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.
American Graffiti 55 Chevrolet Falfa's 55 THE REAL DEAL!
This is how the car looks today. This is the 55 Chevy that was used in
both movies..... American Graffiti and Two Lane Blacktop.
It was torn apart in the eighties and had lots of changes done by order of
its new owner....... Was made to carry the whole family...... work done by
Gary Charnock of Elkridge. MD..... so we know the REAL DEAL from the day it
was bought to the way it looks today!!
Fortunately the car retains 90% of its original parts on the car or in
boxes etc...... Body, Frame, Front-End etc are original to the car as well.
Restoration Talks Are Back On Again, So I Thought I'd Put This Video
Back Up On Youtube for Graffiti Lovers to see.
Car is owned by Denny Moran and Wayne Newsome. The car is driven, shown
and raced mainly by The Wolfman Baldoni & the Astros Car Club in Baltimore.
This car will still pull down a quick quarter mile times and can
often be seen banging gears around town! The car Lurches Forward
Franticly At Each Shift, Its WIld Looking To See It Run and Skate all over
the street!!!! Hooks Up Very Well On The Track!
Restoration talks are back on and plans to return the car back to its
American Graffiti stature are back on the table again. KEWL!!!!
Ive turned the comments off on this video and are by approval only.
Opinions are like assholes.
See Walt Baileys TWO LANE BLACKTOP Web Site for more info on this car and
the other TWO LANE BLACKTOP 55 Chevy. Walt has a very impressive and
vast collection of photos and info there for you to enjoy. Walt owns the
55 Chevy Camera Car from the movie TLB..........
The car has now been SOLD (Jan 2012) and heading west....Now it should get
its restoration back to American Graffiti Movie appearance....... LONG LIVE
THE GRAFFITI CAR AND ALL THE RACING SHES SEEN HERE IN MARYLAND!
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!
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
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
4 speed 55 chevy
In car camera, Mooresville Dragway, 8-7-10, Classic gearjammers
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!!