Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Wreckers at Daytona 500

Saturday the NASCAR's Daytona 500 was held with Michael Bay and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Grand Marshalls. On hand for the race was The Wreckers. Thanks to Kaminarimon Nos and his Facebook page, we have a fantastic gallery of images of the vehicles on display at the Daytona International Speedway and more information about the vehicles that he learned while there. As his gallery (below) shows, the cars seem to be officially called "The Wreckers" (before that was unconfirmed fan designation), are Autobots (previous set pictures didn't show faction symbols) and verification of the names of all three cars. From Kaminarimon Nos:
I enjoy your site very much and would like to provide you with High Res pictures I took of The Wreckers today in Daytona Florida I made a album on my Facebook page. If you look close I made notes about their weapons systems that I gathered from Chevy staff. Here is more information I also gathered.

The names are 99% certain with Roadbuster (green), Top Spin (blue), and LeadFoot (red). The cars were built in a Hollywood Ca shop at a cost of 1.5 million dollars apiece. After building and before filming in Chicago the 3 wreckers were secretly shipped to the Daytona speedway track and members of the Daytona police department followed them on the track at high speeds to make sure no parts feel off the production cars. No one in the public caught on to this and it was done on a weekday before the track was replaced.
The Wreckers roll call with some of their weapons:
- Leadfoot: red Juan Pablo Montoya NASCAR Chevrolet Impala #42 Target.
Armament: laser guided missiles, jet boosters, 6 barrel 7.62mm minigun and 30 caliber machine guns
- Roadbuster: green Dale Earnhardt, Jr. NASCAR Chevrolet Impala #88 AMP Energy/National Guard.
Armament: 30 caliber machine gun, 6'' barrel 7.62mm minigun, and missile pods
- Top Spin: blue Jimmie Johnson NASCAR Chevrolet Impala #48 Lowe's/Kobalt
Armament: 50 caliber machine gun and flame thrower

Leadfoot, laser guided missilesLeadfoot, jet boostersLeadfoot, laser guided missilesLeadfoot, 6 barrel 7.62mm minigun and 30 caliber machine gunsRoadbuster, 30 caliber machine gunRoadbuster, 6 barrel 7.62mm minigunRoadbuster, missile podsRoadbuster, missile podsTopspin, 50 caliber machine guns and flame thrower on hoodTopspin, 50 caliber machine gunRoadbuster, LeadfootWreckers

25 comments:

  1. as long as they get decent roles in the movie im fine :D

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  2. um...the 500 isn't until Sunday (today)...check your info!

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  3. jordan 11's yeah.

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  4. Actually the name "Wreckers" was given to them by Bay months ago, not an " unconfirmed fan designation".

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  5. Just seen a new DOTM spot with the Wreckers.

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  6. OMG THE NEW SPOT WAS AWESOME!!!

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  7. i was in the other room of my house when this trailer aired. FML!!! post it someone

    RY

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  8. there was a trailer waz everyone watchin' like
    "Ok ive seen The Wreckers I'm good!" lol you people are funny! I was about to turn off the TV but then the trailer came on and I was like
    "OH SNAP!" lol please someone post it quick it was pretty kool! <3

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  9. what did the trailer show?

    RY

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  10. Shit....missed it!!!! somebody help.

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  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uf6y2mgYCw&feature=player_embedded

    Bad Quality, but here ya go. :)

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  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uf6y2mgYCw&feature=player_embedded

    "10 years from now there gunna ask us where were you when they took over" O.o

    RY

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  13. They just aired the super bowl spot again during the race - transformers ftw

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  14. The trailer showed some of the same scenes that was on the super bowl spot, plus a new look at Starscream, an awesome shot of Bumblebee in car mode with lots of guns coming out, new shots of the NASCAR Wrecker, and a new shot of Optimus

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  15. Seriously that new girl is ugly.

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  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1cc4NAbPpg&feature=player_embedded

    High-Quality version of the trailer for your viewing pleasure..

    - BumbleB

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  17. shes prob better looking than you Rebecca

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  18. hey everyone this link is to the (kind of) new trailer for tf3 its basically the super bowl trailer with aded new clips no liess i promise

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tysAOqn3tM4&feature=player_embedded

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  19. brand new tv spot for the cars rasing, shows new footage with bb na starscream and prime

    http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Wolvie09/news/?a=30516

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  20. Transformers RULES!!!! AVATAR SUCKS!!!!!!!! WOOT!!!!!

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  21. crap. just saw the new spot. nearly flipped my computer chair. want.more.now.

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  22. Was there another trailer besides the one already up on youtube shown? My friend tells me that they saw a different one as well! Anyone have that?

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  23. 2/20/2011 5:15 PM Anonymous said...

    ~~ "Was there another trailer besides the one already up on youtube shown? My friend tells me that they saw a different one as well! Anyone have that?" ~~


    As far as I know, the only trailers that were shown were the Super-Bowl TV Spot and the New Daytona 500 Tv Spot (which as Benn said, was basically the Super-Bowl TV spot with added scenes) and both tv spots were shown several times.

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  24. HERES THE TV SPOT FROM DAYTONA 500
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIrAmnhnoKY

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  25. Did anyone notice the Cybertronian tatoos and writing on the Wreckers? On the metallic parts of them are etched Cybertronian words.

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