In the past few years, the car has been a mainstay of TV and film. From the Mad Max cars to the Batmobile, from the DeLorean to the Corvette, from the DeLorean to the Batmobile, there’s a car in a movie or TV show that you should know about.
Cars are tough to forget. And not just because they’re amazing pieces of machinery that help us get around, but because they’re one of the most memorable forms of transportation we’ve ever seen. After all, they’ve played a role in some of the most iconic TV and film moments of our time.
The Batmobile (Batman)
If you’ve ever seen Batman’s car in the movies, you’ll know it looks sweet. But did you know that it wasn’t always the way it is today? The Batmobile was originally built by the eccentric Adam West, who made it his life’s goal to push the boundaries of what was possible for a car. His design was an elaborately tricked-out, low-slung vehicle that featured flamethrowers, machine guns, and vented tires.
The Delorean (Back to the Future)
Back in the 1980s, the DeLorean DMC-12 is a car that will go back in time to save Marty McFly and Doc Brown from hanging out in the past. Yet, what if the DeLorean could go back in time and help people today? The Delorean can’t change history, but it can inspire us all to save our lives and improve the way we live and work.
Pontiac Aztek, ‘Breaking Bad’
The Pontiac Aztek is commonly referred to as “Breaking Bad’s” car. It’s a small SUV-like car, a little on the boxy side, and it’s a favourite of characters Walt and Jesse. It hasn’t been seen since the end of the show, but it may make a comeback in a new spin-off series.
KITT from Knight Rider
Was there ever a more iconic TV show? We at “KITT from Knight Rider” would have to think so. And when we think of KITT from Knight Rider, we think of a cool black Pontiac firebird, a realistic car that was equipped with a computer that would run on a nuclear reactor.
General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard
General Lee is one of the most famous vehicles in the world, both in real life and on TV. Its introduction in the show’s third season was a big hit, and the Dukes of Hazard became a cult hit for its portrayal of Southern life in the 1970s.
The Shelby Mustang GT500 from Gone in 60 Seconds
The Shelby Mustang GT500 from Gone in 60 Seconds is the ultimate muscle car. With an engine that makes 650 horsepower, a top speed of 210 mph, and a weight of only 3,400 pounds, the Shelby Mustang GT500 is the fastest, most powerful muscle car ever built. The Shelby Mustang GT500 is also extremely rare. To date, only 5,000 Shelby Mustang GT500s have been made and only 1,500 of those cars were made with a manual transmission.
James Bond’s Aston Martin
James Bond’s Aston Martin is an Aston Martin DB10 coloured in vivid purple colour, with a unique front. It looks like a purple version of the DB9, and it is clearly a copy of the DB9, which was made famous in the movie Goldfinger.
Herbie the Love Bug – Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle was a popular choice for movie car chases back in the day, and a lot of us had a chance to get a glimpse behind the scenes.
The A-Team Van
The A-Team Van is the name of a very cool custom van/go-kart/mobile office I’m building. This project started out as a simple CAD and 3D printing exercise but has since morphed into a full-blown 1,000+ horsepower Frankenstein of cool. I’ll be documenting the build process and sharing updates and photos along the way.
The Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters
Ecto 1 is a 1969 Cadillac hearse used in the 1984 film Ghostbusters. It was also featured in the subsequent Ghostbusters II. The car was a gift from a friend of the movie’s scriptwriter, Dan Aykroyd, and was originally intended to feature in a non-Ghostbusters sequel. Ecto 1 appears in the film’s final scene, driving down a road in New York City. In 1984, the car was purchased by the Ghostbusters from the film’s eponymous ghost-catching organization.