The 10 Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

R BROUGHT TO YOU BY JENNINGS MOTOR GROUP 10 GREATEST CAR MOVIES EVER MADE AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) The film featured a host of iconic cars including: THE IMPALA FORD MODEL B 'DEUCE COUPE' 55 CHEVY SPORT COUPE SOLD At auction in 2005 for $25,300 Produced on a budget of just $777,000 it has become one of the most profitable Directed and co-written by Set in 1962, it starred films of all time with an estimated return GEORGE LUCAS RICHARD DREYFUSS of well over RON HOWARD $200 M PAUL LE MAT HARRISON FORD GONE IN 60 SECONDS $237 MILLION (1973) Gross worldwide box office sales $103 MILLION Reported cost to create the film $90 MILLION Approximate losses after expenses GONE IN 60 SECONDS will celebrate The movie features a 1967 MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 ELEANOR but producers of the film used a total of 11 Mustang GT500S during filming: its 15th birthday in June this year. It was shot on location throughout Los eight were shell cars and three were actual running and driving vehicles. Angeles and Long Beach, California. SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT The centrepiece of the movie was a (1977) 1977 PONTIAC TRANS AM which quickly became one of the hottest selling cars of that year. 3 TRANS-AM CARS were used during filming - director Needham claimed that by the end of production they were barely running. This became the second highest-grossing movie of 1977- not bad for what was Written and directed by This action comedy film starred BURT REYNOLDS originally planned as a low budget B film with a production cost of just HAL NEEDHAM SALLY FIELD $1,000,000 JERRY REED TWO-LANE BLACKTOP ROUTE 66 Much of the movie was filmed on the (1971) legendary Route '66. Costing just $875,000 to make, Esquire Magazine named it their film of the year. However, the head of Universal Studios at that time hated the movie and refused to promote it. This cult favourite road movie starred singer-songwriter Features one of three 1955 Chevy 150s, which were built by Richard Ruth especially for the film. One of these JAMES TAYLOR, DENNIS WILSON (BEACH BOYS DRUMMER) sold at auction in November 2014 for WARREN OATES & LAURIE BIRD $159,500 THE CANNONBALL RUN Featured a host of cars, including: (1981) ASTON MARTIN DB5 Driven by Roger Moore and with the same 'Bond' number plate as in the movie Goldfinger CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SUBARU LEONE BRIGHT ORANGE, HEMI-POWERED Cross-country road race movie, directed by legendary stunt-man HAL NEEDHAM Starring BURT REYNOLDS DODGE TRADESMAN AMBULANCE. JACKIE CHAN FARRAH FAWCETT At the end of the movie, a BLACK TRANS-AM The filmed grossed over appeared. The driver of the car was wearing $1,000,000 the jacket worn by Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit - another Needham film. during its opening weekend and was the sixth biggest film of 1981. The famous line delivered by Caine: THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) YOU WERE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE BLOODY DOORS OFF! 99 Was voted favourite film one-liner in a 2003 poll of over 1,000 FANS MOVIE RED, WHITE & BLUE. British comic caper movie which starred MICHAEL CAINE Caine aside, the real stars of The Italian Job were the THREE MK1 AUSTIN Approximately 16 COOPERS were used during filming. BENNY HILL MINI COOPERS SENNA There is a particular emphasis on Senna's rivalry with fellow driver, Alain Prost. (2010) Prost was reportedly very unhappy about the way he was depicted in the film. The film relies heavily on archive racetrack footage, and home video clips provided by the Senna family. Senna received По critical acclaim from film critics and grossed over: $11M IN BOX OFFICE SALES 1984 | 1985| 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 This British documentary film depicted the life and death of Brazilian racing champion AYRTON SENNA The film covered a decade of Senna's career from the 1984 Formula One racing season. BULLITT (1968) The classic car-chase scene, which lasted ten minutes and 53 seconds, generated huge amounts of excitement when the film was released, and has since been called one of screen's all-time best in history. The film has achieved critical acclaim and huge box office success. It was produced on a $5.5M $42.3M USA" BUDGET AND GROSSED OVER IN THE Ford This crime thriller film was made famous by Two 1968 V8 Ford Mustang GT Fastbacks (325hp) are featured in the chase STEVE MCQUEEN scenes. Both were loaned to Warner Bros by the Ford Motor Company. ROBERT VAUGHAN JACQUELINE BISSET CARS Lightning McQueen is based on a NASCAR design. The design of Sir Tow Mater (2006) (McQueen's eventual best friend) was inspired by a 1951 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER BOOM TRUCK. Sally, McQueen's love interest, was modelled on a 2002 PORSCHE 996. RANKED This Pixar animated comedy adventure featured the voices of OWEN WILSON During its opening weekend, Cars earned over $60 million in the USA, ranking it No.1 at the box office. It was the PAUL NEWMAN second highest grossing film released by Walt Disney. $60,000,000 Cars featured included a THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001) 1970 DODGE CHARGER R/T with a supercharged Chrysler 426 HEMI V8 engine extending out of the bonnet 1995 TOYOTA SUPRA TURBO 1995 HONDA CIVIC RANKED Directed by This American street racing film starred Filming locations included The Fast and the Furious was ROB COHEN PAUL WALKER LOS ANGELES ranked No.1 at the box office VIN DIESEL SOUTHERN and produced on a budget of only CALIFORNIA £38,000,000 MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ Jennings SOURCES TOPGEAR.COM IMDB.COM FILMSITE.ORG Motor Group THE-NUMBERS.COM WIKIPEDIA.ORG THEGUARDIAN.COM

The 10 Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

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Jennings Motor Group presents the 10 greatest car movies ever made. From 1981s Cannonball Run to the Fast and the Furious franchise, take a look through some of the greatest car movies and see if you ...


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