Post by Steam McQueen on May 17, 2014 1:03:22 GMT -5
- Another list, "The ten best movie cars - ever." Bluesmobile comes in at #7 in this one. As usual it's just one writers opinion, this one appears to be from British Telecommunications and because it's a British top-10 I'm sure you can guess #1. And also why the Italian Job Mini's from the 1969 movie finish ahead of Bandit and the Bluesmobile. But Starsky's striped tomato ahead of the Bluesmobile?? Blasphemy! And the Gran Torino pic is from the tv show, not the movie.
Not sure what up with all of that, wikipedia. The Bluesmobile entry at wikipedia is a '74 hardtop. The 3rd generation 1974-1977 C-body Dodge Monaco entry is a '75 Blumo ... ? I mean sure the '75 Blumo fits the category but what the? Lol, as LV pointed out back at da BBC, that Quebec Blumo has a BDR 529 front plate but it's been digitally scrubbed for some reason.
* MoviePilot appears to be all stuff written and submitted by fans. Movies mostly, I see some Simpsons stuff there. So the list was prepared by some guy born in 1980 who made a list and submitted it to moviepilot. I mean he has The Nude Bomb in the list. Remember the Get Smart movie? haha, funny stuff.
Ahh yes I recall it being mentioned that the Texas Blumo decided to post his car on that wiki page. It should be a picture of an actual movie Bluesmobile there and not a civilian clone with a green interior. * edit - There might be copyright issues preventing using a picture of the movie Bluesmobile ?
Great to see the Crown Vic pics of #43 and #66, definitely good pics for that page.
Still bad info there regarding crashed cars, BB2000 did not wreck 104 cars. I'm not sure where those numbers came from, there's still articles out there saying it beat The Blues Brothers by one car which is nonsense. There were not 103 cars wrecked in The Blues Brothers.
Other than that, lol, the group shot is a classic and there's also a link to this site!!
Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 5, 2019 17:54:51 GMT -5
- This one came out last August, just noticed it today on the Top Gear website, the link to the Hyundai blog is at the bottom.
The top 40 greatest movie cars, based on a UK survey
1) Aston Martin DB5 in the James Bond franchise (seven movies) 2) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (custom Paragon Panther) in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3) 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 in the Back to the Future trilogy 4) 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle in the Herbie franchise 5) Tumbler (Batmobile) in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises 6) Lotus Esprit S1 in The Spy Who Loved Me 7) Greased Lightning (1948 Ford De Luxe) in Grease 8) 1968 Mk1 Mini Cooper S in The Italian Job (1969) 9) Ford Mustang GT Fastback in Bullitt 10) Batmobile (custom 1954 Lincoln Futura) in Batman (1966) 11) Batmobile in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns 12) The Bluesmobile (1974 Dodge Monaco) in The Blues Brothers 13) Ecto-1 (1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor) in Ghostbusters 14) Bumblebee (1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro) in Transformers 15) 1966 Ford Thunderbird in Thelma & Louise 16) Audi R8 in Iron Man 17) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB in Ferris Bueller's Day Off 18) 1977 Pontiac Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit 19) 6000 SUX in Robocop 20) Christine (1958 Plymouth Fury) in Christine 21) Dodge Charger in The Fast and the Furious 22) 1969 Ford Mustang in John Wick 23) Toyota Supra Mark IV in The Fast and the Furious 24) Eleanor (1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1) in Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) 25) Acura NSX Roadster Concept in The Avengers 26) Phil Coulson's Lola (1962 Chevrolet Corvette) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 27) The Taxi in Taxi Driver 28) 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto in The Graduate 29) Shaggin' Wagon (1984 Ford Econoline) in Dumb and Dumber 30) 1989 Mini Cooper in The Bourne Identity 31) 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Vanishing Point 32) 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle in Drive 33) The Gigahorse in Mad Max: Fury Road 34) Pussy Wagon (1977 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside) in Kill Bill 35) 1951 Studebaker Commander in The Muppet Movie 36) Pursuit Special (modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe) in Mad Max 37) 1973 Ford Gran Torino in The Big Lebowski 38) 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Death Proof 39) Mirth Mobile (1976 AMC Pacer) in Wayne's World 40) Hank Pym's Triumph Spitfire in Ant-Man
The survey was commissioned by Hyundai ahead of the UK release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which features the Kona, the new Veloster, and the upcoming Santa Fe.
Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 7, 2019 20:20:35 GMT -5
- A top-10 car chase list from a year and a half ago that I don't recall seeing in my searches. It's from Laser Time which is a podcast by the looks of it. I think even 50 years from now The Blues Brothers will still be making these lists!
#10 - Short Time (1990)
#09 - Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
#08 - Death Proof (2007)
#07 - Speed Racer (2008) * I don't know what this is or why it made this list
#06 - Fast Five (2011)
Looks like they declared #05 a tie ...
#05a - The French Connection (1971) * Long version on youtube is 240p so here's a HD clip ...
#05b - To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
#04 - The Blues Brothers (1980) * Doesn't look like the final chase is uploaded in full ? Here's a clip ...
#03 - Ronin (1998)
#02 - Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
#01 - Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) * 42 minute car chase
I'm not sure why he stopped with "Car Chase Wonderland" and then created the 2nd channel, maybe because the uploads are more in HD and stuff like that. He uploads chases from movies I've never even heard of, lol, lots of good stuff. Full movies also.
Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 18, 2019 18:42:40 GMT -5
- From the movie site ComingSoon , The 10 Most Iconic Movie Cars
All the usual suspects are here, there's one I've never seen on any top-10 list anywhere. They put them in alphabetical order of movie title so here they are ...
Back to the Future (1985)
Five real Delorean DMC-12s were used in the filming of the trilogy, along with a full-sized fiberglass model for “hovering” scenes, and a modified off-road version.
Batman Begins (2005)
"The Tumbler” designed and created from scratch for the Dark Knight series. This Frankenstein-esque throwback to Frank Miller’s art was capable of launching 30 feet through the air thanks to some awesome hydraulic enhancement.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Described as an old Mount Prospect police car, this 1974 440 Dodge Monaco became the new Bluesmobile after Elwood traded a 1968 Cadillac for a microphone.
The notable and memorable car chase in this “tough cop” film utilized two 1968 Mustang G.T. 390's and two Dodge Charger 440 V8's
Directed by John Carpenter and based on a novel by Stephen King, this movie’s title character is a sentient and malevolent vintage Plymouth Fury.
The Evil Dead (1981)
This is the 1973 Delta 88 Oldsmobile driven by Ash in The Evil Dead films, which belonged to writer/director Sam Raimi.
This was a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor professional chassis ambulance/hearse combo.
Mad Max (1979)
Also known as the “Last of the V8 Interceptors,” this started out as an Australian-built 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT and became an iconic car after art director Jon Dowding designed the futuristic look.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Director Hal Needham made an agreement with Pontiac for four 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am Firebirds, all of which were badly damaged during the production.
Vanishing Point (1971)
It was 20th Century Fox studio executive Richard Zanuck who decided to use a 1970 Dodge Challenger in the film, five cars were lent to the production.