Here’s the song that made a red ’33 Ford Three-Window famous: “Gimme All Your Lovin'” by ZZ Top.
At the moment we can think of only one car that became a legitimate MTV star back in the ’80s, the golden age of music videos. That would be the red ’33 Ford coupe of Billy Gibbons, lead guitarist and vocalist for ZZ Top. Built for Gibbons by Don Thelan of Buffalo Motor Cars in Paramount California, the Eliminator coupe, as it became known, borrowed its stance and silhouette from the California Kid ‘34 coupe of Pete Chapouris, but updated with ’80s-style wheels and trendy zipper graphics.
For the Eliminator album of the same name in 1983, ZZ Top had departed from its signature hard-edged electric blues, embracing a more pop-oriented sound with synthesizers and drum machines. The move paid off with the audience: Eliminator remains the band’s most popular album to date with more than 10 million records sold. The band embraced promotional videos in a big way as well, starting with this one, “Gimme All Your Lovin,” the first in a series starring the red ’33 coupe. Enjoy.