Gavril Getaway: A BeamNG 70's-style car chase

#dodge #carchase #beamng
I have loved making 1970s Hollywood-style car chase videos since the days of the original “Driver” on Playstation 1. Now, here is my most recent and advanced one made in the game BeamNG Drive. This is a fun short film following the getaway driver of a Gavril Gladiator, which is the name given in the game to the Dodge Coronet to avoid copyright issues. The action is inspired by the car chases of 60s and 70s movies, mostly in a general sense and in a few cases directly. I have referenced several classic car chase (or other) movies in this. How many can you spot? A list will be below.

I wrote and recorded an original song specifically for this film. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdW1WxQvol8&lc=z23rwhwzyr3hf1ss2acdp433f0yxyfzeixsmjvju3adw03c010c

Additionally, I used the copyright-free song “October,” created by 95TurboSol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohWqzAPLBNk

Just a heads up, I made a “spiritual sequel” to this. The link is at the end of the video or can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pUIAyWMR9Y&t=755s

Movie References:

-The Gavril Gladiator is a re-badged Dodge Coronet. The white Coronet here is a reference to the white Challenger in “Vanishing Point” (1971).
-Also as in Vanishing Point, the main character is an anti-hero who meets his end on the road in a fiery crash.
-Vanishing Point was remade as a TV movie on Fox in 1997 starring Viggo Mortensen. In that version, a local sheriff chases the Challenger with his own personal Dodge Charger, saying that only a Mopar can catch another Mopar. Like here, that Charger also crashes and rolls over and over before ending on its roof.
-The hill jumps section is a reference to the classic chase scene from “Bullitt” (1968).
-The Mach 1 Mustang parked on the side of the road is a small nod to the original Eleanor from “Gone in 60 Seconds” (1974), though I regret not making it yellow.
-In the original Gone in 60 Seconds, the climactic jump scene is played in slow motion, then pauses, and is replayed at regular speed to show how quickly it actually happened.
-In “The Wild Bunch” (1969), director Sam Peckinpah intercuts extreme slow motion shots with full speed shots of other action, highlighting the chaos of a scene where many things happen simultaneously.
-It’s sort of implied that my Coronet driver is a hired getaway driver, unaffiliated with the actual robber. This is a reference to “The Driver” (1978), where a getaway driver works for hire. Though a flop at the time, this movie would later directly influence the 1999 video game “Driver,” as well as more recent movies like “Drive,” “Baby Driver,” and the Transporter series.

50 Comments

  1. Andre Trende on April 10, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    cool boy !

  2. TheWhiskeyMan 1234 on April 10, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Whoa!! Now that was one hell of a show. It pisses all over my Beam.ng version of Stephen Spielberg’s Duel. Keep it up 👍

  3. LITTLE on April 10, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Awesome chase. Good thing it’s a simulation; any of those crashes in an actual car of that era is very deadly. Classic cars are tough, but that metal body makes you take the force far more than a modern car.

  4. Ford Shark on April 10, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    isnt this the Driver San Francisco theme?

  5. Kyle Morgan on April 10, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Wait a second, why is there EMS helping a injured criminal? or is the injured criminal a dead criminal?

  6. 4thImpulse on April 10, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Excellent work!

  7. Cosme Silva on April 10, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    702

  8. AceShotz on April 10, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    This was perfect. I love how in 70s movies all the cops are pro drifters and they always end up crashing into other cars giving the protagonist more time to escape. This was a perfect representation of 70s movies. Nice job mate

  9. virginia velasco on April 10, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Nice

  10. Drew and Herbie's Garage account on April 10, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    As someone whos 2nd FAVORITE car of all time is a 1970 Dodge Super Bee I whole heartily thank you for this incredible creation!

  11. Henry and Braaten Playz on April 10, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    You did a good job on this

  12. sergei gusckow on April 10, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Пааппплжэ Пп

  13. Jeff Priem on April 10, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I just discovered your films today. NICE.
    I had a 70 R/T in the 80s – 440, 4 speed.. I have some footage on VHS somewhere that this reminds me a lot of..
    Thank You for developing these

  14. ExiledPiasa on April 10, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    “This just in… I-5 has been shut down Just S of LA due to a high speed accident…”

  15. sergei gusckow on April 10, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Папа

  16. Calvin Null on April 10, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Can you do a chase scene with the 1968 CRM Model C R Warrior and a Gavril Bluebuck?

  17. Floppychzcake on April 10, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    What would you do for a klondike bar?

  18. Kurt Benning on April 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I wish someone would give me a mod like this on beamng drive!!

