TO THE EDITOR:
Scrap Car Comparison’s tally of “Hollywood’s most dangerous directors,” (autonews.com, Feb. 26) simply seems off to a lifelong movie car chase and car carnage connoisseur such as myself.
How could the list overlook H.B. Halicki when his 1974 masterpiece Gone in 60 Seconds touted 93 crashes in 97 minutes, and his 1982 follow-up, The Junkman, destroyed a then-record 150 cars, trucks, motorcycles and aircraft? Crediting Mad Max franchise director George Miller with just 18 wrecks also constitutes a severe undercount, given that the Fury Road installment from 2015 destroyed all but one of the 88 entirely custom-built vehicles ultimately seen on screen in the Oscar-winning postapocalyptic epic.
GREGG D. MERKSAMER, Publicity and media relations chair, Professional Car Society, Warwick, N.Y.
The Professional Car Society is a hobbyist club for owners of vintage funeral cars, limousines and ambulances.