Saturday, December 22, 2012

Grease Lightning car from Grease on display...

Today it's Christmas come early as here's a very special treat for all you Grease fans out there.

"Well this car is automatic, it's systematic, it's hydromatic
Why it's greased lightnin'!"

Grease Lightning 1946 Ford custom convertible from Grease
Grease Lightning movie exhibit
Grease Lightning 1946 Ford custom convertible
Grease Lightning 1946 Ford custom convertible
Grease Lightning movie car
The movie musical is one of my all-time favourite feel-good films (along with the likes of Dirty Dancing and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), and I could watch the 50's based romantic comedy over and over (and probably have over the years) and enjoy it every time.

Grease movie poster
Grease movie poster
So you can imagine my sheer delight when I chanced upon the original 'Grease Lightning' car from the T-Birds 'Greased Lightning' fantasy sequence and the movie finale when our two young lovers fly off into the sky.

Grease Lightning movie car
Grease Lightning 1946 Ford custom convertible
Grease Lightning 1946 Ford convertible
Grease Lightning car hood
Grease Lightning movie car
Grease Lightning movie car
Grease Lightning movie car Madame Tussauds
And as it was on display at Madame Tussauds Hollywood they even had a waxwork of John Travolta as 'Danny Zuko' to make the exhibit complete.

Grease Lightning movie car and Danny Zuko waxwork
Grease Lightning car Danny Zuko waxwork Madame Tussauds
Photographed on December 19, 2012 in the heart of Hollywood, the car is on loan from the Petersen Automotive Museum, which is quite a canny way to promote the auto attraction to hordes of eager tourists.

Grease movie poster
Grease movie poster
This 1946 Ford Convertible was customised by George Barris for the 1978 musical, which is the highest grossing movie musical of all time. The renowned Hollywood customiser transformed a stock two-door sedan into this awesome convertible with a wild paint job, enormous fins and clear plastic hood. It's pretty amazing and I'm so glad I got to see this piece of cinematic history in person. 

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