Dreams, Dads, and Ford Mustangs
Come along for the ride in a 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt on this tribute film created by Don Ford.
SVT_MAN - Apr 15, 2017
We'd ride around the neighborhood, chasing each other, making siren and engine noises that we thought mimicked the best police chases on television.
We had a blast doing this, and I think it was the thrill of the chase that kept us coming back to this childhood game.
In fact, I'm not sure that thrill ever really went away for me. And it may have even heightened over the years.
Especially when I was a teenager and my dad introduced me to a movie called Bullitt.
Most car enthusiasts are familiar with the movie - but on the chance you aren't, Bullitt is a movie that came out in 1968 and features Steve McQueen as investigator Frank Bullitt, who drives a dark highland green 1968 Ford Mustang.
As the movie progresses, the climactic scene for car enthusiasts approaches. Its at this point that McQueen - as in the real Steve McQueen did the stunts himself - barrels around the hilly streets of San Francisco chasing the bad guys.
It's 1968 Ford Mustang versus 1968 Dodge Charger.
And there are jumps, blip-shifts, roaring V8s, squealing tires, close shaves, and, yes, even cringe-worthy body contact. The combination of awesome cars, Steve McQueen, and an amazing chase means I must have watched that scene hundreds of times over the past decade.
Considering I was already obsessed with Mustangs, this movie only amplified that.
I wanted to be Steve McQueen.
Or at least drive his car. And, unsurprisingly, I'm not the only one.
I recently discovered a new video series called "DREAM MACHINES," produced by the highly-talented cinematographer and car enthusiast, Don Ford.
In the series' maiden voyage, Don Ford takes us on a journey explaining the story behind his Ford Mustang Bullitt.
I won't spoil the story for you though. So without further adieu, please view the film!
And you can plan on another one of Don's video being posted as soon as he channels his inner Frank Bullitt once more and pulls the trigger once again.