Word of the Day: The Seven-Ups

What “Bullitt” is to San Francisco, “The Seven-Ups” is to New York City.
  

 

 

 

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Shadeux
Shadeux HalfDork
1/29/20 8:30 a.m.

Shout-out to Bill Hickman!

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/29/20 9:07 a.m.

This Word of the Day is entirely new to me.  Maybe?  Something is tickling the back of my mind about it but the entire front part never heard of it.

Shout out to 1970s Pontiac for supplying the cars, though!

Thanks!

 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
1/29/20 9:25 a.m.

I love how at 4:30ish they go down the same hill many times in a row.

02Pilot
02Pilot SuperDork
1/29/20 10:34 a.m.

That chase was filmed in part on the road I use to commute to work. As is often the case with Hollywood chases, the filming shows them crossing to the west side of the Hudson, but the filming location then crosses back without any indication of having done so. The conclusion (I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it) of the chase is an exit ramp I've used many times.

Also (crossover for those following the railroading thread) features some shots of Penn Central GG1s.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UltimaDork
1/29/20 10:37 a.m.

If I remember right that Ventura is a  4 speed car. So rare. But new at the time.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/29/20 8:06 p.m.
Gearheadotaku said:

If I remember right that Ventura is a  4 speed car. So rare. But new at the time.

Never trust an engine without pushrods, or a transmission that shifts by itself.

And, oddly, it sounds a bit like the Bullitt Mustang. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/29/20 8:07 p.m.

And hopefully you all watched the "making off," too. It's the second YouTube in the original post. Good stuff. 

gumby
gumby HalfDork
1/29/20 8:22 p.m.

Came in here for RADwood era convertible Mustangs and got lost, but not disappointed.

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ Dork
1/29/20 8:25 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
Gearheadotaku said:

If I remember right that Ventura is a  4 speed car. So rare. But new at the time.

Never trust an engine without pushrods, or a transmission that shifts by itself.

And, oddly, it sounds a bit like the Bullitt Mustang. 

It’s the same reason the ‘77 Trans-Am in Smokey & The Bandit sounded a whole lot like Richard Ruth’s ‘55 Chevies used in Two Lane Blacktop and again in American Graffiti.  Same soundtrack.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/29/20 8:54 p.m.
gumby said:

Came in here for RADwood era convertible Mustangs and got lost, but not disappointed.

Never know what you'll get here. (Well, I know because I write them in advance.)

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
1/29/20 9:28 p.m.

No Jayne Mansfield Bar on that semi trailer at the end.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
1/29/20 10:29 p.m.

I used to have a 1971 Catalina (the Pontiac in the movie was a '73 Grand Ville, but it was basically a facelifted and fancier version of my car.)  For a big 1970s boat they handled surprisingly well.  smiley

Regarding the Ventura II - I didn't know they were available with a four speed but I looked it up and indeed they were, along with a two barrel carb 350 V8.

eastpark
eastpark Reader
1/29/20 11:33 p.m.

It's amazing all the little things they did that were very similar to Bullitt. 

Dashpot
Dashpot Reader
1/30/20 7:28 a.m.
eastpark said:

It's amazing all the little things they did that were very similar to Bullitt. 

Same stunt team & same sound track. You can see the Ventura is an automatic with a column shifter too.

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
1/30/20 9:07 a.m.

In reply to Gearheadotaku :

At 7:42 in the anatomy video you can see the column shift knob.  So at least THAT car was an automatic.

Dashpot beat me to it.

jstein77
jstein77 UberDork
1/30/20 1:41 p.m.

Amazing how they got that big Bonneville (0-60 in 13 seconds) and the Ventura (0-60 in 9.5 seconds) to seem fast.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
1/30/20 2:03 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

My Dad bought a new 75 Venture in metalic brown with a brown vinyl interior, straight 6 and 3 on the floor.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/30/20 2:19 p.m.
jstein77 said:

Amazing how they got that big Bonneville (0-60 in 13 seconds) and the Ventura (0-60 in 9.5 seconds) to seem fast.

Is it not a Grandeville?

Our '72 Grandeville with the 455 / 4bbl was no 13-second 0-60 car.

 

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UltimaDork
2/3/20 9:30 p.m.

Finally had a chance to watch it. Yep I was wrong, its an auto.

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