The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fulvia, Dec 29, 2014.
Ill pick first.
The gumball rally.
Thunder Road. HRP
I second that
I still enjoy replays of the Blues Brothers.
The one that probably rekindled the interest back to the cars that this forum is all about for most of us, well at least me, American Graffiti .
iiiiiiidentical.......and you all know the correct timing on a 1955 Chevy with the factory 327..?... just to be different......and it is one of my favorite movie......mud in your tire?
Hollywood Knights and Used Cars
Hollywood nights, American graffiti.
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I think that for the 50-60 decade, To Please A Lady would be my pick...
Grand Prix is my all time favorite
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I agree on Thunder Road. My dad taped it and I was only allowed to watch it if my dad was there, He was afraid I would erase the tape somehow.
First car related movie I saw as a kid was The Lively Set, but the best movie in my book is American Graffiti
Used Cars is one of my all time favorite movies. I must have seen it 20 times and laugh my ass off every time just like the first time.
Hotrod the movie that rekindled the willys craze and all the above. The movies you watch through the winter months to get your fix to make it till spring
Rebel without a cause. I've watched it more than any other car movie and know the guy who currently owns the '34 roadster in movie.
The "Great Race", but it is probably a little too early to be considered HAMB friendly.
HAMB era ,no doubt about it, Thunder Road. The 50 sedan stole the show. The Memphis chase is the highlight of the movie. Despite the V8 sound effects in parts of the movie; the Memphis chase reveals the car had a 6 cylinder.
Best of all timeIMHO
Smokey and the Bandit
The French Connection
Macon County Line
Bonnie and Clyde
It Happened One Night
Another vote for Thunder Road, ---- Smokey and the Bandit as no. 2
The easy answer is American Graffiti. The more intellectual answer is Rendezvous (Hey, it's French...it has to be intellectual).
Another vote for Used Cars.
Aloha Bobby and Rose.
Two lane blacktop. A G, More A G. The giant gila monster. The cali. Kid. Gone in 60 seconds-the original film!
AG is an easy first -- I have seen it dozens of times and it still makes me smile.
SOOO hard to pick just one.
Each decade has some dandy's but here are some of my personal Favorites..........
Back to the Future / cause I missed out on the 50's and as an 80s kid it took me there
MAD MAX "Original" / Love to go back and save a ute that Crashed! Yes Blowers not switched on!
The Worlds Fastest Indian / Makes me wish I did have a Flux Capacitor , see Salt Flats in 60's
The Wraith / "you loose the race you loose your car!"
Bullitt / Who doesn't love a real Hemi Charger getting Cobbed hard!
Two Lane Blacktop / Solely for the BBC/ M22 gear whine throughout the flick & its predecessor
American Grafitti / " I ain't nobody dork" L88's are sinister when launching in 55 posts!
Real Vanishing Point / pointless but WOW , Hemi's and 440's are cool to many!
Sometimes they come back / Just for the 55
Better off Dead / honorable mention scene at stoplight
Catch me If you can "80s tv movie kid works in junk yard goes street racing & winning"
California Kid " cool 70s rod movie"
Christine /not possessed but like it still do its own bodywork. I could park closer at Wally World.
Original Gone in 60 seconds / entertaining , the remake just for some cars
Gumball and Cannonball Movies
Cobra / It's his Real CAR! / Even though NOS doesn't work that way.
Heart like a Wheel / I love racing cars!
Cars / What big car nut doesn't love this masterpiece for kiddo's in all of us!
Eat My Dust / I will always B a Dirt Racer for life even though my local track closed.
Stroker Ace / More vintage DIRT cars!
Dr. NO / Black 57 Chev Convert n Cool era Fords when New
Rebel With out a Cause / Brillaint movie
Tucker / Great Story / Made me dislike Corporate bully's
Dazed and Confused / These days I hitched rides & developed the addiction to the Hobby
I could go on for quite while .......................................
Hotrod race is good, and so is oh brother where aren't thou. It's not really a car movie, but there are a few cool old cars in it.
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"The Big Wheel" starring Mickey Rooney is a feast of 1940's Hop-ups, Jalopies, Midgets, and Indy Cars.
THE CROWD ROARS with James Cagney, shot in LA at Legion Ascot with real race car drivers playing themselves in the mid 1930's. Bob
Tha last American hero. The movie about junior Johnson and racing. And Moon shine.
Le mans, not only because I'm going there this summer.
I really like The worlds fastes Indian!
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