1972 Chevelle about to make film debut.

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Owner: Jeanne Rogers, Everett

Occupation: Retired from BNSF Railway

Car’s make and model: 1972 Chevelle 2-Door Sport Coupe

“I love my car because … in 1972, I bought a brand-new cranberry red Chevelle with a black vinyl top. I loved that car and drove it for 14 years before I sold it. I always regretted selling that car. In July of 2008, my husband Gary surprised me with an anniversary present. It was a 1972 Chevelle and was the closest thing he could find to my original cranberry red car. The main difference was this one was orange. When I got in and turned the key in the ignition, I felt like I was home. We restored this Chevelle to its original showroom condition and flame orange color and named her “Punkin.” She has won numerous local, regional and national awards but the highlight was in 2014 when director Jeff Ferrell asked to use Punkin in an independent movie that he was making and shooting in the Pacific Northwest. Punkin played the primary car role in ‘Dead West,’ which was released on DVD Feb. 7, 2017.”

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