Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Vehicle?

With the release of “Premium Rush” and “Hit and Run” this past weekend focusing prominently on bikes and cars, respectively, Tank and I turned our (title pending) topic of discussion last night to movie vehicles. We had a blast talking about our favorite cars and bikes and boats from the movies.

I thought I’d bring it over to our Tossin’ It Out There topic this week as well. What’s YOUR favorite movie vehicle? Can be anything. Big fan of the bus from Speed? Knock yourself out. The Titanic? She’s all you (a little too disaster prone for my tastes). Got a particular fondness for a movie car? This is your chance to talk it out!

Let’s hear it! What’s YOUR favorite movie vehicle?

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116 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Vehicle?

  1. The last three batman movies had vehicles I drooled over and really wanted for my own. But I’ll still have to say the Delorean from Back to the Future. I really wanted a Delorean for years after that.

    • I always find it funny that that car is WAY more popular after that movie than it was when it was actually in production.

      That car was a huge flop, and it was even a joke during the film “You made a time machine out of a DeLorean?” LOL

      I’ll grant that John D’s drug trafficking arrest and the automobile market downturn played in, but there were production problems, etc… by the time BTTF came out the car was actually a national joke! :D

      Wow… one good movie can really turn something around, huh? :D

      • I think it’s because its appeal is in its asthetics and that doesn’t always mean anything when it comes to functionality. Then the movie turned the asthetic of it into a dream and a fantasy. When people think of the Delorean now, they want that fantasy. They say sex sells. I guess the ad industry didn’t realize that a Flux Capacitor works just as well.

  2. That’s an interesting question. I guess ‘Back to the Future’ time machine would be an obvious choice, but then I remember those cars from ‘Rain Man’ (1988), they still look gorgeous to me now (I love 80s stuff), but I am sure they looked mind-blowing back then. And it would have been pretty cool to have Harry Potter’s broomstick too, say Firebolt or Nimbus 2000:)

    • HA!!! The first mention of a flying broomstick! LOL. That’s awesome. That would be pretty cool. Would make for a hell of a Halloween costume too. :D

      That Rain Man car was seriously freaking sweet. “I’m an excellent driver”. :D

    • Serenity would be pretty sweet. But at this point, there’s nowhere out there to go except sight seeing!

      I chose other versions of the Batmobile over the Tumbler last night, as I am involved in neither Crime, nor crime prevention… so it seemed a little like overkill.

  3. Well, I know it’s not original, but my first thought was a certain car with a chrome finish, gullwing doors, and a tendency to slip into other eras when it hits 88 miles per hour.

    Ecto-1 would be a nice one to have as well. So would the 1966 Batmobile. Pure style.

    When I wrote a review of The Wraith several months ago, I actually got a post from the guy who does own the car from that film and was restoring it. Have to admit, it’d be a pretty slick vehicle to have.

    • LOL. On last night’s show Tanski and I both just said “Batmobile” at first, but then we put the tough choice to each other. WHICH Batmobile. I had to go the West-mobile. :D It’s old school pimpin’, you know it is. :D

      Haven’t seen “The Wrath”. I’ll keep my eyes open….

  4. I’ve got to list a few. My first thought automatically goes to the DeLorean like so many other people. It’s just so iconic and unique, there’s really nothing else like it *and* it was a real car and not some sci-fi dream, even if it wasn’t a good car at the time.

    I’ll also cheat a little and go with the car in Supernatural, it’s such a beautiful classic car, and a great show.

    Going back to movies, there’s also the Blues Brother’s Bluesmobile. It’s got cop wheels, cop shocks, cop brakes, and a little magic.

    • Alright, you circumvented my “No Cheating” rant by picking two pretty classic movie vehicles, so I’ll let you slide… not use my mod powere so use “strikethrough” on your tv pick or anything Bubba :D

  5. I am more than a little shocked that nobody has mentioned the Spinner from Blade Runner. Don’t get me wrong, there are some nice choices here, but not one mention? Seriously?!?

    Serenity only falls very slightly behind the Spinner and mostly because of the lack of ground capability by comparison. I would totally keep a spinner in the cargo hold of Serenity if such could be done. In my imagination, it has already happened and it is awesome.

    • LOL. Two great tastes that go great together, Dak.

      A spinner in the cargo hold of Serenity would be sweet as hell. Like you say, two awesome rides wrapped up together. You could planet hop and then cruise around in style. :D

  6. I am seriously not a car chick in any sense of the word. If it gets me from Point A to Point B, I’m happy. That being said, if I were to be given any of the cars lifted in Gone in 60 Seconds (pre-crashed up, of course) ……you would not hear my complaining, ;)

    • I thought about Marion Cobretti’s ride when I made out my own list. I really did. :D

      That movie is 100% cheese. I love it.

      I dont even know how to classify a music video. I mean, that’s not even TV, is it? Tryin’ to slip one through here… :P

  7. Just a shout out to Ian Fleming for giving us the source material for all those Bond vehicles AND Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – which is a vehicle with its own movie song.
    For my pics for the list, I go with the crazy night bus in Harry Potter (#4?) and Gloria Swanson’s car in Sunset Boulevard. Maaxxx!!! It even had a car phone. :-)

    • LOL! The Sunset Boulevard car…. NICE call. :D

      Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? I did not know that!

      Learn something new everyday in this racket Jan. Every day, I’m tellin’ ya!

      • It’s a cool factoid, no? Fleming wrote it for his son Caspar. I just looked at the Wikipedia entry on it and it says Albert Broccoli (famed bond producer) produced the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

  8. Oh man, I don’t know. The Batmobile would be awesome, of course, but I wouldn’t mind one of those old muscle cars like the one in Bullitt. Or hell, a Bond Aston Martin would be nice. :D

  9. The dodge charger and Toyota Supra in The Fast & Furious. I can’t choose between American muscle cars and the gorgeous supra, so I’ll have both please!

      • Agree – Reckon the second I try and go around a roundabout in the charger, I’ll roll the damn thing!

        Though, even that sounds like fun.

      • I concur. Fast and Furious part whatever could definitely work on the streets of London; good call. Hooligans with hotrods?- NO, I’ve gone too far. London would be cool though. No place is hotter now hosting Olympics, Parolympics, Jubilee, Royals, etc.

  10. For me it’s a toss up between the Delorean and the Mirth Mobile from Wayne’s world. My friend had a blue Chevette growing up. Yes I know the actual Mirth Mobile was an AMC Pacer but it still reminds me of my friends car.

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