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  • 2 weeks later...

I recorded it on my Dish DVR and watched it yesterday.

 

They must have had their transporter to move the cars around San Francisco. Many of the streets aren't even connected.

 

Read the "trivia" link on the Bullitt at www.imdb.com. Some interesting tidbits:

 

There were two Mustangs and two Chargers used in the movie. Both Chargers and one of the Mustangs were casualties and destroyed. The remaining Mustang was sold to a crew member and is stored in a barn in New Jersey. He wouldn't sell it to Steve McQueen.

 

Many of the chase scenes were driven by McQueen himself. If the car doesn't have a mirror in the front window it was driven by stunt driver Bud Ekins. Ekins also did the motorcycle stunts for McQueen in The Great Escape.

 

Robert Vaughn said he liked this role best of all he did.

 

Good action flick - still holds up.

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I recorded it on my Dish DVR and watched it yesterday.

 

They must have had their transporter to move the cars around San Francisco. Many of the streets aren't even connected.

 

Read the "trivia" link on the Bullitt at www.imdb.com. Some interesting tidbits:

 

There were two Mustangs and two Chargers used in the movie. Both Chargers and one of the Mustangs were casualties and destroyed. The remaining Mustang was sold to a crew member and is stored in a barn in New Jersey. He wouldn't sell it to Steve McQueen.

 

Many of the chase scenes were driven by McQueen himself. If the car doesn't have a mirror in the front window it was driven by stunt driver Bud Ekins. Ekins also did the motorcycle stunts for McQueen in The Great Escape.

 

Robert Vaughn said he liked this role best of all he did.

 

Good action flick - still holds up.

 

 

My kids got me the DVD awhile back. Can jump right to the chase scene when i need a quick fix. Great movie.............

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As a youngin' the sound of that mustang always stuck with me. And every now and then I get a simular sound from my Corsa's with my top down...and just love it.

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One of the best movies of all time for gear heads! :superhero:

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Us LIMER's like the film so much, we had it at our 1st Legend Lime Meet in Vegas in September of '05. I brought my projector and FM transmitter for audio from my stang and watched the movie at the Ramport Casino that year and the next two years.

 

Tom

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I picked up the chase route from imdb and some others and drove it a couple of years ago. Lots of disconnected shots strung together with movie magic. Some of the landmarks are still there, though. I videoed some of it through the sunroof of my son's Sportrac.....it's green, of course! Don't have the technology or time to stitch them together, but turning in a couple of those streets......you could almost hear that Mustang rumble!

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If the car doesn't have a mirror in the front window it was driven by stunt driver Bud Ekins.

Ekins also did the motorcycle stunts for McQueen in The Great Escape.

 

 

 

No kidding? I never knew that. I know Bud Ekins, or should say I knew Bud Ekins. I used to go to the Clubman's (British) Motorcycle Meet in San Jose CA every year and Bud was always there collecting parts for Triumphs and BSA's. The man would get spectacular deals and not just because he was Bud Ekins...because he was a HARD bargainer!

 

Shoot, last time I saw Bud (probably 10 years ago, he was OLLLLLLLLD. I never knew him when he was young and never knew he could drive a CAR fast. I know about his Motorcycle racing career but had no idea about his car driving skills.

 

Is Bud still alive? NICE guy, by the way.

 

EDIT: Just read that Bud died in 2007. I think I saw him in 2005, maybe 2004. I KNOW it was prior to Dec. 2005 because that's when I moved to CO. Probably closer to 2003 when I last saw him and like I said, he was OLLLLLD back *then*!

 

 

Phill (google, here I come)

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The fastest car? The camera truuck that goes all around! The cars parked and driven around the hill chase are those of the crew members, to save insurance. That green beetle seems to beat them all over as it keeps popping up in front of the chase ans does the white Pontiac! Steve some great driving. Sound track was added in the studio. There are loads of magazine articles on the movie and the cars. Great stuff.

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I love the movie it inspired me to purchase my 2001, I use to enjoy cranking up the volume with Sheryl when cruisng in my '01 Bullitt

 

One of my favorite video's of all time, great cars and music- it could only have been better without little E.

 

 

Voted Best Black Bullitt 2002 & 2006

Photo's from the 2006 San Fransico Bullitt Nationals and retracing the movie route

 

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Then there was Track Days!!!

I think Steve would have approved

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I love the movie it inspired me to purchase my 2001, I use to enjoy cranking up the volume with Sheryl when cruisng in my '01 Bullitt

 

One of my favorite video's of all time, great cars and music- it could only have been better without little E.

 

 

 

 

 

I don't remember the Sheryl Crow song. Footage at the end with GT40s on the track. She's cute too but her politics got in the way.

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