Jodie Foster – Freaky Friday

Jodie Foster has always been one of my favourite actors. She is talented and boasts a career that started when she was three. She has gone on to make many movies both as child, then as a teenager and as adult.

In 1976 she made the movie Freaky Friday she played the role of a daughter switching personalities with her mother.

So what has movie nostalgia to with VW Beetles – there is a red convertible Bug involved in a car chase, there is a swimming pool and an inexperienced driver courtesy of a Body Swap

Video One – The Theme Song

Video Two – Car Chase Part One See it here

Video Three- Car Chase Part Two See it here

Yes, I know Lindsay Lohan did the remake, but seriously, Miss Foster has style, Lohan is a spoilt brat in need of a good spanking!

The Naked Roadtrip

or Some Saucy Pasta

In 2005, Jamie Oliver, also known as the “Naked Chef” undertook a food journey for Channel 4, partly as an adventure to mark his 30th birthday, and partly to do what he does best, entertain us with food.

The most noticeable element of this trip, was that he would undertake the trip in a Vintage 59 Volkswagen Split Window Samba Camper towing a custom made mobile kitchen. Now, this was no ordinary Camper, like the ones the Hippies used in the sixties, Jamie’s baby had a few extras, like a Porsche 2.4 914 engine, alloy wheels, about £10,000 of extras including satnav, two televisions, a PlayStation, and an audio upgrade.

Sounds like the makings of the perfect road trip, right. According to Oliver it actually was not.

“To be honest it was a complete pain. It was towing a heavy trailer so perhaps it’s not surprising that it broke down several times.”

The idea of having a compact vehicle that you can also live in, is a good one nd it is a pity that Oliver’s experience was not a good one, or we had had several more “naked “ road trips.

Here is the first episode of the series and the rest can be found here