National Lampoons CHRISTMAS Vacation?

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  1. That Hartford Guy

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    Does anybody remember the Ford Taurus wagon that Clark Griswald used to go get the family Christmas tree? It had fake wood paneling!

    I wonder if there are any pics on the internet of it?
     
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    OK. I couldn't find any movie sceen shots of the Griswalds Taurus from Christmas Vacation.

    But I did find a couple of pics of a newer Taurus with wood paneling!

    Apparently there is a company that sells kits for just about any new car or SUV.

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    Who added the wood paneling to your PT Cruiser?
     
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    The wood paneling on my PT Cruiser is factory original. It was offered from 2002 thru 2005 I believe.

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    It was hard to find one with the woody package. I found this one at a dealer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For an extra $500 they shipped the car to me up in Hartford, Connecticut. Which was easier and cheaper than flying down and driving it back.
     
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    Cool, I have never seen one, I guess it was not offered as an option in Canada.
     
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    Christmas Vacation was on TV last night. Did anyone get a good look at the Griswalds wagon? :D
     
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    Anyone is right here and its on tomorrow Night here! :biglaugh:

    The Taurus does look classier with the wood, for a bubblegum car. Never did like this rounded fashion trend in the industry. Looks fine on a Beetle, but not the staples of North American design.

    Stefan, I've seen the aftermarket kits for the PT Cruiser, here. Pricey, like from $500 to $1,150, and you have to install them! Looks good though.

    I don't know why, but my dad used to get his cars from the factory, through a dealer, and they only charged him for transport to the local dealer. He always got one or two extra options on his, that the dealer couldn't install. They don't do that anymore?
     
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    I just saw the National Lampoon's Christmas vacation on TV. I had a few good laughs and I loved the squirrel scene. Ive never seen a Taurus with woodgrain, so I guess it was added for the movie?
     
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    I'm watching this one, and my ribs hurt! I can imagine what the others look like! Too much! :rofl2: :biglaugh: :rofl2: :rofl2:
     
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    It was in the garage, when he went out to chop the tree!:lolup:
     
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    This movie surprized me in a few spots. The scene where Clark brings home the monster sized tree and the neighbors remark "Where are you going to put that?"

    Clark: "Bend over and I'll show you"

    Neighbor husband: "That isn't nice" (or something like that)

    Clark: "I wasn't talking to you" nods towards the neighbors wife.

    then at the end when the Police show up....

    "Put your hands where we can see them"

    Ellen grabs clarks crotch. ROFLOL! (y)
     
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    Leave it to my wife to point it out! :biglaugh: :biglaugh: She was watching for the wagon too and I pointed that out, but she got the crotch! :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:
     
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    Ellen grabs his crotch in every vacation movie when the cops show and they say freeze. :yahoo:
     
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    Puts a whole new meaning on 'crotchety old geezer' ! :rofl2:

    Anyway, I really enjoyed it. I like the warm, fuzzy Christmas flicks, but that was well done. My wife's family has 6 girls (all over 30 now) and 3 guys, mom and dad, and now some 8 grandchildren. She was watching it and saying, 'uhuh, uhuh, yep, just like mine', only in Spanish. The Cat disappearance/deep fry was so well done. Even a catlover would enjoy that scene.;)
     
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    I had to go and rent it now................ That was well worth it. Somehow I had forgotten how dang funny the sequils were.
    Still there is no substitute for the original Truckster!
     

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