We sometimes do reviews of car books on this site and we are currently reading one we will be telling you about in a couple of weeks but today is all about a very special DVD video we really like. You won’t find this on Netflix or at the neighborhood video store and it was never in theaters but it is one of the best car movies I have ever seen. It is made by and for car people.
Some of the acting is just a step above amateur night but the plot is good and will keep you guessing while predictable at time. This movie was written, stared in and just about everything else by a Hot Rod CAR GAL, Faith Granger. This is not the normal car movie with chases, crashes (although it does have a little of both) with little plot. It is a love story that you and your better half will both enjoy.
Where this DVD shines is in the car stuff. The Deuce of Spades is a beautiful vintage hot rod that sounds like a million bucks. The sound of that car idling down the street is worth the price of the DVD. When it is at speed on the salt lakes of CA the photography is outstanding!
You can see more about this terrific movie/DVD by clicking here and checking out the web site. You need to order your copy on the site the DVD is $22 but well worth it. They also have other merchandise and discounts for multiple orders.
This is the teaser from the back of the DVD case.
“When a hot rod girl finds a mysterious letter dating back to the Fifties hidden in her roadster, she is left with nothing but questions… Who is Johnny Callaway? She sets out to find the answers and uncovers her Deuce’s troubled past. Fast hot rods, rockin’ retro music and gravity defying swing dancing all serve as a colorful backdrop to this heartfelt, inspiring story.”
“A slice of Americana artfully carved right out of the fifties” Louise Noeth-Good Guys Gazette
As if that isn’t enough the real Gene Winfield has a part in the movie! If you don’t know who Gene Winfield is you were not a car guy in the 50s/60s! Look it up.
About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. The time there was very rewarding but the urge for a slower pace moved us to Tennessee a few years ago and we love it. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle. As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. When they don't we are usually out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.