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September 25th, 2014
Mark Johnson from Queensland/ Australia
finished his project just now after a period of roughly 19 month. He approaced us first in February 2013.
Mark is our 5th registered Bullitt replica from down under. Not too bad, but still not enough down there. 


See his RHD Bullitt replica now here
   
September 19th, 2014
Ever heard about the BULLITT DOLLY?
Without one guy the movie Bullitt would not have been a big success, frankly spoken. That is camera operator Gaylin Schultz. In his own circles of camera operators he got an award for the best camera operator of mobile equipment in the year 2000. In 2008 year he passed away in his age of 82.

But it took a few more years to e-print some of his pictures in a new book on the most famous camera operators. James C. Udel compiled details and pictures on several pages in his new book. Availabable as an e-book for 15.95 you can  download it at their website.

Our recommendation:
Worth to read the details about the rock-solid Bullitt Dolly invented by Gaylin, that only made the film sequences possible inside the car without any wobbling.
See also a bigger part of the Gaylin Schultz interview on
James video hotspot.

   
August 8th, 2014
What's the next best thing to riding the original Bullitt Mustang?
We think driving with Dave Kunz in his 390 GT Bullitt replica is one of those options.

Although he did not caught the idea of  Fireball Tims challenge for doing a jump, the dialogue along the route reveals some particulars.
Watch this 11 minutes video and get close up to an absolute car nut, who was a regular shop window "sticker" at the Barris Kustom garage, has probably one of the biggest 70ies car chase movie collections and learn some more, how it is to get paid for a reporter job and not being paid for regular car show moderations, both offering the biggest fun in his life.


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August 7th, 2014
We finally received via Allan Spencer the original digitized material of the sequence of the Dodge Dart May 2013 commercial, where Frank Panaccis Charger played a major role. Anthony Bologna and Frank helped the filmmakers from thirtymovie.com back then to create an exciting movie sequence that captured the spirit of 1968.

Watch it here on our youtube channel.

See also our old Behind the scenes report from May 2013 on the next page of our news further down, if you are not a longtime Bullittnews-Reader.
   
August 1st, 2014
Silverstone Classics was a blast says Geoffrey from the Flanders based Mustangdrivers.be website.
He visited Silverstone and reports of the exciting 50th Mustang anniversary there.

We would like to pick his Selfie with the Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang Bullitt replicas from David Redhead and his mate.
A cool event in the hot summer.
Thank you all for keeping your eyes open for us, dear reporters. Geoffreys report is linked on our main News page www.ponysite.de/news.htm 
   
July 14th, 2014
Chad McQueen
visited Le Mans Classic in July 2014 in France to celebrate with Ford France the movie Le Mans. He prepared a documentary on his fathers famous Le Mans filming already since January with a UK based company. In February they visited already Siegfried Rauch in Germany for one of the interviews that will appear in the documentary movie. Other genuine guys will be David Piper and Derek Bell amongst others.

Chad was filmed in Le Mans "walking the  track". Aside from a visit to the Mustang open air cinema during LMC and driving in one of the Mustang parade cars the famous circuit itself and night action was for sure a big highlight. Stay tuned for the interesting movie project early 2015. The right have been already sold to a number of known outlets.
   
July 7th, 2014
Steve McQueens 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/4 gets under the hammer at the R/M auction mid August.


It is worth to mention here, since it seems to have made its first more important"movie site" appearance during the filming of BULLITT.

We don't know wether Steve took it for a jump in SFO,but at least he may have tried to do so.
If anybody has another shot of it being on the scene, just send us a note and of course the picture. It is a dark red one (not the typical Ferrari red).

R/M expects 9 to 12 million Dollar for it. My personal guess is about 7, but don't ask me why.



   







A big thank you to Director of the Boys Republic Chris Burns, Car show committees Ron Harris, Chad McQueen ,Peter Dunkel and the many many volunteers in front and behind the scenes.




The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show took place on June 6-7, 2014 at the Boys Republic of Chino Hills, California. The event celebrate “The Thomas Crown Affair"
Report by Anthony Bologna

Frank with his wife Jan, Don  and myself left San Francisco early Friday morning towing the 68 Charger to help celebrate the the big event with Southern California Bullitt Mustang's Chapter which was coordinated and arranged by Michael O'donnell.

