featured in new Eastwood film on display in
Hernandez, Staff Writer
11/19/2011 05:03:09 PM PST
car was one of a 100 vintage Ford models featured
in Clint Eastwood's new film,
"J. Edgar," starring DiCaprio as former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
member of the Paradise Valley Model A Club, Spurlin and three additional members
of the group - and their cars -
spent several days in the
went down to
in 1960, the club has 100 members from throughout the
with vehicles featured in the film
were contacted by a former club president who asked if they'd like to be
part of the shoot.
jumped at the opportunity, he said.
with their cars, the Riverside resident and fellow member Glenn Stewart of
at a price - "It cost me a beard of 40 years," he replied, laughing.
by member Catherine Alford, the activity served as an opportunity for the four
vehicles to gain a little notoriety from
think people are into nostalgia and (these cars)
because they're so darn cute," she said. "These cars are special in that they are still historically correct. They
haven't been chopped up or turned into hot rods. They don't go `vroom, vroom.'
They go, `putt, putt."'
from the Krikorian arranged preferred parking for club members in front of
theater, Alford said, adding that the event also served as an opportunity for
the four members to share their experiences on set with the organization and
with the people.
Eastwood was a great guy," Spurlin said. "One set they
treated us like you were somebody. If they called us up right now to be part of
another shoot, I would do it in a heartbeat."
group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Little League
Baseball Western Region Headquarters, 6707 Little League Drive,
more information, visit www.pvmac.org.
Kristina via email,
or call her at 909-793-3221.