This Miami Vice Tribute Will Remind You How Awesome Cars Were in the 1980s
Do you remember Miami Vice? It’s that show which epitomized an entire decade, acted as a trendsetter for those watching it and which dictated who mattered and who did not.
If you were on the show, you were someone in the ’80s and this also trickled down to the cars that appeared in the show: Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, they all starred, driven down Miami’s palm-tree-lined boulevards and we loved it.
This Documentary Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About the Batmobile
Movie cars are by far the coolest vehicles you can’t buy. The Mustang Bullitt, the Mustang Eleanor, and the Pontiac Trans Am are just a few examples of cars that became icons after being features in movies. But there’s also an impressive list of fictional cars that became legendary, and the Batmobile is one of the finest examples.
With production of new films now on halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. Entertainment released a one-hour documentary about Batman’s means of transportation. And it teaches you everything you need to know about the Batmobile.
Everything You Should Know About The The Trans Am From Smokey And The Bandit
Launched on the big screen in 1977, Smokey and the Bandit revolves around two bootleggers as they attempt to illegally transport 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta. The film was a sleeper hit, and following a poor initial performance, it went on to gross $126.7 million in North America, versus a budget of only $4.3 million. It was the second-highest-grossing movie of 1977 after Star Wars. On top of Burt Reynold’s top-notch acting, Smokey and the Bandit is also famous for the Pontiac Trans Am that the actor drove throughout the film. Here’s everything you should know about one of the most iconic movie cars ever.
Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Is Now a Lego Technic Set
Here’s another reason for Fast and Furious fans to jump for joy. The franchise teamed up with Lego to build Dom Toretto’s Charger and the end result is just as smashing as the Fast and Furious muscle car. Plus, given the whole coronavirus isolation thing going on globally, getting the set will offer a massive boost for any gearhead’s morale these days.
The New Batmobile Is the Lovechild of a DeTomaso Mangusta and a ’69 Dodge Charger
We’ve got to hand it to you, Robert Pattinson aka the new Batman just got handed a sweet-ass ride. The car itself is a huge step from the puny Volvo C30 he used to drive as Edward in Twilight, but that aside, we are intrigued as to what sort of base was used to create it.
Could You Stomach Watching Every Fast and Furious Movie for $900?
Fast 9 is speeding into cinemas this April, so expect full-blown marathons from F&F fanatics to start soon. One dealership in New York is raising the bar on the marathon-viewing experience by offering $900 to someone willing to put their Fast & Furious fandom to the test.
It’s not free money, though. The individual who’s willing to take the dealership up on the offer must watch all eight Fast and Furious movies and the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff. From there, a series of tasks is also required, including sharing the whole experience on social media. Do all of that and you will take home $900 for all you trouble. Is $900 worth all that effort? It will be for someone who has enough time on his hands.
Supernatural: 9 Things You Don’t Know About Dean Winchester’s 1967 Chevy Impala
Supernatural is the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series. It’s been around since 2005, and this season will be its last. It’s been a hell of a ride — no pun intended — for Sam and Dean Winchester, and the latter’s loyal steed, the “Metallicar.”
That’s the nickname given to the 1967 Chevrolet Impala that has been a part of the show since the beginning. The Impala has become so important to the show’s history that fans even gave it the “Metallicar” nickname. Sure, the show doesn’t revolve around Dean’s ride, but it wouldn’t be the same without it, either. And as most famous Hollywood cars go, there are a few interesting things about the “Metallicar” that you might not know about.
Fast And Furious 9 Will Be About Sibling Rivalry and How The Hell Is Han Alive?
A new trailer for Fast and Furious 9, aka Fast 9, aka F9, has launched and it includes the usual batch of impossible yet action-packed stunts and crazy driving antics to go with an a new story line that takes the “family” into new territory. Along with all of this, however, comes a number of questionable twists. First off, it looks like Mia is back in the action, but that leads to question as to where the hell Brian is – after all, they ran off together so that they could be a functional family. And, since when does Dom have a brother?