Over 400 beautifully displayed cars and motorcycles covered the football and baseball field  The original 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow two-door sedan and 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider used in “The Thomas Crown Affair” made their presence felt throughout on Friday's event. Friday night’s celebration feature no host cocktails with sampling the many delights.
Followed by a Lobster dinner on the football field. Dinner was prepared and served in style  by students of the Boys Republic. Over 500 dinners were served by the in house catering department class that the students were so involved. 

The emceed for the evening was Matt Stone automotive author and expert which  include a silent auction, and a high-energy live auction. 

Saturday's Awards MC was David Kunz from KABC Channel 7  Bruce Meyers, creator of the legendary Meyers Manx, the dune buggy that became an icon of pop culture,” was on display.

The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show has experienced steady growth and increasing popularity  by the array of more than 300 classic cars and nearly 100 motorcycles at the 2013 show. Waves of attendees perused the grounds, enjoying up close and personal views of collectible cars and motorcycles. Last year’s event donated over $210,000 to the Boys Republic, established in 1907 as a private, non-profit community for at-risk teens.We hope this year was a bigger success. 

Alumnus Steve McQueen attended from 1947-49 and credited the school with pointing him on the path to success. McQueen never forgot and was a frequent visitor, even after he became a Hollywood star and legend. The McQueen family continues that involvement.



   
June 6th, 2014
Time for a review of Art Hydes speech at the Charlotte event from April 19th.

He dropped silently a bomb talking about the Bullitt there in his session. To make it widely known to the broader audience, see my video report of a sequence of his speech.
Watch here
   
May 25th, 2014
Looks like a very well done Bullitt replica?

Well, yes it is somehow derive since being a 67 and just has right color and licence plate duplicate, but with the extra fun factor to have a FASTback for the FAST rides and a CONVertible for the CONVenient rides. .
John built this BULLITT Special with 43.000 Dollar invested as he states.
The ebay auction is just now at 25.000, reserve of course not met.



Have a look at the extraordinary work.
   
May 16th, 2014
THE MAKING OF the Silverstone Bullitt Commercial  
from one of the drivers himself here exclusively on ponysite.de
David Redhead explains the story and why a sequel should be done by the GOOSECommunications Ltd. production company.


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Thanks to Silverstone Classic.
   
May 8th 2014
This is the best Bullitt remake movie
after the original scene done in 1968 I have ever seen. Thanks to David Redhead and his mate Chris this outstanding 50th Mustang  Silverstone/UK celebration movie was done. Check it out and be prepared for hairrising scenes.

There will be over a 1000 classic cars racing and lots of entertainment at Silverstone July 25-27th 2014.

Follow this link:

The film is only about 3 minutes although it took all day to shoot and then the production company under Luke Wigley must have worked all night to produce the superb finished article ready for the media event the following day.

Right: David and Chris did some good clothing shots a few weeks back already. See a teaser here.

Silverstone 50th Bullitt movie

Chris (Steve McQueen) who owns the Charger and I  had a very enjoyable three day stay at Silverstone, day 1 - preparing the cars and fitting cameras. Day 2-  the shoot and day 3 - the Media Day.
David Redhead

 

I’m sure you will enjoy the film

David Redhead Bullitt Clothing shooting
   

April 17th
American Idol features Mustangs
This past weekend
before Easter, my car was part of a television commercial for American Idol and the 2015 Mustang. It was filmed in Griffith Park, site of many movies, including the famous scene at the observatory in “Rebel Without a Cause” starring James Dean. The seven finalists are up on a hill talking about Mustangs and what they like about them.

Not sure if it will air during the actual broadcast, or during a commercial break. Ford has been a big sponsor of American Idol since it began. I have to imagine that there will be clips of the spot posted online.

 

American Idol Mustang group

The producers and Ford had on hand:
A 1965 convertible; 1966 Shelby GT350; 1968 GT fastback in Bullitt trim (mine); 1970 Boss 302; and 1971 Mach 1. Oddly, someone at Ford insisted I put the grill trim back on the car, much as I was asked to do during the filming of the Ford Puma commercial years ago. I guess Ford wants their branding on the car, even if it means deviating from the true look of the Bullitt Mustang. They had one of the singers posing outside and in the driver’s seat of each Mustang, and a young guy named Sam Woolf from Florida was with mine. Appropriately, he was wearing some very McQueen-esque sunglasses. Naturally I told him that I hope he becomes the eventual winner!

