Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TV Show 'Alcatraz' Recreates Classic Bullitt Chase Scene

After seeing the 'new chase' on the show Alcatraz, all we could think was ... "That is 'Chasing History' (Michael's up coming painting) but with the new Dodge Charger and 'Bullitt' Mustangs recreating the classic chase scene from 1968. Wow! Very, very cool."

It seems that Michael coming out with two Bullitt themed car art paintings (he released 'DODGE N' A BULLITT' earlier this year) is perfectly timed. Not only is HoonDog Events planning the "Route 66 Legend Lives Tour" with Bullitt Mustangs and Dodge Chargers old and new, but a hot new TV show reenacts the famous chase scene ... and do it some serious justice.  In striving for authenticity, they even had the Volkswagen in a couple of shots. Too funny.

Like most Bullitt fans, we watched (and recorded) the episode which aired last night (March 26th). I have to admit, it was impressive.

A client of ours from San Francisco, sent us the following link to a 'behind the scenes' look at the chase segment. Click on this link to check it out: 'Bullitt' redux: 'Alcatraz' recreates classic SF chase scene

And, to whet your whistle, here's a few shots I managed to capture. Look familiar, don't they? I think they did a pretty good job. Enjoy, we sure did!! — Linda

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Route 66 and Bullitt - That's Just Too Cool

Rare Opportunity to be Part of a Unique Experience.

Michael has been commissioned by HoonDog Events, to create a painting commemorating the inaugural "The Legend Lives Tour," down America's Main Street, the historic Route 66.

The Tour
Just imagine, Dodge Chargers and Bullitt Mustangs, old and new, touring down Route 66 in the ultimate Bullitt caravan!

You don't have to just imagine it, you can be part of history in the making! Hoondog Events has created a unique, memorable driving event, inviting Bullitt Mustang and Dodge Charger owners to take to the open road on Route 66 in the inaugural, "The Legend Lives Tour".

Starting in Chicago, Illinois on May 26th, the tour ends in Chino, California, at the Friends of Steve McQueen car show, on June 2nd, 2012. 

Rare look at Michael's car art at the sketch stage. Shown with limited
printed remarque.

You can register for the whole trip, or just one leg. Or, if you can't make it this year, you can still own a Limited Edition print of the commemorative car art painting, "Chasing History," they've commissioned Michael for!

It Just Gets Better

Above is another rare opportunity to see one of Michael's paintings at the sketch stage and pre-order your Limited Edition Print today.   Only the first 100 prepaid orders (based on the sketch) will have the "Rout 66 The Legend Lives Tour 2012" remarque shown here.

This will be printed on the first
100 pre-ordered prints only.

For more information on "The Legend Lives Tour", check out HoonDogEvents.com 

Chasing History, is available for order through HoonDog Events, or through us at MichaelIrvine.com. Happy trails!,— Linda