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

2010-04-30 13:56


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!”


are my top five movie cars of all time:


Pussy Wagon


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

Telephone, featuring ­Beyoncé.


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

legendary Pussy Wagon from Quentin ­
Tarantino’s Kill Bill.


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.


DeLorean time machine


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


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!


Dodge Charger SS

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



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


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