Here’s a quick and unsophisticated history lesson. Films become popular in the early 1900′s, right around the same time as automobiles. The first mainstream feature film in America was released in 1912. The first automobile, the Ford Model T, was released in 1908. Since then, nearly one bazillion films have been produced and probably just as many cars too. Over one hundred years later, cars have become integral parts, even characters, in some of the greatest movies.
The following gallery features some of the most popular movie cars based on responses from our Facebook fans. This is the ultimate gallery of movie cars, but not the ultimate ultimate gallery of movie cars. This way, nobody can call out the Mojo Motors Blog for neglecting to include a totally sweet movie car, but go ahead, flame away in the comments. If you’re looking for the ultimate ultimate gallery of movie cars goes to the Internet Movie Car Database. Until then, check out these 28 rides from Hollywood after making the jump.
Bob Lutz, legendary gear head and businessman who has worked at BMW, Ford Europe, Chrysler and General Motors tackles the challenges he faced during the decline of General Motors in his book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters. He writes about the disorganized management, layers upon layers of red tape and the embarrassing debacle known as the automotive bailout when General Motors pseudonym became Government Motors.
The book has gotten a bad rap because Lutz blames a large chunk of GM’s downfall on the penny-pinching financial types who were given charge of the automotive design. These folks were focused on cost-cutting, systematizing production and making the most money on each car produced, even if that meant sacrificing quality. As a result, Lutz contends, General Motors was building vehicles notorious for wide body gaps between panels, cheap interiors and being, well, really ugly.
In honor of their 100th birthday, Chevrolet let drivers vote on the Best Chevy Ever. The winner was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro garnering over 25,000 votes. First runner-up was the 1970 Chevelle SS. Second runner-ups were the 1953 Corvette and 1957 Bel Air.
Mojo Motors polled fans on the Mojo Motors Facebook page and while most agreed that the 1969 Camaro was the greatest Chevy, other heavy favorites emerged. For some fans, the greatest Chevy ever is the Plymouth GSX, 1987 Thunderbird, 1969 Barracuda, AMC Gremlin or Pontiac Fiero. Thing is, we’re pretty sure those aren’t Chevys and unless the Fiero is a Ferrari clone, it’s not great at all. For the real picks of the greatest Chevrolets, look at the pictures below and enjoy. [keep reading]
At Mojo Motors, we sell used cars and there are some really great models to be had right now, like this Subaru Impreza or this Chevrolet Equinox. The thing is, there are other great cars we love, but can’t include in our listings because they’re still concepts or too brand-spanking new. That’s why we share these vehicles in our segment, “Cool used car of the future.” This week we are featuring the Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator.