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What is your favorite car movie?

Let us know what your all-time favorite car movie is in the comments section


A staple of late-night cinema and often filed under “Cult Classics”, car movies have an extensive history from Bullitt, The Driver, and Two Lane Blacktop, to modern flicks like Baby Driver and the Fast & Furious franchise.

With so many choices, what is your favorite car movie?

Let us know in the comments section below what is your favorite car movie. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My choice? Vanishing Point

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. I surprised no one has mentioned Grand Prix. Visually stunning and I’ve always loved the sound of Formula One cars. For the best 5-10 minutes of any car movie, hands down it’s the chase scene from Bullitt.

  2. Two Lane Blacktop. An Orbit Orange GTO Judge vs. the same big block ’55 used in “American Graffiti”- they never showed ‘Falfas motor because the splay valve Chevy Rat motor didn’t exist in ’62. ‘Falfa being Harrison Ford, btw. And James Taylor at the stick! In the same car!
    Otherwise, I’m going with M Cottrell. Gumball Rally.
    On the dark side, how’s about “Ronin”?

  3. I hate to admit it, I was just a young kid, but it left an impression on me for the rest of my life, does anyone remember “Eat my Dust” 😂

    • Oh I forgot about Harold & Maude, great choice, sir.
      Love the Imperial, and Ethel Merman is perfect. For aircraft buffs, there’s Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney in Jim Backus’ Lockheed Electra; the through billboard stunt makes me flinch every time.

  4. Ronin. The W116 Mercedes-Benz 6.9. Engineering prestige with punch. Remove the rear trunk lid’s model designation badges and it becomes the ultimate 1970’s “sleeper”.

  5. Days of Thunder. Favorite? No. But I did like it.
    One other, even though it’s not a car movie, the scene in Miami vice with the Ferrari and Phil Collins, In The Air Tonight is be one of my favorites.

    • The Leslie Special/Thomas Flyer is a great car but my favorite is the Hannible Twin Eight. There were two versions of the Hannible twin eight. The one that elevated was driven by hydraulic motors. The one that raced was built on a corvair running gear. Great movie with neat cars and the greatest pie fight ever.

  6. The 1964 movie Topkapi used a beautiful 1963 Lincoln 4 door convertible almost as a character. It was driven and shown through almost the whole movie. It is a very well done heist film.

    • Grew up in Indianapolis in the ’70’s. Love the pimpmobile look- Buick Deuce and a quarters, NinetyEights, Eldos, Imperials, Lincolns. You could buy the accoutrements from JC Whitney through the mail. Miss my youth. Sigh.

  7. The 1973 Trans Am driven by John Wayne in the movie “McQ. ” It met with a very sad demise in an alley. Hate when they destroy gorgeous cars like that.

  8. Favorite car movie? Hmmm, my list, in order!

    1) Two Lane Blacktop.
    2) Vanishing Point.
    3) Dirty Larry, Crazy Mary.
    4) Dazed and Confused.
    5) Bullet.


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