Demon On Wheels (2015)
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.
Eric Van Benschoten