Iconic cruise car slated to be among Cut the Gut classics

'American Graffiti' reborn - literally - for one night in Sweet Home


July 5, 2023

Scott Swanson

SHAWN ANDERSON stands with his 1932 Ford coupe, patterned after the classic in "American Graffiti."

If that yellow 1932 Ford cruising by during this Thursday's Cut the Gut cruise night looks a little familiar, it should - at least, if you've seen "American Graffiti."

George Lucas' 1973 blockbuster, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, features that exact car among other vintage street beauties in a coming-of-age comedy-drama that focused on cruising and rock 'n' roll culture in 1962.

Shawn Anderson watched the film "when I was 10 or 11," and it "lit a fire in me for hot rods."

And Anderson, who now owns Anderson Auto Body in Sweet Home, has wanted that car ever since.

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