Things seem to have worked out pretty well for Rick Mielke. He got to keep both the girl and the car. At one point back in the late 1970s, though, neither was a sure thing.
It took a pretty stunning car to steal the show from a lineup of Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed. But movie makers found one that was up to the task: The 1977 Special Edition Trans Am.