speed is just a question of money-how fast can you go?

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speed is just a question of money-how fast can you go?

Postby MFP-66 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:02 pm

just watch the film "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" (1974) and they use the line

speeds expensive, how fast do you want to go?

just wondering whether this is where the sign

speed is just a question of money-how fast can you go? came from slightly modified of cause

or was it a saying in general useage
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Re: speed is just a question of money-how fast can you go?

Postby frank » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Couldn't find a general useage. I thought there may have been a tv commercial that used the term, I searched on youtube and google but nothing.

I think George Miller may have watched a lot of car chase movies before making Mad Max and took a piece from here and a piece from there. ;)
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Re: speed is just a question of money-how fast can you go?

Postby the armourer » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:35 am

I saw something similar in a Speed Shop back in the late 70;s. 'Speed is just a question of money. We can make you as fast as your wallet can stand.'
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Re: speed is just a question of money-how fast can you go?

Postby MWFV8 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:16 am

Given how long the modified car scene had been going before the 70's, I would have thought a phrase like that would have been coined a lot earlier.

But you never know.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry is a damn good film though.
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