Top Ten Cars In Movies, Part 1

Friday, October 13, 17

Top Ten Cars In Movies, Part 1

Top Ten Cars In Movies, Part 1

Every now and then you stumble across a movie where a vehicle practically deserves top billing. From “Kip” in Nightrider to the big bad Batmobile in any Batman movie, these cars feel like characters in their own right. (It’s impossible to sit through any of the new Transformers movies and forget that Bumblebee is a yellow Chevy Camaro.) We here at Gridiron Tire love movies with memorable cars -- here are our top ten favorite cars in movies.


  1. 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo, Training Day (2001)


Do you expect a murderous, crooked cop to drive anything less slick? Alonzo Harris’ (Denzel Washington) blacked-out Monte Carlo is the perfect balance of swagger and toughness. Before the car was lit up in bullets, Harris used his whip to teach his new partner, Jake (Ethan Hawke),  the ropes of working narcotics in the busy LAPD crime scene. Washington’s performance in the movie even landed him a coveted Oscar for Best Actor. (The Monte Carlo was unjustly snubbed for an honorable mention.)

  1. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, Dazed and Confused (1993)


The only thing cooler than Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) in Dazed and Confused would have to be his Chevelle SS. Sure, he wasn't anywhere near the same age as the rest of the fictional cast, but  Dazed and Confused did an excellent job of portraying the 70s in a small town via cars and music; Wooderson’s 1970 Chevelle is no exception.


  1. 1969 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet, The Hangover (2009)


“How about that ride in? I guess that’s why they call it Sin City.”

One of the funniest comedies of 2009, The Hangover packed nothing but gut-busting laughs from start to finish. One of the moments that can easily be overlooked is the ride into Sin City the group of four make early in the movie. Alan’s father lends the boys the luxurious ’69 Cabriolet for the weekend trip. Despite the 2009 summer box office hit being a comedy, the movie quickly turns into a tragedy when the car is hit by an Escalade and ripped to shreds by a tiger -- yes, a TIGER.

  1. 1976 AMC Pacer, Wayne's World (1992)


Wayne and Garth's main method of transportation was Garth’s ’76 blue Pacer with flames on the side. Flames on the side of your car sounds cool until you google search what the ’76 Pacer looked like. Despite looking like a beefed-up go-kart, everyone grew a soft spot for Garth’s ’76 Pacer. “


  1. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500, Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)


Although the 2000 remake fell shy of being as good as the 1974 original, it did feature one improvement: Eleanor. Despite sounding like a character portrayed by a fantastic female actress, Eleanor was a beautiful gray ’67 Shelby Mustang GT500. Replacing the yellow Ford Mustang Mach 1 as a very difficult whip to car-jack, the ’67 Shelby was a dream for any car junkie.


Almost everyone reading this list would most likely give up their current car for any car on this list (well, maybe not Garth’s Pacer). But, just because your car isn't in a Hollywood film doesn't mean you shouldn’t treat it like A-list talent. One of the easiest ways to take care of your car is to make sure you have the best tires out there by shopping with the experts at Gridiron Tire.


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Check back later when we unveil numbers five through one on our list of favorite cars in movies!