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Car guy movies: Baby Driver

24 July, 2017

We’re drawn to any movie featuring fast cars and a good chase scene. When it’s matched to a soundtrack like that of Baby Driver, we’re sold.

Relative newcomer and opposite of Vin Diesel, Ansel Elgort, plays Baby, a hearing impaired getaway driver gradually paying off a debt to a Kevin Spacey’s character, Doc.

Cast alongside Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James and Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the story itself ticks along nicely and keeps the audience guessing, but of course we’re in it for the driving scenes. And for that reason alone, it’s worth a watch. 

Baby Driver is in cinemas now and we’d suggest getting out to see it.

You can check out the trailer here:

And full opening scene here:

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?