Vroom: Wheels on screen that left their tracks on our hearts

2010-04-30 13:56

The

love of racing fast cars might possibly have originated from the epic film

Ben-Hur in 1959 – the original race movie – when Hugh ­Griffith declared:

“You’ve seen my horses. They need only a driver who is worthy of them!”

Here

are my top five movie cars of all time:


The

Pussy Wagon

Pop

icon Lady Gaga has been in the news lately for her ­10-minute video of

Telephone, featuring ­Beyoncé.

The

controversial video features lots of ­nudity, lesbian tongue ­action and the

legendary Pussy Wagon from Quentin ­
Tarantino’s Kill Bill.

Apparently,

Tarantino loved the concept of the video – where Gaga and Bouncy are ­killer

lovers – so much he let Gaga use the yellow and pink pick-up truck.

The

DeLorean time machine

Christopher

Lloyd played the role of Doctor Emmet Brown alongside Michael J Fox in the Back

To The Future movies. ­

The crazy doctor built a ­time-travelling machine

­using a DeLorean in the 1980s – and it actually worked.

The Shaguar

Austin

Powers had a car as ­eccentric as himself. Under the ­impressive, if not garish,

paint job of the colours of the British flag was a stunning 1967 Jaguar XK-E

convertible. Shagadelic ­baby!

The

Dodge Charger SS
Hunky

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were not the only eye candy in the Fast & Furious

movies. The cars in the movie encouraged thousands of young boy and girl racers

across the world to pimp their rides with brightly coloured paint and

­turbocharged engines. Diesel’s matt-black Dodge Charger SS was pure American

muscle and the real star of the movie.

Chevrolet Corvette

C1

The

Chevrolet Corvette C1 called Lightning ­McQueen from Disney’s Cars, and voiced

by Owen Wilson, was a charmer of note. Cars was aimed at a younger ­audience,

but there isn’t a grown petrolhead who hasn’t watched the talking

cars.



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