDPirates.net, I submitted pictures and the story of the car to the editors of DRIVE and I guess they liked it!

You can see it here: http://www.drivesubaru.com/Fall07_YourTurn.htm
The GB catchphrase is usually "Who Ya Gonna Call," but it looks like DRIVE couldn't quite remember and named it "Who Do You Call?" This isn't the first time we've seen this happen. Driving around Boulder we once had a drunk group of people shout "Whatcha gonna do?" We looked at each other and replied, "Ghostbusters?"

They edited my letter quite a lot, shortening it for print. I'll likely post the letter some time soon.

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:32 PM   #93
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that is absolutely freaking great.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:13 PM   #94
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Jurassic park jeep.. neat-o!
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:21 PM   #95
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lol! just awesome!
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #96
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A Halo inspired warthog would be a cool project. Great pics!
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:47 PM   #97
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A Halo inspired warthog would be a cool project. Great pics!
That would be cool, but I've already been out-done by WETA and their official Warthog.



They built theirs from the ground up, but you could also do it with a Jeep Hurricane


or a Hoggar


But I'd rather have a Batmobile.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #98
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Wow that thing is sick
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:29 PM   #99
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:31 PM   #100
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wow your awesome. i really do hope you guys do the halo one too..
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