Was This Porsche George Lucas's Secret Inspiration For Luke Skywalker's…

George Lucas was a huge gearhead, growing up in the Central California car scene filled with hot rods and foreign sports cars, not unlike this Porsche 718. Surround one with stormtroopers and the influence of cars on Star Wars becomes clear. » 8/08/12 3:00pm 8/08/12 3:00pm

The Hot Rod Culture of Star Wars

Star Wars! Epic spaceship battles! Space wizards with laser swords! Aliens! Chosen ones! Hot rods! Wait, hot rods? Yes indeed, science fiction's biggest franchise is lightly infused with car culture. Allow us to explain. » 8/27/09 2:00pm 8/27/09 2:00pm

Man Builds Drivable Replica Of Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder

Yes, that's a real landspeeder, just like Luke Skywalker's X-34 in Star Wars » 8/29/08 7:00pm 8/29/08 7:00pm. No computer-generated Hollywood movie magic here. Well, except that it doesn't exactly hover. The fiberglass body is mounted on a custom aluminum electric car chassis. With a top speed of only about 25 MPH, it's going to take awhile to get…

Ford Focus—Based Landspeeder Replica for Sale on eBay

To those of you enjoying a holiday in Southwest England, might we recommend Royal Crescent, Poultney Bridge and the Bath Rugby Club? (Tell 'em Nigel sent you.) While you're there, might we further recommend you check out this replica of a Star Wars Landspeeder one local boy currently has up on eBay? It's based on a… » 3/29/06 12:02pm 3/29/06 12:02pm