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Subject: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: loki 13 on 05/03/09 at 6:48 pm

Our classic rock radio station compiled a list of favorite movie cars. Only a few on their list would make mine.
Of course the Delorean from Back To The Future was #1, and the newer Batmobiles were high rated but
they wouldn't make my top ten list, would they make yours?

My Top Ten Movie Cars:

#10...Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor....The Wraith.

#9...1954 Lincoln Futura....The Original Batman Movie

#8...1958 Plymouth Fury....Christine

#7....1948 Tucker Sedan....Tucker

#6...1971 Lincoln Continental....The Car

#5...1967 Chevy Camaro....Better Off Dead

#4...1932 Ford Coupe....American Graffiti

#3....1969 Dodge Charger....Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

#2...1970 Pontiac GTO Judge....Dazed And Confused

#1...1957 Chevy Bel-Air....Catch Me If You Can  (Not the Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio movie)


Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: Davester on 05/04/09 at 6:11 pm


  Not only my top ten, but the only ten I can think of...

  V-8 Interceptor Police Special - Mad Max, Mad Max 2
  General Lee - Dukes of Hazzard
  Peterbuilt truck - Duel

  Nope, not quite ten...
 
 

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: whistledog on 05/04/09 at 7:30 pm

For me, it's not just movie cars, but TV cars in there as well ...

1 | Coyote X - Hardcastle & McCormick
http://www.javelinamx.com/carstars/coyote3.jpg

2 | 1982 Pontiac Firebird Transamm (a.k.a. KITT) - Knight Rider
http://www.myextralife.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/mickael-and-kitt.jpg

3 | DeLorean - Back to the Future
http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/aa_1981_delorean_dmc_12_.jpg

4 | General Lee - The Dukes of Hazzard
http://www.speakenglishordie.com/wp-content/uploads/general.lee.jpg

5 | 1965 Corvette Stingray - Stingray
http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/041807_1.jpg

6 | Rick Simon's 1979 Dodge Power Wagon - Simon and Simon
http://www.imcdb.org/images/002/825.jpg

7 | Colt Seavers' GMC High Sierra - The Fall Guy
http://www.chromjuwelen.com/images/dynamicImage/-860896285_240_179_240_179.25_0_0_80_2008_August_gmc-colt_seavers.jpg

8 | Lotus Esprit S1 (but only if it could also turn into a submarine LOL) - The Spy Who Loved Me
http://www.stuff.tv/ProductImages/12818016amn.jpg

9 | 1975 Ford Gran Torino - Starsky and Hutch
http://www.stormridercustoms.carlovers.co.uk/st&hut.jpg

0 | 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - The Living Daylights
http://photos.autoexpress.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_585/car_photo_292749_7.jpg

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: loki 13 on 05/04/09 at 9:12 pm

^ I always liked Starsky's Gran Torino it just I liked other cars better, I once owned a '73 Torino but it was blue.

Honorable mention car: 1974 Dodge Monaco (with Police Package).....The Blues Brothers

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: loki 13 on 05/05/09 at 6:54 pm

Honorable mention II:

1921 Oldsmobile.......The Beverly Hillbillies

Drag-U-La Racer....The Munsters (Grandpa's coffin car.)

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: whistledog on 05/05/09 at 7:51 pm


^ I always liked Starsky's Gran Torino it just I liked other cars better, I once owned a '73 Torino but it was blue.

Honorable mention car: 1974 Dodge Monaco (with Police Package).....The Blues Brothers


The Blues mobile that was used in the original 1980 Blues Brothers used to be on display here in my city.  Dan Aykroyd owned a bar and he placed the car in his restaurant so that a portion of it looked like it was smashing through the brick LOL

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: danootaandme on 05/06/09 at 8:22 am

Gone in 60 Seconds

Ford Shelby Mustang 500GT "Eleanor"


http://privat.bluezone.no/moa/supercars/photos/67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500.jpg

Christine

http://www.nzmoparregistry.com/assets/christine.jpg

James Bonds Aston Martin DB5

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/2085/1965_AstonMartin_DB5JamesBond2.jpg

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: zcrito on 05/06/09 at 6:55 pm


   Not only my top ten, but the only ten I can think of...

   V-8 Interceptor Police Special - Mad Max, Mad Max 2
   General Lee - Dukes of Hazzard
   Peterbuilt truck - Duel

   Nope, not quite ten...
   
   


Peterbuilt truck - Duel

No love for a '70 Plymouth Valiant?

For me, out of what's been given, that James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 gets my vote.

