What is really cool about this movie is that it was filmed in Modesto, Cal and the race scene was filmed in Petaluma, and they have
an "American Graffiti Drive In" every year in Modesto. If you live anywhere around there, you should go. The year I went (1999) they
had the original two cars from the movie there. I got to meet the two guys who built them. I know one thing, that '55 would have won
hands down. That car has a built 425 in it with about 500 hp. The coupe was a 327 with about 375 hp.
There are some real screw ups in the movie with the cars they had in it and the race scene was so badly filmed and edited that you lost
perspective. But I still watch it at least once every year.
There is also a car show and stuff in Petaluma in May. Both are worth seeing. They usually have someone from the film there, but since
they are getting into their late 60's and early '70's it gets harder every year.
Edited by Ol' Smoke, 07 January 2015 - 11:07 AM.