Friday, December 14, 2012

Filmfax 2012 #129 - Candy Clark From American Graffiti To A Man Who Fell To Earth

I don't normally do requests but when Candy Clark says she has not seen this issue and that she would like to...well.....


Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Zealand Rodder #40 2006 - Milners Coupe Graffiti "Style"

While trying to to get stacks of magazines off of the floor and put into binders I have been scanning them in advance so I already had this magazine in the chamber when I received an Email letting me know that the Graffiti Coupe was in this issue.

The Email came from New Zealand, a fan of the site and a major Graffiti Nut! Like that wasn't enough turns out he worked for the magazine and had made the pilgrimage to Petaluma California's "Salute To American Graffiti Days" car show to gather info on Milners Deuce. This picture says it all as Craig "Style" Counsell is seen working hard or his research......... and taking a moment to do his best Milner imitation.
(talk about a guy who is loving his job)

I like this story. Talk about luck, these guys travel all the way from New Zealand and run across the coupe in a parking lot and land an exclusive photo shoot right then and there. Then they got to sit in the coupe and even go for a short ride around the lot. Style you should have bought some lottery tickets! 


Oh boy I feel a Mr Factoid moment coming on. Steve Fitch did acquire Milner's ride directly from Universal Pictures some time after he had purchased Falfas' wicked 55 from Sam Crawford who was the first owner after it's studio time was thru.

I love the story about the front fender falling off but I have always heard it was Henry's wife Jackie who had to retrace Henry's ride home in the coupe and find the fender and touch up paint?? Ya for those of you who don't know do to the lack of money in the budget and a shortage of car trailers Henry used to just drive the coupe home after filming.

The motor rebuild story I have heard for years but since Steve Fitch had just rebuilt the mill before Figari bought the coupe I think the facts are a bit mixed on that one and the T-10 trans is not the "Super" variety. (Now to put this one to rest) GM didn't release the Super T-10 until 1974-75 Graffiti filmed in 1972.... Your welcome :0 )

Die hard "Two Lane" fans will tell you that everybody misses the fact that they also changed the doors on the #1 1955 Chevy from fiberglass doors with slider plexi-glass windows back to steel doors with crank windows for American Graffiti.

I have not seen much on the #1 1955 from American Graffiti as far as it's condition right after filming but I bet Rick Figari's copy of the 55 pictured here is much nicer than the original car was back then.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

AARP magazine July-August 2011 - Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford AKA Bob Falfa on the cover of AARP Magazine. I still think it's funny that the guy know for the Bad A$$ Chevy is named Ford. I guess we are all gettin old...and were not as fast as we used to be.......


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Classic American 1994 - Wow Bitchin Tuck and Roll I just Love The Feel Of Tuck And Roll

Well October is winding down and that means it is almost time to stop playing dress up and get back to the real stars of American Graffiti. With the 40th anniversary looming this week is a fun look back at an interesting article covering the 21st anniversary of American Graffiti. Don't worry they tracked down a few cars doing their best imitation of out favorite stars.
 Happy Halloween Jeff
The Best Known Hot Rod In The World... "Ya I Know"
I have burned up the 1GB of space that blogger gives you to store you files. I already spend enough time and money on this blog as it is so I am trying a new free storage space. If you have any issues please let me know. Sorry The Larger format for the articles doesn't work. Blogger has a lot of issues.  Thanks Jeff

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tached - Out 2011 - Norco Graffiti

If you are a loyal reader you will remember that Jeff has also had a Merc and an Impala at one time. Thanks for shareing Jeff... Jeff


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ol' Skool Rodz 2006 - The Original Little Yellow Deuce Coupe John Milner Eat Your Heart Out

This Guy had a Milner Coupe before Milner had a Milner Coupe....Milner Coupe...
It's a good story. Enjoy Jeff