I always have fun with top ten lists. I think it is human nature to prioritize and categorize things. We all Like when things have their place. I am sure my readers have their top 5 songs or artists, their favorite watches, people they would be stuck on a desert island with. Well I was thinking the other day about all of the great cars I’ve seen in TV and movies, and what stuff inspired me growing up. Now there is no particular order, and not all of these were even made during my lifetime, but in some way on the screen had a big impact. I am giving away my age some here too, but its all in good fun. What great fodder for a top ten list huh? So here are my top ten- ish favorite cars of my generation, and every one of them is totally swell.
Ghostbusters–1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Hearse
“Who you gonna Call?” I especially loved the vintage siren sound, The car had a serious presence and couldn’t be missed
Back to the Future–1982 DeLorian DMC-12
Everyone loves a DeLorian, especially with a flux capacitor at 88 miles per hour, all brushed steel supercar looking time machine. I will never see one with out hearing Huey Lewis “Back in Time” in my head.
Knight Rider–1982 Pontiac Trans Am “Kitt”
Just plain cool, a talking car! and those swooshing lights !!!
Christine–1958 Plymouth Fury (or 1957 Belvedere)
This car is just Bad-ass, hence the name, the Fury. I never imagined a car as a villan in a horror movie, but here she was, scary as ever.
Magnum PI–1977 Ferrari 308 GTS
What adolescent boy then didn’t want to be Tom Selleck in pulling up in a red Ferrari. It’s almost as iconic as that cool ‘stache.
Risky business–1981 Porsche 928
In the same vein who didn’t want to be Tom Cruise in this movie. Wink Wink
Blues Brothers–1974 Dodge Monaco
“Were on a mission from God” enough said.
Scooby-Doo–1963 Ford Econoline “Mystery Machine”
“and I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids”
Dukes of Hazzard–1969 Dodge Charger
This car was loud and proud and kept me glued to the screen one of the more “in your face” muscle cars of the list.
Batman–Custom bodied Impala Bat Mobile
This car was amazing the first time it came on the screen, and every kid i know wanted one, I still think its the best looking Batmobile of the bunch
Bond’s Aston Martin DB5
No List of this nature is complete with out a Bond Car
Lotus Wet Nellie
or Two, This is the one that really got me as a kid, I mean come on, a Submarine/sports car?!
Back to the Future–1985 Toyota 4×4 xTra Cab
I have to list this one, purely because my first car was the two wheel drive version of this, and in red!!
My Toyota- First Car