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|We’re not sure what model Chrysler this Batmobile is. Maybe Fiat had some input? (Warner Bros. photo)|
Warner Bros. Pictures and the Chrysler brand have teamed up to bring fans the opportunity of a lifetime surrounding the July 20th release of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the much-anticipated conclusion to the blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. The “Imported from Gotham City” Contest allows fans to create an original co-branded TV spot featuring these two iconic brands.
Director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan will select the winning spot, which will debut on television around the release of the film.
Contestants have two weeks to create their “Imported from Gotham City” original commercial utilizing a suite of assets, including: Chrysler 300 car footage, film footage, and music stems from the trailer that contestants can remix for their spot.
At the conclusion of the contest, a gallery of submissions will go live on Saturday, June 30, kicking off a four-day public voting period when fans can weigh-in on their favorite Gotham City collaboration. The top three finalists will be announced online and Christopher Nolan will personally choose the winner.
The winner will receive a trip to Hollywood to finish their spot alongside a professional editor before traveling to New York City to attend the red carpet premiere screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” on Monday, July 16.
For more information and the official rules regarding the “Imported from Gotham City” contest, visit www.importedfromgothamcity.com. [6/20/2012]
At the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., Mopar Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson’s runner-up finish to Mike Edwards was the closest Pro Stock final round in NHRA history, with Johnson losing in a virtual dead heat.
The No. 1 Qualifier at Bristol’s Thunder Valley Dragway for the third consecutive year, Johnson continued his domination through the first three rounds of eliminations. He posted a 6.656-second elapsed time (quickest of the round) at 206.99 mph with a .032 reaction time to take down first-round opponent Shane Gray, who clocked in with a 6.716/204.42 with a .040 mark off the starting line. Johnson was quickest again in the quarterfinals with a 6.657/207.24 run to knock off Ronnie Humphrey (6.694/205.44) after a brief staging duel.
The semifinals offered a showdown between the No. 3 (Johnson) and No. 2 (Jason Line) drivers in the Pro Stock point standings. The Team Mopar veteran did his job both at the starting line and finish line to advance to his 28th career final round, recording a quicker .018 reaction time to Line’s .038, and yet again tripping the timing lights with the quickest ET of the round, a 6.659 at 206.67 mph.
In the final round, Johnson matched his stellar .018 reaction time of the semifinals. The only problem was defending Bristol champ Edwards’ near perfect .005 mark. Johnson’s Mopar Dodge was quicker and faster with a 6.661/207.05 to the 6.674/206.16 of Edwards’ machine, but it wasn’t enough to give Johnson the win. In the ultimate photo finish, and in the closest Pro Stock final in NHRA history, Johnson settled for his first runner-up of the season in three final rounds. [6/20/2012]