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Great driving movies?

A random poll for our group. What's everyone's favorite driving movie?

I think mine has to be King Of The Mountain, from way back in 1981. Most of us probably have never even heard of it. Why is it my favorite?
- The driving scenes are real
- No overly Hollywooded or unrealistic made-for-movies scenes, just real driving
- The cops aren't magically completely incompetent or unable to catch the superhuman drivers
- It has a completely whacked out Dennis Hopper as the speednut supervillian

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Senna or Rush, the recent story of James Hunt were pretty entertaining.

For me, the Fast & Furious series has been the most interesting. I contributed to the script of F&F3 with knowledge of Japan's car scene and later bought all the cars that remained at the end of that movie, imported (back to Japan) & restored the 19 vehicles purchased from Universal Studios and & later re-sold them. It's not a very realistic movie series, but it's certainly helped raise awareness for Japanese sports cars.





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I've always like the Fast and Furious series too. First one still my favorite though.

Not really a 'movie', more of a documentary or mini series, but my wife and I are into watching
Lond Way Round (first season filmed in 2004)
Long Way Down (second season filmed in 2007)

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Both of the Long Way movies, Senna, And it's been a while, but I seem to remember a pretty good driving/chase scene in Ronin.

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Yeah I'm old, oh well!

Corvette Summer (1978)

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Cannonball Run (1981)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) This movie is so cheesy and ridiculous, which I normally hate, but this one just cracks me up!

Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
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pfffft ^^^ those aint old, lets try some classics before all the hoopla...

The Seven Ups, 1973
Mad Mad World, 1963

and if you like a little comedy in your chases,

Whats Up Doc, 1972

but yes, Ronin was good too...and the director had only one other driving movie back in 1966 with Grand Prix

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Corvette Summer (1978)

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Cannonball Run (1981)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) This movie is so cheesy and ridiculous, which I normally hate, but this one just cracks me up!

Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
I own all of those except Smokey & the Bandit.

I liked Gone in 60 Seconds and Angelina Jolie as a blonde blue-eyed, Ferrari tech that also happens to ride an MV Agusta F4 is just too much to like in a movie


Don't forgot Convoy, the Blues Brothers, Damnation Alley, Death Proof and The Car.



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The Car! I would have forgotten all about that one. Saw it at the theater in 1977.
Would be interesting to revisit that one after nearly 4 decades.

Maximum Overdrive, that crazy truck movie with Emilio Estevez, where possessed semi trucks hold the people at a truck stop hostage.

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[QUOTE=The Stig;605057]Senna or Rush, the recent story of James Hunt were pretty entertaining.

For me, the Fast & Furious series has been the most interesting. I contributed to the script of F&F3 with knowledge of Japan's car scene and later bought all the cars that remained at the end of that movie, imported (back to Japan) & restored the 19 vehicles purchased from Universal Studios and & later re-sold them. It's not a very realistic movie series, but it's certainly helped raise awareness for Japanese sports cars.


I much prefer my RC51 to any of those cars, but here's one. It's a famous car, but I prefer to call it a plastic pig. It's wide panels vibrated like a drum when driving on the road, but it was kinda hilarious - as people would frantically take their phones out to shoot pics as I went by - driving in Tokyo during the day.



Stig, Did they actually engine swap an operating RB26DETT into the Mustang? If so was it 4WD?
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The Car! I would have forgotten all about that one. Saw it at the theater in 1977.
Would be interesting to revisit that one after nearly 4 decades.

Maximum Overdrive, that crazy truck movie with Emilio Estevez, where possessed semi trucks hold the people at a truck stop hostage.
That reminds me: Duel (1971) where Dennis Weaver is traveling by car thru the desert on business and this evil looking tractor-trailor continually stalks him trying to run him off the road. One of the first scary movies I remember (and understood) as a kid!
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