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Transformers 4 car chase scene shot in downtown Taylor

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The fourth installment in Michael Bay's "Transformers" franchise is shooting in places like Elgin, Taylor, Lockhart and Pflugerville.

On Wednesday, downtown Taylor became a movie set…and a lot of people came to see some behind the scenes action – like a car chase scene on the overpass.

"Usually it's a small place. But now its way more bigger and people are coming from Hutto, everywhere. It draws a large crowd," said Christopher Velasqez.

Sue Worthy owns Abbe's Treasure Trove in downtown. Throughout the day she's been locking the place up and sneaking over to take a peek.

"I think it is awesome. I think it's brought Taylor a lot of people over here checking out different businesses. Some people didn't even know these businesses were down here. It's been crazy. It's been really, really cool," Worthy said.

But not all business owners are thrilled…like Miguel Espitia with L.L. Impressions.

He says parking was a pain and getting to his shop wasn't great either.

"Sometimes you couldn't even get to the sidewalk because they would stop people until it was over with or whatever. Usually it was about 20 or 30 minutes," Espitia said.

They also had to change their plans for the day.

"Yes, we were going to do a photo shoot and what happened is that we had to turn a couple of our models away because sometimes they wouldn't let our models go through," Espitia said.

Lance Morales was pretty excited about seeing some Transformers action, but it was hard to get to his favorite restaurant.

"You can't get to Taylor Café! That's my hot spot. Yeah, then we actually parked under the bridge, over there on the east side and they wouldn't let us walk across…and we're actually like late for work," Morales said jokingly.

Morales says he hopes his boss will understand because he ran into the star himself – Mark Wahlberg.

"He was a pretty big dude, I'm not gonna lie. He was about my height and he was a pretty big dude, pretty stout. I think I could take him in an arm wrestling match though," Morales said.

Transformers 4 opens next summer.

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