Black Air, a documentary on the Buick Grand National, will be released on December 11, 2012; but those attending the Buick Performance Group’s Nationals on August 4 will see a sneak preview of the flick.
Produced by filmmaker Andrew Filippone, Jr., Black Air is a highly anticipated documentary on the iconic Grand National model that was produced from 1984 to 1987. The first 20 minutes of the film will be screened for the first time at the August meet, showcasing the 3.8-liter, V6 muscle car with 265-hp and 360 lb-ft of torque.
The documentary will trace the history of the Grand National, focusing on its impact on the car world and how formidable it was in various forms of motorsports – mainly drag racing.
“These cars were limited in so many ways — styling, pedigree, chassis, cubic inches — and yet they transcended all of that,” Filippone said. “In spite of all the obstacles, all of the unfortunate circumstances, they rose.”