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June 13, 2013

Corvette Summer (1978)

Wednesday, June 19th

8pm – food and previews. Film starts at 8-30 sharp.

Lady Jay’s

633 Grand St (bet Leonard & Manhattan), Bklyn, NY 11211

Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!

Delicious home cooking by Chef Ryall…so come hungry and come early!!

corvette_summer_1978_1000x1000_2086775498.640x0Whatta you drink, motor oil?

Kenny Dantley (Mark Hamill) is a car-loving Southern California high school senior. For a project in his shop class, Kenny helps build a customized Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with right-hand-drive. Shortly after the new set of wheels is unveiled, the car is stolen from the streets of Van Nuys. Kenny immediately sets out on the trail of the thieves, which takes him to Las Vegas. On the way, he meets Vanessa (Annie Potts) who is a self-described “prostitute-in-training.”

i167881Ya wanna hitchike, ya gotta stick somethin’ out.

Kenny finds work in a Vegas gas station, and one day spots his car. He follows it to a local garage, where he has a run-in with the garage owner, Wayne Lowry (Kim Milford), before being rescued by Vanessa. Lowry contacts Kenny’s high school teacher, Ed McGrath (Eugene Roche), and McGrath then comes to Las Vegas.

i167874I want my car – Kootz – ya little shit, ya lost it!

During a conversation with McGrath, Kenny is crushed to learn that this admired teacher of his had arranged for the theft of the Corvette to help himself out of financial trouble. When McGrath suggests Kenny go to work for Lowry, Kenny agrees to it. He will make good money, but secretly plans to steal the Corvette back from Lowry.

i003236The eternal triangle … A boy, a girl and a car.

Eventually, Kenny completes his plans, steals the car back, saves Vanessa from her life of prostitution, wins a wild car chase, and returns in triumph with the Corvette – and Vanessa – to his old high school. – Wikipedia

corvette summer tv ad2And he thought fast cars were a thrill…

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Movie Car – Star of the Show. This Wild Custom 1973 Starred in the Movie Corvette Summer. Read all about it in the March, 2010 issue of Corvette Fever here: Corvette Fever


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