DEMON ON WHEELSHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Can love outrun a fast car? A former speed demon and rumrunner, now an aging mechanic in a sleepy Catskill Mountains town, risks it all - his health, his security, even the love of his life - when he vows to restore and race the prized car of his wild youth, a 1968 Ford Mustang that's been hidden away for 35 years. Now a self-described "old man in an old car, " Mike Ondish wants to chase racing glory one last time, hoping to rekindle the spark in his relationship, and rediscover the thrill of a fast car and the wide-open road. But will his quest to restore the car, bolt by bolt, as a tribute to Carroll Shelby (the racing legend who gave the Mustang its muscle) restore him? Or will a love triangle between Mike, his girlfriend Martha and the Demon lead him to crash and burn? Featuring interviews with the legendary Carroll Shelby and Ford's chief Mustang enthusiast John Clor.
I Love Demon on Wheels
I really enjoyed watching Demon on Wheels. It's chock full of fast paced action from out running the state troopers, as they try to catch Mike and his buddies running moonshine. And also the scene in the diner where they have coffee and reminisce about old times, and that they can laugh about it now. It's Mike's life Journey from rebuilding his prized mustang to realizing his dream of racing it on a race track one more time. It's also a love story reconnecting Mike and Martha, rekindling their love for each other as they work on the Demon side by side. I love that Mike let Martha take the wheel as they drove into the sunset. I love Demon on Wheels.
Quirky Love Story between a Man and his Car
I'm not a gearhead, so some of the dialog about what was being done to the Demon was over my head, but there's no missing the love Mike had/has for his car, and for "the other woman", Martha, his life partner. Also apparent was the respect and affection between Mike's car friends, and the lawmen who were outrun when Mike and his buddies were running 'shine back in the day. The photography is superb and captures the natural beauty of Delaware County, NY. The story which spans 50 years is seamlessly edited so you're always on top of the story. There's plenty of action for car buffs and yet the love story between Mike, Martha and the Demon is never lost. Kudos to the director for bringing this story to life.
Shelby Tribute Mustang Story
Great piece of Americana about a group of old friends who rebuild a Ford Mustang fastback that was a big part of their youthful misadventures.