The movie starts with the guy racing a 73 Duster,
Then having to try his Chevelle against local senior talent, the Sandman. The Sandman was played by an incredibly long working guy, Bob Minor, who has been doing movie and tv stunts and stunt coordinator work since 1970. He's worked in lots of the blaxploitation movies, and Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Magnum PI, Boyz in the Hood, Die Hard 4, Conspiracy Theory, Oceans 11, The Italian Job and many more. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0591567/
The Sandman couldn't make the curve when the cops started chasing the streetracers, and wiped out
then the guy has several races against some cool cars, and keeps winning.
And with his confidence at an all time high, he then takes a high stakes bet with the local gangster loan shark, the Fatman, (H Emmet Walsh) that he can beat the gangters driver, the rotton crook gangster fixes the race with a ringer who destroys the Chevelle, and the high schooler loses his money.
in a desperate attempt to win double or nothing, the kid bets he can beat the local street racing legend "Fast Freddy" 's historically famous high speed run from Minneapolis to St Paul. Surpise polt twist, the kids High School Principle (Geoffrey Lewis) was Fast Freddy, and the 57 Chev that made that race is buried under the football field, ready to get vengeance against the gangster
The high school auto shop class gets the 57 Chev race ready, and pulls off the first water soluble paint job in a movie I ever saw. Also the first example of the one car gets chased into a building by cops, but lots of identical cars leave, and the cops can't track the right car... trick. Mix them together and a red car goes in but leaves a car wash blue with a flamejob, among a dozen other cars or various colors
This movie is fun, but never going to get put on DVD, there just isn't a demand for 1980's high school action street racing movies. The VHS is so rare, the one guy who has them on Amazon, wants $170 dollars.
I hate price gougers, so I'm telling all of you you can watch it free on You Tube. The quality isn't sharp, but neither was 1980's tv and movie resolution.
For part one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErFQLo8XV-I then just look on the righ hand sidebar for hte related videos, parts 2 and 4... 3 has been deleted