We're happy to announce the new short documentary film Welcome Home, Dick Van Dyke!
The film is a rare look into the life of Hollywood legend, Dick Van Dyke. Chitty is featured in the film, and there’s a small cameo scene with Tony speaking to Dick, talking about Chitty’s wings and its operations… very cool! Follow Mr. Van Dyke's return to his hometown of Danville, IL, as he tours the city in Tony's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica Car, and visits his recently condemned childhood home for the first time in over 60 years.
Find out more at: Welcomehomedickvandyke.com.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be appearing at the Chocolate Expo, Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 10:00am - 7:00pm, located at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York. LIVE and in person, along with the 1971 original Willy Wonka Movie actor Paris Themmen, who played Mike Tee-Vee, and the Amazing Krestin! Lot's of wonderful dessert foods, and more, to taste!!
Ticket information: http://thechocolateexpo.com/longislandholidayeditiontickets.html
100’s stand in line to get a picture of themselves with custom built Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car.http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-25/movie-car-replica-draws-crowd.html
Dick Van Dyke is interviewed by Dean Richards while sitting in Tony Garofalo’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car.http://wgntv.com/2016/06/24/dean-richards-full-interview-with-dick-van-dyke/
Dick Van Dyke arrives at his alma mater, Danville High School, in Tony Garofalo’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car.http://www.journalreview.com/news/article_c86b169a-399f-11e6-bd6c-b7e13639494a.html
Dick Van Dyke arrives at Danville High School in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to meet with students.http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-24/dick-van-dyke-im-17-again.html
Dick Van Dyke arrived at Danville High School in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a replica car from the 1968 movie of the same name that he starred in.http://www.news-gazette.com/video/2016-06-23/dick-van-dyke-danville.html
Dick Van Dyke returns to hometown of Danville in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car built by Tony Garofalo.http://foxillinois.com/news/local/dick-van-dyke-returns-to-hometown-of-danville
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica Car has a place of pride at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.http://www.vevlynspen.com/2016/03/at-nyias-its-car-its-plane-in-your.html?m=1
Chasing News interview with Tony Garofalo at the 2016 New York Auto Show.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZmzO49sro&app=desktop
A nice mention at the Washington Square Hotel site!http://washingtonsquarehotel.com/auto-show-2/
An interview with Tony by Jim Motavalli of CarTalk, at the 2016 New York Auto Show.http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/jim-motavalli/chitty-chitty-bang-bang-lives-again
At this year's New York International Auto Show, one concept car stands out amid the futuristic manifestations of the designer's art…http://www.autoblog.com/2016/03/28/chitty-chitty-bang-bang-replica-ny-auto-show/#conversation
Remember to check our photo pages for more pictures of Chitty at the show!!!
Update from Tony: “It’s a freakin’ Chitty frenzy here at the Auto Show!!!”
Check our photo pages for more pictures of Chitty at the show!!!http://www.motortrend.com/news/hidden-treasures-2016-new-york-auto-show/
NY’s Original City Guide
published a list of the “Ten Best Things to See at the 2016 NY Auto Show”. Check it out, and make plans to stop by and see Chitty
in the North Concourse of the Javits Center. See you there!
Check our photo pages for more pictures of Chitty at the show!!!http://www.cityguideny.com/article/new-york-auto-show#.VvWH-mNZZVq
March 25th thru April 3rd, Javits Center, New York City.
For information and tickets:http://www.autoshowny.com/events/chittychitty-bang-bang-replica/
Tony’s car is on the road!Watch the ‘Barcroft Cars’ interview with Tony Garofalo on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDXQhJE54x8
This is Tony Garofalo's hand built ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car’ which took 5 years to complete. This superb documentary was filmed by News12 NY on Long Island, which aired on News 12 TV with commentary by Doug Geed. The Dick Van Dyke clown costume in this video is the ONlY one of its kind in the world. The costume is complete and was screen-worn in the movie ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ by Dick Van Dyke, and is signed by Mr. Van Dyke himself. (Any other advertisement for hire of this costume online in the UK or USA by any other Memorabilia Collector Is false and unauthorized by Tony Garofalo.)Watch the News12 NY TV interview with Tony on YouTube:
With a little help from his friends
Tony Garofalo builds iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Carhttp://www.liherald.com/lynbrook/stories/With-a-little-help-from-his-friends,72149?page=1&content_source=
Essentially, with a childhood dream, 5 years of sleepless nights, and a little help from my friends,- I have transformed a rusty old 1914 overland model 79 into a Chitty Chitty bang Bang Replica movie car, the most Iconic Movie car in the world. now insured by Hagerty for $150,000!!!!!
Tony Garofalo, a retired NYPD police sergeant/ 911 survivor, and currently performs as a John Lennon impersonator in the Broadway Beatlemania show, Strawberry Fields, has transformed a rusty old 1914 Overland Model 79 into a childhood dream…http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/car-of-the-week/chitty-chitty-bang-bang-and-a-promise