The car-chase movies of the '70s really only had one plot: Someone drives a muscle car really fast, hoping to avoid police cars, some of which end up driving into streams or ponds. But each movie found a vastly different way to tell that one story. Vanishing Point, the genre's real masterpiece, told it in mythic…
One of the highlights of the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed was Peter Fonda making his first appearance at the event, riding his now-destroyed Harley to Born to Be Wild blaring from the speakers. We were there.
The only remaining original "Captain America" Harley Davidson driven by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider was destroyed today along with other bikes and classic cars in a fire at a collector's warehouse in Austin, Texas.