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The Duel Truck Driver - January 3, 2006 08:38 PM (GMT)
Here are a few pics of Cary Loftin, the truck driver.

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Growler - January 4, 2006 02:06 PM (GMT)
Is the truck driver pulling the horn chord in that last photo?

The horn is one of the best bits! :D

The Duel Truck Driver - January 4, 2006 02:24 PM (GMT)
I agree, the horn is very creepy!

He's not pulling it there, its swinging where he just bumped the car. Kinda looks like he's pulling it though. :D

Thanks for joining by the way. B)

THE T101 - January 5, 2006 10:55 PM (GMT)

I think when you see glimpses of the truck driver, it gives a more disturbing feel....that you can see the maniac trying to kill somone. :o

The Snowman - January 18, 2006 08:39 AM (GMT)
There are a few scenes where you can see the driver pull the rope on the horn valve, and oddly enough it's when there's no horn sound. When there IS a horn sound, the rope's swinging side to side untouched :lol:

pippoinzag}{i - March 1, 2006 08:38 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Duel Truck Driver @ Jan 3 2006, 08:38 PM)
Here aer a few pics of Cary Loftin, the truck driver.

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How did you get him so clearly in focus?

Brandon Dickens - March 10, 2006 10:22 PM (GMT)
Where did you find these pics.....because I've never seen the pic with the truck and the visible driver in it before.

The Duel Truck Driver - March 11, 2006 12:24 AM (GMT)
The first two pics are from the net and the last pics is a frame from the movie, that i enhanced with a photoimpression program. B)

alistair® - April 25, 2006 10:25 PM (GMT)
Don't you think that seeing the driver kinda ruins it? :P

The Duel Truck Driver - April 26, 2006 07:59 AM (GMT)
Well, in a way yes, but in a way, no.

There is something satisfying about knowing the face. Im glad they didnt reveal it in the film, because it adds to the mystery.

I personally wanted to see what he looked like, from a cast point of view.

alistair® - April 26, 2006 05:48 PM (GMT)
Yeah - fair point!

And showing him in the film would have completely ruined the mystery, definitely!

The Duel Truck Driver - June 14, 2006 07:15 PM (GMT)
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The Snowman - June 14, 2006 08:03 PM (GMT)
Another good one!

The Duel Truck Driver - June 14, 2006 08:12 PM (GMT)
I love that scene. Just enough to let you know there's someone in there, but not too much to give his identity away!

WesleyTack - September 17, 2006 01:19 AM (GMT)
Finally, a face to the man!
I've been looking for pictures of Cary for quite some time, thanks for sharing

graphic_rusty - September 17, 2006 07:38 AM (GMT)
HEH that last pic where u can see him he almost looks like the kinda guy who would try and run somebody over lol

The Duel Truck Driver - September 17, 2006 11:39 PM (GMT)
He is! :D

The Snowman - September 17, 2006 11:55 PM (GMT)
That's the truth, he did a good job trying!

Miserable Fathead - November 30, 2006 10:56 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Duel Truck Driver @ Mar 11 2006, 12:24 AM)
last pics is a frame from the movie, that i enhanced with a photoimpression program.

As you may know, Carey Loftin drove the Mustang through the hairier manuvers in the famous Bullitt car chase. The last frame before it lands in that ravine looks like Carey at the wheel. Do you think you could find and enhance that shot too? Just for comparison.

infurnace - July 15, 2007 09:56 AM (GMT)
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The Duel Truck Driver - July 15, 2007 11:33 PM (GMT)
Wow, how did i miss that!? Awesome pic, ive never noticed him in that scene.

infurnace - July 15, 2007 11:48 PM (GMT)
I just recently noticed it myself. It only shows him for a split second and that's the clearest view I've found in the movie yet. It's at the part where the truck is just beginning to turn around to go and ram the phone booth at Snakerama.

