UNEASY WILD RIDER AND CHICKEN SOUP
The Dark Vault Hot Rod is waiting to wail – but UNCLE PETE’s lack of a functioning right arm has unfortunately slowed that action down this summer. But it’s onward and upward this week as UNCLE PETE dives into some engine work and digs up the 1960 counterculture hot rod film – The Wild Ride. It stars Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby, and Jack Nicholson. Nicholson is a hard-nosed anti-society dirt track racer who loves partying and rebelling and being number one – no matter what the cost to others. There’s drinkin’, fightin’, playin’ chicken, and all sorts of mayhem in director Harvey Berman’ s The Wild Ride.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE hits the Dark Vault Garage to try to find out why the Dark Vault Hot Rod is not performing like it should. Along the way he finds time to bring you the 1954 Popeye car-toon Taxi Turvy and our favorite cartoon cutie – Betty Boop – hoppin’ in her race car (with a cold) in Ker Choo. Plus, we’ve got some good advice for all you JD Hot Rodders out there in Road Runners.
Although the Dark Vault Hot Rod isn’t rumblin’ down the road yet, the pieces are back on and morons have been banned from any further contact with the vehicle, so the DVHR will ride again. But in the meantime, join UNCLE PETE and the pre-restored Dark Vault Hot Rod this Saturday night, July 25, 2015 from 10PM to midnight (and again at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4, channel 99, and channel 17 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre (PA), and Corning/Elmira/Hornell as we bring you our newly remastered version of The Wild Ride, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!