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Aug
14

The TOP 100 movie and TV star cars, is your favorite missing?

Hey Star Car fans,
Below is a list of 100 famous movie and TV cars compiled by the same guy who did the Car and Driver shoot out of Star Car Central in 2007. There are actually a few missing from my list of favorites, but this hits about 95% of memorable cars that have been featured on screen over the years. Let’s go find some working versions of the cars NOT in our line up as of now! My  “WANT” list still has too many star cars on it!

Grandpa Munsters Dragula, Munster’s Coach, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mr. Freeze tank, Prof. Fate´s car from The Great Race, Leslie Special from The Great Race, Black Scorpion Corman car, Death Race 2000 cars, Banshee KITT 2010, CHIPS Kawasaki 1000 police bikes, Joe Dirt car, The Saint Volvo p1800, Miami Vice Daytona Ferrari (real or kit car), Weinermobile, Monkeemobile (There are molds!), Kilmer Batmobile (a few in private hands, none on the street), Clooney Batmobile, , Bugaloo Dunebuggy and many more!  Found since I wrote the SCC “looking for page” Dragnet police car and Paul’s  James bond Aston martin DB5!

Star Car Detectives, ready, set GO!

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    100. The Monkees 1966 Pontiac GTO: Dean Jeffries turns a GTO into a massive T-Bucket with a blown engine. The TV show ran two seasons between 1966 and ’68.
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    96. Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1: James Bond rips Vegas apart in a great chase from 1971. Goes into an alley up on its right-side wheels, comes out on its left. So what. | October 27, 2011

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    95. The Saint 1962 Volvo P1800: From 1962-’69 Simon Templar (Roger Moore) showed up for no apparent reason in his white, British-built Volvo to help those in distress. | October 27, 2011

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    94. Days of Thunder 1990 #46 City Chevrolet Lumina: The movie that launched NASCAR’s most successful decade. It was Cole Trickle’s (Tom Cruise) Lumina that made good ol’ boys cool. | October 27, 2011

    The 100 Greatest Movie and TV Cars - Jurassic Park Ford Explorer

    SCC MEMBER . Jurassic Park Ford Explorer: Self-driving, panorama glass roofs, high-tech information systems and the most iconic automotive paint job of the last 20 years. There is a Jeep in the photo as well | July 26, 2013

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    92. Thelma and Louise 1966 Ford Thunderbird: Don’t get too attached, as the blue convertible meets its iconic end in this 1991 flick. | July 26, 2013

    The 100 Greatest Movie and TV Cars - Stripes EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    91. Stripes: The EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle is the heavily armed recreational vehicle you need to bash through the Czech border. | July 26, 2013

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    SCC MEMBER . Speed Racer 1966 Mach 5: The Mach 5 was the first truly awesome Japanese car. The 52 original episodes ran between 1966 and 1968. Over time, they’ve gotten no better. | October 27, 2011

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    88. Hooper 1978 Pontiac Trans Am: Unlike Burt’s other Trans Am exploits, this Pontiac is red, rocket-propelled and drives under falling smokestacks. Car is cool, but the rocket car gorge jump is a joke. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Green Hornet 1966 Black Beauty Imperial: Dean Jeffries modified two Imperials as the Hornet’s ride in this short-lived 1966 TV series. Perfect with Bruce Lee as the driver. Also the one thing the 2011 movie got right. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Green Hornet 1966 Black Beauty Imperial: Forget the car. That’s Bruce Lee! | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Dumb and Dumber Mutt Cutts Van: Another one for the kids. Harry and Lloyd’s van is the birthplace of the most annoying sound in the world. You’re making it now, aren’t you? | July 26, 2013

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    SCC MEMBER . Ghostbusters 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1: Who you gonna call in the 1984 film? The Ghostbusters showed up in this modified Miller-Meteor Futura ambulance. | October 27, 2011

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    84. The Munsters 1964 Munster Coach: George Barris’ shop used three Model T bodies and a 289 Ford V8 to construct this for the TV series that ran from 1964-’66. | October 27, 2011

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  • 83. The Munsters 1965 Drag-U-La: Built at George Barris’ shop by Korky Korkes, the coffin-based Drag-U-La first appeared in the 1965 episode “Hot Rod Herman.” | October 27, 2011
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  • 82. Family Matters: The Urkel Car. ‘Nuff said. | July 26, 2013

