|Max Balchowsky -- 5:
Old Yeller IV "Camera Car"
The photo below shows Old Yeller IV in
use as a camera car during the filming of "The Love Bug" in 1968.
It was contributed by Greg Carr, owner of "Herbie No. 2", the Porsche-powered
Herbie that ran 115 mph at Riverside. Here's a link to Greg's
|Racing historian Ron Cummings comments
on this fascinating photo: "Note that Max had removed
most of the body when he converted it from race car to a camera platform.
Max, at Riverside during some of the "Love Bug" filming, verified that
this was indeed Ol Yaller IV. Max had bought the car back from Bob
Publicker and David Lane, who had raced it in Florida."
|Ron Cummings contributed this photo
and commentary: "The "Balchowsky Camera Car" aka Ol' Yaller IV, was wrecked
during filming of "The Love Bug". Max told restoration expert Reagan
Rulau that he then scrapped the car. This photo shows Ol' Yaller
IV after the filming accident."
Note green paint & dent on rear fender.
Website visitor Gareth Jones contributed the photos of OY IV from the "Love
Bug" filming. Note color of car in
top photo & apparent dent on rear fender.
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