Movie Cars Make Cinematic History

Movie Cars Make Cinematic History

There are 23 comments on the NBC 5 Chicago story from Feb 22, 2008, titled Movie Cars Make Cinematic History. In it, NBC 5 Chicago reports that:

Some of the biggest movie stars in film history haven't been actors, but the cars that the actors drove.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC 5 Chicago.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
who knows

Cicero, IL

#1 Feb 22, 2008
what about the chrysler imperial from the green hornet?
and the brady bunch wagon.
EveryMan

Austin, TX

#2 Feb 23, 2008
What about "The Great Race", especially Dr. Fate's car or the Lesile Special.
Tony

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Feb 23, 2008
Ferris Beuller Ferrari was actually an MG!

The Ferrari from that movie was actually a highly modified MG! Only a few were made but someone is starting to make them again!
NeonEdge

Needham, MA

#4 Feb 23, 2008
How could you forget the white 1970 challenger from Vanishing point?
Houser

Sudbury, Canada

#5 Feb 23, 2008
What about the Red Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch??
VegasGuy

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Feb 23, 2008
Actually, the Ferris Bueller car was a Datsun Z car replica done by McBurnie (Sp?). Similar kits are available from a couple of sources these days and rely on a Datusn 240/260/280 chassis for motive power.

I thought the 60's Batmobile was based on a Pontiac chassis rather than a 55 Ford....anyone know for sure?
sting fellow hawk

Winter Park, FL

#7 Feb 23, 2008
I think the "Uncle Buck" car should definitely be in the worst list.
Eric

Winter Haven, FL

#8 Feb 23, 2008
Man when I see this post I thought for sure the red grand torino from starchy and husk would be on the list!

or even general lee from dukes of hazard!?

=[
Jack Yan

Wellington, New Zealand

#9 Feb 23, 2008
I’m with NeonEdge above on the comment about the Challenger. It surely should rank in the top 10.

VegasGuy, I am not sure about the Batmobile but I always understood it to be an ex-Lincoln show car. What it was built on, I do not know.
Mesir

Perth, Australia

#10 Feb 23, 2008
Where the hell is the ford from, Mad MAX... that is a memorable car...
RINA

Asunción, Paraguay

#11 Feb 23, 2008
Randy

Michigan City, IN

#12 Feb 23, 2008
How about the orginal 1969 "The Italian Job"?
PiL

New York, NY

#13 Feb 23, 2008
this is an excellent list - sad to see no mention of the awesome 55 Bel Air from Two Lane Blacktop though
mike

Trumbull, CT

#14 Feb 23, 2008
What i wanna know is where is elanor the shelby gt500 from gone in sixty seconds. Not the best movie but hands down one of the most recognizable cars on the planet.
Dale

Hollywood, FL

#15 Feb 23, 2008
How about Jed Klammpets pickup truck or Simon Templars Volvo P1800
jim

Germantown, MD

#16 Feb 23, 2008
congrats you forgot about Kitt
Leon Flamick

Burnaby, Canada

#17 Feb 24, 2008
How about the most famous car ever, the General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger in both TV and the movies.
Chris

Bunbury, Australia

#18 Feb 24, 2008
Pretty good list there, tho I do believe Herbie the love bug is worthy of being on the list of memorable movie stars.
Cartman007

Richmond, VA

#19 Feb 25, 2008
The Mad Max/Road Warrior car was actually an Australian XB GT. It's an Aussie only car built on the falcon platform. The nose was a fiberglass conversion available in the 70s.
Mike

Flint, MI

#20 Feb 25, 2008
Really, no General Lee?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Steve McQueen Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Chad McQueen quits acting (Apr '06) May '14 johnny 32
News The Great Deception (Sep '10) Sep '13 Keagan 3
News Lucille Ball polka dot dress sold for $168K (Aug '13) Aug '13 Brandt 1
News Fatalities continue as Chicago defends Fire Codes (Jan '13) Jan '13 Southern Cool 2
News The real-life Great Escape: Survivors who tunne... (Jan '13) Jan '13 Pesky army 6
News Watch The Bullitt Chase Remake From The Alcatra... (Mar '12) Jun '12 JusttheFacts 5
News Steve McQueen (Mar '12) Mar '12 Bullitt 1
More from around the web