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    81. Fireball 500 1966 Plymouth Barracuda: In this 1966 film, Frankie Avalon used this Barris custom to tow Richard Petty’s stock car. It was a popular AMT model kit. | October 28, 2011

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    81. Fireball 500 1966 Plymouth Barracuda: This is the only movie known to us that thanks the publisher of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines in the final credits. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Miami Vice 1986 Ferrari Testarossa: Ferrari didn’t like the black Daytona replica the 1984-’89 NBC series was using, so it provided two white Testarossas for Season Three. | October 28, 2011

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    79. Against All Odds 1984 Porsche 911 SC: This car and a Ferrari 308 GTSi race on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard in an underrated 1984 film. Stunt coordinator Gary Davis doubled Jeff Bridges. | October 28, 2011

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    78. Against All Odds 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi: In this great race action, the legendary stunt driver Carey Loftin drove the Ferrari. He was 68 years old at the time. | October 28, 2011

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    77. The Simpsons Canyonero: It’s a squirrel-squashing, deer-smackin’ driving machine! | July 26, 2013

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    76. Death Race 2000 1975 Shala-Vette: Dick Dean’s VW-based kit twisted by Dean himself and Dean Jeffries for “Frankenstein.” 1975’s Death Race 2000 is the best Death Race. | October 28, 2011

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    75. Stingray 1965 Chevrolet Corvette: For two seasons (1985-’87) on NBC, if you needed help you called Nick Mancuso as “Ray,” and he showed up in a black ’65 Corvette Coupe. | October 28, 2011

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    73. Vega$ 1957 Ford Thunderbird: In this series Robert Urich played Dan Tanna, a Las Vegas detective who lived at the Desert Inn and drove a classic T-Bird from 1978-’81. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . McQ 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD455: One of the few cars John Wayne drove in a film. This green beast tours Seattle and is ultimately crushed in an alley. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . McQ 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD455: Beside the Trans Am, McQ features the first “cannon roll” caught on film. | October 28, 2011

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    71. Bad Boys 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6: Director Michael Bay used his own car as the lead vehicle in the 1995 movie. Wound up making Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movie stars. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Cars Lightning McQueen: Cars, released in 2006, isn’t Pixar’s best, but it has sold the most toys. Lightning McQueen is a cuddly version of a stock car. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Batman Begins 2005 Tumbler: The latest Batmobile is an amazing prop built for this 2005 film. Yes, it really drives, even if it doesn’t leap across buildings and rivers. | October 28, 2011

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    67. Two-Lane Blacktop 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge: This 1971 movie doesn’t make much sense if you think about it. So don’t. Just sit back and appreciate the classic Pontiac muscle driven by Warren Oates. | October 28, 2011

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    66. Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1948 Tucker Torpedo: Great 1988 Francis Ford Coppola movie all about cars. Fully 21 of the 47 surviving Torpedoes were used in filming. | October 28, 2011

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    65. Cobra 1950 Mercury: Eddie Paul reportedly built four ’50 Mercs for this 1986 Sylvester Stallone movie. The movie is lousy, but the car is outstanding. | October 28, 2011

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    64. American Graffiti 1958 Chevrolet Impala: It’s Steve’s car, but it’s Terry the Toad who gets this ride in George Lucas’ 1973 film about one summer night in 1962. | October 28, 2011

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    63. Rain Man 1949 Buick Roadmaster: The three stars of this 1988 drama are Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise and this big Buick convertible. Ten minutes to Wapner. | October 28, 2011

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     The Italian Job 2003 Mini Coopers

    64. The Italian Job 2003 Mini Coopers: The remake is set in L.A. BMW’s Minis make more sense here than the originals. | July 26, 2013

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    62. The Italian Job 1968 Mini Coopers: Britain’s greatest heist is stealing gold through a traffic jam under and over Turin, Italy. Michael Caine was at his peak in 1969. | October 28, 2011

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    61. Casino Royale 2007 Aston Martin DBS: Few gadgets, but James Bond’s DBS (a redressed DB9) performs a spectacular seven barrel rolls meeting its demise in the 2006 film. | October 28, 2011

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    60. The Living Daylights 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage: “Winterized” by Q into a hardtop, 007’s Aston features missiles, skis and a rocket engine in the 1987 film. | October 28, 2011

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    60. The Living Daylights 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage: The most overlooked of Bond cars. And yet it still out-performed Timothy Dalton who was playing Bond. | October 28, 2011

