Through the mufflers and on street tires, the documented, original, and surviving Two-Lane Blacktop '55 Chevy makes an exhibition pass at Tulsa International Raceway in 2009. This is not a clone, but the actual car used by James Taylor and Dennis Wilson to film scenes inside the Chevy for Two-Lane Blacktop. Sold by the studio not long after the movie was completed, it disappeared into private hands and obscurity until found in Canada, purchased by Walt Bailey, and restored to its original movie appearance by Walt Bailey and Richard Ruth. Ruth issued a certificate of authenticity on this car. The movie's director Monte Hellman enlisted it for use in the Criterion DVD release of Two-Lane Blacktop. James Taylor was reunited with the Chevy in 2009 and after looking the car over top to bottom remarked that it looked just like it did when he last drove it in 1970.
1955 Chevrolet 2 door post gasser
Here's an outstanding 1955 2 door post gasser with big block power and a 5
speed! This beauty was a featured build in issue 77 of Gasser Wars
magazine! It's powered by a 1970 LS6 block 468ci V8 and a Tremec TKO 600 5
speed manual transmission! The engine was built proper with a steel crank,
CP pistons, Comp 595 lift solid lifter cam, Merlin iron heads, an Edelbrock
Air Gap intake manifold, a Holley 800cfm carburetor, Smith Bros 7/16 push
rods, Pete Jackson gear drive, Weiand aluminum water pump, Harland Sharpe
roller rockers, ARP head bolts, Melling AV oil pump, an 8 quart oil pan, a
Hays clutch, Taylor wires and Raja ends, and M/T valve covers! It also has
an additional electric pusher fan to keep this thing nice and cool! The
rear end is a 12 bolt with Richmond 3:73 gears, an Eaton posi unit, and
Dutchman axles. It has front and rear 11 inch disc brakes from Speedway,
and a Lakewood straight axle with 1949 Chevy spindles. The interior has
full diamond tuck upholstery, new carpet, 66 Chevelle bucket seats, Stewart
Warner gauges, and a Moon tachometer. There's also an aluminum fuel cell
and an Optima battery in the trunk. This is an incredible 60's style build
with a fiberglass tilt front end, cheater slicks, huge dual Exhaust, and extremely nice paint, glass and
chrome! This one is already done and ready to drive!
Two Lane Blacktop car being unloaded
This is a car that was used during the filming of the the movie "Two Lane
Blacktop" This was the #2 camera car used in the movie. This car is
currently owned by Walt Bailey restored and certified by Richard Ruth who
built the cars originally.It was being unload @ Tulsa Raceway Park for
display at the Second Annual "Duck Drags" June 28, 2009
1955 Chevy Gasser
A 1955 Chevrolet Gasser that a Friend of mine built....This car is all
about the history of the Gasser style car in Drag Racing....if you were
around back than..it will bring back memory's...if you weren't...see what
you were missing...very cool car...check it out!!
2012 Gasser Reunion Nostalgia Gas Rd 1 Beaver Springs Dragway Nostalgia Drag Racing
Buy Gasser Reunion DVD
June 8-10, 2012 -11th Annual Gasser Magazine Gasser Reunion tribute to
Byron Stack, founder of http://www.gassermadness.com and the Gas/FX group.
Many thanks to the racers who permitted use of onboard cameras on their
cars; Don Moyer, East Coast AA/GS Supercharged Racing Association.
Featuring; Ted Turley Jr. in the Altizer, Finders and Kibler Willys; Dave
Cobb in the Finders Keepers Willys; and Jeff Cryan in the Ron Bizio Willys
pickup truck. Rebel Reaper VS 55 ford gasser
Nostalgia Drag Racing and Nitromethane. Drift HD Action POV Camera
55 Chevy Crash part 1 of 2 ...
25 years ago , the 3rd sunday in nov. 1988 at Baylands Raceway , Fremont
Drag Strip comes the most complete story yet of arguably a bonafide
Miracle ( not a nightmare) as been called by many . Hey he had minor
injuries and a hurt ego is a lesson well learned .On Wed. the 20th you will
get to see Don and here his story for the first time as he came down from
the hills he lives in and granted an interview plus the sequence rarely (if
ever) seen . Included here is the first of 3 runs and crash ( that being
the 3rd) . I Shot and edited this video and own all copyrights .
The Best of George Ray's Wildcat Dragstrip
A little tribute vid for George Ray who passed away in Dec. of 2009, plus
some highlights from some of Urban Hillbilly Action Videos many trips to
George Rays Wildcat Dragstrip...... http://www.urbanhillbilly.us