2 Lane Blacktop car show

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  1. charger70

    charger70 Well-Known Member

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    I never would have expected this kind of foot traffic out in the middle of the Arizona desert.
    Attendance was good, but a little light on venders.

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  2. GTXperience

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    That looks a little insane. Please post more pics. I am trying to picture how the show was setup.
     
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    Yeah more pics please!
     
  4. 69 Runner

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    Geeeze...I thought you had a camera inside my place. Yesterday I was out killing time, and I found this

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    GTXperience Well-Known Member

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    Charger70 explained the photo on FABO:

    "Actually, I'm just havin a little fun with this one. It was taken between Wickenberg and Kingman on the Mopar Collectors Guide drive from Phoenix to Vegas in 2007. We were stopped for a while for road construction."
     
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    charger70 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry GTX,
    I was going to come back to this and fess up here too.
    Got busy and forgot.
    :sFun_doh2::brainfart:
    I'll try to do better:angel4:
     
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    No worries. I thought maybe you may not be frequenting FBBO all the time so I thought I would post your answer from FABO here. Anyway, it's a great image.
     
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    charger70 Well-Known Member

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    the Real "2 Lane Blacktop"

    I haven't seen that photo in many years. My very good friend Mike, I was best man at his wedding, is really into those and has a some real/original movie posters on his wall. and this is what is in his garage.

    dont have time now, someday I'll write up a little story about my 340 Duster and what Mike did that caused me to have to outrun a couple guys in an early Monte Carlo across an entire county.

    Don't shoot me for the pics. If Mike could afford one he would have also have a Max Wedge car too.

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  9. 69 Runner

    69 Runner ADMIN wif a corner office (Deceased - RIP)

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    That's the cover art from the DVD I just bought. I forget the guy's name, but I understand the 55 and Milner's coupe are both alive and well, and are living in Kansas.....or something weird like that
     
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    Thought that first shot was a return of the gas lines of the '70s :sFun_doh2:
     
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    I don't know about the '55 but the coupe has been living in San Francisco for quite some time.
     
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    charger70 Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! I remember that. All those big blocks came on the market right before I learned to drive.
    Of course thats how some of us got to enjoy cars that we otherwise couldn't afford to buy. Most of my friends couldn't afford the gas either but at least they got to own and drive their dream cars for awhile.
     
  13. 69 Runner

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    Ok. I did a quick search and found this http://kathyschrock.net/graffiti/coupe.htm
    It says the guy in Frisco bought it from someone in Wichita. But a couple of things don't jive. It says the plates were missing. When the car was originally purchased from the film company the plates were still with it. The air cleaners were missing as this article says, but the rest of the car was there.

    Something else that doesn't jive is what I first read about the car after it's sale from the movie company was it was owned by the same guy that has the 55, and both cars were running, driving cars that he, the owner, would take out on occasion.

    OK...I've typed all that...then found this:

    As sequels usually go, More American Graffiti was a flop (once again the marketing gurus got it wrong!), so Universal felt it was time to retire the old warhorse once and for all. The occasion was highlighted by a sealed-bid auction, won by Steve Fitch who had previously acquired rights to the movie's black '55 Chevy. A couple years later, after persistent offers by a young die-hard American Graffiti fan named Rick Figari, the car changed owners again. It turns out that ever since Figari as a boy of eight-years-old saw the movie, he had been infatuated with the coupe. When Fitch made it available for sale in 1985, the young man from San Francisco, California, had the dough. Figari was only 20 years old at the time, and his acquisition probably assured that the coupe would be preserved as the American Graffiti coupe for years to come. Among the first orders of business was to contract Roy Brizio's shop in South San Francisco to make the car roadworthy again.

    Indeed, Figari spent the next few years actually driving the car, and it became a fixture in the Bay Area street rod scene. That is, until Figari, who owns and operates his own saloon in the city, concluded that the car's special historical and financial significance justified it as more than just a daily driver. And so, once again, the American Graffiti coupe was parked, this time in honor of its heritage.

    The car currently is available for display at car shows and events across the nation. Figari maintains a website in its honor--www.milnerscoupe.com--and the car now is officially known as the Milner coupe. But everybody who is familiar with this bright yellow five-window highboy knows it as the American Graffiti coupe. After all, this is the hot rod that many of today's street rod enthusiasts cut their teeth on. Just ask Rick Figari, the owner of the most recognizable hot rod on the planet.
     
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    I think that for a short time after the movies came out some guy owned them both, they got seperated sometime later.
     
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    Well, there you go.
    Now we know.
     
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    Guess I was takin a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong nap. Cause I didn't know the cars had been split up till now
     
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    A mutual friend tried to get Rick to bring the coupe out to my shop when we had our annual show and open house. Needlesstosay, it didn't happen. Friendship is one thing but money is a whole other thing (and I couldn't afford to have him bring it out).
     
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    Things that contribute to the delinquancy of minors;
    Two Lane Blacktop
    Vanishing Point
    That wild ass ride in a cousins '70 442 W30

    Hooked for life and not looking back

    Rev.
     
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    I also bought the two lane black top dvd set. The second dvd has a part about the 3 - 55 chevys used in the film. It also talks about the restoration of the inside scene camera car number 2 . They even found the original doors in canada with the sliding door glass on an old race car! Definatly worth watching.I am pretty sure that the car number 3 was the car that was flipped in american graffiti. The number 1 car is painted black as for the american graffiti movie. The number 2 car is the only car that is restored to the two lane black top car.Or so the dvd says.
     
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    I've been going through the extra disc, but haven't gotten to that stuff yet. The 55 that was rolled in A.G. had single exhaust. So I question if it was one of the cars from Two Lane
     
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