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    59. Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1986 Chrysler Town & Country: The misery of travel exacerbated by renting a K-Car convertible in this 1987 film. It’s eventually smashed between two semis and burns. | October 28, 2011

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    58. You Only Live Twice 1967 Toyota 2000GT Convertible: Not driven by Bond, but by Aki, a beautiful Japanese spy. Toyota never offered the 2000GT as a drop top. Two were made for the 1967 film. | October 28, 2011

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    57. Rebel Without a Cause 1949 Mercury: James Dean’s ride in this 1955 drama of teen angst and delinquency. Released a month after Dean’s death while driving a Porsche. | October 28, 2011

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    56. Miami Vice 1972 Ferrari Daytona Replica: It’s a rebodied C3 Corvette. So what. This black car and Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” made the show a hit in 1984. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Transformers 1976 Chevrolet Camaro “Bumblebee”: Sure Bumblebee became a 2010 Camaro in this 2007 megahit. But really, he was better off as the clapped-out ’76 on Cragars. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Christine 1958 Plymouth Fury: It’s a Mopar, so of course it’s evil. John Carpenter’s 1983 film is rumored to have destroyed more than 20 ’58 Plymouths depicting Christine. | October 28, 2011

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    54. Fast & Furious 6: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona: The movie is a monster hit and the Charger isn’t bad either. What’s not to love about this hugely modified Dodge Charger and its GM-sourced 430-horsepower 6.2-liter LS3? | July 26, 2013

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    52. Fast Five 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R: This gorgeous, worn-down car does nothing but drive through Rio and park. And with that alone, it steals the 2011 movie. | October 28, 2011

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    51. Iron Man 2008 Audi R8: Product placement or not, it’s the perfect car for genius Tony Stark (Robert Downey) to drive in this huge 2008 superhero hit. | October 28, 2011

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    50. Simon & Simon 1979 Dodge Power Wagon: From 1981-’89, this red pickup was detective Rick Simon’s intimidating ride. All dull paint and big bumper. | October 28, 2011

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    49. 2 Fast 2 Furious 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-R: Forgive the neon lighting; it was 2003. The R34 is the best 2F2F car. The on-screen R34s ran with a disconnected front differential for drifting. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Better Off Dead 1967 Camaro: In this 1985 John Cusack film, it was the black Camaro that spoke the international language of love. | October 28, 2011

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    47. Le Mans 1970 Porsche 911S: In Steve McQueen’s 1971 racing epic, the Porsche his character drives in the film’s opening scenes is this 911S. It recently sold for $1.37 million. | October 28, 2011

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    46. The Fast and the Furious 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo: It beats a Ferrari on PCH. Then chases a motorcycle. And is given away to Vin Diesel at the end of this 2001 film. | October 28, 2011

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    45. Hollywood Knights 1957 Chevrolet: Popular Hot Rodding‘s then supercharged “Project X” is driven by Tony Danza in this 1980 film. The always yellow ’57 was recently rebuilt by GM Performance. | October 28, 2011

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    44. Thunder Road 1950 Ford: Robert Mitchum’s 1958 moonshine drama features this hot-rodded ’50. It runs from the Feds, who have a ’57 Chevy that grabs bumpers. | October 28, 2011

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    43. Risky Business 1981 Porsche 928: Four 928s were used in filming and two more in post-production. The 1983 movie made Tom Cruise a star. Who’s the U-boat commander? | October 28, 2011

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    43. Risky Business 1981 Porsche 928: Most 928 owners find themselves underwater when it comes time to fix the car. This makes that literal. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . The Blues Brothers 1974 Dodge Monaco: The 13 different Dodges that portrayed the “Bluesmobile” in this 1980 film were bought from the California Highway Patrol. Hit it! | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Route 66 1961 Chevrolet Corvette: GM put Martin Milner and George Maharis (then Glenn Corbett) in a new ‘Vette every year for this road adventure series between 1960 and ’64. | October 28, 2011

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    40. The Italian Job 1967 Lamborghini Miura: Reportedly, the Miura wrecked here was already destroyed before filming. That doesn’t make its fate any less painful to watch. | October 28, 2011

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    39. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger: Sometimes a ’68 or a ’69 in this 1974 movie, the Charger’s explosive fame came in the explosive credits for TV’s The Fall Guy. | October 28, 2011

