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Category Archives: Cars in Movies
Highway Patrol: Let the Car be the Star
When most television shows were filming in backlots and studios, Highway Patrol set a new standard by filming in actual rural roads in California. The popular show starring Broderick Crawford aired between 1955 and 1959. Filmed in black and white, the classic cop show pioneered the cop show genre and became a favorite in over 70 different countries.
The main character, Dan Mathews, was a part of the California Highway Patrol. He could always be found either reclining on or driving in his two-door 1955 Buick Century. The car which was modeled to look exactly like the real CHP cars. Interestingly, the CHP wanted to have a show that resembled Dragnet, which featured the local Los Angeles Police Department.
Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars
Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the most talented modern-day actors. Since he plays major roles in many period-piece films, he often finds himself being able to enjoy driving classic vehicles. Interestingly, the very first car he ever owned was a Ford Mustang from the 1960s. Moving many years into the future, he now is personally involved in environmental issues and he personally drives cars that are environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that he is such an environmentally friendly actor, many of the vintage cars he was fortunate enough to drive were anything but environmentally friend. These are a few of the more notable cars:
Fast and Furious: The Fastest and Most Furious Cars in the Film Series
In 2001, the movie industry was changed forever when The Fast and the Furious movie franchise began. This movie and the five sequels have continued to fill theaters with people who love fast cars, heists, and street racing. With actors like Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster driving some of the hottest cars to ever appear on the big screen, it is no wonder that the movie is considered a feast for the senses. These are some of the most memorable cars to grace the screen:
Entertainment and the Dodge Coronet
The Dodge Coronet is car model that started as a high-end car in the early 1950s, but dropped to the low-end car in the late 1950s. Eventually the car became a hot rod and then turned into a mid-size sedan and station wagon in the 1970s. It is true that the car is not as memorable as the Chevy Belair, Ford Mustang, or Mercedes Gullwing, but it did appear in many popular television shows.
The Toughest Cars in the Movies
For many people, music defines their history. For others, it’s all about the cars. Fortunately, the two go hand-in-hand as the toughest cars usually involve the toughest music, too. Here is a list of the toughest cars in the movies:
Thelma & Louise – 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible: The spunky duo make their trek across the country in the powder blue Ford Thunderbird together. They pick up Brad Pitt and run away from the law all in the car. It IS the setting for the perfect girl power movie, until the finale when the duo drive the car over the edge of Dead Horse Point which stands in for the Grand Canyon. Even covered in desert dust, the Ford Thunderbird is just as beautiful and rugged as the two costars, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.
Pontiac Trans Am – Smokey and the Bandit
In 1977, two of the most popular movies of all time were released within one week of each other. One of them is the ever popular Star Wars: A New Hope, which was released on May 25. The second is the exhilaratingly fun Smokey and the Bandit, which was released one week earlier on May 19.
The Beverly Hillbillies: The Auto Edition
The Beverly Hillbillies was and continues to be a popular show. The originals aired between 1962 and 1971. Buddy Ebsen and the crew from the sticks finds oil and is suddenly transplanted into posh Beverly Hill, California. This was the first television show in the “fish-out-of-water” genre that continues to be popular today.
Chevy Impala in the Movies: The Coolest Impalas in the Entertainment World
The Chevy Impala has appeared in countless movies, television shows, songs, and music videos. Many of the appearances were in small cameo roles where the car appeared on the streets or in parking lots. Since the car has been in production for five decades, it is only natural that the car actually has had a number of major roles, too. These are a five of the best:
Perry Mason and Classic Cars
Perry Mason is the detective show that started it all. The show debuted in 1957 and lasted until 1966. The television show was based on the collection of over 80 novels that sold over 135 million copies. Perry Mason, the hard working attorney, became the inspiration for detective shows like Bones, Dexter, CSI, and Criminal Minds. It also became an inspirational show for classic car collectors, especially those who work on authentic restorations. Collectors and restorers simply have to watch the DVDs to see what their favorite vintage cars looked like in mid-century years when the show was first released.
Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies
Most movies are loved for two reasons: actors who put their all into their roles and stories that plunge into our souls while thoroughly stirring our emotions. Every now and then, there are movies that captivate us for other reasons, like high tech special effects and mind blowing comedic timing. However, there are those occasional movies that suck us in, not for the story or the actors, special effects or comedy, but because they have supremely cool cars.