Right now conditions are far from ideal for motoring in most parts of the country. If you're stuck inside with some time to kill, these classic films should help satiate your need to hoon.
As if you needed any reminder, in the 1971 film Vanishing Point, a character by the name of Kowalski is tasked with making it from Colorado to San Francisco in a 1970 Dodge Challenger. Kowalski bets a friend that he can make the run in just 15 hours, but – Spoiler Alert – he doesn't make it... and neither does the muscle-bound coupe. The flick has been a cult favorite for years, and one of its fans, Bob Frederick of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, got some help from Chrysler to create
6th Annual "Vanishing Point" gathering of Pagani Zondas – Click above to watch the video after the jump
Jay Leno and friend – Click above to after the jump
Click either image for exclusive pics of Inside Line's road trip
In case you missed our update on the original post: mere days after rolling out a neoclassic Challenger done up like the lead character in Vanishing Point, Erich Heuschele stuffed it into a tire wall at Road America. Hey, things happen. At least only his ego was bruised; the damaged car was driven 200 miles without incident, proving that the scarring was little more than a flesh wound.
Click above to see what the Vanishing Point Challenger looked like before
Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge "Vanishing Point" Challenger