Last month, we revealed the first half of our favorite rides in movies. The right car in a movie can feel a standalone character. You can find Part 1 of our list, here (link to other blog once approved). Without further ado, here are our top five movie cars of all time.
#5 1970 Dodge Charger, The Fast and the Furious Series (2001-)
The same All-American hot rod from The Dukes of Hazzard TV show and the 1970s cult hit Dirty Mary Crazy Larry; the 1968-70 Dodge Charger grew in fame again when it was the car of choice for Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) throughout the entire series of The Fast and The Furious.
#4 Multiple Year Chevrolet Camaros, Transformers Series (2007-)
Despite the fact that the original Bumblebee was a Volkswagen Beetle, Michael Bay’s rendition of the Transformers series featured a stylish Chevrolet Camaro as the disguise for Bumblebee. Bumblebee starts off as a piece-of-junk 1977 Camaro. After hearing his owner, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf,) call the car a piece of junk, Bumblebee then uses his Autobot ability to scan himself as a brand new 2009 Camaro.
Since the first movie in 2007, Bumblebee has taken the form of many different models of the Chevrolet Camaro. In Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014,) Bumblebee even takes the form of a beautiful 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS, whose owner just happens to be Michael Bay.
#3 1974 Dodge Monaco (The Bluesmobile), The Blues Brothers (1980)
Arguably the only movie car that is on a mission from God. This run-down vehicle was a decommissioned Mount Prospect police car by Elwood Blues, following him selling his previous car in order to buy a microphone. Although a piece of junk, the bluesmobile evaded law enforcement multiple times, pulled off a full backflip in midair, jumped an open drawbridge and even plowed through a busy shopping mall. Despite all of the amazing things the bluesmobile could do, the damn cigarette lighter didn’t work.
#2 1982 DeLorean DMC-12, Back to the Future (1985-1990)
I don’t know about you but who would not want a car that can go back in time! What else do we have to say? After stealing plutonium from the Libyans and hopping in the DeLorean to escape death, Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown quickly find themselves in 1955 — 30 years in the past. The DeLorean is one of the most iconic movie vehicles in modern cinema, putting it at the top of our list.
#1 The Griswold Family Truckster, National Lampoon’s Vacation Series (1983-1989)
Although it isn’t exactly a real car, since it was created specifically for the movie, the Griswold family truckster is based on the 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon. The legendary station wagon makes an appearance in all three National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. Although a very small role in the movies compared to the rest of the list, the trio of movies will have you dying with laughter from start to finish. “Wally World or bust!”
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