  19. Michael Fletcher on April 11, 2021 at 12:03 am

    That was awesome great work 👏👏

  20. thecometguy on April 11, 2021 at 12:06 am

    me when i brake into a house and steal the playstation 5

  21. C Hall on April 11, 2021 at 12:07 am

    1970 dodge super bee

  22. blue cheer on April 11, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Somebody should re create the first car chase from the driver movie in beamng drive

  23. Henrique Souza De Paula on April 11, 2021 at 12:13 am

    80’s stylo kkkkk

  24. Papa on April 11, 2021 at 12:14 am

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏!
    This was very well done and I especially LOVED the attention to detail; what with the 1970 Dodge Coronet 440 getaway car (and a police interceptor coupe), the 1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 9-C-1 police vehicles and that odd 1978 modified Plymouth Fury front end on an otherwise stock 1978 Plymouth Volare coupe!

    And, in true ’70s Drive-in, B-movie fashion, the protagonist (?) dies in a fiery crash due to either a drug-induced notion ("Vanishing Point," 1971) or driver error ("Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry," 1974) outstanding job! If this were a game for say, a PS5, I’d buy it purely for nostalgic reasons! 🔥!

    🐰

  25. Patryk Wie on April 11, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Wow!

  26. Albert Sitompul on April 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

    3:55 cool part

  27. Mr Hill The Teacher on April 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

    can you make that doesn’t end in a simple crash?

  28. Adamaourydiallo@gmail.com Adama Oury Dialo on April 11, 2021 at 12:17 am

    That was ausome

  29. Donkey Soap on April 11, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Great job! Must have taken a while to finish that project. I’m getting into doing some films myself, I just finished my (original) Gone in 60 Seconds film. You did great work!

  30. rtynsi lima on April 11, 2021 at 12:19 am

    An copa an bot
    !!

  31. AmericanSon24 on April 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Someone play circle of at the ending part

  32. Devin Horner on April 11, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Thanks for watching, everyone! Don’t forget to read the description for more info. There’s been some discussion about the odd switching of the Charger for the blue Moonhawk at the end, so I wanted to weigh in on that! One of the fun things about making movies, in the real world or virtual, is finding solutions to problems, and that’s what happened here. At the time of making this, I still had a pretty elderly computer that was having more frequent problems with newer games. After days of working through filming, I was finally at the ending highway scene, but for some reason every time I had the 2 Dodges together on the highway the game kept crashing. Over and over. Setting up the AI pathing was a bitch, and then all would be lost when the game crashed again. After being frustrated and really pissed off for a while, I decided to just substitute a similar car for the Charger. You’ll notice that it’s only used in the scenes when its together with the Coronet; I was able to film the Charger crashing alone with no problems. So I made the switch and it worked out. I decided it was fine for two reasons: 1) there is real life precedent. Car movies frequently switched out cars for other models or completely different types, for a variety of reasons. For me, it’s always been fun to notice those switches. It worked out that it would be in keeping with the "homage" aspect of this video to reference a random car replacement in the action. 2) Suspension of disbelief. At 14 minutes in, you’re either with me at that point and are enjoying the ride (pun intended) or you’re not.
    As for the year this is set in, I only have a limited palette of cars and locations to work with, so it can’t be historically accurate. Just take one look at the outrageous fuel prices in the gas station and anyone can see this isn’t the 1970s! XD

  33. Minn San Freeman on April 11, 2021 at 12:21 am

    San Francisco

  34. Ben Ruether on April 11, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Its been many years since I’ve seen the cadillac convertible mod

  35. Sarath Ms on April 11, 2021 at 12:22 am

    😂🤣😅

  36. UntalCalleja on April 11, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Just Like DRIVER. Psx

  37. Pro 68 crititca on April 11, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Epic bro nice!!!!🤩

  38. SuperWorm Gaming on April 11, 2021 at 12:25 am

    You are miles better at the editor than me!

  39. Rex Jolles on April 11, 2021 at 12:25 am

    waaaaay better than mine

  40. Adam Harrington on April 11, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Please list the mod links for the cars that you used please.

  41. lego brick block on April 11, 2021 at 12:27 am

    can i get a link to the police cars i want to do a 80s police chase

  42. Vrej Avetisyan on April 11, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Ч

  43. Интернет Зависимый on April 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Game driver(1999) 🙂

  44. Lightbulb Noob on April 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    This is insane!

  45. AmericanSon24 on April 11, 2021 at 12:30 am

    The big reck

  46. Michael Camann on April 11, 2021 at 12:32 am

    This is really cool, nice job! I enjoyed this! 😎

  47. Rex Jolles on April 11, 2021 at 12:32 am

    how did you have the convertible cadillac mod? this was made last year, but that mod isn’t avaible anymore

  48. Sarath Ms on April 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    😂😂🤣😅

  49. AARON RUSSELL DAVIS on April 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  50. Chance The Redneck Lind on April 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    imagine this with the 69charger runnin -well boss the dukes are at it again LOL

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