‘Filming the Frisco Flyers’: How filmmakers created the famous chase scene from ‘Bullitt’

Frisco Flyers “The soaring, bouncing race through city streets makes the Bullitt chase scene one of the best ever filmed. How did they do it? How did the cars survive it?”

Car Life magazine, August 1969

The 1968 box office smash “Bullitt,” starring Steve McQueen, features one of the most iconic cinematic chase scenes ever, pitting Mustang against Charger on the streets of San Francisco. In its August 1969 issue, Car Life magazine featured an in-depth analysis of the nuts and bolts behind the scene’s creation and how filmmakers were able to make movie history without destroying the cars. Click here to check out the full-length PDF.

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