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Old 30th August 2005, 16:32   #16
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Lets see....Days of Thunder, Driven, Gone in 60 seconds, Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Italian Job, Cannonball Run...and oh yeah!,the Transporter.
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Old 30th August 2005, 16:33   #17
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Hey Ajmat, your line one the W140 made me remember a movie I saw more than a decade ago. Can't remember the name or the cast, but I do remember that the guy on the run used a white W124 which he carjacked from a chick (who ofcourse ended up sleeping with him).

The whole movie had him running from the cops in the W124, with the car taking a beating but still kept running till finally it ended up on its roof in the final sequence.

Now if only I can get the name of that movie....
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Old 30th August 2005, 16:46   #18
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Apart from the movies mentioned above....some other....


Original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) - 40 minute chase sequence 1973 Mustang Mach 1 the original eleanor!

Micheal Valiant - french movie on Lemans
Le Mans - Steve Mcqueen movie on the race
Grand Prix- Old 50's Formula 1 movie......great footage
climb dance - Ari goes up pikes peak
Rendevous (spelling?) - camera straped to ferrari, all out assult of Paris streets at 5 in the morning..... actual drive no movie tricks.

saw a german dubbed movie on autobahn racing , can't remember title. story pretty sh##, some good cars.

want to see - Initail D - jap drift movie, waiting for dubbed version
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Old 30th August 2005, 16:48   #19
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Have you guys seen BSM's list of best and worst movie car chases?
http://www.bsmotoring.com/2003/oct11_1.htm
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Old 30th August 2005, 16:58   #20
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Good topic RT. 90% of my DVD Collection consists of car movies!

My favorites in no particular order:

1. Gone in 60 Seconds
2. Bullitt
3. Fast and the Furious
4. Cannonball 1 & 2 - For the Countach high-revving sound alone. Not really watched the movie beyond that initial scene.

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Old 30th August 2005, 16:59   #21
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Hmmm. Herbie used to be one of my favourites when i was a kid.
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Old 30th August 2005, 17:04   #22
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Dammm! How could I forget Herbie! Haven't seen the remake though. Is it any good?
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Havent seen the new Herbie... most of the reviews werent so good though.
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'Herbie- The love bug' is just soo brilliant.

I also love Rendevous, I have a copy of that with me for now!!!!
There is little else that is cooler than an Italian sportscar screaming through 1960's Paris in the early morning, at extremely illegal speeds, going thru intersections red lights, taking corners fast, passing some landmarks. Oh I could go on and on..........
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Old 30th August 2005, 17:46   #25
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The fast and the furious,2 Fast 2 Furious,Gone in sixty seconds,The Italian job,Taxi
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Do tanks count? I like war movies better.
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Originally Posted by Rtech
umm guys, maybe I didn't clarify this properly, but I'm refering to movies primarily about cars/bikes or racing. I'm not talking about movies with good car chases such as Ronin etc.
Rtech:
i don't think some people read / understood what you wrote.
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anyways, my favorites from the good old days, not listed in any particular order:
  • The Love Bug
  • Herbie Rides Again
  • Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo
  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • The Cannonball Run
  • Cannonball Run II
  • Death Race 2000
  • Days Of Thunder
  • The Car
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Gone In 60 Seconds
  • Smokey And The Bandit
  • Knight Rider (if it qualifies, as it was a tv series)
  • Street Hawk (if it qualifies, as it was a tv series)
  • The Hire (a few short films recently made by BMW to showcase their cars)
  • The Italian Job (i guess it qualifies)

the following movie(s) may not entirely be about cars but the cars do play a pivotal role. also one of themajor reasons i watched them was for the car(s).
  • Back To The Future, II, III
  • Black Moon Rising
  • The Wraith
  • The Absent Minded Professor (again, not entirely a "car" movie but thanks for reminding us about it, Samurai)

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Funny, looks like I am only one here who has seen Duel.

How about the original Flubber movie, the flying car...
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Gone in 60 seconds
Fast & Furious
Taxi
Speed

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Days of Thunder, The Fast and the Furious, Cannonball Run (weren't there sequels too?), The Italian Job, Gone In 60 Seconds, The Transporter.
Biggest letdown EVER: Torque.
Daaammmnnn v1p3r......that's exactly what i was about to type....except for the cannonball run...i haven't seen that one yet... was gonna type 2fast2furious instead....

and my first ever hearthrob...the knight rider (i believe that's what made trans-ams synonymous worldwide- or at least in india) and the street hawk (i still remember the 5-4-3-2-1 blast, and those neons flashing by the rider's black visor)....i used to dream about those machines day and night for about a year or so....!!! i felt really sad (and angry) when DD took them off the air....ah, memories....
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