Two Lane Blacktop Fans - Read !!

Two Lane Blacktop Fans - Read !!

Post by A63spri » Mon, 27 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Could have also been running a 348 tri power.  Knew two guys that were running
those in 34 Fords in late '58.  Most hot 283's at that time were really 301's.
Remember the 409 came out in '61 and could have been  in a car in '62.  The
coupe would never have gotten the traction that the 55 did so I think the 55
would have won depending on engine. But, is is just a movie.  I lived in the
town that the cruise scenes were filmed in.  Was a kick watching it being made.
 Where the drag race was shot is hundreds of homes now.
 
 
 

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Post by Caroline Warnoc » Mon, 27 Dec 1999 04:00:00

It's also on Speedvision in January

 
 
 

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Post by James Wentwor » Mon, 27 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Out on DVD.  With all the Extras.
Of course it is tn widescreen format.

 
 
 

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Post by Gary Coo » Mon, 27 Dec 1999 04:00:00

YO! Roger! Seasons Greetings from the Cook household!! Fancy meeting you
here!

Quote:

>  It's also on Speedvision in January

 
 
 

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Post by Giovanini Gregor » Tue, 28 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Yes it was the same car, but they did change the intake so that it would
look period if an open hood shot was used.  It was painted before 2lane as
well but then painted primer to look like a 'real hotrod' for the movie,
repainted for AG made from two cars.  G



Quote:
> Certainly a tunnel rammed big block in a '55 would have kicked ***on
the
> '32 but remember that it was supposed to be 1962 and so the most the '55
> would have had was a 409 ,maybe (big big maybe) a 327 but more likely a
283.
> The hood was never opened (good 'acting' on the part of the '55), a'32 is
> much lighter than a '55 and Milner did say "I was losin' Toad!".
> Art Rasmussen
> Art Rasmussen Design and Fabrication, Inc.



> > > Aloha, Henry

> > Story of a cross country run.. in a primer, flip front-end, tunnel-ram,
> rat
> > motor '55 Chevy. The car was built by Jerry Ruth (?) ..who was runnin
> Funny
> > cars back then.

> > Same car was used later in American Graffiti .. and it should have
blown
> > that lil yellow coupe into the weeds.
> > I'll have to watch it again.. it was one of Lucas' first films.

> > -Gray Eagle

 
 
 

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Post by A.B. Shuma » Tue, 28 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Cracker,

Saw your note re TLB. I've told this story a couple of times and maybe
you've seen it, but it might be interesting for a cultist:
I was working for Petersen Publishing at the time the film was being
made and a couple of us got invited to a kickoff party at Universal
Studios in L.A. (Universal City, actually). It was held on the "European
city" set of Mission Impossible. We got a vague rundown of the
story...apparently that's all they worked from, as it turned out. The
interesting thing for us was that the Wheatleys had built the '55 Chev.
They were just a couple of Jr. Stock racers, so we thought it was great
that they were being recognized in some way.
It was avery low key affair, with no apparent focus other than to get
some prepublicity for the flick. Warren Oates showed up, driving a
1.6-liter Mercury Capri of early '70s vintage. He was juiced and left
after some obligatory mingling, tossing an empty beer can from his car
as he motored away. He had never had lead, as far as I know, so why was
he so blase or out of it? Stage fright? In the script, incidentally, his
part was called "GTO."
This was the period of just let it happen and we'll see what turns out,
and I'm told many scenes were shot over with different varaiations, so
the thing could be ultimatedly edited into some kind of coherent
package, depending on how it turned out. Maybe this was the inspiration
for the Blair Witch Project?

A.B. Shuman

 
 
 

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Post by James Morga » Tue, 28 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Maybe this was the inspiration

for the Blair Witch Project?

A.B. Shuman<

        OK, now maybe the movie makes sense to me ..... NOT!  Cool cars though.
The Drag Strip scenes were the only part that floated my boat.

--
"Live Free Or Die"
        James

 
 
 

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Post by Wheele » Tue, 28 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> >Maybe this was the inspiration
> for the Blair Witch Project?

> A.B. Shuman<

>         OK, now maybe the movie makes sense to me ..... NOT!  Cool cars though.
> The Drag Strip scenes were the only part that floated my boat.

> --
> "Live Free Or Die"
>         James

O.K.  SO here is the dill........ Does anyone out there know where this movie was
filmed "shot" at? I take it that it was done at several places........ A couple of
the shots looks like some places that I know......... Feel free to answer but I
would really like to know from someone that knows 'for a fact'....
Wheeler

--
You're just JEALOUS because the voices only talk to me!
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Post by Mike Schwart » Thu, 30 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> O.K.  SO here is the dill........ Does anyone out there know where this movie was
> filmed "shot" at? I take it that it was done at several places........ A couple of
> the shots looks like some places that I know......... Feel free to answer but I
> would really like to know from someone that knows 'for a fact'....
> Wheeler

   According to the Internet Movie Database entry on Two Lane Blacktop
[filming locations section] it was filmed in Tucumcari NM and Santa Fe,
Santa Fe county NM.
   The full entry is at: http://us.imdb.com/Details?0067893

 - Mike