Her 1932 Ford roadster, the Deuce, inspired filmmaker Faith Granger to produce "Deuce of Spades." It's a movie about a modern-day hot rod girl who finds a mysterious letter dating back to the 1950s hidden in her roadster. She has many questions and sets out to find the answers and retrace the cars past. It's a bit of "American Graffiti" in modern day.
Granger found her Deuce in Long Beach, Calif. After taking it for a test drive, she knew it had to be hers. She's done quite a bit of work on the car bringing back to '50s period correct, bumping up the wheel size, putting a 1932 license plate on it, putting glasspacks on it, redoing the paint and many other modifications. "Without the Deuce I would have never made a documentary, and I would then never have been inspired to make a hot-rod film and become a filmmaker in the process," Granger said.
Last summer, Granger was invited to one of Tri-State Car Club's cruise nights at Memory Lane in Bloomingburg. A screening of the movie was shown along with the '32 on exhibit, and Granger was on hand to sign autographs. She even got a chance to check out the BOCES hot rod. Members were quite excited by her visit.
With a cast of more than 140 aspiring actors and more than 90 minutes of flashbacks to the '50s era, the movie will really be a favorite among car and hot-rod enthusiasts.
For more information about Granger and the movie or to purchase a DVD, visit www.deuceofspadesmovie.com.