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Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby CO Native » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:31 am

The Pikes Peak highway will be closed September 4th and 5th from Glen Cove to the summit, and then from the 6th through the 10th the North Slope Recreation Area access to the Summit will be closed. This is for filming of another Fast and Furious movie. The forest service has not announce any closure of any forest service land on Pikes Peak for this yet. That means the trails will remain open for hiking, though crossing the Pikes Peak Highway on the Crags route would likely be a problem. Barr trail will remain open with no issues. The Cog Railway will continue to run as well.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Delorean_Man » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:34 am

That is just what the world needs, another fast and furious movie. At least the cars keep getting cooler with every movie it seems. Still no Delorean though. :?
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby djkest » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:44 am

Delorean_Man wrote:That is just what the world needs, another fast and furious movie. At least the cars keep getting cooler with every movie it seems. Still no Delorean though. :?


That's cause they only feature fast cars. :p (well that isn't necessarily true, they had Honda Civics in #1)

But in all seriousness, this is awesome. It makes me want to actually see FF7 now.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:53 am

We drove up the highway a couple times last week, and saw a crew on one of the curves between Glen Cove and timberline, doing something that involved a bunch of ramps. I'm guessing they'll be going around curves on two wheels, flying through the air, etc. I wonder if they have the budget and/or permission to re-stage this:

Only with explosions. :)
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Delorean_Man » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:56 am

djkest wrote:
Delorean_Man wrote:That is just what the world needs, another fast and furious movie. At least the cars keep getting cooler with every movie it seems. Still no Delorean though. :?


That's cause they only feature fast cars. :p (well that isn't necessarily true, they had Honda Civics in #1)

But in all seriousness, this is awesome. It makes me want to actually see FF7 now.



Haha
Yeah it actually will be pretty cool to see this one. Though me and my wife have a tradition of seeing each FF movie at the theater starting with the third one when we were dating.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby CO Native » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:20 pm

I wonder if I could hike up there and get in the background of a shot?
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby rking007 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:28 pm

Jim Davies wrote:We drove up the highway a couple times last week, and saw a crew on one of the curves between Glen Cove and timberline, doing something that involved a bunch of ramps. I'm guessing they'll be going around curves on two wheels, flying through the air, etc. I wonder if they have the budget and/or permission to re-stage this:

Only with explosions. :)


Holy crap. That guy died right? Or probably wished he did?
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Craig Cook » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:34 pm

CO Native wrote:...and then from the 6th through the 10th the North Slope Recreation Area access to the Summit will be closed.


Ummm...just wondering here. I'm doing the Pikes Peak Challenge on Saturday, September 7 - a charity event, etc. They said they are providing transportation back down from the summit, but that seems like a problem if they can't get to the summit. Does anyone know about this? I'll send the event director an email as well. :-k
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Dean Hoisington » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:46 am

I plan to climb Pikes via the Barr trail next weekend, Friday- Sunday (Conservatively - newby in tow). I'm hoping this won't inconvenience or affect us too much.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Jeff Valliere » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:30 am

rking007 wrote:
Jim Davies wrote:We drove up the highway a couple times last week, and saw a crew on one of the curves between Glen Cove and timberline, doing something that involved a bunch of ramps. I'm guessing they'll be going around curves on two wheels, flying through the air, etc. I wonder if they have the budget and/or permission to re-stage this:

Only with explosions. :)


Holy crap. That guy died right? Or probably wished he did?


He lived, came out of it pretty much unscathed if you can believe it. If you search Youtube, you can find a few different views of the crash (various camera's set up in/on the car). Pretty amazing.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby clemsonmtneer » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:33 am

Ridiculous that a Fast and Furious movie can be filmed on forest service land atop a 14k peak, yet Chris Davenport is prohibited by the forest service from releasing his ski the 14ers film and making money off of it.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby colorado yooper » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:47 am

Clemson- the Pikes Peak Hwy is managed by teh City of Colorado Springs not the Forest Service. And while I still wait to see Chris D's movie he did use a video camera in a Wilderness Area which is against the rules, as is using anything with wheels or motors. That's what makes it wilderness. Unless we had special permission we couldn't use chainsaws to fight a wildfire in a wilderness area but were limited to hand tools. I wonder if they need a permit to drive on the road from COS and then another permit from the USFS to crash a car off the road. I wonder if it will be stunt doubles and the stars? It could be a fun time to hike for autographs... Paul Walker was the pace car driver for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb a couple of years ago and was pretty smooth on his way to the top.
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