When i was a kid, I’m always funned of watching movie with my brothers,now that I’m older i miss spending time watching movie with them. So, i called them yesterday, after work to came over in my Dad’s place and have a relaxing time watching movies together….. The night turned out just fine, we watch The Godfather and The Transporter. We had a few talks after we watch the movies before we decided to eat dinner.While we are having conversation over the delicious dinner prepared by my mom, my dad have mentioned about his collection of movies which features his favorite cars.. ( well, its not surprising that he have such collection since he his very much passionate with cars!). We listen attentively as he story-tell the plot of the movies. What caught my attention was about the movie The Blues Brothers. The movie was all about the Brothers who raise money to save their childhood orphanage and put their old rhythm-and-blues band back together. I am very much interested about the movie. Later that evening, i spend time surfing the net and looking for facts about the “The Blues Brothers”. When i have searched enough information about the movie, i have decided to visit edmunds.com and search for some related information about the other movies featuring amazing cars. Here’s what i have found…

  1. The Blues Brothers (1980)
    Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd
    Star car: The Bluesmobile — 1974 Dodge Monaco
    The story: The Brothers raise money to save their childhood orphanage and put their old rhythm-and-blues band back together. Why? They’re on a mission from God.
    Why it works: Is there any other movie with as much vehicular carnage? Maybe over-the-top stunts go on too long, but you’ve been talking about them driving through that mall for years, haven’t you? And the music isn’t bad either.
    Quote: “It’s got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant; it’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas. What do you say — is it the new Bluesmobile or what?”
  2. Cars (2006)
    Stars: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Richard Petty
    Star car: Porsche Carrera, Hudson Hornet, Willys MB, Ford Model T, Volkswagen microbus
    The story: Racecar hotshot finds himself off the beaten track and learning life lessons from a bunch of small-towners. Did we mention they’re all cars?
    Why it works: Tire crumbs flying and roof flaps opening prove this was animated by gearheads. Sharp-eared viewers will dig the insider cameos.
    Quote: “Turn right to go left! Guess what? I tried it, and you know what, this crazy thing happened. I went right!”
  3. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
    Stars: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel
    Star cars: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Toyota Supra, Honda Civic, Mazda RX-7, Dodge Charger R/T, Volkswagen Jetta
    The story: Cop goes undercover in L.A.’s import street-race scene to bust a ring of electronics thieves.
    Why it works: It pushed the burgeoning import car culture into the mainstream. The cars were a little cartoonish but earned street cred for having been built by actual import tuners. It’s best during bumpin’ nighttime street races, even though we’ve never seen as much neon at a real import show. As unbelievable as the race and chase sequences are, they’re still pretty cool.
    Quote: “I live my life a quarter-mile at a time.”
  4. The Gumball Rally (1976)
    Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Gary Busey, Raul Julia
    Star cars: Shelby 427 Cobra, Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona, Porsche 911 Targa, Camaro Z/28, Dodge Polara
    The story: Fictionalized account of Brock Yates’ highly illegal cross-country Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.
    Why it works: For starters, it features two of the flat-out sexiest cars ever built — the 427 Cobra and Ferrari Daytona — duking it out at high speeds in Manhattan, the L.A. River, and everywhere in between. It’s far more car-centered than the ridiculous Cannonball Run.
    Quote: “And now my friend, the first rule of Italian driving: What’s behind me is not important.”
  5. Mad Max (1979)
    Star: Mel Gibson
    Star car: Australian Ford Falcon
    The story: Super Cop Max takes on a motorcycle gang in the near future — a tale of revenge driven by post-apocalyptic cars and crotch rockets.
    Why it works: Drama, suspense, violence, dark humor, and that wicked, supercharged Falcon screaming across Australia’s empty vastness. It’s simple, low budget and gritty.
    Quote: “Look, any longer out on that road and I’m one of them, a terminal psychotic — except that I’ve got this bronze badge that says that I’m one of the good guys.”

* The above mentioned movies are based on the editor’s choice and where listed in no particular order. I have not included some of the movies listed in the original post.

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