• Mar 26, 2008
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The quintessential car chase may have been immortalized in movies like The French Connection and Bullitt, but there have been dozens of chase flicks with everything from Pontiac Trans Ams to Dodge Challengers as the star. The 1971 movie Vanishing Point served as a classic for Mopar faithful, as the film centers around a troubled car delivery guy trying to get a supercharged 1970 Challenger from Colorado to San Fransisco in 15 hours while the fuzz is on his tail.

With an all-new Challenger on the horizon, one fan took the time to make a video tribute to the muscle car vs. police movie, and the early reviews are positive. The amateur movie maker took clips from the original movie and spliced in Chrysler b-roll of the 2008 SRT Challenger for a very well produced faux promo. We were especially impressed with the effects employed to superimpose clips of the new Challenger in action over the old movie clips. Hit the jump to watch the one-minute short, and if you haven't seen the original movie, we've also embedded the original theatrical trailer for Vanishing Point. Thanks for the tip, Mitch!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      They already remade it once.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Vanishing point was a great movie. The Challenger (old & new) is a great car. Some of the CG however - hmmm! The straight on shot with telegraph poles is lifted 'as is' from our own video of the Challenger concept. You can see our own (non CG) video on You Tube here:-
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz3Ow3Fa5SI
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOLLLLLL!!!!

      Why was that guy randomly running people off the road? I lost it when he pushed that guy on the motorcycle off! ROFL!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its a play on the movie "Vanishing Point", a famous car chase flick featuring a white 1970 Challenger R/T. If you don't know the movie your either, not a "car guy", or just too young to have seen it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Do yourself a favor and watch the movie.

        Maximum cheese. God Bless America.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Guys, I think he's joking. Hence the "ROFL" at the end...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it so wrong that I want to beat someone after watching that trailer?!

      A++!!!! :)

      This new Challenger is going to be hot!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fantastic :-D

      David Mann (performed by Dennis Weaver) should had used a Challenger in "Duel". That Peterbuilt would had more difficulties to catch him.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Glad someone else remembers that one. My favorite car flick ever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And there goes the Challenger, being chased by the blue, blue meanies on wheels. The vicious traffic squad cars are after our lone driver, the last American hero, the electric centaur, the, the demi-god, the super driver of the golden west! Two nasty Nazi cars are close behind the beautiful lone driver. The police numbers are gettin' closer, closer, closer to our soul hero, in his soul mobile, yeah baby! They about to strike. They gonna get him. Smash him. Rape... the last beautiful free soul on this planet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Google is all the memory I need.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Two Lane Blacktop

      Vanishing Point

      Two car movies every car guy not only needs to see, but needs to remember.

      The Prius is our horrible future, folks...let's remember when it was good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would add:

        Christine

        Original Gone in 60 Seconds

        American Graffiti

        The California Kid
          • 6 Years Ago
          how about bullitt as well?
        • 6 Years Ago
        GTO: "That car ain't got..."

        Driver: "We'll race."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Every car guy should watch Vanishing Point.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Saying "supercharged" challenger makes it sound like the car was supercharged, and it was not.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jason, the moview cars weren't even HEMI equipped; that would've been way too expensive. But it's hollywood and they can say anything they want.

        Was Brian O'Conner's green Eclipse really equipped with naaaawsss and do the 1/4 mile in 10s while the floorboard was falling off?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think so....

        It's just a plain 'ol Hemi Challenger. If someone can prove me wrong... I'll kiss your feet. haha
        • 6 Years Ago
        In the movie it is, or is supposed to be.



      • 6 Years Ago
      Man that car is awesome! Each new video and picture I see is cooler than before - this car is not going to disappoint. I've got to watch Vanishing Point soon to get ready for the release. That sure makes stone white on the dodge site look sweet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      man...thats good.

      but i cant help being a little depressed by the thought that the challenger will be the last good car built by chrysler for a long time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome..
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