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Hot Rod Movie Suggestions?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Murph5, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. how about a new movie. Starring James Taylor. two lane blacktop. a much older driver james taylor finds the old 55 long and forgotten by some, brings it back and tries to track down his tuner, as well as the great warren oates. we all know they are gone, but who knows what else he may find.
  2. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,358


    hot rods to is the shirts!.......ok ,a little cheesy.
  3. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Death Race 2000! It's funny as shit to watch it these days.
  4. crazybob
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 32


    Hot Rods To Hell. I ran it at Lead East, back in '84.
  5. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,686

    from Bettendorf

    This is where I was gonna go with my comments as well - usually you are limited to what the studios have in 35mm format - you cant just show any movie you want.......
    example - there are no 35 mm prints of CA Kid or Hot ROd Rebel on the Road - so you will never see these in a theater that is using a real projector
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,622


    I second this.
  7. crazybob
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 32


    American Graffiti & Two Lane Blacktop are being shown in 35mm film at the Moon Drive-in on US RT. 220 between Williamsport & Jersey Shore, PA. on 9/4/11
  8. Tripple G
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 367

    Tripple G

    American Graffiti & Two Lane Blacktop, two of my all-time favorites! Duece of Spades and many of the others listed would be great too.
  9. vividlyvintage
    Joined: Aug 17, 2010
    Posts: 671


    you have one of my dream jobs. I have a few lol.

    Own/run a:

    50's Diner
    Drive in Movie theater
    An old sit in theater
    a retro store
    a restoration business

    is it tough to run a Drive In? Is it still popular by the kids of today? There is only one near me here in Northern California that I know of and it is about 40 miles away. I remember going to them as a child (I am 26 now) and I miss them dearly. I really hope to own one of the business's above someday. Thank you for keeping the drive in tradition alive.
  10. Jantrix
    Joined: Oct 28, 2010
    Posts: 85


    Frank Gorshin played the Riddler. Cesar Romero played the Joker. Not that it matters to the original question.

    I think an old/new double bill would be cool. Hot Rod and Deuce of Spades.
  11. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,686

    from Bettendorf

    Not sure if HAMB members understand - there are NO 35MM prints of California Kid or Hot Rod (Rebel on the Road)

    I can tell you that I tried to get these movies and there are no prints in existence

    If you are just projecting DVDs onto a wall - that is a different story.........
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  12. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    American Graffiti is my personal favorite.
  13. Pacsh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
    Posts: 113

    from Venice, FL

    2 Lane Blacktop....My personal favorite!

  14. Murph5
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 5

    from Indiana

    I should have spoke more carefully before... I am hosting a drive in movie for an open house. I was just looking for an idea for a cool movie... thanks for the suggestions... I've got some movies to watch.
  15. chitty chitty bang bang
  16. the_mick
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 41

    from piqua ohio

    what he said giant gila monster, hot rods to hell, and yeah I.ll say it... corvette summer! Beat that!
  17. modrod
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
    Posts: 46


    A great candidate for a drive-in hot rod movie is "Pit Stop".

    It stars Sid Haig and has George Barris in it as well. Has some Barris kustoms in it, and they even film at Barris Kustom city. Cool musical score too.


  18. Oh, Oh, Oh... I know, wait for it:

    Workin workin at the

    Car Wash


    ...and work, and work
  19. Groovybaby6
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 763

    from Denver

    Dragstrip Girl from 1957. It had a lot of footage of Tommy Ivo's T bucket and some great race scenes with real 50's hot rods.
  20. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    Contrary to what a previous poster said, "The California Kid" is apparently available as a 35-mm print. By following up with the people who posted the site below, I imagine you could make arrangements, IF you're serious about that movie.

    The California Kid - Movie Plot Outline, Posters, Trailer, ...

    The California Kid,Plot Outline, Posters etc. ... Film negative format (mm/video inches)35 mm / Cinematographic processSpherical / Printed film format35 mm ... -
  21. "Heart Like a Wheel" will do it for most.....The story of Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney , Connie Kalitta and all the good stuff that Drag racing brought with it. I'm pretty sure there are 35MM prints available......Truly one of the best car movies that almost always gets overlooked. From 1983 so many of you have never heard of it....Centurion9
  22. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    Also, the site below indicates that "Rebel of the Road" (aka "Hotrod") starring Greg Henry and Pernell Roberts was shot on 35-mm format. So I would check with these people before giving up on a drive-in quality 35-mm print of this one, either.

    Hot Rod (TV 1979) - IMDb
    With Gregg Henry, Pernell Roberts, Robin Mattson, Grant Goodeve. A drag-racer enters a local championship ... Also Known As: Rebel of the Road See more » ...
  23. waenglish
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 1

    from Tucson, AZ

    Can't believe you youngsters didn't mention "Dragstrip Girl" with
    Fay Spain. More hot rods and pointy bras than you can shake
    a stick at. Maybe the best of the double feature hot rod movies
    of the 50's.
  24. George G
    Joined: Jun 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,274

    George G

    Vanishing point
  25. John B
    Joined: Mar 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,374

    John B

    Thing is, even if a film was once on 35mm, that doesn't mean that it's still available on 35mm. Many prints have been discarded or destroyed.
  26. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    John, correct. But these films were both shot in 35-mm, so availability is unknown, unless and until the original poster follows up. I think he/she was not out to make a big profit for charity or anything, just put on a show, local, low-key. So it may remain a moot point for purposes of THIS thread. But, given the cult status of the two films, I'm willing to bet that the question will surface again on the HAMB in the future.
  27. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    For me it will always be "Hollywood Knights".....
  28. sygreaser
    Joined: May 5, 2010
    Posts: 132

    from SO-CAL

  29. 52Poncho
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 256


    My votes would be:
    Thunder Road
    Hot Rod Girl
    Macon County Line
    Return to Macon County
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011

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