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    38. 77 Sunset Strip T-Bucket: “Kookie” (Edd Byrnes) drove a wild T-Bucket actually built by Norm Grabowski on this 1959-’64 series. It defined ’60s hot-rodding. | October 28, 2011

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    37. Bullitt 1968 Dodge Charger: This Dodge chased Steve McQueen’s Mustang through San Francisco in this 1968 cop drama. Bad guys have been driving Chargers in movies ever since. | October 28, 2011

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    36. Corvette Summer 1973 Corvette: Converted to right-hand drive and drowned in over-styled fiberglass. Mark Hamill spends this 1978 movie getting it back after it’s stolen. | October 28, 2011

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    35. Gone in 60 Seconds 1973 Mustang Mach 1: Toby Halicki wrote, directed, starred in and was the stunt driver for this 1974 chase film. What everyone remembers is Eleanor the Mustang. | October 28, 2011

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    34. The Gumball Rally 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder: “The first rule of Italian driving,” says Raul Julia as he rips off the real Daytona Spyder’s rearview. “What’s behind me is not important.” | October 28, 2011

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    33. The Gumball Rally 1966 Shelby Cobra 427: Two genuine Cobras were used in this 1976 comedy that remains the best movie made about transcontinental street racing. | October 28, 2011

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    32. The Godfather 1941 Lincoln Continental: Sonny Corleone dies in a hail of machine gun fire outside his special Lincoln. It’s the best car in this all-time-great 1972 movie. | October 28, 2011

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    32. The Godfather 1941 Lincoln Continental: James Caan is pretending to be shot. The Continental didn’t get the option of pretending. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Vanishing Point 1970 Dodge Challenger: 440 and a pistol-grip four-speed. The cops chasing Kowalski in this 1971 film don’t know his first name. A ’67 Camaro doubles as the Dodge in the explosive climax. | October 28, 2011

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    31. Vanishing Point 1970 Dodge Challenger: That’s the legendary Carey Loftin behind the wheel. He didn’t always wear the wig. | October 28, 2011

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    30. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1910 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Musical about a miraculous car based on an old Grand Prix racer. Has made car guys out of millions of kids since 1968. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Back to the Future 1981 DeLorean DMC-12: Doc Brown: “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” It is 1985’s best movie. | October 28, 2011

    The 100 Greatest Movie and TV Cars - Back to the Future 1985 Toyota 4x4 Xtra Cab Pickup Truck

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    29. Back to the Future 1985 Toyota 4×4 Xtra Cab Pickup Truck: The DeLorean may have been the star, but the black Toyota pickup stole the show. Screw time travel; we want to take that truck up to the lake with Jennifer. | July 26, 2013

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    28. American Graffiti 1955 Chevy 210: Bob Falfa’s ’55 challenges John Milner’s self worth. It’s the same ’55 from Two-Lane Blacktop painted black, and with Harrison Ford driving. | October 28, 2011

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    27. Two-Lane Blacktop 1955 Chevy 210: Solid front axle, 454 with tunnel ram, glass nose and deck lid, Plexiglas side windows; it was nasty in 1971 and it’s nasty now. | October 28, 2011

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    . The A-Team 1983 GMC Van: Fugitive mercenaries hide in a van with a big red stripe. But on NBC between 1983 and 1987 it made perfect sense. At least it did if you were 12. | October 28, 2011

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    25. The Fall Guy 1982 GMC Sierra: Stuntman/bounty hunter Colt Seavers (Lee Majors) always had to jump his big GMC pickup. The ABC TV series destroyed dozens between 1981 and 1986. | October 28, 2011

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    25. The Fall Guy 1982 GMC Sierra: While the hero truck was an ’82, the trucks that flew were often older models, like this ’80. Landings were a bit rough. | October 28, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER  Tim Burton’s Batmobile

    24. Batman Tim Burton’s Batmobile: Consider this one a generational thing, but Tim Burton’s Batmobile, piloted by Michael Keaton, is the armored, jet-turbine-powered stuff of dreams. | July 26, 2013

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    23. Take This Job and Shove It 1974 Ford F-250 Bigfoot: The 1981 movie, starring Robert Hays, is forgotten. But Bigfoot’s appearance made monster trucks a big deal. | October 28, 2011

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    22. The California Kid 1934 Ford Coupe: This 1974 TV movie made the ’34 Three-Window built by Pete Chapouris one of the most famous hot rods of all time. It’s still beautiful. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Magnum P.I. 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS: Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) drove three different red 308 GTSs through eight seasons on this Hawaii-based detective show from 1980-’88. | October 27, 2011

