Best Motion Picture 2013 Staring: A Kombi Van!

26 02 2013

On Monday the movie Argo by Ben Affleck won the Oscar for best motion picture. Apparently loosely based on a true story, it describes how six US embassy staff were smuggled out of Teheran and rescued by the Canadian secret service and the CIA during the hostage crisis in 1980. Seems like their cover was to shoot a movie and everyone was shuttled back and forth through Teheran in a – Tadah! – Volkswagen kombi. Looks like a sierra yellow and white US spec T2b microbus. Below are some snapshots from a senior member of my kombi scouting team (thanks!).
PS: For the movie aficionados, here is the link to the wikipedia page for the movie: Interesting summary about the historical background, including detailed listings of the historical inaccuracies. Still it seems to be an exciting movie.

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