Renting your car for a Movie Shoot.

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by akcamaro, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. akcamaro

    akcamaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Location:
    Anchorage AK USA
    Who has done this? My brother and I are working on a new Drew Barrymore movie for Universal Pictures, it takes place in Alaska in the late 80's and we are renting them a bunch of cars/ATV's/ and Snowmobiles. The cars are my 71 Blazer, my 78 Trans Am, 3 honda Big Reds, 3 SkiDoo Scandics, some 80's Suburbans and Trucks, and 80's plymoth wagon.
    The key is the 80's vehicles need to look new, not 20+ years old. but they cant be restored away from original (no Restomods).
    What kind of rates for our stuff should we be looking for? Background vehicle vs. Principal vehicle?
    I would love advice from folks who've actually done this, thanks.
     
  2. 70Camaro406

    70Camaro406 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Location:
    Cadillac, MI
    So if you do this, then what are you going to drive? Do you have a '90's-up DD?

    I'd say rent it to them at the equivalent rate as the regular rental car company rates. Check Avis/Enterprise/Hertz and see what they charge? That would be fair for you both.
     
  3. TonyZ

    TonyZ Veteran Member

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    LaMoille, Illinois
    i have heard of several people doing this and the cars get scratched up beat up etc.. basicly treat them like crap!!!
    i wouldnt let them use one of mine!!
     
  4. Phil G

    Phil G Veteran Member

    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    107
    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Location:
    Tucker, GA, USA
    Had a guy e-mail me a few years ago about using my Monza in a movie. Didn't tell me what it was about but he had found mine through an internet search and liked the look of it.

    Offerred to ship the car to California, pay me for the use of it, and even fly me out there for the shoot.

    Downside was when he started talking about having a stunt driver drive it instead of letting me do it.

    Got a bad feeling at that point and declined his offer.

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. angel71rs

    angel71rs Veteran Member

    Messages:
    1,343
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
  6. Buickfunnycar

    Buickfunnycar Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,370
    Likes Received:
    1,075
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2005
    Location:
    living the dream in my own world...
    I certainly wouldn't do it...
     
  7. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,368
    Likes Received:
    194
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Location:
    Various barns in N. IL looking for chit.
    Come on John! You said you wanted to sell your cars to someone who would enjoy em! lol:p
     
  8. Buickfunnycar

    Buickfunnycar Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,370
    Likes Received:
    1,075
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2005
    Location:
    living the dream in my own world...
    LOL...and they can do whatever they please with them after they buy them.:)
    I decided this morning in the shower I'm gonna list them on eBay...never done it but I think it's time to learn.
     
  9. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    22,975
    Likes Received:
    1,505
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Location:
    SoCal High Desert
    there was a member on here can't remember his name but the producer of the movie "12 rounds" wanted his camaro and they ended up destroying it during the movie shoot
     
  10. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    20,441
    Likes Received:
    1,637
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Location:
    Scott from Hamilton, NJ
    you don't drive them so you certainy aren't going to let anyone else drive them!

    :p :p :p :p :p
     

Share This Page