As I was writing the screenplay for Hot Rod Girls Save The World, I had to develop a backstory for many of the characters. D.B. Petty, father of Hot Rod Girls Betty Petty, was one of the most interesting. He began to take on a life of his own and so I decided to make a prequel to Hot Rod Girls Save The World based on his life entitled The Legend Of D.B. Petty. I have always been a Gear Head and had a special affinity for Mopars since the fourth grade. When I was deciding on a match racer for D.B., a special car with a special story, taking place in the mid-sixties, I decided his car would be a 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger.
For Hot Rod Girls I made fake magazine articles and supporting materials that you see in the film. To do this, I built a 1/25th scale model of his Charger, using several different model kits (kit bashing it's called) to add all the period correct drag racing niceties- like a straight axle and white wall cheater slicks.
After I finished building the model I took pictures of it and Photoshopped together the fake articles, etc. When I decided to make the prequel, I knew we would need a real car, so I put the word out to my friends to keep an eye out for an inexpensive '66 or '67 Charger that I could buy to make into D.B. Petty's car. Chris Darland found the car and owning a fabrication shop agreed to do the build. I have been sending small checks every month for the last year to slowly get the car ready for it's 2010 film debut . -D.A. Sebasstian