Friday, August 26, 2011

For a fun 1980's street racing movie about a high schooler with a blown 350 Chevelle and a need to raise money betting on his wining the races, watch "Catch Me If You Can" on youtube, because it's no where else

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.

 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.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

More good stuff from Ze Last Chance Garage du 7/8 blogspot

 I bet this starts a movement in Tiki straight 6 valve covers... I think it's effing awesome. Any artist that becomes rich and famous deserves every bit of it. Every artist that doesn't is just one of the thousands that have to compete for our attention and money

If you wonder what to get a biker for xmas... maybe his garage needs one
Pit bike and a Ducati... I admire the effort someone went to to get the envy of the scooter pit bike riders

This fantastic airplane art is from but found in a small gallery post

All found on

Before atv's became commonplace in the 1990's, some people converted their snowmobiles

This last one was a factory conversion kit "Wunder Wheels"

Just one of dozens of unusual snowmobiles found on Sledder Al's Vintage Snowmobiles

A family photo on Vintage .... he'd like to know what bike it is his grandparents were riding in the 1920's London

Retro snomobile toy of the 70's... Polaris

Ghost Rider 2, Spirit of Vengeance. Finally looks like Nicolas Cage is getting to bring the comic book character to the movies without the asinine love story forced into the 1st movie

Great look inside the Harley Davidson museum with photos, captions and information at

 the oil was in glass bottles during the war due to metal shortages.
all these are just a brief glimpse of the gallery that is a through look at the museum, the full webpage is at