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    Your Favorite Movie and TV Cars?

    So what are your favorite movie and TV cars?

    Some of my favorites are:

    1977 Trans Am in the movie "Smokey and the Bandit":




    1969 Dodge Charger from the TV series - "The Dukes of Hazzard":




    1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (390) from the movie "Bullitt":






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    Bullit was the best ever, the bouncing on the streets excellent,

    also his supermarket-shopping technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Bullit was the best ever, the bouncing on the streets excellent,

    also his supermarket-shopping technique.

    Especially the Charger with 5 wheel covers. My favorite would be the Bluesmobile. Nothing fancy but lots and lots of stunt driving. After that would be the FIRST "Eleanor" from the original (and I think better) "Gone in 60 Seconds".
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Bullit was the best ever, the bouncing on the streets excellent,

    also his supermarket-shopping technique.
    Bullitt 40 years later still stands as the best movie car chase scene. McQueen and company did a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grouch
    Especially the Charger with 5 wheel covers. My favorite would be the Bluesmobile. Nothing fancy but lots and lots of stunt driving. After that would be the FIRST "Eleanor" from the original (and I think better) "Gone in 60 Seconds".
    I have probably seen this chase scene at least 30 times, and there are few bloopers if you look closely enough. The Charger 5 wheel covers and the repeated showing of the same Volkswagen Beetle in different shots are the two big ones that come to mind.

    Here's the entire chase scene in case anyone has not seen it:




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    The yellow 2CV from "For Your Eyes Only".

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    The yellow 2CV from "For Your Eyes Only".
    What about 'Herbie'? or the traffic jam busting 'Chittychittybangbang'.

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    My Favorites -

    Stingray (1978) - Great driving with William Watson, Christopher Mitchum and Sherry Jackson (she was hot)

    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) - actually filmed in the summer of 1973. Mary was smokin'

    Sugarland Express (1974) - great 31/33 cents per gallon shot at an Arco Station.

    Gumball Rally (1976) - Memorable line - "Flat out at the red line with no catalytic converters and no 55 mph speed limit."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    My Favorites -

    Stingray (1978) - Great driving with William Watson, Christopher Mitchum and Sherry Jackson (she was hot)

    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) - actually filmed in the summer of 1973. Mary was smokin'

    Sugarland Express (1974) - great 31/33 cents per gallon shot at an Arco Station.

    Gumball Rally (1976) - Memorable line - "Flat out at the red line with no catalytic converters and no 55 mph speed limit."
    Never saw "Stingray", I'll have to check it out.

    "Sugarland Express" was a good movie based on a true story as I recall. It had more early 1970s full-size Mopars than any other movie that I can recall.

    "Gumball Rally" is a classic, I had forgetten about this movie. Had a lot of nice cars in it.

    "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" was an off the wall movie that has become a cult classic. It had a lot of good chase scenes.


    Here's a great scene from "Gumball Rally", won't see any current Shelby Cobra owners doing this to their cars:




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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    The yellow 2CV from "For Your Eyes Only".

    I had forgotten about that one. That was one tough little car. I also liked the theft deterrent system on James Bond's Lotus at the crime lords house. (Kaboom!)
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    Pete -

    Stingray featured a 1964 Stingray convertible and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. The chase scenes were awesome. It is hard to find this movie since they have never made standalone DVD. I believe that you can find a DVD at Amazon combined with several other movies.

    The driving in Dirty Mary and Stingray is almost as good as Bullitt in my opinion, as the chases are dispersed throughout the movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Quote Originally Posted by grouch
    Especially the Charger with 5 wheel covers. My favorite would be the Bluesmobile. Nothing fancy but lots and lots of stunt driving. After that would be the FIRST "Eleanor" from the original (and I think better) "Gone in 60 Seconds".
    I have probably seen this chase scene at least 30 times, and there are few bloopers if you look closely enough. The Charger 5 wheel covers and the repeated showing of the same Volkswagen Beetle in different shots are the two big ones that come to mind.

    Here's the entire chase scene in case anyone has not seen it:



    It had an effect on my 18-yr-old mind!

    I then had a genuine chase thing where four men in a car wanted to stop me and my girlfriend.

    Also on a bike similar at high speed over 100mph.

    It wasn't nice but we didn't get hurt

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    Re: Your Favorite Movie and TV Cars?

    EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle (GMC motorhome) from Stripes




    Here's an index of various movie vehicles:
    http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicl...iclesIndex.htm

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    Re: Your Favorite Movie and TV Cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle (GMC motorhome) from Stripes




    Here's an index of various movie vehicles:
    http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicl...iclesIndex.htm

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    I forgot about the EM-50, that was based on the 1973-1978 GMC MotorHome 260

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    Re: Your Favorite Movie and TV Cars?

    That chase scene holds up very well - though the rest of the movie doesn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    That chase scene holds up very well - though the rest of the movie doesn't!
    I think the movie "Bullitt" holds up pretty well across the board. However I was not too fond of the beginning hospital scene, it's a little too realistic. The climax of the movie was very well done, with Steve McQueen chasing the bad guy while dodging bullets and 707 jetliners on the main runway at San Francisco International Airport. And Jaqueline Bisset looked fantastic in Bullit (her acting was very good too), and this was years before "Class" and "The Deep".

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    Re: Your Favorite Movie and TV Cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    That chase scene holds up very well - though the rest of the movie doesn't!
    McQueen was wooden, but then he always was. One of the most overrated actors ever. But he was in a lot of good films. I'm partial to "The Getaway" with Ali McGraw, McQueen seemed to fit well with Peckinpah's style.

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