That’s what the plot of Fast 9 is all about, by the way. Apparently, Dom has a brother that’s not only a precious driver, but an assassin as well. Apparently, he’s spent his entire life trying to one up Dom – i.e. be stronger and faster – and now he’s out to kill him. It sounds like one hell of a brother’s quarrel to me, and somehow they’ll probably end up showing some brotherly love in the end. The action scenes look amazing, but as is the case with each movie that comes along, the stunts get more and more unrealistic.
What I’m more interested in, though, is how the hell is Han still alive? This isn’t an issue of the movie being based before the others, so apparently Han faked his death and didn’t tell anyone? There are a number of theories out there, and I guess we’ll find out in due time, but at least the movie is going to be interesting. I do have to admit, though, that these movies are getting more and more outlandish as they go. Hell, there’s even a Pontiac Fiero with a rocket strapped to it – the only way that car could ever be fast. But, I digress. Check out the trailer for yourself below and let us know what you think.
The Original 1968 Bullitt Mustang Became the Most Expensive Mustang In History
We’re not here to tell you that a lot of gearheads got the car virus thanks to the movie Bullitt. We won’t even tell you how great of an actor Steve McQueen was. We’re here to tell you that the original Bullitt Mustang sold for a fortune.
The car’s history itself is quite impressive, but the fact that in was able to fetch record-setting money at auction says a lot about what Bullitt, Steve McQueen, and an iconic car can mean to some people.
I watched 6 Underground on Netflix so you won’t have to [Spoiler Alert]
There’s blood bursting from what looks like a bullet wound and you can hear panicked voices just before a finger presses the Engine Stop-Start button and your speakers start to bleed out a mix of tire squeal and V-6 roar ready to spill over the streets of Florence, while someone is performing impromptu surgery in the back seat.
Welcome to Underground 6, Michael Bay’s latest movie, for which Netflix pulled out of its hat a budget of $150 million, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese - aka the writers that gave us Deadpool - and the ever-charismatic Ryan Reynolds.
All the Cars from the Ford v Ferrari Movie
Ford v. Ferrari, Hollywood’s latest stab at tackling a racing film, has fans still drooling over its enthralling story and, more importantly, the cohorts of legendary cars that appear on the big screen. Casual movie-goers relish the opportunity of seeing Matt Damon and Christian Bale together for the first time but, for us, it’s all about the Fords, the Ferraris, and everything in between when it comes to this blockbuster.
In 2020, we’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, a race expertly - if lacking in a proper plot - showcased in Le Mans, the 1971 movie that Steve McQueen put everything on the line for. Over four decades later, we’ve got another movie centered around those old country roads in France. This time, the talk of the town is Ford’s legendary grudge match against the Prancing Horse from Maranello. The trip down memory lane that director James Mangold prepared for us is littered with some of history’s most revered automobiles so it’s only fitting that we take a moment to talk about them - one by one.
There Are a Few Aston Martins in the new James Bond No time to Die Trailer
The brief teaser for No Time to Die hasn’t even gone cold yet, and here we are looking at the first official trailer. As is the usual case, there is plenty of automotive action going on, including a completely fresh take on Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – one of the most famous action-movie cars in history. That DB5 even has a fresh upgrade (and probably more that we haven’t seen.)
You Can Own One of the Superformance Ford GT40 Replicas from the Ford v Ferrari Movie
We’ve always wanted, at least once, to own a piece of history. The car shared by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby throughout the 1966 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a Ford GT40 Mk. II, is such an example. The identical-looking ’continuation’ Ford GT40 Mk. II seen in the recently released ’Ford v. Ferrari’ movie is another.
The good news is you can own the latter and brag that you’ll sit where Christian Bale did during filming. He’s no Ken Miles but he surely played the part convincingly well and all you have to do to get this baby blue 7.0-liter monster is be the highest bidder on lot #R554 during Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee auction in January. Simple, right?