As many of you may already know, I am a Star Wars freak; a super freak even! As a result of this, I have always made it a point to put at least one Star Wars related “easter-egg” into each “Come Drive With Us” movie. Here they are!
Come Drive With Us ’14 – The Reedy Race (Blu-Ray):
The Death Star makes it’s first appearance in the series (17:10). This was only in the Director’s Cut of the Reedy Race found on the 2014 Blu-Ray box set.
Come Drive With Us ’14 – The Nitro Challenge (Blu-Ray):
Another easteregg found only on the 2014 Blu-Ray box set is Boba Fett (07:35).
In addition to the famous “Wilhelm Scream” in the opening credits sequence, Boba Fett is seen loitering about the AKA pits.
Come Drive With Us ’14 – The Cactus Classic:
The Millennium Falcon’s first appearance in the sereise (10:40)!
Come Drive With Us ’14 – The Messina Worlds:
If you look close you will see Steve the Trooper cheering Stormtrooper (29:39).
Come Drive With Us ’15 – Silver State
The piece of junk is back! This time, it’s being pursued by Slave 1. (03:25). We also played homage to the famous trench run (24:26).
Come Drive With Us ’15 – The Neo Race:
The famed “Death Star” makes it’s second appearance in the series (39:22)!
Come Drive With Us ’15 – The Chico ROAR Nats:
“No no no this one goes there that one goes there right?” (05:26)
The easter-egg was a bit more subtle for the ROAR Nats and was limited to the re-use of a famous line from “The Empire Strikes Back”. Unfortunately for Ty, he has taken on the role of Chewbacca the Wookie. This line has been used in other sources as well. Season 1 of the ABC hit series “Lost” featured it as well (Exodus Part 2).
Come Drive With Us ’15 – The Shootout
Another much more subtle easter-egg is the Imperial Probe Droid (08:13)from the Hot-Rod Hobbies Shootout Movie.
Note: The shootout video had to be taken down because the anthem that was played live caused a copyright strike. We’ll be uploading a new version as soon as we have some time!
Come Drive With Us ’16 – The Texas ROAR Nationals
This one (51:55) was only picked up on by the most astute of Star Wars Fans. THX1138 was the name of George Lucas’ first feature film.
Come Drive With Us ’16 – The Southern Nationals
Boba Fett makes another appearance (24:15). This time; he’s just hangin’ outside the track entrance.
Come Drive With Us ’16 – AXIALFEST
There were two Star Wars easter eggs in this episode. The first was the Wilhelm Scream. For the second one, we felt that no 3D Animation added to the production could possibly have topped this shirt (08:33):
Come Drive With Us ’16 – The Vegas Worlds
For the finale of the 2016 season we figured it was time to bring back Steve the Trooper (37:30). By the look of his walk…he’s been enjoying Vegas just a bit too much!
Come Drive With Us ’17 – PNB
Master Yoda was so intrigued by the idea of a Race with 1080 entries that he just had to come out of exile to take in the spectacle (25:47).
Come Drive With Us ’17 – Surf City
In a flashback sequence it turns out that not only did Yoda check out PNB…but Vader did as well (02:04)!
Come Drive With Us ’17 – SikCross
The Death Star is always looking for another planet to vaporize (08:40).
Come Drive With Us ’17 – The Xiamen Worlds
I can’t remember where it is….but I know there’s one in there somewhere…
Come Drive With Us ’18 – Silver State II
Entertainment capital of the Galaxy now (32:20)!!!
THAT’S A LOT OF EPISODES!!!