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Posted By: Rick Thompson
Posted On: Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 3:13 PM
 
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I checked my copy of "Car Life" from August, '69, which has a lengthy
article on the filming of the chase scene ("Filming the Frisco Flyers"). The Charger had whitewalls and full wheel covers, lots of those. I always wondered whose job it was to put new ones on the car after it tossed them off going around corners. I always look for the shot where the Charger takes out the camera in a blinding flash, which they left in the film.

Three different drivers piloted the Mustang, and stuntman Bud Ekins, pal of McQueen and long-time stunt driver, did most of the driving. He also did the famous motorcycle jump over barbed wire as McQueen in "The Great Escape."

The driver of the Charger was another long-time stunt driver named Bill Hickman, who really manhandled that beast. During one scene, the brake pedal went to the floor and Hickman threw the car into a broad slide, narrowly missing cameramen and SF policemen there for traffic control. None of the cameramen even moved. Real pros, all.

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1968 Bullitt Mustang - Brooklin Deutschland Club model by Al Stack #27128
I don’t think there will be much of a market for the Brooklin version. by Lou Petrucci #27128.1
Gotta remember it's a Ford........actually just a little model of a Ford. by Don Anderson #27128.1.1
The Charger lost those caps...not the stang... (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #27128.1.1.1
You might want to watch the movie again...just sayin.. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #27128.1.1.1.1
I'm back to apologize. To the Ford Mustang lovers because those by Don Anderson #27128.1.1.2
OK! We're getting there. The Charger in the movie was black. by John Kuvakas #27128.1.1.2.1
I checked my copy of "Car Life" from August, '69, which has a lengthy by Rick Thompson #27128.1.1.2.1.1
I give them credit, particularly on the Charger. That manhandled that car around those streets. by John Kuvakas #27128.1.1.2.1.1.1
I have always thought that the Charger clipped that parked 66 Chevy at the by Jack Dodds #27128.1.1.2.1.1.2
Bill Hickman also drove the big dark blue Pontiac in that awesome chase scene by Jack Dodds #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3
Here it is by John Kuvakas #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1
John that was AWESOME!!! It brought back many memories. I was about 7 in 1973 by Phil Realmuto #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.1
The 7-Ups by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.2
I'm going to watch it again. Thanks, Ray. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.1
Saw this movie at a drive-in (that's appropriate). Hickman's French Connection driving by Randall Olson #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.2
No Neo Pontiacs like these. Not even close. (EOM) by David Crowe #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.2.1
I guess if they had driven a station wagon. No Ventura or early 70s LeMans. Neo by Randall Olson #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.2.1.1
I see there's an Opel Kadett Caravan that gets hit twice by the dark blue Pontiac by Andrew Davies #27128.1.1.2.1.1.3.1.3
One sold on Ebay recently. I don't recall the amount but it did quite well. by Jack Dodds #27128.2
It's one of the holy grails for Brooklin collectors. The last one I saw went for over $700 (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27128.2.1
Every one is slightly different... by John Roberts #27128.2.2
How many did they make, John? (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27128.2.2.1
Not to pre-empt JR, but Roger Mateo's "Special Brooklins" book by Rick Thompson #27128.2.2.1.1
Pics: Gianluigi Cappi's Brooklin Collector's Guide says 250 and 10 with extra chrome by Jacques Roest #27128.2.2.1.1.1
That's right! 250. (EOM) by John Roberts #27128.2.2.1.1.2
That's a fairly large number. Yet, they very seldom show up for sale. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27128.2.2.1.1.2.1
Used to live in the town where the Charger/Mustang over the mountain by John Quilter #27128.3




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