This is the actual 55 Chevy from the movie "Two Lane Blacktop" running through the gears down the track @ Tulsa Raceway Park at the Second Annual "Duck Drags" June 28, 2009. Current owner Walt Bailey. Yes, this is the #2 car used for inside shots and filming. The camera mounts are still on the car.
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!
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971 film)- G.T.O explains the 455 V8
G.T.O. (Warren Oates) speaks of the engine and it's mods (Ram Air IV, etc) to a hitchiker he picks up (where a sign sez not to 'cause prison nearby, you see a lot of those in Texas), and Oats utters some classic lines:
G.T.O.: "Performance and image, that's what it's all about."
G.T.O.: "Just color me gone, baby!." VRrrrooooom!!
Warren Oates ... G.T.O
Bill Keller ... Texas hitchhiker
James Taylor ... The Driver
Laurie Bird ... The Girl
Dennis Wilson ... The Mechanic
Directed by Monte Hellman
Genes 55 chevy from a empty shell to a gasser
I made this for my partner Gene. This shows a little of what he has done to get this car back on the road again. He bought it as a shell. It now has a nice built 327 with a 4 speed in it.
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
Art Morrison 1955 Chevy Bel Air - Faster Than a Ferrari?
The Smoking Tire hits Supercar Sunday and the canyons with the Art Morrison 1955 Bel Air, one of the best handling hot rods around. We toss this 55 year-old car through some of the tightest curves in California to find out if there really is such a thing as a Hot Rod for drivers.
Al's '55 Chevy
JohnyMustang's Project "Sweet N Low" brought to you by: Cameron Construction (316-524-3030) at 3005 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67216, Ethos Machine Works Inc, All Angles Collision Repair (316 267-7491) at 546 S West St., Wichita, KS 67202
More to come...
CJ's 55 Chevy 210
55 Chevy Pro Street, SBC Shafiroff 406, TKO600, Dana 60 w/4.10's, 295 ETC and mini tubs.
1955 CHEVY - NICK's BLACKTOP BANDIT
Nick enjoyed watching the movie American Graffiti when he was quite young. He just loved the black Chevy that Harrison Ford drives in the movie and drag races near the end .. where it crashes and burns. Nick would always say, What a terrible waste of a good car! So he set off on a journey to find a 1955 Chevy. At the age of 11-½ he found it in southern PA. Now he had to sit back and wait until he turned 14 to begin restoration. On the DAY of his 14th birthday, he started! We are proud of the work you did Nick, and glad that, yes, 16 years later you still have Blacktop Bandit.