   
April 2nd,2014
Bullitt replica on sale

From time to time we get inquiries for Bullitt replicas on sale.
This is one for 69500 Euro which was on display a te recent Techno Classica in Essen/Germany. Onlookers told us, it was in a very good shape and most probably worth the money. Well done.
Tel.no. on request. Not sure if it is already sold.
   
March 28th, 2014
David Trap did this nice piece of artwork.

And it is not a trap, in fact Cars by Trap is the place to look for, if you like it.
   
Saratoga Mustang Show BULLITT REPLICA in New York for a special 50th. Anniversary Mustang Car show at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

Will last a period from June 15th into November 2014.
Picture needed. Where are you guys?

   
March 1st, 2014
Andrew Abbey presents his new Bullitt replica
....soon..

They are still doing final work on the car, but here you see a teaser.
The car was red originally, so it went through quite some transformation.
Well done and we'll wait for it.

We know of 2 other Bullitt replicas, which will be finished soon. Stay tuned.
   
February 2014
The McQueen Bullitt Feinstein picture show
A decade ago or more, I searched for Mel Traxel, who was on site during the Making of our favourite movie. Not knowing that he died around 2000, these days he gets his fame again.
How could we have missed this one? Pointed to it through our friend Guillaume Vesnat from Heritage Mustangs, we found out about a recent photographic show of the outstanding pictures of Mel Traxel/Barry Feinstein, who were friends of McQueen and took pictures of him during the late 60ies.

More important for us, they preserved unsee pictures of the Making of the Bullitt chase scenes in April 1968. Contact sheets of Mel Traxels pictures are available at RAP for quite some amount.  The more interesting ones are gone by now, but the pics itself will certainly pop up more often now.

On right we see Steve McQueen and most probably Bill Hickman behind him with the final stunt scene Mustang at the Guadeloupe Canyon Way.
More pictures that have never been published in the new book available on amazon or from www.reelartpress.com.

Video of the London Soho show in January 2014



Robert Ellis displayed his both cars at the Custom Factory display on the upper level of a parking house in Soho/London. The best shots of Barry Feinsteins new McQueen Unseen book were on display there.
   
February 20th, 2014
When filming a car in action in a movie, brake lights or continously flashing turn indicators can be a pain to the production team. Especially in a stunt drive like in BULLITT, these things would kill an otherwise good looking  sequence. Typically they remove simply the bulbs. When a car is driven on public roads however, the bulbs may have to be activated. Such a device was obviously used in the BULLITT Mustang(s).
The Blueray version revealed this set-up at the left side of the steering column.
Glen Kalmack came to the conclusion that he had to reproduce this device for his replica. See the resemblance of both devices back in 1968 and now in Glens car.
   
January 18th, 2014
Movie Screen Heroe BULLITT leads the 50th Anniversary Parade

The Pacecar of the first european 50th Anniversary Car Show - what better Mustang could it be than a 1968 original S-Code from Belgium.
This one was the center piece of a Mustang Big Screen Heroes Special Display arranged by the Belgium Mustang and Cougar Club and Adelbert from THE MUSTANG GARAGE. Almost every bypassing visitor at the Interclassics in Maastricht knew this Mustang was once driven by Steve McQueen. The recognition of this icon is very high amongst classic car enthusiasts.
The Interclassics drew last year 22.000 visitors and is expecting to grow  even more.

See more pics in our Bullitt replica collection.

See a short video I took while a local WDR TV team was there to report about the 5 Movie Screen Heroes from BULLITT, THUNDERBALL, GISS 1972 and 2000 plus DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and not to forget the white convertible from GOLDFINGER. This was a great starter for the many 50th Anniversaries to come. Thanks to Adelbert and the BMCC team members. (Sorry for the missing tone.)
   
Jan 17th, 2014
Our enthusiasts club member Scott Allnut notified us that at yesterdays Bonhams auction in Scottsdale the Gateway Classic Mustang built Bullitt replica of Chad McQueen fetched 88.000 Dollar plus buyers fees. There are interesting pics of the 1968 reproduction Manufacturer tags on the Bonhams site.
His 2008 Bullit #0001 fetched 49.500 plus fees.  Seems the other 2 lots (jacket and screenplay) were not sold.
   
