The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jalopy junkie, Dec 10, 2008.
started to list this under the "cool photos" ongoing thread but there were too many...
Better check the jets
kick azz pics..thanks
Monte inspects the restored movie car at his home in 2005,"they did a good job!"
Didn't Laurie Bird commit suicide?
yes they had the one of the cars rigged with a/c to keep them cool in the desert,heres a pic...
I didnt know James Taylor was a "super rock star"!
I found this:
Laurie Bird was a cute and charming actress who appeared in only three pictures during her regrettably short-lived career. Bird was born on September 26, 1953 in Long Island, New York. Laurie was working as a model when she was chosen by director Monte Hellman from nearly 500 women to portray the Girl in "Two-Lane Blacktop." Bird gave a fine and impressively natural performance in her film debut as the chatty and rootless hippie wanderer the Girl in Hellman's extraordinary road movie masterpiece. She was likewise excellent as Harry Dean Stanton's snippy young wife Dody Burke White in Hellman's bleakly fascinating character study "Cockfighter." Following her small role as Paul Simon's L.A. girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall," Laurie quit acting altogether and became a photographer. Bird committed suicide in boyfriend Art Garfunkel's Manhattan penthouse at the tragically young age of 25 on June 15, 1979. Garfunkel dedicated his album "Scissors Cut" to Laurie. The album features a partial photograph of Laurie Bird on its back cover
Bird committed suicide in boyfriend Art Garfunkel's Manhattan penthouse at the tragically young age of 25 on June 15, 1979. Garfunkel dedicated his album "Scissors Cut" to Laurie. The album features a partial photograph of Laurie Bird on its back cover.
man that sucks...
All the main cast are now gone except Sweet Baby James,,I love his music. HRP
Thats not a spare, the actual car ran a tunnel ram and you could see them through the windshield. So it was used as a prop so car nuts like us could pick at all the incorrect details.
Good question though!
Awesome post, thanks!
Wonder what became of the loadie's Diamond T ...
That carb is so you can see it in the hood scoop during filming from inside the car to appear to have a tunnel ram Damn Dannyuscg beat me to it!
hey does anyone have pic's of that green coupe with the 427 ?
The guy that wrote the story(Two lane blacktop) lived up the street from me when I was a kid. To see him you would never guess, he was kind of a wierd old hippie dude.
Really, how many times did he "change the jets" in that movie? Captain Qualude, head wrench! (rest his soul)....
Thanks for the post, Now I gota go watch it again.
The car was at the YORK REUNION this year
Wow, great trivia, Air and single 4 with a dummy carb. Who'da thunk?
I remember that '55 coming out to Van Nuys Blvd. Wish I had taken pics.
green 31 coupe with chevy grill then,
No more 427 although the owner still has it. He did however sell the fuel injection which he said was a edelbrock sysem. The car was raced through the 70's and ran solid mid 10's.
He also still has this chevy truck. It is in the exact condition that it was in back then
(In background of shot)
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