Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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Favorite car MOVIE/Scene-Pontiac or Other
I was looking at the huge collection of car related movies I have collected. I like all cars, not just Pontiacs, but do favor the Pontiacs and have had a number of them. I thought it might be interesting to see what some of us view/like in "car" movies. Some you may have, some you may have forgotten, and some you may have never seen. So here goes.
Two Lane Blacktop - 1970 GTO Judge(less the stripes) and 1955 Chevy race cross country for pink slips. The '55 Chevy was later used again in American Graffitti. James Taylor (singer) and Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys fame) pilot the '55 and Warren Oates the '70 GTO.
The Seven-Ups - Great chase seen in New York between cop Roy Scheider (of Jaws fame) with his 1972 Ventura against the bad guys in their Pontiac Catalina. Pretty intense.
McQ - This is with John Wayne as a detective and he drives a green 1973 Trans-Am which I recall he named "the Green Hornet". I just ordered this DVD as I have not seen it in a while, so this is just my remembrances.
The Car- The evil Pontiac Grand Prix (1973?) that is possessed and terrorizes a small town. Nothing can stop it.
Bullit - Steve McQueen. Mustang versus Charger chase scene. Need I say anymore. Who has not seen this one? Classic.
Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry - Peter Fonda, mechanic, and girlfriend rob a Grocery Store. Begins with a souped up 1966 Impala 4Dr Ht and later a 1968 Charger RT 440. Police Plymouth Fury's give chase. In comes the Fury "Interceptor". This was a factory police chase car. Blueprinted & balanced 440 six-pack engine minus the carb set-up. Suspension upgrades and extra steel for rollover protection. See how well this heavy weight car stays on the bumper of the 440 Charger. Great chase movie.
Eat My Dust - Ron Howard (Opie from the Andy Griffith Show) steals a race track prepped 1969 Camaro, goes on a joy ride, and eludes getting caught. A few corny spots, but its still a great car movie.
More titles to come, but lets see what the rest of you have as favorites!! Any year, any type car.