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The ultimate gallery of movie cars

Dumb and Dumber Mutt Cutts Mojo Motors ImageHere’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.

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What Bob Lutz can teach brands about success

Bob Lutz Cigar Mojo MotorsBob 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.

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The Monday Grind

Same day, different links…except now it’s Rocktober. This is the Monday Grind, keeping you up-to-date on car news and links from over the weekend.

Toyota Celica Star Wars Image

-A search party has formed to find the 1977 Star Wars Toyota Celica. [link]

-Black Air is the title of a documentary about the Buick Grand National. [link]

-Hooniverse asks, “What were they thinking?” about cars that should have never been built. [link]

-Jay Leno and Irish comedian Jimmy Carr use a Ford Focus to Skype each other. [link]


Photo credits: autoblog

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Ending each week on the Mojo Motors Blog is “Putting it into park,” a compilation of newsworthy links from the past five days.

World Record Breaking Hearses in Hell Michigan

-A parade of 51 hearses in Hell, Michigan breaks the Guinness World Record. [link]

-Taking a page out of the Tesla Motors book of delays, Alfa Romeo pushes back the release of their 4C roadster. [link]

-The 1969 Camaro was named the greatest Chevrolet ever, but did the voters get it right? [link]

-Jalopnik’s ten best car commercials ever. [link]

-Completely customize the new Ford Mustang down to the hood pins. [link]

-A new reality show on the Discovery Channel, “Carfellas,” is about three guys who run a used auto lot. [link]

-Auto blog Hooniverse is “staking a claim in the automotive fringe.” They also have a cool name. [link]


Photo credits: Livingston Daily

The greatest Chevrolet ever

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.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Image

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]

Cool used car of the future: Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator

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.

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator Image

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The Monday Grind

Too busy watching football and managing your fantasy roster over the weekend? Then here’s what you missed.

Dodge Challenger HPP Richard Petty Superbird Image

-Pictured above is the Heide Performance Products Richard Petty Superbird based on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird  [link]

-The most powerful Chevy Camaro ever, the ZL1, has 580 horses. [link]

-”You really couldn’t get them to do anything,” the stunt coordinator said of the Ford Mustangs used in the film Drive. [link]

-England is home to fish, chips and this creepy bus graveyard. [link]

-The Car Show feels a lot like Top Gear as they as they race two sets of unlikely cars. [link]

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