Friday, September 7, 2007

Top 15 most Iconic Cars in Movies

Don't we all love lists? From, I found this list of hot vehicles featured in equally steaming motion pictures:

1. DMC-12 from Back to the Future.

The DeLorean DMC – 12 in the 1985 science fiction-comedy movie made it to the top.Directed by top-grossing, Steven Spielberg, then teenager Michael J. Fox was sent thirty years back in time on the De Lorean time machine. The movie grossed $210 million at the U.S. box office.

2. Herbie from The Lovebug

Herbie is "played" by an L87 pearl white 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 Deluxe Sunroof with yellow-on-black California license plates OFP 857.

3. The Batmobile from Batman

The batmobile provides batman with additional crime-busting features like carrying the highly intelligent computer that is remotely linked to the Batcave’s main computer, a remote control function, a field forensic kit and a personal small helicopter held in the trunk called a whirlybat.

4. Bandit 1 from Smokey and The Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 movie primarily starred Burt Reynolds and Sally Field. The film made use of five modified 1977 Pontiac Trans Ams that were each built according to the required stuntwork.

5. The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard

The TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard, is an adventure story of two good old boys, Bond Like Duke, living in an unincorporated area of the fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, racing around in their modified 1969 the Gerneral Lee, a Dodge Charger.

6. Ford Gran Tourino from Starsky & Hutch

Two streetwise undercover cops played by Ben Stiller and Owen wilson in 1975, driving in a red 1974 Ford Gran Torino, chased drug criminals with the help of underworld player, Huggy Bear.

7. Christine from Christine

A movie based from Stephen King’s horror novel, Christine used a 1958 red Plymouth Fury was a story of a teenager and his evil car.

8. Ecto 1 from The Ghostbusters movies

The Ectomobile in the Ghostbuster movies is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor limo-style endloader combination car of hearse and ambulance.

9. Blues Brothers Police Car from The Blues Brothers

The musical comedy movie starred John Landis and John Belushi featured musical numbers by R&B and soul legends James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, and epic car chase scenes.

10. Lightening McQueen from Cars

Lightning McQueen #95, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, and occasionally called "Stickers" by Sally, is the main character and is voiced by actor Owen Wilson. He is no real-world car in particular, but his overall profile was inspired by the Ford GT40.

11. Bumble Bee from The Transformers Movie

The Autonomous Robotic Life form or "Autobot" for short, Bumblebee is also on Earth, disguised as a 1976 Chevrolet Camaro.

12.”Black Moon” from Black Moon Rising

Black Moon, is a 300-MPH prototype vehicle where CIA agents kept the cassette containing vital information chased Sam Quint (Jones) and Marvin Ringer (Lee Ving).

13. Eleanor from Gone in Sixty Seconds

Codenamed "Eleanor", was played by a 1967 Shelby Ford Mustang GT 500.

14. BMW Z3 from Golden eye

The BMW Z3 is nothing but another car by the British crime-buster, James Bond.

15. Lamborghini Countach from Canonball Run

Jill, played by Adrienne Barbeau and Marcie, two attractive women drove the Lamborghini Countach.


Blogger Erwin Calverley said...

I like it when cars play a role in famous and old movies. An example would be the Plymouth Fury playing the role of Christine, the evil car from Stephen King's books. Another is the time machine from "Back to the Future", which is played by The DeLorean DMC. These cars will never be forgotten.

Erwin Calverley

February 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM  

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