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The greatest car to appear on the big-screen....article on BBC

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Danny Tse, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Well-Known Member

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    What crap! Everyone knows it's James Bond's customized Aston Martin DB5 ...

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    The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made.

    CJ
     
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    1972 Cadillac El Dorado with Superfly headlights.
     
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    My picks in no particular order:

    James Bond - Astin Martin DB5
    Back to the Future - DeLorean
    Bullitt - Mustang
    Smokey and the Bandit - 77 Pontiac Trans AM (My fave)
    Cannonball Run - Lamborghini Countach

    must be more, but that's all I could think of right now.
     
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    the Challenger in Vanishing Point deserves an honorable mention....
     
  8. Bill Eberhardt

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    I'll put in a vote for the Yellow Rolls-Royce.

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  9. Brian Thibodeau

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    The Batmobile? Feh...

    I'd take every single car mentioned in the above posts over that overblown monster anyday. Not every customized movie car makes sense, I suppose.

    And I'd ad:

    - Mark Hamill's customized Corvette in CORVETTE SUMMER.
    - Toby Halicki's '81 Cadillac Eldorado in THE JUNKMAN (what an endurance test!).
    - Roy Scheider's plucky little Chevy Nova in THE SEVEN-UPS, as well as the villains' beautiful black Dodge Charger that loses five hubcaps during the duration of the big chase!
    - The Bluesmobile. 'Nuff said.
    - The Rolls Royce Silver Phantom (which was gold) in Ron Howard's GRAND THEFT AUTO.

    So many cars. So little time.
     
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    What about the metallic pea Wagon Queen Family Truckster ?

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    Aston Martin Vanquish [​IMG]
     
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    come on.. no one mentioned the greatest custom car?

    The Ghostbusters' special... (and where did they get that siren?!)

    Actually, my true preference would be for the modified Delorian, but the Ghostbusters car is pretty... interesting?

    Leo Kerr
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    I too would pick Bond's Aston Martin, though I would choose the 1966 (give or take a year) Batmobile second (it did make it to the big screen).
     
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    You're all wrong! Everyone knows that the greatest movie car of all time was Herbie the Lovebug! [​IMG]
     
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    The Hemicuda in Phantasm was one of my fav's.
     
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    Dammit all, that's the one I was trying to remember when I listed some favourites in an earlier post. Knew it was a Hemicuda, even knew the driver had a ponytail, but damned if I could remember the movie. You've saved me a lot of searching tonight, Philip!
     
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    What car's teetered on the side of a bridge, been sucked into a time-vortex, converted into a Death-Coaster, and can claim the Coen brothers, Tobey Maguire, Cliff Robertson, Cate Blanchett and Bruce Campbell as it's passengers? That's right, Sam Raimi's 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88, also known as the Classic!



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    It kicks the Batmobile's ass and makes the Aston Martin look like a little bitch.
     
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    Axel Foley's crappy blue Chevy Nova
     
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    yeah, the batmobile blows! Especially that one.
    My vote would have been for the Blues Brothers converted cop car [​IMG]
     
  20. Brian Thibodeau

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    Let's face it, in today's world, pollsters can use polls to any end they choose, particlularly theatre lobby polls like the one in that BBC article that places the Batmobile at number one. There's no science to it; just the potential for a little media play to stir up the usual rounds of debate and listmaking and to give media outlets extra "lifestyles" padding between all the good and bad news. I've been quite amused how often people cite thoroughly unscientific and obviously slanted polls to back up their points of view, particularly over in THE PASSION thread, but elsewhere as well. Polls are the spindoctor's ultimate weapon, and the media their willing vessels. Looks like the BBC took the bait, harmless though it is.

    That said, I'll still trust HTFers opinions any day on subjects like this, since by the time a thread like this has run its course, one has the only list one needs.

    A few more:
    The automotive cast of Cannonball Run: Jamie Farr's Rolls Royce, Jackie Chan's rocket-powered Subaru, Burt & Dom's Chevy Ambulance with standard Jack Elam, Dean & Sammy's holy Ferrari, Seymour Goldfarb's Aston Martin DB-5, Rick & Alfie's hotel trashin' Chevy pickup, Mel & Terry's Hawaiian Tropic stock racer.

    And then of course, the much classier automotive cast of THE GUMBALL RALLY: Nicholas Pryor and Michael Sarrazin in that killer Shelby Cobra 427, Tim McIntyre, Raul Julia and the Gumbo Gun in their V12 Ferrari 275 GTB (I think), Harvey Jason as Lapchick the Crazy Hungarian on his Kawasaki, Gary Busey and John Durren in their muscled-up Camaro Z-28, Lazaro Perez and Tricia O'Neill in his boss' doomed Rolls Royce, Susan Flannery and Joanne Nail in the Porsche 911 and J. Pat O'Malley and Vaughn Taylor in their classy Mercedes. What I wouldn't give to see this on DVD!!!
     

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