“Fame isn’t limited in the entertainment industry. Actors do have competition with animals, places and things that leave as unforgettable a mark their human counterparts. There are iconic items found in the movies that remain in our hearts. And throughout history, as we watched those movies, automobiles have been some of the most noticed presences that made a lasting mark on us as viewers.
Somehow, people always have a fascination for cars, whether in the cinemas or in real life. Because of this, car enthusiasts all over the world have ranked the top ten most popular automobiles that became famous through the movie industry. The list may well be regarded as viewer’s way of honoring the contributions made by these cars in making the entertainment industry more fascinating and exciting.
Let’s take a look at what these cars were, their models, their roles and the movies they starred in:
1. First on the list is the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 fastback from the 2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds. This became the most popular car in Hollywood when it was tossed 30 feet up in the air, landed intact and remained running.
2. Back to the Future was a famous movie in the 80’s where a 1981 DeLorean DMC 12 become the time machine that brought Michael J. Fox to the future and back.
3. Cute and adorable Herbie, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, already starred in five Disney movies, the first of which was the 1968 feature film, The Love Bug.
4. 1969 Dodge Charger is the fourth on the list which was seen from 1979 to 1985 in the TV series Dukes of Hazzards.
5. Who would forget the intelligent talking car, KITT, a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which starred in the hit TV series and movie, Knight Rider.
6. Sixth on the list is a 1962 Volvo P1800 which caught worldwide attention in a British espionage TV series, The Saint, which aired from 1962 to 1969.
7. A 1957 Chevrolet bus became the most famous visual identity of another 1970’s popular TV series, The Partridge Family, which ran for four years.
8. A pioneering Ferrari model, 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4, became famous in the smahs hit TV drama series, Miami Vice. However, it was replaced by a Ferrari Testarossas in the course of the last two years of airing.
9. The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS also known as the muscle car is driven by Matthew McConaughey in the movie, Dazed and Confused released in 1993 is another captivating vehicle.
10. Of course, the people can’t miss the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance named “”Ecto-1″” in the 1984 smash flick, the Ghostbusters.
It probably doesn’t matter if these automobiles ran fast of if their engines performed well. They’ve made it to the big screen and they’re, without doubt. famous. What else could be more interesting than that?
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