Cleveland – This fall, Lincoln Electric will make its way back to Hollywood and the big screen, teaming up with Picture Car Warehouse to serve as the exclusive welding supplier for car-heist motion picture, Drive, produced by OddLot Entertainment. Starring Ryan Gosling, the indie film features adrenaline-pumping and vehicle-destructing car chases.
Owner and Founder of Picture Car Warehouse, Ted Moser, chose Lincoln Electric to provide the welding equipment and consumables to restore and fabricate muscle cars used during the filming.
The upcoming appearance in Drive isn’t the first time Lincoln Electric equipment has made it into a major motion picture. The Company’s products also have enjoyed screen time in Ironman, Ironman 2 and, most recently, The Green Hornet.
For its latest Hollywood adventure, Lincoln Electric outfitted the Picture Car Warehouse fabrication crew’s garage with the latest welding and fabricating tools, including Precision TIG® and POWER MIG® welders, along with VIKING™ auto-darkening welding helmets and Red Line™ welding apparel.
Headquartered in Northridge, Calif., Picture Car Warehouse is Hollywood's go-to supplier of contemporary, vintage, specialty and custom vehicles for television commercials, shows and movie industries, with an inventory of hundreds of vehicles. Owner Moser and his team rely on equipment and consumables from Lincoln Electric to restore vehicles and rebuild or customize classic cars for all of their projects.
“Working with Lincoln Electric and its products has proven to be a great experience,” said Moser. “The company’s welders and consumables are top of the line and are reliable for quick turnaround projects.”
Movie goers and car enthusiasts can admire Picture Car Warehouse’s welding workmanship, completed with Lincoln Electric equipment, at the premiere of the high-speed car chase thriller on September 16.
For more information about Picture Car Warehouse, visit picturecarwarehouse.net.
Check out Drive as it hits the box office, or visit the movie’s website at oddlotentertainment.com.
About Lincoln Electric
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, welding fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.
About Picture Car Warehouse
Picture Car Warehouse, operated by founder and owner Ted Moser, is headquartered in an old Cadillac dealership in Northridge, Calif., with a body shop of skilled workers, expert upholsterers, talented fabricators, precise graphic designers and master mechanics all under one roof. The company’s team has built a vast fleet of vehicles, from police cars, emergency vehicles, large trucks, muscle cars, period cars, ND cars and many custom-built vehicles. Picture Car Warehouse has done work for movies, including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Rush Hour 3 and The Bucket List.
About OddLot Entertainment
OddLot Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based, development-oriented film production company, headed by Gigi Pritzker. The company produces and arranges distribution for quality, commercial film properties for both the domestic and international markets.