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    20. National Lampoon’s Vacation 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster: Clark Griswold’s indignities start when he doesn’t get the Antarctic Blue Super Sport Wagon with the optional Rally Fun Pack he ordered in this 1983 film. Wally World, here we come. | October 27, 2011

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    20. National Lampoon’s Vacation 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster: “You think you hate it now? Wait until you drive it!” | October 27, 2011

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    19. Le Mans 1970 Ferrari 512S: By Ferrari standards, it wasn’t a successful racer. But it looked spectacular running alongside Porsche 917s in Steve McQueen’s 1971 racing film. | October 27, 2011

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    18. Le Mans 1970 Porsche 917K: The greatest Porsche of them all running full speed down the Mulsanne Straight with McQueen at the wheel. Then he destroys it in a spectacular wreck. | October 27, 2011

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    17. The Cannonball Run 1980 Lamborghini LP400S: A black Lambo with Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman aboard? Wicked. The great Brock Yates wrote this 1981 movie. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . The Fast and the Furious 1970 Dodge Charger: The iconic car from this movie series is so intimidating that Vin Diesel is scared to drive it in the original film. | October 27, 2011

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    15. Ronin 1998 Audi S8: In John Frankenheimer’s 1998 chase film, it’s this big green sedan that does most of the pushing in its best chase. | October 27, 2011

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    14. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California: Yeah, the Ferrari in the 1986 movie was just a replica. But it’s the first Ferrari many of us ever lusted after. You fellas have nothing to worry about; I’m a professional. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . The Love Bug 1962 Volkswagen Beetle: A very good Disney movie that opened in 1968 and became the highest-grossing film of 1969. Herbie was a star from the start. | October 28, 2011

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    . The Rockford Files 1974 Pontiac Firebird Esprit: P.I. Jim Rockford drove his tan coupe brilliantly between 1974 and 1980. He got a new one every year between 1974 and 1978. Made the reverse spin famous. | October 27, 2011

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    . Starsky & Hutch 1975 Ford Gran Torino: The “striped tomato” may be the world’s worst undercover cop car. But for four seasons on ABC from 1975-’79 and a 2005 film, it was awesome. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Batman 1955 Lincoln Futura Batmobile: George Barris’ crew reworked and restyled an old Ford concept car into the great Batmobile for the campy 1966-’68 TV series. Turbines to speed. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Mad Max 1973 Ford XB Falcon: Australia’s greatest export is George Miller’s 1979 vision of a dystopian future, which includes the last of the V8 interceptors. Everyone wants a blower that can be turned on and off. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Gone in Sixty Seconds 1967 Shelby GT500: Steve Stanford designed this exaggerated GT500 “Eleanor” and it’s been copied and copied ever since the 2000 movie hit. | October 27, 2011

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    SCC MEMBER . Knight Rider 1982 Pontiac Trans Am: The Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) was a supercar that talked to David Hasselhoff for four seasons between 1982 and ’86. At least KITT didn’t have to listen. | October 27, 2011

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    . Bullitt 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390: Even before the legendary chase begins, it was dented and tough-looking. This Mustang has defined cool for more than 40 years. | October 27, 2011

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    5. American Graffiti 1932 Ford Coupe: When this movie appeared in 1973, street-rodding was almost dead. John Milner’s yellow ’32 five-window made it relevant again. | October 27, 2011

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    . Smokey and the Bandit 1977 Pontiac Trans Am: 1977’s second most popular film. But you couldn’t buy a Millennium Falcon, and Pontiac dealers had plenty of T/As. Speedy car. | October 27, 2011

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    3. The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lotus Esprit: In this 1977 film, it’s a Lotus that turns into a submarine. That’s enough to make it the third greatest movie/TV car of all time. | October 27, 2011

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    3. The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lotus Esprit: An Esprit shell was turned into an actual submarine. But it was a “wet,” with the pilot needing a breathing apparatus. | October 27, 2011

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    . Goldfinger 1963 Aston Martin DB5: The greatest James Bond car is fitted by Q with “modifications” for this 1964 movie. The standard against which all spy, movie and TV cars are judged. Last year one of the cars used in the film sold at auction for $4.6 million. | October 27, 2011

