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Goodwood Festival of Speed Hosts Bullitt Chase Reunion

Posted July 18, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl

In the five decades since its release, the seven-minute car chase featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Bullitt has become the standard against which all other such scenes are judged. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed played host to a remarkable (and oddly unannounced) Bullitt reunion, with a Dodge Charger used in the production of the film leading the original Bullitt Mustang up the hill, the two cars appearing together for the first time in a half-century.

It was big news when the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that starred as the hero car in the film reemerged from long-term storage in late 2017, its owner positively identified after decades of mystery surrounding the “lost” car. The car wasn’t truly rediscovered, as it had never really been lost: Instead, its long-term owners, the Kiernan family, opted to keep the car out of sight and under the radar for a variety of reasons, including the car’s escalating value and their own reluctance to sell it.

Anyone else disappointed McQueen didn't drive in the chase reenactment?

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07/19/2018 7:10 AM

The Charger will eat the Mustang

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07/19/2018 8:14 AM

How does a Mustang eat a Charger? (A) One bite at at time!

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07/20/2018 4:33 PM

I had a '68 Charger...great straight line acceleration, but it wallowed through corners.

Where they gonna get San Francisco "hills" in England?

...and, a petrol station to crash into?

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