Iconic Cars of My Youth

I’ve been saving this one for a really desperate day

By now you’ve probably figured out how I get these “themes” in my head in which one post leads to another post and that post is too big so I split in two?  A few months ago posted  about Burt Reynolds selling the last of his collection of 1977 Pontiac Firebird “Bandit” Trans Am sports cars and got to thinking: what are the other iconic movie cars of my youth?

Do I have too much time to think, or what?  Honestly, this post embarrasses me–but what the hell.  A little shame does a body good.

I came up with a list easily enough–a few from when I was older, a few that preceded me but which I discovered via re-runs and VHS cassettes.  So let’s get down to it–in no specific order (well, the order is sub-conscious, I typed ’em as I thought ’em.)  And, oh, I left out Chitty Chitty Bang Bang despite myself.

  • The Pontiac “Bandit” Trans Am.
    flying car
  • The Blues Brothers Dodge Monaco Police Cruiserbluesmobile
  • James Bond’s Aston Martin
    austin bond
  • Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang
  • Michael J. Fox’s DeLorean
    time machine
  • The Ghostbusters Cadillac
  • Green Hornet’s Chrysler Imperial
  • Marlin’s and Jim’s Land Rovers
    wild kingdom

About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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7 Responses to Iconic Cars of My Youth

  1. Knight Rider, The Batmobile…

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  2. M T McGuire says:

    Totally cool.. although James Bond’s Austin Healey is an Aston Martin DB5… not that I’m a spud or anything. I quite like The Prisoner’s Lotus too and I second the 60s Cadillac style batmobile…. and the Dukes of Hazard’s car… was that the same as the trans am though?


  3. reocochran says:

    I will never forget the absolute thrill of seeing Steve Mcqueen’s Mustang going down that steep hill with all its twists and turns. My girlfriends and I watched this two or three times in a row. The other icon which was junky
    but funny was the Beverly Hillbillies vehicle. I read about the designer who put together the Munster’s car and I think I posted about him and his car creations. . .
    Thanks for the memories. 🙂


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