The Bullitt Craze

Okay, so this is a big year for the Bullitt. Every year, car people make and remake this vintage classic. Why did people get so hooked on this car in 1968? Well if you watch the movie, you’ll see the late Steve McQueen ripping up the streets of San Francisco in a way that could never be forgotten.
(See part of it here ->)
A little fact about the cars in Bullitt. After filming wrapped up, the beat-up Mustang used in the movie and the Chargers used in the scenes were taken to a junk yard. After that, it was unsure of what happened to the cars. Steve McQueen, himself, searched for the Mustang for years but never found it.
In March, a collector went to Baja California Sur to find an old Mustang to make an “Elenor” Shelby GT500 (from Gone in 60 Seconds). After paint removal revealed the Bullitt’s highland green color, an expert was called in to take a look. Lo and behold, the Bullitt was verified.
The month prior to this, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in a promotional video for Ford’s marketing campaign. At one point in the video, there is a background that looks like sketches of the 2018 Mustang with Bullitt-similar features. There is debate on whether or not it is actually a Shelby version, so we’ll just have to wait and see. If you do a little math, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Bullitt, so….
All in all, this is a great year to recreate our version of the Bullitt Mustang. As we always do with our vehicles, our version will have the same lines as the 1968 version, but with the modern mechanics of new technology. Stick around for updates…we’re building her now.

The origin of pursuit

1e4e3a_889a18c0225b4e98a4b51bb566a10047~mv2Innovation Performance Technology’s new office is finally open and ready for business. Who are we, you ask? We are a small, specialty car manufacturer based in North Carolina, and we think you’ll really like us. 2017 was our inaugural year, and it started with a bang. We built a tribute car to the 1969 Camaro, and it was one for the books. The 2017 Z/R went to the SEMA show in Las Vegas and wowed everyone. We had a blast,  but then the unexpected happened.

Our beautiful Z/R was stolen from the parking lot at the end of SEMA. According to our head honcho, Jon, it was a moment where we had to question everything. Would we move forward, or would we cash in our chips with this terrible blow to our business?

We took a lesson from a pair of famous brothers in history. They were inventors, and were tirelessly working on the biggest project of their lives. The government told them to stop spinning their wheels. Their family told them to come home. “Give up” everyone said. They kept their heads down and pushed forward. Finally, a breakthrough. The brothers were the Wright brothers, and in 1903, their invention was flight.

After several stressful phone calls and days in limbo, an amazing thing happened. Someone on Facebook had seen our postings about our missing vehicle and contacted us. Low and behold, we found our Z/R. It was a roller coaster ride, but we’re glad we went to SEMA.

Great things take time, persistence, and resilience. IT’s in the spirit of the Wright brothers that we drive on.

Are you excited yet? So are we. We’ll be heading back to SEMA in 2017 with another tribute car. The Mustang Bullitt. Yup. Get ready.