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Topic: Car themed close up show ideas?
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (Aug 31, 2006 12:02AM)
There is a big outdoor car show where I live. I had an idea to busk at it with a car themed close up show. Anyone have any suggestions? I've thought of The Pothole Trick and Jay Sankeys Two Car Garage.
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Aug 31, 2006 01:22AM)
Koornwinder Car effect

Brema Nut trick (call it an "antique lug nut")

Endless Chain = call it a timing chain from a Very Small Car

Do chink-a-chink with tires from Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars.

Zombie or mini-Asrah with a Matchbox or Hot Wheels car (must be seated at a table and will take some DIY work...

Color changing racing flags - Green Flag to Checkered Flag, winning the race!

Paul Harris' routine "Beanie Weenies" (AOA) using a can of WD-40 motor oil or STP

Bending car keys (buy a bunch of blanks - you don't want anyone stranded out there!)

Just some ideas for you...

Lee Darrow, C.H.
Message: Posted by: mattsharpe (Aug 31, 2006 11:50AM)
If you wanted to throw in a nice little sight gag, you could 'drink motor oil', you can find it in Tomas Medina's Geek Magic.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 31, 2006 12:04PM)
Any time you have an outdoor show you should be thinking about using magic that is visible from a distance. this helps build a crowd, creates more energy and helps how you are perceived by the spectators. they help make the jokes, lines, gags, etc.

Along those lines:
gregory wilson's "florida keys" would be good.
car engines have cylinders and rings so you could do the "ninja rings"
it's possible to tow a car with a rope if it's strong enough, however any idiot knows that if a rope has a knot in it, that is the weak point. you could do a cut and restored effect where all the knots pop off and you're left with one lonnnng piece of rope. I forget the name of that particular effect but I believe it's on kozmo's Art of...#1.
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (Sep 1, 2006 11:21AM)
Peter Eggink has a ring flight he does with keys. That could work. Thanks for your ideas guys.
Message: Posted by: LeeDillingham (Sep 1, 2006 11:28AM)
I worked an auto theme trade show recently. My client was selling (amoung other things) custom gear shift knobs. I used these as final loads in a cups and balls routine.
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Sep 1, 2006 03:40PM)
On 2006-08-31 12:50, mattsharpe wrote:
If you wanted to throw in a nice little sight gag, you could 'drink motor oil', you can find it in Tomas Medina's Geek Magic.

Background music would be "Funky Cold Medina?" just couldn't resist...

Ring flite would be an obvious one. I like the Gaetan Bloom version as there is NO chance of anything going flying off into the Great Unknown with it...

The Stop Sign trick would also play well...

Lee Darrow, C.H.
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (Sep 3, 2006 12:31AM)
With the Peter Eggink trick you could use someones car keys. Can you use that with the Gaetan Bloom trick?
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Sep 3, 2006 03:19PM)
Not being familiar with the Eggink trick, I can't address that. The Bloom method for Ring Flight, though, could be used with A key, certainly. And it would be the ONLY key in the case at the end of the routine.

Lee Darrow, C.H.
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (Sep 4, 2006 01:28AM)
Lee, please pardon my bad grammer. My Eggink comment was not a question. It is done with keys not a ring. The key ends up on a piece of string that has been around your neck the whole time.