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The Cars of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Cars of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

'85 Pontiac FieroIn the 1980s, there were very few movies that were better than the ones by John Hughes and many people believe that the best one was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If you haven’t seen it, the gem starred Matthew Broderick as the title character who just wants to enjoy a sunny day away from school. Bueller knows that he needs his friends to really enjoy the day, so he makes arrangements with Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck, and Sloane Peterson, played by Mia Sara. The trio ends up together and has the best day ever, while his archnemesis, Principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) works hard to prove that Bueller is skipping class. The antics of the kids, the principal, and Bueller’s sister, played by Jennifer Grey, are filled with many memorable automotive moments.

Don’t Embarrass Me: Worst “Car of the Year” Awards

Don’t Embarrass Me: Worst “Car of the Year” Awards

1972 Chevy VegaEach year, automakers wait with baited breath for the release of the car of the year awards. These come from major automotive magazines like Car and Driver and Motor Trend.

These car magazines originally chose cars that were affordable and stood apart from the crowd. It took a few years of choosing flops to force the car makers to set standards for their award winning cars, so now they look at technology, innovation, reliability, and performance. These are a few of the regretful “Car of the Year” award winners: