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.
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!!
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.
Two-Lane Blacktop '55 Chevy
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
426 Hemi in a '55 Chevy! Roadkill Episode 8
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
hit the road on a quest to build a car they've both dreamed of for years: a
'55 Chevy Bel Air sedan set up like a '60s Gasser and powered by a Mopar
426 Hemi. The guys drag out a '73 GMC Suburban that they'd never driven
more than around the block (did you expect anything else?), then use it to
pick up a bare '55 Chevy body in California before heading north for the
1,000-mile trip to Lincoln City, Oregon. That's the home of Jim Meyer
Racing, the chassis builder that helps the guys turn the '55 into a wicked
looking hot rod in a single day. There's no fail in this episode of
Roadkill! Well, at least nothing terminal.
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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!
Al's '55 Chevy
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3005 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67216, Ethos Machine Works Inc, All Angles
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More to come...
55 Chevy Gasser Pass
My 55 Chevy (gasser style) shot inside on a 10 Second pass. 283 CID, 4
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.