Craig Weiland, Art Director
This car was the most awesome thing on wheels when I was growing up…
The Monkeemobile is a heavily modified 1966 Pontiac GTO created by Dean Jeffries for the 1966-68 television comedy series The Monkees, starring the eponymous pop band.
1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 “Eleanor”, Gone In 60 Seconds, 2000
The 2000 Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film Gone In 60 Seconds introduced movie audiences to Eleanor, a customized 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 fastback. The car is the most prized target of the film’s protagonist, a professional car thief, and the film includes a climactic chase scene through Long Beach, which very nearly destroyed eight of the eleven cars created for the film.
Ken Miyamoto, Produced screenwriter, former Sony Pictures script reader/story analyst
I’ll roll (pun shamefully intended) with automobiles, instead of just cars, to allow some of the great trucks, vans, and maybe an assault vehicle or two in. Here are my favorites…
Okay, it’s not a real van, but…
The Munsters 1964 Munster Coach
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1910
The A-Team 1983 GMC Van
Knight Rider 1982 Pontiac Trans Am (KITT)
Goldfinger 1963 Aston Martin DB5
More about Aston Martin DB5 cars.
American Graffiti 1932 Ford Coupe
National Lampoon’s Vacation 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster
Christine 1958 Plymouth Fury
All of the Batmobiles!
Back to the Future 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Mad Max 1973 Ford XB Falcon
More about Mad Max 1973 Ford XB Falcon Interceptor.
Denis Grammakov, ZapStarter.com, web developer & business geek
Cyclops, the nuclear-powered bus in The Big Bus (1976). The vehicle, owned and operated by Coyote Bus Lines, enabled direct bus travel traversing nearly the entire continental United States. Its debut trip was to be a non-stop jaunt from New York to Denver, Colorado.
It was a goal that Cyclops failed to realize, due to behind-the-scenes sabotage which placed all on board — and more importantly, the bus itself — in grave danger.
“We’re breaking wind at 90!”
The nuclear-powered bus could travel at extreme speeds, unaffected by the wind resistance limiting lesser vehicles on the road. While on its premiere run, Cyclops secured its position in transportation history by shattering the 90 mph wind barrier.
Arun Menon, Why so serious son
How can anyone forget DeLorean DMC-12 used in all 3 series of Back to the Future, on which the complete movie was plotted on?
This DMC was used as a Time Machine in these movies, to time travel across 130 years (from 1885 to 2015) of Hill Valley history.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg, the movie made so much impact on my life that I always had the dream of getting a DeLorean DMC-12 as my first car, unfortunately ending with something else.
If I start talking on Flux Capacitor I am pretty sure I can continue on for another 2 days.
Guy Lewis, MelodyPods.com Music For Business
A real Herbie is a 1963 with a ‘Golde’ sunroof. There are many imitators out there. There were many made for different films and a variety of stunts and conditions (see below). Some were needed to drive like they were ‘love drunk’, others set up to look as if they were weekie-ing (although the drag bugs can do this easily).
The original The Love Bug (I saw at the cinema as a kid).
Andrew Houston Vaughan, Cinephile
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 featured in several James Bond films, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, a small appearance in Tomorrow Never Dies,Casino Royale and Skyfall.
The 1966 Chrysler Imperial from The Green Hornet.
The 1975 Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch.
The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere from Christine.
The 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder from Miami Vice.
The 1982 Customized Pontiac Trans Am from Knight Rider.
The 1983 GMC G-15 from The A-Team.
The 1982 Delorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future.
The Batmobile (while in several renditions, I enjoyed the 2005 Batman Begins military-esque batmobile).
Matt Dohyun Kim, MIT, MechE ’15
Geetanjali Priyambada, Taking care of unfinished business!
Harsh Patel, Quontented
My both favorites are from Men in Black.
Abhishek Jat, Mechanical Engineer