The Quest for Jim Morrison’s Lost Mustang

Jim Morrison's Lost Mustang

It has been suggested on Doors message boards that Doors fans create more poetry, paintings, novels, and films than fans of other rock bands. I don’t know if that is true or not, but L. Christian Mixon is making a documentary on a unique and interesting angle on Jim Morrison.

In “Vision Quest to find ‘The Blue Lady,’” Mixon is in the process of creating a documentary film on his quest to find Jim Morrison’s car, “The Blue Lady.” The car was given to Morrison when Elektra Records owner Jac Holzman asked each of The Doors what present they wanted after Light My Fire became a gold record. Morrison asked for and received a 1967 GT500 Shelby Mustang. Morrison was later involved in a crash with the car and it is thought the car was scrapped and disappeared from history. But Mixon isn’t so sure, “in the age of the internet, many registries are filling in most of the blanks and some entire production runs of rare cars are accounted for. Add to the fact that the owner was a celebrity at the time of the car’s disappearance, and I feel strongly that it is still somewhere.”

Mixon is a lifelong Doors fan, an avid reader, and an avid car collector and actor/director/producer. He was the owner of Collector Car Central in Temple, Texas and it was his research headquarters until the economic downturn closed it’s doors. All of these interests have coalesced in producing “Vision Quest.” He became interested in the project after reading Stephen Davis’ Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend. He doesn’t want to create a documentary focused on just one aspect of Morrison or the car he wants to create an all around overview of Morrison, “too many people write Jim Morrison off as a drug and alcohol fueled madman who just did crazy things and probably abandoned the car. But if you dig anywhere past the surface, you find that Jim was a man driven by deep passions and big appetites. “The Blue Lady” was the embodiment of an icon for him and he would not let her go easily.” He’s planning on talking to people from the Sunset Strip crowd of the time, he’ll talk to Shelby Mustang owners, and he’ll be interviewing friends of Morrison about what the car meant to him.

The project to find “The Blue Lady” is still in the research stage of production, not only is he contacting people to interview but at the same time he’s trying to find the car itself. Mixon says “a few ‘possible’ cars have shown up, but nothing has panned out.”

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