Kombis in the Movies: Rush

30 06 2014

I stumbled over this movie on the flight back from Australia in May: „Rush“ is about the rivalry between the Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the early and mid-seventies, culminating in Niki Lauda’s gruesome accident at the Nürburgring in 1976, and his come back after that. Most of my life I knew Niki Lauda only from his post-F1 times, as founder of an airline and pilot himself, and later as a F1 commentator. In that year of 1976, I proudly started primary school in August, and our bus Taiga Lily was born in May. The movie is actually pretty exciting, and the mini appearance of an early bay ambulance towards the end also made the kombi spotter happy. Looks like they got this detail quite right – the bus looks a lot like the real Red Cross kombi I saw last year in Berlin. The last of its kind, still in use at the Berlin Red Cross.




3 responses

1 07 2014

Finding buses in movies is a lot of fun, especially the unusual ones and others that are rare these days. My wife and I normally try to outdo each other in calling out a bus on screen. This post also brings to mind something I saw a few days ago that made me think of your Australian travels..


1 07 2014

Nice project of Volkswagen New Zealand! Clearly they hope that some of the love and excitement for the old VWs will rub off and push the sales of their current models. But it is still a nice idea, and good that they recognize and appreciate the heritage of the brand. Please let me know when you hear about the film being completed!

26 07 2014

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