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Welding Makes Sparks in Hollywood: Lincoln Electric Provides Equipment and Consumables for Car-Heist Film, ‘Drive’

Company teams up with Picture Car Warehouse on vehicle reconstruction for major motion picture.


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 the car-heist motion picture, “Drive,” produced by OddLot Entertainment. Starring Ryan Gosling, the indie film features adrenaline-pumping, vehicle-destructing car chases. Owner and founder of Picture Car Warehouse, Ted Moser
Picture Car Warehouse owner and founder Ted Moser chose Lincoln Electric to provide the welding equipment and consumables to restore and fabricate muscle cars used during 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 for contemporary, vintage, specialty and custom vehicles used in television commercials, shows and movies, with an inventory of hundreds of vehicles. Owner Moser and his team rely on equipment from Lincoln Electric to restore vehicles and rebuild or customize classic cars.
“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 and consumables, at the premiere of the high-speed car chase thriller on Sept. 16.




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