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Anyone remember the movie, Mother, Jugs and speed?
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Ran into this cool peice of history at a local car show...This was the ambulance Bill Cosby drove in Mother,Jugs and speed...After filming of the movie the ambulance was sold to a local town called Prosser and used for the yakima valley for years...They had to tear out the movie stuff..Like the front grill...The AC would not work with that custom front grill for some reason and they had to put it back to make it legal and compliant for real hospital work...They even had to install a few diff vents in the back..But for the most part still original.

I did not even know when seeing this ambulance pass when i was a kid that it was the real one from the moive...i just thought it looked alot like it..lol..But i talked to the owner and he confirmed everything..It was his ambulance he drove as a EMT back in the 70's..And told us about its famous past!! No one at the show really had a idea what they was looking at...Cool peice of history "for those who remmeber that movie" Glad i took the time to come over and ask him about it..I thought it was just a recreation of it..lol...He was nice enough to open it all up for me and even let me sit on the back.

On the bottom. how it use to look in the movie.


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#2
Yep Cosby was good in that one
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#3
I loved that movie!

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#4
Great low-budget drive-in flick...I love that dumb movie. Toni Basil of "Oh Micky, your'e so fine" fame played a junkie in that movie.
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#5
Sweet that was a pretty cool flick

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hyena429;185026 Wrote:Ran into this cool peice of history at a local car show...This was the ambulance Bill Cosby drove in Mother,Jugs and speed...After filming of the movie the ambulance was sold to a local town called Prosser and used for the yakima valley for years...They had to tear out the movie stuff..Like the front grill...The AC would not work with that custom front grill for some reason and they had to put it back to make it legal and compliant for real hospital work...They even had to install a few diff vents in the back..But for the most part still original.

I did not even know when seeing this ambulance pass when i was a kid that it was the real one from the moive...i just thought it looked alot like it..lol..But i talked to the owner and he confirmed everything..It was his ambulance he drove as a EMT back in the 70's..And told us about its famous past!! No one at the show really had a idea what they was looking at...Cool peice of history "for those who remmeber that movie" Glad i took the time to come over and ask him about it..I thought it was just a recreation of it..lol...He was nice enough to open it all up for me and even let me sit on the back.

On the bottom. how it use to look in the movie.

i remember it specifically @ when the nuns
were crossing the street the crew in that ambulance would turn on the siren and it figuratively would give the nuns a goosing. This movie was @ the time when this radio stn in my hometown of Elmira NY had a promo Ford van called the Coke Denim jean Van w/a 351 Cleveland motor in it-supposed to be finally awarded to a listener at some point-makes me think that ambulance has a cleveland in it.

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Why would you think a GM van has a Ford motor in it?
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hyena429;185026 Wrote:Ran into this cool peice of history at a local car show...This was the ambulance Bill Cosby drove in Mother,Jugs and speed...After filming of the movie the ambulance was sold to a local town called Prosser and used for the yakima valley for years...They had to tear out the movie stuff..Like the front grill...The AC would not work with that custom front grill for some reason and they had to put it back to make it legal and compliant for real hospital work...They even had to install a few diff vents in the back..But for the most part still original.

I did not even know when seeing this ambulance pass when i was a kid that it was the real one from the moive...i just thought it looked alot like it..lol..But i talked to the owner and he confirmed everything. It was his ambulance he drove as a EMT back in the 70's..And told us about its famous past!! No one at the show really had a idea what they was looking at...Cool piece of history "for those who remember that movie" Glad I took the time to come over and ask him about it..I thought it was just a recreation of it .lol He was nice enough to open it all up for me and even let me sit on the back.

On the bottom. how it use to look in the movie.
Huh All this ,did not realize it was a GM. As the eleventh commandment (see below, the misprint of the ninth commandment on this church window pane) 'thou shalt not be stupid' ha!

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Mustang Dynasty;185190 Wrote:
hyena429;185026 Wrote:
Huh All this ,did not realize it was a GM. As the eleventh commandment (see below, the misprint of the ninth commandment on this church window pane) 'thou shalt not be stupid' ha!


Lmao...It's ok..My cousin thought it was a dodge for some reason.

Think im going to look for this movie on dvd "if i can find it"
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hyena429;185198 Wrote:Lmao...It's ok..My cousin thought it was a dodge for some reason.

There is a Dodge B-van in the film - that might have something to do with it:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_109544-Dodg...-1971.html

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