The Snowman - July 16, 2007 02:38 AM (GMT)
Good eye, I never caught that one!

flamenca blanca - July 22, 2007 01:30 PM (GMT)
Those are good pics. I believe seeing the driver ruins it a bit, because you have to feel the truck is alive itself. I love the shot where the truck is in the tunnel and Mann is messing with the school bus and then the truck's lights come on and the music goes "Dunnnn." "That bastard turned around and came back."

infurnace - July 23, 2007 03:00 AM (GMT)
To be honest it doesn't really ruin it for me. Maybe because I've already seen the movie so many times and finding anything extra in it that I didn't notice before has become a thrill in and of itself. And we all know very well that there is a driver because of his legs and arms being shown plain as day several times throughout the movie. So it's quite obvious that it was never meant to be an empty truck driving by itself. But I'm glad that they never really show his face in the movie and the few times that they do you really have to hunt for it. I like to think of them as "easter eggs". I also like seeing real pics of the stunt driver outside the movie too. I don't think that his face should be erased from history just because of this one movie. And even though I know exactly what he looks like now it still doesn't take anything away from the movie in my opinion because the truck seems to have its own personality that is very strong, whether it has a driver or not. Think of it this way...there's always the possibility that the truck was possessed by a demon and the driver was actually being controlled by it rather than the other way around. ;)

The Duel Truck Driver - July 23, 2007 11:35 AM (GMT)
Maybe its 'Christine' in a past life. :D

infurnace - July 23, 2007 08:10 PM (GMT)
Hmm, kinda doubtful since both vehicles were right around the same age, although I don’t doubt the possibility that Stephen King was inspired by Duel somewhat when he wrote Christine. So in a way you may be right :)

Cary Loftin - March 20, 2008 08:56 PM (GMT)
There is also a third great picture of Carey on the DVD special features ("A conversation with Steven S.") section. It's toward the end, after the "Sugarland" segment. It's a black and white photo of Steven to the left, some guy with a beard next to him, and then Carey's left profile is next. And I think Goldie Hawn is standing to his left. Just noticed it yesterday. Somebody please post this pic! I'm an idiot... don't know how.

PeterbiltGeorge - July 31, 2008 01:01 AM (GMT)
The car in Christine was a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Duel's #1 Fan - November 29, 2008 11:05 PM (GMT)

Here are some photo's if you lighten them you will see Carey Loftin :lol:

Mr Pfeiffer - December 2, 2008 03:48 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (infurnace @ Jul 15 2007, 09:56 AM)
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That is so well observed man(n).
I really have to watch it again soon, take in some more details...

It doesn't spoil it for me either.

Duel's #1 Fan - February 2, 2010 12:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (infurnace @ Jul 15 2007, 09:56 AM)
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Lighten your avatar picture, you might be a able to see him in that one, you can see his arms & see him steering quite well, also try the one when you first see the truck passing by the tree's just before chuck's cafe

Mr_FLAMMABLE - March 12, 2010 02:58 PM (GMT)
What is the Movie 'The car' i remember this being basically duel but with a car.... where can i watch or download online???

PeterbiltGeorge - September 3, 2010 05:44 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Mr_FLAMMABLE @ Mar 12 2010, 02:58 PM)
What is the Movie 'The car' i remember this being basically duel but with a car.... where can i watch or download online???

That movie was more of a supernatural thriller, with the Car being a symbol of Satan.

Webzapper - January 6, 2011 03:43 AM (GMT)
I just saw an episode of Simon & Simon, at the end Carey Loftin is driving a Ford cabover and tries to ram head on into Rick and AJ. He's uncredited, but you can watch it at:

Duel's #1 Fan - July 30, 2014 10:55 AM (GMT)
Can see him with this spot in this scene as well

Duel's #1 Fan - July 30, 2014 10:57 AM (GMT)
Or just driving by David Mann as he turns into Chuck's Café Parking Lot

Duel's #1 Fan - July 30, 2014 11:01 AM (GMT)
This One You can see on the DVD for sure

Duel's #1 Fan - July 30, 2014 11:03 AM (GMT)
How about Bus Push Scene? I had to hunt real hard for this one!

Duel's #1 Fan - July 30, 2014 11:05 AM (GMT)
Can possibly see him in this one, someone would have to lighten up some though, I don't know how to do that his body can be seen out the drivers side window

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