Tag Archives: movie

Eleanor Sells for Big Bucks

18 May


The famed Elanor ’67 Mustang GT Fastback, one of the 2 working, running cars used in the remake of “Gone in Sixty Seconds” (the Nicholas Cage version), just traded hands for a cool $1,000,000. Widely regarded as a car that really put Resto-Mods on the public map.

Rush: Official Movie Trailer

8 Apr

Rush is an upcoming American biographical action film directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The film is due to be released on September 20th, 2013.

With the people involved, the amount of time and money and effort Ron Howard spent researching it, immersing himself in the world of racing, there is no way this is going to be anything short of spectacular.

Can-Am: Road Racing Counter Culture

18 Mar

If you’re even remotely interested in the early days of “modern era” road racing, you owe it to yourself to check out the DVD called Can Am: A Speed Odyssey. I have owned this disk for years now, but recently reacquainted myself with it. Sam Posey, as always, is a terrific announcer. While it covers races from 40+ years ago, the sound is great, the footage is terrific. You can tell real Motorsport enthusiasts were responsible for shooting and editing. Just a fun look back at what I think was one of the most entertaining sports car series in history.

Dennis Hopper and a Movie about Street Racing

7 Feb

Dennis Hopper was an iconic American actor who starred in such classics such as Apocalypse Now, Easy Rider, True Romance and many others. He also did a little known movie about a very well known street racing road called Mulholland Drive. This winding road runs above Los Angeles and has some of the most challenging turns and breathtaking views you’ve ever seen.

From the 50’s on, this road became very well known among enthusiasts as a terrific proving ground for the latest go-fast mods. Kids and adults alike would wrench on their cars during the day as meet late at night when traffic died down to run one another. This movie, starring Hopper and Harry Hamlin, is a snapshot of the SoCal street racing scene in the late 70’s. It’s a pretty typically budget movie of the era, but there are some worthwhile chase scenes nevertheless. A “Fast and Furious” 20 years early if you will.

Wangan Midnight Live Action

30 Dec

No idea if this movie was decent or not, but for those interested, release date is set for January 2010 to Blueray and std. DVD. I’ve always been a follower of the cartoon (probably since I have my own version of the Devil Z…albeit an S130), so I’ll check this out.