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American Graffiti Coupe Pictures and Myths

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Graffiti32, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Graffiti32
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    I have some new posts on my blog. If you would like to read about Candy Clark having an old tire collection as a kid or want to read about Bob Smith and the names he used before he became the Wolfman check it out
    http://jeffsallgraffitiallthetime.blogspot.com
     
  2. primed55
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    As for buying/renting cars: I used to talk to this old sprint car guy (Riley Collins) who had built a copy of the California Kid car except it said Chevy Kid on the roof. He told me there was a call for cars for the cruising scenes and his car can be seen in the first one.
     
  3. SaltCoupe
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    I once watched a talk show where Suzanne Sommers was on the show and she talked about how picky the owner was about the car. Towards the end of the show they took her out to the parking lot and reunited her with the T-bird. Same person still owned the car. Owner told the story of coming out of a store after shopping and finding a note on the car saying if they would like to have the car used in a movie to call.
     
  4. Graffiti32
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  5. Graffiti32
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    Do you remember what show it was?
     
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  7. Dave50
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    So how come nobodyelse has seen or mentioned that when the Falfas 55 is upside down there appears to be wrench sitting on the frame driver side you have to look for it. Do you see it? Am i seeing it?
     
  8. i dont know about a wrench but i think the car was manually placed in its final resting place so its possible someone left something on it
     
  9. SaltCoupe
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    I'm thinking it was Oprah but I could'nt swear to it.
     
  10. mosconiac
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    Who is directly behind Candy Clark in this photo? What was her role? She looks familiar, but I can't place her. Maybe she was Laurie's friend?!?!

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  11. madmike8
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    Kathleen Quinlan, she played Peg...
     
  12. Ranunculous
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    What role did the Styrofoam cup play(there between Paul LeMat and Lucas)?
     
  13. TonyVan
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    I had one of those styrofoam cups, but mine turned out to be a replica.
     
  14. 6t5frlane
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    I'm pretty sure that's George Lucas
     
  15. Graffiti32
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    lmao!!!!!:d
     
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  17. Morrisman
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    I've loved this car for decades, and started to build my own 'copy' a few years ago, but we emigrated and it was sold before it hit the road. A very sad day indeed. There were tears in my eyes when it was trailered away.

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  21. Baron
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    Hey Rocky. Looks like you were holding out on us. Who's car are the tiny nurses standing next to in this picture ? :p


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  22. kyvetteman
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    Cool site and there is still definitely a cult following of the movie and the coupe even after all these years... I remember reading in Hot Rod or somewhere many, many years ago that the coupe had been "found" in a prop warehouse and sold for $1,500.00! Don't know if that's truth or myth but I've never forgotten it!
     
  23. seb fontana
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    Great idea, when you gonna start?
     
  24. Rocky Famoso
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    Damn, those girls get around!...;)
    I always wondered why my former wife (out of the blue one day) said
    "I want a divorce."
     
  25. Baron
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    I can understand why.;)


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  26. Lil32
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    enjoyed the movie, Paul Le Mat (aka John Milner) has just toured Downunder 15 July.met him at airport,nice guy,liked my coupe .Had him sign some hot rod stuff for me.Like Falfa, (who turned 70) Paul and I are getting on in years
     
  27. InkSlingnRatFink
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    That movie changed my life...as Im sure....everyone else on here too lol
     
  28. Speed Gems
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    The story about the car being sold to a guy in japan is false. That car was a clone and it had a 307 chevy in it. I think i recall reading about it in an old issue of American Rodder. :) I also met Paul Le Mat and Candy Clark a few years ago at Back To The 50's and have an 8x10 glossy autographed by Pat Le Mat himself.
     
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  29. Speed Gems
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    November 1990 #22 [​IMG]
     
  30. RC Kid
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    Time to watch American Graffiti again. This time on Blue Ray.
     

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