Kibbe And Friends Takes On The Cars Of Joe Dirt, Because You Love Them Spinnin' Tires!

05/17/2021
10 min read

Kibbe And Friends Takes On The Cars Of Joe Dirt, Because You Love Them Spinnin' Tires!

05/17/2021
10 min read

Kibbe and Friends is back, and they are chatting up movie cars this time around. Specifically, they are going after the 2001 David Spade flick "Joe Dirt". Don't act like you don't know anything about the movie...if nothing else, you know about the mostly yellow, somewhat blue, and rust-colored 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona that Spade's title character drives to his janitor job at a radio station in Los Angeles. The punchline was supposed to be that Joe Dirt was supposed to be driving some beaten-down, ragged out muscle car trope that was barely worth fifty bucks, let alone the $450 he paid for it at a Colorado impound lot when he couldn't spring to get his actual car out, but if you know anything about Mopar folks...or any muscle car fan who knows their stuff...you'd understand that no matter how beaten-up and thrashed-out it is, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona is the kind of car that pretty much anybody can find the means to restore, and that many would sell prized possessions, body parts, or other valuables for to own. Ironically, David Spade paid $900,000 for a T5 Copper Metallic 1969 Charger Daytona, complete with a Hemi and a four-speed back in 2015.


Joe Dirt doesn't just offer up the "beater" Daytona, either. The car in the lockup is a knock-out gorgeous 1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi convertible in orange that echoes a very similar example from another Spade film (the unlucky GTX droptop from the 1995 movie "Tommy Boy") and the ride of town bully Robby (played by Kid Rock) is exactly what it needs to be, a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am in silver, complete with T-tops and the screaming bird on the hood. Add in the perfect classic rock soundtrack and quite a few quotable punchlines and you've got a cult classic comedy on your hands that gearheads can appreciate!



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