A few weeks back a group of us were chatting and Tom told us about how unhappy he was with his Polo, and with dubshed fast approaching something needed to happen and fast! As a joke Pete Matthews (the owner of the blue MX5 ) offered to paint it but we didn't have anywhere, so I stepped in, thinking nothing would come of it, offering my workshop.
But they took me up on the offer...
Soon it came to 6pm on the Friday before the show, and the whole team arrived, equipment, tools, compressor and paint in hand we all soon realised the task we had before us was no mean feat.
And in just 48 hours this polo was given a new lease of life.
Check out the video we put together of the build. A lot of work, by a group of friends to build what we think, is a really special car.
THE REAL THING is a short documentary about custom hot rod builder BODIE STROUD and his re-imagining of a classic Mustang by way of an extremely rare and powerful motor built specifically for legendary racer Mario Andretti's 1969 Can Am series race car.
The film follows the complex and creative build from its early stages, through its initial test drive all the way to an unveiling at the SEMA Car Show in Las Vegas where Bodie comes face to face with Mario Andretti himself.
Directed and Photographed by Julian King
Edited by Cassidy Gearhart
Sound Design and Mix by Omar Jon Ajluni
Music: "TRT" by Omar Jon Ajluni, "Soft Temple" by Grails, "Alma" by Oren Ambarchi
Featuring Bodie Stroud, Mario Andretti, Mitchell McDonald, Stephanie Pacheco, Clark Gillie
Produced by Julian King and Robert Valderrama
Steadicam / First Assistant Camera: Tanner Stauss
Production Sound: Ian Thompson
Key Grip: Justin Raths
DIT: Benjamin Verhulst