By Chris Ward, July 24, 2015
Image credits: dailycarblog.comIn the 1970’s people wore Stetsons and cowboy boots, these people were not ‘gay’ they were true American’s and they were represented in the movies by Burt Reynolds. If you don’t know who Burt Reynolds is then sadly that’s what the 1970’s era movie going public had to put up with. When Burt Reynolds and Sally Field were starring in Smokey and the Bandit movie in 1977, they could hardly imagine how much the movie would contribute to the popularity of Pontiac Trans Am. Although the car had already been present for a half a decade, it was only recognized by the public when Reynolds used it for different exhibitions in the movie did it receive public appraisal. People went crazy for the T-top roof and the Starlight Black edition and it is still one of the most appreciated movie cars. Batmobiles
Image credits: Flickminute.comEven if this entire article were dedicated to Batmobiles, it would still not be enough to present all the versions ever conceived. The most recent version that appeared in Batman Begins and The Dark Night – Batmobile Tumbler is perhaps our most favorite iteration. Special panels made of carbon fiber were used for the body of the car. Moreover, the 5.7 L Chevy engine let Tumbler speed to 60 mph in 5 seconds. The design of the car simply screams: “Power!”. In addition, here you can read about the development of the Batmobiles. Dodge Challenger R/T Image credits: Road&Track In the movie Vanishing Point, the main character (played by Barry Newman) claims that he needs less than 15 hours to conquer the distance between Denver and San Francisco. Of course, his partner in that endeavor is the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. Along the way there are dozens of crazy exhibitions and incredible stunts. Also, they used 440-powered Dodges in this movie, which wasn’t a standard in regular Dodge editions. DeLorean
Image credits: Dailycarblog.comIn the summer of 1985 every girl wanted to meet Michael J. Fox and every guy wanted to try his DeLorean DMC-12. It was made in 1981 and used in Back to the Future, as a time-machine car. The engine under the futuristically designed hood wasn’t as powerful as the others on this list – 3.9 L V6 that generated 130 horse powers. But when given a shot of plutonium, DeLorean becomes the only car that takes you to any year you want. Even today you can get this car. In that case, ordering tires online would be the most affordable solution to have enough money for other features. 1970 Dodge Charger
Image credits: FlickrAlthough it has a long history of TV appearances, the 1970 Dodge Charger was introduced to younger audience in 2000, as Vin Diesel’s car in Fast and Furious. It had a super powerful engine and a charger visible on the hood. The Dodge certainly helped Dominic (played by Diesel) eclipse the other characters and their cars in this great car adventure. Martin, Aston Martin
Image credits: hdwyn.comAlthough there have been many cars driven by James Bond, the largest number of models were produced by Aston Martin. And the most significant one is the Aston Martin DB5, from 1964. It was used (or rather driven) in Thunderball and Goldfinger. It predicted the usage of navigation systems, with the radar-like map screen, being its most interesting tech option from today’s point of view. It was sleek and fitted perfectly the role of James Bond delivered by Sean Connery. Cars write the pages of the movie history just like directors, actors and composers. Sometimes they even overshadow actors and start living their own lives, outside the movie theaters. If you are both a movie and a car fan, you can even buy models that appeared in some movies and get the full picture.