Thursday, March 23, 2006

Real Car vs. Rail Car

Owing to recently instituted fraidy cat pursuit policies, those exciting car chase episodes are fading from local TV news programs. To fill in those pieces of the artistic pie, we've been hired to engage other game vehicles in some high minded chase episodes.

We suspect that some of the old chase scenes were staged with toy model cars. Ever notice how the action is blurred and the vehicles often out of focus not unlike those UFO exposes. How about the ghastly chroma crawl and wretched resolution of those police car cameras ? It all seems rather like a put up job.

In the first episode Windveil encounters a Norfolk Southern hopper car of the " wood chip service " just off of Shop Road in Columbia, SC. The cargo is thought to be infected with pine beetle flu and it's up to Windveil to stop the shipment before it infects a paper mill many miles from Charleston.

Windveil's mission is to derail de rail car with de real car. Onward and upward in the arts. No animals were inconvenienced in the making of this series.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the City Paper review. Woohoo!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Boy, were we surprised. They listed this blog FIRST. The CITY PAPER has a large readership and we were quite flattered. Thanks for your comment.

11:48 PM  
Blogger jaz said...

I like your approach to this blog... nice Mustang too.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Your comment is very kind and considering the source, quite encouraging. I thank you and the car thanks you.

We wanted to attend your writers' workshop, but they would not let the car into B&N and we're a team.

1:22 AM  
Anonymous mrcurious said...

The curious among us would like to know if you and Windveil have ever gotten stuck in a compromising postion and had to rely on the tender mercies of the local scene for a tow? We see windveil in this post precariously positioned on the sand, which brings to mind an experience we had on a beach far away a long time ago. A dangerous place for any good car...

7:01 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Ah, Mr. Curious, how very right you are. The beach is thin ice for any car. From Nantucket to (pre-resort) Kiawah Island, I've had several auto dramas on the shifting sands myself.

I'm not certain whether the Atlantic or the towing boys present the greater hazard to the vehicle. In the photo to which you refer, we had hoped to create the illusion of barely skirting the surf, but in reality we were well above the dune line. There just weren't any dunes left on that line. No loggerhead turtles were inconvenienced in the taking of that picture. Thanks for writing.

11:05 PM  

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