See Christine Car

Famous Fury at Carlisle in July

Larry Jewett - May 17, 2013 11:26 AM


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When Christine, a movie based on a Stephen King book, was released in theatres in December of 1983, no one could have ever imagined what it would mean today. Though everyone involved hoped for success, 30 years later, the Plymouth Fury and the film itself are still very popular due to their association in the John Carpenter directed classic.  At the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, July 12-14 at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania)  Fairgrounds, the movie will be celebrated, not only with a car that was part of the filming, but also with a handful of stars that shared the silver screen.
Enthusiasts coming to Carlisle will indeed get to see an actual car that was in the film (there were many) and meet film stars Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul, William Ostrander, Malcolm Danare and Steven Tash.  All five are scheduled to appear and sign autographs, meet fans and interact with patrons all weekend.  In addition, car owner Bill Gibson will be close by to talk about his association with the film car and how he procured the famous Fury.
Gordon played Arnie Cunningham, the young high schooler who goes from outcast to rebel when he finds the car, rusted and dilapidated with a for sale sign on it.  After securing the car, much to the dismay of his best friend, Gordon's character, much like the car, undergoes a dark and dangerous transformation. Alexandra Paul, who played co-lead Leigh Cabot and girlfriend of the Cunningham character, has starred in over 70 films and/or television programs. Ostrander played the longhaired bully Buddy Repperton and nemesis to Gordon's Cunningham and the car itself.
All stars will be positioned within Building T and will available throughout the weekend.  In addition, certain fees may apply per autograph or photo.  Fees are at the discretion of each individual celebrity.  Finally, all stars are confirmed, but their appearance is subject to change or cancellation based on professional commitments.