Chevrolet Camaro California Highway Patrol from the movie “The Junkman”

junkman It is an action movie released in 1982 by HB Halicki, and was the second part of the trilogy that started with the original Gone in 60 seconds then followed him Auto theft deadline.

during filming junkman More than 150 cars, trucks, motorcycles and planes were destroyed, and today the film still holds the Guinness Book of Records for most vehicles destroyed in a single movie.

Fast Facts – Camaro from Junkman

  • This 1979 Chevrolet Camaro was one of over 200 cars used during the filming of “The Junkman,” but most of the vehicles didn’t make it to the end of the movie, with more than 150 crashing in total.
  • Many of the vice mayors and police officers who appeared in the film were not professional actors, but real law enforcement personnel who were employed, mostly from San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, and Atascadero.
  • Following the film’s release, the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro was acquired by the California Highway Patrol Museum where it will remain on display for decades, only recently moving into private hands for the first time.
  • This car is powered by a 305 cubic inch V8 engine paired with a three-speed automatic transmission, has 15 inch wheels, bucket seats, sirens, flood lights, period-style communication equipment, and visits California highways regularly.

HB Halicki and “Gone in 60 Seconds”

Henry Blight “Toby” Halicki, better known as HB Halicki, was a Polish American director, writer, stunt driver, actor, and director who began working in vehicles as a mechanic before starting his own car booking and towing business in California.


Above the video: This is the original trailer for The Junkman, the full movie is also available to watch on YouTube.

In 1974, Hallecki wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film Gone in 60 secondsIt became a cult classic beloved for its unusual style and large-scale chase scenes.

During filming he would end up with ten vertebrae compressed after performing a final 128-foot (39-meter) jump that left him limp for the rest of his life.

Haliki’s next movie will be junkman In 1982 he wrote, directed, produced and starred in the movie, and it happened in the same cinematic world as Gone in 60 secondsThe previous movie was mentioned in the plot.

A year later, in 1983, Hallecki released the third film in the trilogy. Auto theft deadlineIn which he also starred, wrote, produced and directed.

Tragically, Halecki was killed in a stunt during filming Gone in 60 seconds 2 In 1989. He was preparing for the main movie stunt sequence in which the 160-foot (49 m) water tower was collapsing, but the stabilization cable connected to the water tower was unexpectedly cut, ripping off a fallen telephone pole and instantly killing Hallecki.

picture descriptionThis is the original Japanese movie poster for The Junkman, and it highlights the 1974 Bricklin SV-1 and Goodyear blimp, both of which feature prominently in the film.

New 2000 Edition “Gone in 60 Seconds”

Six years later in 1995, Hallecki’s widow, Dennis Hallecki, began working with Jerry Bruckheimer and the Touchstone Pictures team to produce a remake of Gone in 60 seconds.

Released in 2000, the film starred Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Duvall and Vinnie Jones—and went on to gross nearly a quarter of a billion dollars at the global box office.

Years after his death, Dennis Hallecki began dating Robert Kardashian, known for his acting as O J Simpson and for being the father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian.

Shown here CHP Chevrolet Camaro

The 1979 Chevrolet Camaro was one of over 200 cars used during filming junkmanthe vast majority will not survive, with more than 150 crashes prior to filming.

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picture descriptionThe 1979 Chevrolet Camaro got the California Highway Patrol livery, as well as a front push-bar, lights, sirens, and wireless antenna.

Once production of the movie was completed, this car found its way to the California Highway Patrol Museum where it will remain on display for decades.

The vehicle was modified for photography with a new white and rear paint scheme to replicate the CHP paint, and “Highway Patrol” emblems were added to each door and also added in script along the rear spoiler. A-pillar-mounted red and white spotlights were installed, as well as a front push rod and a large radio antenna.

Looking at the history of this car as a member of Gone in 60 seconds The cinematic world is likely attracting a fair amount of attention now that it’s up for sale on Bring A Trailer out of Emeryville, California.

If you would like to read more about it or register to bid, you can click here to visit the listing.
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