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    . The Dukes of Hazzard 1969 Dodge Charger: More than 300 Chargers portrayed the General Lee during the series’ 145 episodes (1979-’86). Today it’s the ultimate Hollywood star car. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaw. | October 27, 2011

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    . Get Smart’s 1965 Sunbeam Tiger: The spy car for the spy who isn’t James Bond. Driven for seasons one and two (1965-’67) then replaced by a VW Karmann Ghia. | October 27, 2011


 

SCC MEMBER NOT LISTED HERE, but still cool enough to be on the list,
AUSTIN POWER’S SHAGUAR
PEE WEE HERMAN’S BIKE
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE VAN
STAR WARS X-WING
STAR WARS LAND GLIDER
ADAM-12 CRUISER
HIGHWAY PATROL BUICK
EMERGENCY 51 FIRETRUCK
JAMES BONDS VARIOUS BMW’S
THE LOTUS FROM “THE PRISONER”
RAT PATROL WW2 JEEP
TANGO AND CASH “RV FROM HELL”
ROBOCOPS CAR

Obviously this is NOT an exhaustive list as custom rides continue to be featured in film and TV, and many more just are not listed here like “VIPER” defender, THE COYOTE FROM HARDCASTLE AND MCCORMIC, and on and on. For a look at some of the cars Nate Truman’s Star Car central have yet to find, check out that page HERE!

06
Aug
14

Bullit Mustang owner Dave Kunz guests on the Petersen Museum Podcast

Back to blogging about star cars, here to start is a pod cast with our Star Car member Dave, and his memories of his cars as he grew up in So Cal car culture!

A fun look back at the car history of ABC’s “Car Guy” Dave Kunz, and his life of loving cars! Take a listen!

Dave also has a regular radio show about what else? CARS! It’s “THE CAR SHOW” if you want to hear more of Dave!

24
Jun
14

June 25th (Wednesday) 2014 – “El Cajon Classic Cruise” STARZ CARZ NIGHT!

If you are in the San Diego area and want to see some movie and TV star cars, then tomorrow is your chance at the “Cajon Classic Cruise” STARZ CARZ NIGHT!

http://downtownelcajon.com/Events/CajonClassicCruise.aspx

Downtown El Cajon
FREE – Trophies! Food! Fun! Nearly 200 cars! This has become an annual event organized by Charger Steve, who runs the Star Car Central.com chapter since 2005. Hope some of you “LA FOLK” will make the trip! Everybody that comes enjoys it!! Scheduled to appear are:
Steve – in his Scooby Doo Mystery Machine!
Diane – in her Roscoe police car from the Dukes of Hazzard!
Mark – will bring his Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch!
Victor – with his version of the Black Beauty, from the Green Hornet!
Tyler – WAS going to bring his Bandit, but it was TOTALED while he was in it just this last week!bandit tyler crash
Tyler is on the road to recovery, but the Bandit is no more. Look for Tyler in the future with a new replacement Trans Am!
Obishawn – will be bringing not one but 2 Star Wars cars to the event!
Ari – is bringing his ever popular Jurassic Park Jeep!
Lee – Will be rolling in his pristine General Lee Charger!
Jennifer – is also attending in her Super Persuit Mode KITT!
Special Guest star? Rumour has it that NATE TRUMAN may actually appear south of Los Angeles in his Shaguar, but Adam West is doing an Autograph signing in Temecula at the same time… stay tuned, the best is yet to come!

11
Mar
14

TWO SHOWS THIS WEEKED! SAN DIEGO SCC CARS ON DISPLAY!

Just a quick update, a few of our LA cars will be WAY down south for two shows this weekend. If you live in the Temecula, San Diego, Oceanside areas and wanted to meet some of the Star Car Central gang, here’s your chance!  (Otherwise there is always Charger Steve’s Wild Ride’s and classic Car showdown in August!)

 

FIRST SHOW: Friday, March 14th/15th (Friday & Saturday) – “El Centro Air Show”

EL CENTRO, CA STAR CARS!!!
Event Title: El Centro Airshow  and Food Fest
Date: March 14 (Food Fest-evening Event) AND March 15 (All day Airshow )
Call time: 3pm for Food Fest, 7 am for Airshow  (to get us in the gates before the public lines up!)
Duration of event: Food fest is 4-5 hours. The Airshow  opens on Saturday at 9 am. We conclude about 3:30pm-4:30pm
Address: El Centro Naval Aviation FieldNaval Air Facility El Centro, El Centro, CA 92243

NOTE: REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING ON BASE:

Must be a US citizen OR have a passport
Must have a valid picture ID

  • JERRY – HERBIE THE LOVE BUG
  • OBI SHAWN – STAR WARS H WING

SECOND SHOW: OCEANSIDE, CA!

