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    Kowalski?
    He drove this 70 Dodge Challenger in the most exciting car chase movie I have ever seen. Vanishing Point.




    I could not find this one on the store shelves so I ordered it and had to pay shipping as well. I had a little over 12 bucks invested in this GL Challenger. When I received it I noticed the wheels were not molded correctly. I could not return it without paying more shipping, so I contacted GL customer service with allot of pictures. They did respond and sent me a perfect set of brand new tires and wheels.


    I always thought something wasn't exactly right with this GL Challenger casting, maybe because it sat too low. It's all OK now, I got new wheels and the car looks A~OK and I love having it for my Movie Star Car collection.



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    Here's a 1/25th scale diecast model I build several years ago that I still enjoy looking at and playing with...LOL
    I really love this Challenger...










    A few cool pics...

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    • #3
      The front wheels are still not right. You should be able to see more of the top of the tire. Adjust the torsion bars.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
        The front wheels are still not right. You should be able to see more of the top of the tire. Adjust the torsion bars.
        The cool kids get their car to sit as low as possible. Clearly the owner is just practising.

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        • #5
          I also have this famous and beautiful Challenger in 1/18th scale, along with a few of Johnny's original, packaged VP Challenger and the rereleased packaged version with the different card art.



          1st release


          2nd release


          Along with several loose Johnny VP Challengers






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          • #6
            Vanishing Point, Bullitt, and Gone In 60 Seconds are all long time favourite movies.
            I never tire of watching them.

            I have 3" copies of the Vanishing Point castings made by Greenlight and Johnny Lightning.
            I think way back when that Yat Ming made a 1/18 scale model of the white coloured VP Challenger.

            Steve, thanks for the flash back and all the pictures.
            A very nice presentation .

            Cheers. Cobra

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              • #8
                If you look at the images above, you can see differences between the GL and JL castings.
                I have always felt that something was not right with the GL casting.
                I have always liked the GL casting (even though it is an older one compared to the GL casting).
                In the past Swifty and I had some different views on the two castings.

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                Old image of JL Dodge Challenger (with Vanishing Point version in the background).

                Cheers. Cobra


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                • #9
                  Love the movie







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                  • #10
                    I have many fav "car" movies and this one is for sure in my top 10. Good old Barry Newman and that white Mopar.

                    I still have and watch my VHS copy of Vanish I bought in the late 80's. I remember paying $8 and thinking that was a good deal. Funny, now I buy VHS and they are 25-50 cents.
                    Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

                    RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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                    • #11


                      Looks like Kowalski ran into Roscoe P Coltrain in one of those pix

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post
                        I have many fav "car" movies and this one is for sure in my top 10. Good old Barry Newman and that white Mopar.

                        I still have and watch my VHS copy of Vanish I bought in the late 80's. I remember paying $8 and thinking that was a good deal. Funny, now I buy VHS and they are 25-50 cents.
                        Me too Scotty. I have 2 VHS tapes and 1 DVD disk. I keep those old VHS tapes and players just for back~up...LOL
                        I have Two Lane Blacktop and Thunder Road on VHS but can't find those on DVD.

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                        • #13
                          I saw this movie when I was pretty young with my dad I still remember the movie well including those headlights. Very nice pictures Steve I appreciate your time and dedication you put into the site.
                          Due to the recent budget cuts,
                          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                          current state of the economy, the light at the end
                          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                          • #14
                            LOL, I know I'll get flak for not having seen this film or really have much familiarity with it other than reading the synopsis, but Stangfreak, thanks for the previews! The 1/64 reenactment might be even more entertaining!!!!! Love the diorama!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post

                              Me too Scotty. I have 2 VHS tapes and 1 DVD disk. I keep those old VHS tapes and players just for back~up...LOL
                              I have Two Lane Blacktop and Thunder Road on VHS but can't find those on DVD.
                              Sent PM...........
                              Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

                              RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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