New Transformers 3 Movie Set Images – With NASCAR Flavoring!!!

by on September 28, 2010

in Entertainment

Optimus Prime,

I’ve recently become addicted to the humor and action of the Transformers franchise and now, it’s great to get some more news from the set of the Micheal Bay‘s Transformers 3 movie and that news is in the form of new set images from the Detroit shooting location of Transformers 3.

Transformers 3 Detroit Set - Rocket Car Autobot

One of the new images is that  of a huge rocket car transformer which I presume is a bad guy… a Decepticon.  They always seem to have the coolest toy looks!

But my jaw dropped when I thought I saw NASCAR colors on some transformers!!!

It looks like, if it’s not a short scene that gets edited out for the final product, that NASCAR has an appearance in Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 movie!  Hey, it is Detroit and we’re representin’!

Transformers 3 Detroit Set - Juan Pablo Montoya's NASCAR Sprint Cup Bot

Transformers 3 Detroit Set - Juan Pablo Montoya's NASCAR Sprint Cup Bot

Check out the No. 42 rocket powered Target car!  I think that blurry, 3 name sig over the door is Juan Pablo Montoya‘s, but I could be wrong.  Target usually gets some pretty good associations with some movies and now, they have a better one.  Now, with those huge Gatling guns on the hood, I’d think he could win a race or two there!

And if you look at this next pic, it’s unmistakable that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No 88 Amp Energy car is a transformer, along with Jimmie Johnson‘s Lowe’s powered Chevy…  which is now an all-spark powered beast.

Transformers 3 Detroit set NASCAR Earnhardt Jr and Johnson NASCAR Sprint Cup Bots

Transformers 3 Detroit set NASCAR Earnhardt Jr and Johnson NASCAR Sprint Cup Bots

What I find interesting is their dimensions and proximity to each other.  It has me wondering if “The Twins,” which I’ve read somewhere, will be back in the third installment of the Transformers movie, have taken up the mantle of NASCAR Auto-bots?  If that’s the case, we’ll have some joke-ribbing, humor filled, sarcastic-snark (that was redundant) NASCAR bots kicking some butt in the Shia LaBeouf starrer.

OK, as if I wasn’t addicted enough to Transformers, they’ve definitely pulled me and possibly some new fans in…

But NASCAR fans, I would be remiss if did not question these new COT models possibly not “fitting the template” or that the Twins, if I’m right, are NASCAR Autobots, then this will seriously exemplify the new “Boys have at it” attitude and they just might get themselves flagged from NASCAR with the standard penalty of “actions detrimental to stock car racing” if they’re not careful.  Come on Mr. Bay, can we get a cameo of NASCAR President Mike Helton trying to get these two, to “the trailer?”   LOL

I think it’s awesome that NASCAR is going to get some exposure in this huge movie event and ya gotta give a great nod to the marketing folks that wrangled it!!!

[Cool kudos via Collider to Superhero Hype.] << There are more pics at Superhero Hype

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