March 15th (Saturday) – “South O Elementary Bike and Car Show”

9am – 3pm
1806 S. Horne St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

This is a Hot Rod, Rat Rod, Custom Car and Bike Show.

Last year, they had over 200 participants & just about 6000 people through the door. This year they are anticipating 300 cars & about 60 to 80 bikes.  They also have 3 Top Fuel Dragsters from the Cackle Car Association coming.

Click here for show flyer.

  • ARI – JURASSIC PARK
  • TYLER – BANDIT
  •  JUSTIN – PEE WEE HERMAN BIKE
04
Feb
14

New Bluesmobile joins Nate Truman’s StarCarCentral.com movie and TV lineup!

Too many StarCar happenings to keep up, but here’s a new member for 2014!
John G. shot me over a few shots of his “Bluesmobile”. We are always looking for new accurate movie and TV star cars to join in the fun! For those who need to brush up on the “Bluesmobile” here’s some info!

Wiki states -
The Bluesmobile is a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan that was prominently featured in the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers. In the film, it is described as a used Mount Prospect police car that replaced a Cadillac, which Elwood Blues traded for a microphone. The Bluesmobile was equipped with the “440 Magnum” squad car package that was offered by Dodge for the Monaco. Its license plate was an Illinois plate reading, “BDR 529″, a tribute to the Black Diamond Riders motorcycle club of Toronto, Canada at 529 Jarvis Street.[1] Dan Aykroyd, co-writer of the film, stated that he chose the 440 Dodge Monaco because he considered it to be the hottest car used by police during the 1970s.[2]

In describing the car to his brother, Jake, Elwood said, “It’s got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas.” The Bluesmobile has the ability to perform seemingly impossible stunts, such as jumping over an open drawbridge, flipping backwards in midair and even “flying” for very brief periods of time.
Jake and Elwood with the Bluesmobile

It's not a Bluesmobile, without the giant speaker!

It’s not a Bluesmobile, without the giant speaker!


"On a mission from God"

“On a mission from God”


The film used 13 different cars to depict the Bluesmobile, all of which were former police cars purchased from the California Highway Patrol, and were mocked up to look like ex-Mount Prospect, Illinois patrol cars. Some were formatted for speed, and others in jumps or high-performance maneuvers, depending on the scene. One was designed simply to fall apart upon its arrival at the Daley Center. A mechanic took several months to rig the car for that scene. The production kept a 24-hour body shop open for repairing the multiple cars used in the film.[3]

At the time of the film’s release, it held the world record for the most cars destroyed in one film until it was surpassed by its own sequel.[3]

08
Jan
14

Knight Rider’s KITT meets Dawn, Star cars at their best!


Here’s a link to my star car pal Jim, who write a short blog about KITT who has a special day with a fan.
Enjoy!

http://jimsuva.typepad.com/blog/2013/11/kitt-and-dawn.html

18
Nov
13

Nate Truman’s StarCarCentral.com gang at the Long Beach Comic Con Nov. 23 2013!

November 23 (Saturday) – “Long Beach Comic/Horror Con”

Just a quick post to let all the star car fans know that we will have a big group on display this Saturday in Long Beach!

Come on down and get your photos with the star cars, meet the SCC team members and enjoy a great comic-con!

Lots of great places to eat near by, and cool comic fans and creators everywhere you turn! 

 Show starts at 10 am, 
http://www.longbeachcc.com/

What’s the show about? Go to this link
http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/

 
We will be out in front of the main entrance to the Long Beach Convention Center.  

  • NATE – JURASSIC PARK EXPLORER!
  • EVAN – MACH 5
  • OSCAR-  MAGNUM PI FERRARI
  • JASON – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE VAN
  • MARTIN – CHRISTINE
  • ARI – JURASSIC PARK JEEP
  • GARY G – HIGHWAY PATROL
  • PAUL – BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN
  • BRYAN – ECTO-1! YEAH BABY!
  • ALEX – KITT FROM KNIGHT RIDER
  • OBISHAWN – STAR WARS
  • FLOR – POLICE ISETTA



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