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Two Lane Blacktop

Written by admin on August 5, 2009 – 3:10 pm -

There have been many movies over the years that have highlighted the ‘55 Chevy Bel Air, and you can view a list of them here, but there is one movie that deserves special attention. That movie is, Two Lane Blacktop.

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Two Lane Blacktop is a movie released in 1971 that follows the story of two drag racers that live both life both on the edge, and on the road in their 1955 Chevy Bel Air. The pair make their living by challenging the residents of the towns they come across to races. Their journey takes them East, starting from Needles, California on the historic Route 66.

The movie is widely appreciated for its stark footage and minimalistic dialogue that places it along side other films such as, Vanishing Point and Easy Rider. Even though the film was not an instant hit when first released, it has evolved into somewhat of a cult classic.

Interesting Fact: The movie starred singer-songwriter James Taylor.

View the original trailer below:

The movie is a definite must see for any ‘55 Chevy enthusiast. It embodies the spirit of the car, while also embracing the racing culture of the early 1970’s. Pick up your own copy of Two Lane Blacktop on EBay here:

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2 Responses to “Two Lane Blacktop”

  1. By Classic Chevy Truck Parts on Aug 28, 2009 | Reply

    Hmm.. I’ll definitely have to check out that film.. Is it similar to any other that I may have already seen?

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