Can you believe it was 40 years ago that #grease was first shown in USA cinemas? It was actually launched on June 16th 1978, so I'm a few days late with my picture, but I thought it was still worth giving it a mention. I know it was a huge hit in my household, & my best friend has always stated how important it was to her growing up. The song Greased Lightnin' was my favourite song for nearly 3 years. Ok story time. When I was young I used to create my own music charts of basically what was my favourite songs & do a weekly rundown of a top 10. Greased Lightnin' knocked off Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick as my number 1 song when it was released in summer 1978, & was finally knocked off when Flash by Queen was released at the end of 1980. It slowly rose up & eventually knocked off Greased Lightnin' in 1981. I used to have a pad with my top 10 listed each week, with the risers, fallers, new entries & non-movers, just like in real life. Many of the Grease songs were (& still are) big favourites of mine. I own the soundtrack, & have seen the film many times. So when #matchbox released the Willys Street Rod (or Streey Rod - they never did fix their spelling mistake) in the Star Cars series in 1998, I was over the moon. I didn't really care that the casting was of a '33 Willys 77 Hot Rod (it's what they had available) & the one in the film was a '48 Ford Deluxe Convertible. I was just happy that there was a link between my passion for models, film & music which all seemed to mesh together in 1 single model. It may be the last we saw of that casting, but to me they saved the best for last.
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