Al H.'s Famous 1973 Ford Gran Torino®
"Starsky & Hutch"®Replica
This 1973 S&H Replica Torino
was made famous by the video
for the song "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies,
and was featured on the TV shows "Sliders,"
"The District," "The Agency,"
the movie, "Shriek if
You Know what I did Last Friday the 13th,"
and 2003's summer blockbuster "Charlie's
(Watch the behind-the-scenes featurettes on the DVD to see more
of this car, including Drew Barrymore tied to the hood!)
This car was re-painted and re-upholstered
for Charlie's Angels 2.
It has a 351 Cleveland 2-barrel engine.
This car is the creation
of Premiere Studio Rentals,
the people who made the "hero" Torinos
for the Warner Brothers film "Starsky & Hutch."®
The stripe is VERY similar to the movie cars, and the
color is exactly the same - Viper Red by PPG.
Sadly, Al H. (center) passed
away on July 6, 2004.
Those of us who met him at the Carlisle, PA S&H Torino Owners Reunion
in June of 2004 (pictured) consider ourselves blessed to have known him.
He was a great guy, instantly befriending everyone.
His joy and enthusiasm about his car, his family, and his new friends
were an inspiration to us all. We miss you, Al.
A note displayed on Al's
police cruiser, displayed in memory of Al, read:
"Officer Alfred 'Al' Handy 1969-2004. Al Handy became a Randolph police officer May 18, 1998.
He served with distinction and merit during his six years of service to the town of Randolph.
Al was a true professional, always ready to help and always ready to listen.
He was not only a cruiser officer and dispatcher, he also had a unique, self-taught talent
with computers and was named 'webmaster,' placed in charge of the Randolph PD website
which he designed and maintained. His devotion to the town of Randolph will not be forgotten.
His brother and sister officers will fondly remember him and his dedication. Rest in peace, Al.
Officer Handy, cruiser 734, this is
your last call."
Al's fellow Police Officers have established
a Scholarship Fund in his name.
E-mail Us to find out more about the fund, and how you
can donate to it.
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