I am a HUGE classic car and automobile enthusiast. I have acquired, restored, and won many awards with my vehicle collection over the years. Many of my vehicles have been used in feature film productions and in comic books. I regularly travel to and enter car shows with my collections and I’m always looking for the next vintage 60s – 70s classic to add to my garage. Below are just some of the vehicles I have owned over the years.
2001 Ford Crown Victoria P71. My very first car, purchased with my own money. Had about 88,000 miles on it when I got it. Had it for several years. It's got a cop motor, cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. I sold this car to buy a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88.
1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88. I purchased this car from a seller in Colorado with the intent to turn it into a Sam Raimi “Evil Dead” replica car. Evil Dead is one of my most favorite films ever, and helped inspire me to become the filmmaker that I am. This car was originally green, windshield had a crack in it, and the vinyl top was coming apart. I restored this car and gave it new life. It got a new paint job, new front windshield, new tune up, new vinyl top, and new tinted windows. With the car fully restored I added several Evil Dead props and costumes to display along with the car. Including Bruce Campbell’s “Ash Williams” character from Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. After the restoration was complete, my car went on to win several local awards at car shows. I eventually used this car in my 2013 feature film, PAPERCUT 2. The EVIL DEAD fan site, www.deadites.net , did a nice write up on my restoration. Here is the link to their article, BLASTER’S REPLICA BUILD. Tom Sullivan, Evil Dead artist and prop master, helped me shoot my EVIL DEAD homage scene in PAPERCUT 2. After PAPERCUT 2 had wrapped, and I sold my car. But not before I gave Tom pieces of MY Screen Used 73 Delta 88 and Tom added those pieces to his EVIL DEAD prop museum! Groovy!
1974 Cadillac Hearse M&M. One of the coolest rides I have EVER had, and one of the BIGGEST cars Cadillac ever made. I originally bought this car to be used in the car chase scene of PAPERCUT 2, but plans quickly feel apart. On it’s way to Kentucky from Missouri, the auto transport hauler severely damaged the car. What was once a pristine classic, was now turned into a mangled mess. The transport company refused to pay for all the damages, and the continuing back and forth with them cost me a lot of time and money. And not long after that, the brakes started going out and my budget for its restoration was quickly evaporating. Regardless of the issues, I did manage to do a lot of good stuff to it, like new paint, a tune up, and new tinted windows.
1976 Mercury Cougar XR7. After selling the hearse, I bought a Cougar, which was another car to use in my PAPERCUT 2 feature film. This car was actually a random, last minute purchase. Another car that I had been using in my film for almost a year, was suddenly not available to me (parent’s divorce). So I quickly needed another HERO car for the lead actor to drive around in. I found this car in Morgantown, KY and drove it home myself. I shot with this car for almost a year and then sold to get a better daily driver. This car was an awesome car and was featured in almost half of the movie, including the spin-off PAPERCUT 2 comic books!
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT. Halfway through the production of PAPERCUT 2, I got a new job and needed a better daily driver that wasn’t 36 years old. So I found this Cadillac truck in Atlanta, GA and flew out there to get it. And drove it back. It is, hands down, one of the best trucks I have ever owned and was greatly featured in the latter half of PAPERCUT 2.
1977 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe. With just a few months left of production on PAPERCUT 2, I still needed one LAST vehicle. Louisville actor, Ben Wood, had just recently been cast in my film and I needed a car for him to drive. Ben had just recently finished shooting with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone on Escape Plan, so I had the perfect vehicle in mind. I found a 1977 Eldorado Coupe in Evansville, IN for Ben to drive. That car was homage to the classic 1984 feature film, Terminator. Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn drove a 77 Caddy coupe in that film, and my car was the exact make and model. Unfortunately, a shady salesman sold me the car without telling me that the transmission leaked... profusely, and before I got home, the car wouldn’t shift gears. I was devastated. I just needed ONE MORE scene for PAPERCUT 2, and then my movie was done! So I kept topping off the transmission during takes on film and around town.
1994 Z28 Chevrolet Camaro T-Top. My next daily driver would be very familiar to me as it would be the same make and model my lead actress drove for PAPERCUT 2, a red 94 Z28 Camaro. With PAPERCUT 2 completed it was enjoying a nice limited theatrical run with film festivals and comic conventions. I looked to cross promote the film at drive ins and car shows too, so I purchased “Rosie’s Camaro” to help market my film at events and screenings. The car was really fun to drive, fast, strong, and the T-Top was very fun. Eventually, PAPERCUT 2 was completing it’s screening circuit and I looked to find another toy to play with. So I sold this car to a high school friend and continue to see around town every now and then.
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. My next car would be one of the coolest cars ever made and a testament to American automotive ingenuity, a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. It was one of the LONGEST and STRONGEST cars Cadillac ever made. Every aspect about this car was fun and enjoyable. It floated along the highway and got looks everywhere I went with it. The car was originally brown, and had some body damage, interior and exterior issues with it. And I, stupidly, caused $500 worth of damage to it driving home. I never had a convertible before so when I lowered the top down for the first time, I broke the top locking latches. Over $200 each for both sides. But over the next few months, the car got a complete tune up, paint job, new body filler panels, new trim pieces, new radio, new speakers, NEW locking latches. And the end result is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. I took it to a few shows and it was a daily driver for a while. I eventually sold this car to a local filmmaker who wanted to make a movie with it.
2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT. My next daily driver would be ANOTHER Cadillac EXT. It’s one of the most luxurious, reliable, pickup trucks on the road and I was glad to grab another one. Finding these trucks with low miles and in mint condition is extremely RARE. These trucks are getting harder and harder to come by. Cadillac stopped making the EXT model in 2013. So these trucks are quickly becoming collectors’ items and rising in price. This truck would serve me well, but I eventually moved on and got another classic!
1994 Z28 Chevrolet Camaro T-Top. With me beginning a new comic book series, and potentially returning to make another PAPERCUT film, I needed a familiar movie vehicle. So I bought ANOTHER 1994 Z28 Camaro. This car was the most MINT condition car I have ever owned. Only 42,000 miles on it when I found it and everything inside and outside was virtually brand new on it. It still had a “new car smell” to it and was completely immaculate, from top to bottom. I took this car to various comic conventions and car shows to promote my new FOUR FREEDOM books and past PAPERCUT 2 films. I look forward to using this car again soon in another feature film production… only time will tell.
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan. This 1959 Cadillac has been in our family for almost 20 years. Its iconic tailfins make it one of the most sought after classics on the road. This car was used in the production of PAPERCUT 2 and is the featured getaway car in my FOUR FREEDOM comic book.
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