Jan 14th, 2014
The Grandfather/Grandson thing

Robert bought this very nice 1968 in 2009 and restored it with his grandson until the end of 2013. Austin was so thankful enough to write us.

"You guys seem to have a great club with true enthusiasts of Bullitt Mustangs and we would love to have our car on the website."
Well, done, Austin.

Now live in the US replica section 
   
Jan 4th, 2014
When it comes to Bullitt artwork, of course individual taste is different, but for some reason it used to be somewhat focussed on the car and McQueen only, which is certainly "pure" enough in Steves opinion.


But this new one from Wolfgang D'Autriche caught my eye. It looks rather "fresh" with the SFO background and had a message of "must-have".

It was even better in reality than this small picture gives credit and with 140cm x 100cm quite decorative. Now hanging on my Mustang office wall:-)

Wolfgang D'Autriche was not interested to do a small run for us, but he does other excellent McQueen artwork in Germany. If you want a lead, send me a mail.
   
December 25th, 2013
Perhaps no other piece of clothing was more important than the wool three-button jacket with suede elbow patches, which was a creation of Academy Award-winning costume designer Theadora van Runkle.

The tweed jacket, worn by McQueen throughout the chase
is again at an auction!
This piece has been in the hands of the McQueen family for fortysix years, so the sale at a June 2013 event was what?

Visit the Bonhams Scottsdale auction on January 16th, 2014

Though we wonder that it is again at an auction after the June event 2013, where it fetched reportedly 720.000 Dollar

Not Sold this time. 120.000 was the high bid.
   
23.12.2013
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014

...says David Redhead from UK and so do we all from the Bulllitt Enthusiast network worldwide.

"Talk to you soon with more exciting news.2
   
December 15th, 2013

David Redhead
- the Bullitt enthusiast with the sequel we freatured here - sent us this nice shot of their Bullitt pair car chase in the UK.
Seems the Mustang can indeed hold up to the speed of a Charger, but let's not start a discussion about that:-)


   
December 12th. 2013

What a fantastic year 2013!

Proclamation in the City and County of San Francisco

Anthony would like to send a big thank you to all the Bullitt enthusiasts that helped in the Bullitt related proclamation in Brisbane, where the most famous movie car chase ended.
Tony Piazza showed a never published 8mm film of the 68 Charger crashing that might need further examination.
Read Anthonys report here

Bullitt Proclamation
L/R Officer Dan Cunningham, brother Seargent Neil Cunningham, Chad McQueen, Frank Panacci (jr), Anthony Bologna in the Brisbane mayors office for the proclamation of the Steve McQueen Day.
   
Dec. 5th, 2013
David Kunz reported us about the 2015 Mustang unveiling at the Grauman Chinese Theatre in L.A.
He was there for his TV station KABC and introduced the Mustang on the Hollywood Blvd to his audience.
Scott Killeen took this shot on the right,
Dave the one below.


   
Dec. 3rd 2013
The next Bullitt SE in 2016-2018?

2 days before the official launch we got the first teaser and had time to play with it before the embargo ended.
The DHG makes a good color combination for this car, though it won't be available in the first run..certainly reserved for things to com.


   
Nov. 28th, 2013
Herve Attia did an outstanding job in synchronizing a todays Bullitt tour through San Francisco and its outskirts with the original movie sequences. Sort of "Then and Now" scene by scene.

Hundreds, if not thousands of hours must have went it getting all sequences done in the right timing (or rather proper preparation), so Herve deserves a Best of 2013 movie award for his tremendous job.

Have a look at all the detailed locations, he found and catched in a split-screen format.
Click here


   
Nov. 12th, 2013
A new Bullitt toy in Munich

This one got my attention. Bought at a US auction, the  latest owner decided to part with it again due to health issues.

Now on sale for 89.000 Euro roughly.
The Toystore has a number of very decent auction cars in their showroom. This certainly belongs there or in the hands of a careful new owner.
It has a 390 cui engine. More in our replica section soon.
Note: If you recognize your previous car, send us a mail.
   
November 2nd, 2013 and updated 4th. 2013
At this years SEMA 2013, Hotchkis will present a new pro-touring suspension for the 1964-1970 Mustang.
A DHG Bullitt replica and a black Charger will be on hand to demonstrate the purpose of these suspension kits and new adjustable shocks. The shocks feature a seven-post shaker rig.



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