If you don’t know Craig Lieberman, then I’ll give you the quick rundown. He was the owner of the Supra from the first Fast & Furious film. He also had a large amount of input into the choosing of the the other hero cars. I think it’s safe to say that he knows a bit about cars, and he knows a bit about the films.
In a video posted to YouTube, he goes through all the details behind what went into finding the hero cars for the films and why they chose them. Lieberman also goes into detail about how and where they managed to save money when it came to the cars, and how they would find their stunt doubles and pretty dopplegangers.
“This video covers how we chose the cars for the first “Fast and Furious” movie which was produced in the year 2000,” Lieberman says. “It’s important to understand what cars were available at the time, what kind of budget Universal had and the fact that this movie was a first in the series and as such, companies who provided parts and support were taking a giant leap of faith.”
The last section of that quote is important: a leap of faith. Let’s face it, who would have thought that a film about modified cars and street racing would be successful? Because of this, they had to be very careful with their budget. Unlike the latest films, they couldn’t rely on a massive profit to cover the hundreds of cars about to be written off, so the cars had to be easy to find, averagely cheap, and reliable.
It’s so interesting to hear the thoughts behind the film’s cars, and the fact that the Supra wasn’t supposed to be the hero car initially. It’s certainly worth a watch, and I wish we could hear more from Lieberman.
Let us know below what your favourite car from the first film was and we might do something with your comments!