Category Archives: Cars in Movies

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

'65 Ford Mustang

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

Fast and Furious: The Fastest and Most Furious Cars in the Film Series

1971 Dodge ChargerIn 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

Entertainment and the Dodge Coronet

1965 Dodge CoronetThe 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

The Toughest Cars in the Movies

'66 Ford ThunderbirdFor 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 & Louise1966 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

Pontiac Trans Am –  Smokey and the Bandit

'77 Pontiac Trans AmIn 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: The Auto Edition

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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.

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Chevy Impala in the Movies: The Coolest Impalas in the Entertainment World

Chevy Impala in the Movies: The Coolest Impalas in the Entertainment World

'63 Chevy ImpalaThe 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 and Classic Cars

58 Ford Fairlane 500 SkylinerPerry 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

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

77 Pontiac Trans AMMost 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.

The Pontiac Star Chief: Bringing Lucy to California in Style!

The Pontiac Star Chief: Bringing Lucy to California in Style

1956 Star ChiefThe Pontiac Star Chief was the luxurious convertible car that appeared in the popular show I Love Lucy during the fourth season, which took place during 1954 and 1955. Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred drive this classic 1950s car all the way from New York City to Hollywood. The comic foursome carried on their typical hijinks while they showed the world what the typical American road trip was like.