The cinematic landscape has been shaped by many people and many famous vehicles, from alien spaceships to the most mighty of super-charged automobiles. To celebrate the wide array of vehicles that has become somewhat iconic in popular culture through the years, we have teamed up with Pop Culture Cars to take a look back at 5 decades of icons and just some of those that remain timeless.
1967 – Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto – The Graduate
While many will have wanted to assume the role of Dustin Hoffman in this iconic of films, we’re thinking that we would have wanted to sit in the driver’s seat of that stunning Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto that he drove!
1977 -Pontiac Trans Am – Smokey and the Bandit
The movies have conjured up some truly iconic cars and adding to that list is the Pontiac Trans Am, made famous in the Burt Reynolds-starring Smokey and the Bandit. They simply don’t make cars like this any more.
1987 – Chrysler Town & Country – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
What happens when you put John Candy and Steve Martin in a Chrysler together and have them hit the road? Hilarity of the highest degree as Planes, Trains and Automobiles still remains one of the funniest movies set on the road and beyond.
1997 – Jaguar E-Type Open Two Seater – Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
The king of swing and buck teeth may look a little hipster in his eye-catching attire, but Austin Powers’ Union Jack-emblazoned Jaguar E-Type is as stylish and iconic as they come. James Bond may have his suave and sophisticated automobiles but Powers has one you simply can’t miss!
2007 – Dodge Charger – Death Proof
When Kurt Russell is behind the wheel then there’s guaranteed fireworks, especially when Quentin Tarantino’s massively underrated Death Proof is concerned. Putting pedal to the metal and proving that this car will forever remain iconic, Death Proof shows off this car in all its classic muscle glory.
2017 – Subaru Impreza – Baby Driver
While many will think of royal blue when the name of the Subaru Impreza is mentioned, Edgar Wright’s hit movie from this year, Baby Driver, makes us think a little different nowadays, with his main character Baby (Ansel Elgort) showing us that red doesn’t spell danger when he’s behind the wheel.