AMC theaters across the country showed the 50-year-old movie “Bullitt,” starring Steve McQueen, during the first weekend of October as a matinee attraction.
The film depicts what is considered the ultimate car chase ever filmed in Hollywood. McQueen does most of the stunts as he chases bad guys through the streets of San Francisco in his 1968 GT Mustang. A cult following as the Bullitt Heads soon emerged.
They even started The International Mustang Bullitt Owners Club complete with internet forum access. Ford for its part is extremely pleased with the free publicity and has capitalized with 30th-, 40th- and 50th-year special editions of the Highland Green Bullitt Mustang.
The recent gathering of these car enthusiasts at an AMC parking lot were surprised to have a member from Cincinnati show up with a brand-new 50th-year edition of the Bullitt. Until next time, happy cruisin’!