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/06/09 at 7:45 pm

1. The Blues Brothers (1980):
1974 Dodge Monaco

2. Smokey and the Bandit (1978):
1977 Pontiac Trans-Am

3. Vacation (1983):
Wagon Queen Family Truckster (modified Ford LTD Country Squire station Wagon, model year unknown)

4. Repo Man (1983)
1964 Chevy Malibu

5. Vanishing Point (1971)
1970 Dodge Challenger  R/T

6. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
1969 Dodge Charger

7. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
1984 "Sheepdog" van

8. True Stories (1986)
That red convertible David Byrne drives.  

9. Up In Smoke (1978)
Pedro's low rider

10. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Finch's 1962 Chrysler Imperial convertible

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: danootaandme on 05/07/09 at 11:25 am

The tricked out 1971 Jaguar XK-E from Harold and Maude

http://www.grimrides.com/haroldmaudehearse/Jag-Hear.jpg

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/07/09 at 10:23 pm


The tricked out 1971 Jaguar XK-E from Harold and Maude

http://www.grimrides.com/haroldmaudehearse/Jag-Hear.jpg


Now that was a car!  If I was a zillionaire, that's what I'd drive!
8)

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: Davester on 05/08/09 at 6:30 am


Peterbuilt truck - Duel

No love for a '70 Plymouth Valiant?

For me, out of what's been given, that James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 gets my vote.



  By all means.  It held it's own after getting the sh*t kicked out of it...


  Everybody's lover, everybody's brother, I wanna be your lifetime friend.
  Crazy as a rocket, nothin in my pocket, I keep it at the rainbow's end.
  I never think of money, I think of milk 'n honey, grinnin like a cheshire cat.
  I focus on the pleasure, somethin' I can treasure, can you picture that?

  Let me take your picture, add it to the mixture, there it is I got you now!
  Really nothin' to it, anyone can do it, it's easy and we all know how.
  Now begins the changin', mental rearrangin', nothing's really where it's at,

  All of us are winnin, pickin and a-grinnin, Lordy but I love to jam

  Jelly-belly gigglin, dancin and a-wigglin, honey that's the way I am!

  Lost my heart in Texas, Northern lights affect us, I keep it underneath my hat,
  Aurora Borealis, shinin down on Dallas! Can you picture that?
  Can you picture that?

 
  1951 Studebaker Commander
  http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-6/1193336/muppet-movie-studebaker.jpg

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: Davester on 05/08/09 at 6:36 am


The tricked out 1971 Jaguar XK-E from Harold and Maude

http://www.grimrides.com/haroldmaudehearse/Jag-Hear.jpg


  Looks like something from Wacky Races...

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: gumbypiz on 05/09/09 at 5:34 am


Gone in 60 Seconds

Ford Shelby Mustang 500GT "Eleanor"


http://privat.bluezone.no/moa/supercars/photos/67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500.jpg



No offense but I despise this car, this is not anywhere near the “real” Eleanor nor is it a “real” Shelby GT 500! The real Eleanor is a ’72 Mustang Mach I from the ORIGINAL Gone in 60 Seconds.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3315/3515246044_417c3ff8ae.jpg

The remake starred a FAKE Shelby GT 500 that is still the subject of lawsuits between Haliki’s widow and Carroll Shelby to this day.
The remake of the film was awful, the original one is pretty bad too, but while the acting in the original is just as bad (but at least not claiming to use professional actors to get the same results), the original movie is a whole lot more fun and has a lot more heart than the lame remake.

Just so everyone is up to “speed” director H.B. "Toby" Haliki’s original Gone in 60 Seconds set a record of wrecked cars in the film back in ’74 and longest car chase at 47 mins. Most of it, filmed in my current hometown of Long Beach, Ca ILLEGALLY, WITHOUT A FILMING PERMIT! That’s important to note as Halicki owned each and every one of the cars in the film, all of them, including the ones wrecked and he drove the original Eleanor too. Which was nearly destroyed during filming, but, alas, it still RUNS!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3359/3515287252_fa260f1c64.jpg


I agree on all the famous icon cars everyone has posted, but have to note the glaringly missing:

Priest’s “Hog” from Superfly.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3515246074_75baa65d7e.jpg
PIMPTASTIC!

James Taylor's (Yes, THAT James Taylor, he is a gear-head in reality) ’55 Chevy from the minimalist road movie, Two Lane Blacktop
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3514437311_225beb488b_o.jpg
or Harrison Ford's ’55 Chevy from American Graffiti http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3515246034_16e1d7563a_o.jpg
(yes, its the SAME EXACT car, different paint, plus bumper, but the same car).

The ’72 Ferrari Daytona GTB3 convertible from the Gumball Rally, the sound of this four carb, V-12 engine is like SEX!

And the most glaring omission (for a car guy)… Steve McQueen’s ’67 Mustang from the movie that redefined car chases in movies, “Bullitt” http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3515246058_6c9ede6e78_o.jpg…how could we forget that?

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: loki 13 on 05/09/09 at 9:11 am

^ I figured someone would throw in the Mustang from Bullitt but I was never a big fan of
the Fastback Mustang and that's a big reason it didn't make my list.

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: anabel on 05/13/09 at 9:32 pm

Wow, I like so many of those cars! Especially The General Lee!  Did anyone mention Bumblebee from Transformers? 

Matthew wants me to buy a yellow and black 2010 Camaro now that they're out and save it for him, he said I should be ready to pass it down to him in 8 years, right?  if I get one of those it's MINE!  No sharing...ever!!  8)

Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Movie Cars.

Written By: nally on 02/06/10 at 11:59 pm

Can't think of any right now...but one of my personal faves was Herbie the Love Bug, a classic VW with the number 53 showing on all sides of it.

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