I have been looking for two old car movies. 1 has a one of a kind plot. I can tell you that it was out on VHS. I saw it in the mid 80’s and I would say that it was a “B” movie but a GREAT car movie nonetheless. The plot was a disgraced street racer from LA. The two cars were a black 55 Chevy and a 1968 Barracuda (with the long fastback back window) and the guy driving the 55 was BLIND. He drove in the desert at night and stood on the gas and counted - so he would know how far he had been and then he would turn around and start counting again to get back to his starting point. The final scene has the Barracuda beat a car in a street race, and his opponent can’t handle the defeat so he drives off an incomplete interstate overpass in the final seconds of the movie. With that kind of plot you’d think it would be easy to find. But I have been looking for years with no luck.
The second is about street racers in the Hollywood hills. I can't really tell you any of the cars, I think there was a Porshe but not sure, but I can tell you the last scene has two racers coming down the hills racing and one racer always had a stop watch taped to his rearview mirror. Well in the final scene he loses control and goes off the side of the mountain to his untimely death, but when he does the stop watch is the only thing left on the side of the road. His opponent stops his car, looks over the side of the mountain and clicks the stop watch to make it stop. Again, you'd think it was easy to find, but NO!
It's driven me crazy (and as a result driven my wife equally crazy by my obsession
) for years.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME?
Signed- Needle in a haystack!