Top 10 Favorite TV/Movie Cars:
1: The Batmobile in Batman Begins. This counts as a car, right? I mean, who hasn’t wanted one of these when stuck in really bad traffic?
2: James Bond’s Aston Martin(s). I can’t imagine a better car to be paired with the character of James Bond. These cars are amazingly gorgeous anyway, and then you add Bond gadgets and the legal wishy-washy-ness of being able to drink in them, and I’m sold.
3: Eleanor in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000 version). With all the cars in that movie, this one is still my favorite. I’ve always liked mustangs, and the silver/gray/metal look is perfectly sleek. (Although, I have a horrific memory of clutching my seat belt while riding home with my dad after seeing that movie in the theater.)
4: Mr. Frye’s Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s red and shiny and pretty. Mostly, I like that they stole the car for a whole day, which I imagine is every teenager’s dream if their parents have a cool car… I never felt compelled to steal our Chevy Caprice.
5: The Winchester’s Impala from Supernatural. Okay, it doesn’t hurt who’s IN the car. Or that I know what’s in the trunk. But I love the growl of the car. And you can’t go wrong with black. Or the tape selection for the radio.
6: The Volkswagen on Lost. Yeah, the car itself – not the best. But I remember how emotional and lovely the episode was when Hurley and the gang got the thing working, and all of these old buckets make me smile now.
7: The Delorean in Back to the Future. It’s a car that lets you time-travel. That’s all I could ask for.
8: The getaway MINIs in The Italian Job. The getaway race/chase with a herd of these little guys looked fun, dangerous, and as adorable as a car chase can get.
9: Richard’s classic Plymouth in Tommy Boy. It’s not the car with this one so much as everything that happens TO the car. Again, nostalgic reasons.
10: Jurassic Park’s Ford Explorer. I remember as a kid liking the paint job before everything turned to chaos. Since then, every time I’m in a vehicle with a sunroof, I imagine having to brace myself against it while something comes down to attack me.