We’re big fans of winter tires here at BestRide, which should be obvious if you’ve been reading anything we wrote during this horrid winter. As it turns out, Quentin Tarantino is also a fan of decent rubber in the winter, as evidenced by his expenditure on winter tires during the filming of his next movie, The Hateful Eight.
The movie is filming in Telluride, Colorado, and the film’s plot centers around a blizzard. The surrounding area got two feet of snow over the weekend, and according to Colorado Public Radio, “the snow has also been good for the automotive shop Telluride Tire.”
Owner Stuart Armstrong says that since the first film crews arrived in November, they’ve spent more than $140,000 at his shop. He estimates his staff has put more than 200 studded and snow tires, in addition to other equipment, on vehicles ranging from rental cars to shuttle buses to dually trucks.
“Today we put on five sets of chains, one more set of tires, and a couple of tows,” Armstrong said Monday. “It’s been a very good increase in business for us, a bunch of business we normally don’t see.“
Armstrong told CPR that his shop’s business has increased 25 percent, and that it’s his best January and February since he opened in 1997.
The Hateful Eight is set in post-Civil War Wyoming, where a group of bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. The film is set to premiere in November of 2015, and stars Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern.
There isn’t an official trailer on YouTube yet, but a handful of pirated versions exist.
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