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
I had the opportunity to swing by TBC Hot Rods and Bikes in Fayetteville, NC and check out the shop. Every month the guys at the shop pool their funds together to bring in a band, food, and drinks for "Garage Night". It is something that really gives back to the automotive community in Fayetteville which is what it is all about. Tim Bradham is one of the nicest people you will meet and is a master fabricator. He creates a lot of things out of raw materials and it is amazing to see something start from nothing.
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