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Art & Inspiration Songs that mention a car or engine by name

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BJR, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. "1,320' " - Megadeth - a song about a dragster

     
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  2. "Ride On Josephine" - George Thorogood

     
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  3. Humboldt Cat
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    Bruce Springsteen definitely had a few... "Racing in the Street" *album* version began about a "'69 Chevy with a 396/ Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor" (reportedly the real ingredients in a '57 Chevy he once had), original draft had it as a hot Mopar mill in a Thirty-Two Ford...
    A B-side tune in his River album - "Ram Rod" - he sings of "a hot-steppin Hemi with a four-on-the-floor... a Roadrunner engine in a Thirty-two Ford"

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  4. sweetdick2
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    from new jersey

    Cadillac Ranch, Springsteen
     
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  5. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    65pacecar
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    from KY, AZ

    Racing In The Street 78 Outake had a 32 Ford with a 318 in it, as a MoPar guy that is my least favorite engine of all time, can’t stand messing with a 318. Give me a 340, 273, 360, any Big Block or even a 225 /6 first; I have had better luck with the leaning tower of power.


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  6. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
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    Don't forget Sprinsteen's Highway Patrolman. "Seen a Buick with Ohio plates..."
     
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  7. Deuced Up!
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    George Jones - Hotter Than A Two Dollar Pistol! THE CORVETTE SONG
    hotter than a .jpg
     
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  8. LAROKE
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    The road goes on forever - Robert Earl Keen.
     
  9. 59bones
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    Well someone finally mentioned Robert Earl Keen...

    Daddy had a Buick
    Momma loved to ride

    4 whitewalls constantly in motion
    from the great Smoky Mountains
    to the California ocean
     
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  10. 59bones
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    But the best car song ever has to be Elmer Fudd's cover of Springsteen's FIRE.
     
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  11. Buick 59, Speedin' The Medallions,Rocket 88 and Real gone rocket Jackie Brenston, Get out of the car Richard Berry, Waterbed Cadillac The Atomic Roots Orchestra, Rocket 69 Todd Rhodes, Motorhead Baby Young John Watson, the ones that came first, the rest are kind of weak.
     
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  12. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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  13. "Drive ( For Daddy Gene)" - Alan Jackson

     
  14. "Uneasy Rider" - The Charlie Daniels Band

     
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  15. "Chevy Don't Let Me Down" - Jeff bates

     
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  16. 65pacecar
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    It’s an awful song and I can’t in good conscience put a link up for it but Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about his First car which was a 64 Plymouth Belvedere. Feel free to YouTube it, but remember you have been warned on its awfulness.
    It’s called Belvedere Cruising.

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  17. quick85
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    "You got me running like a turbo nine forty-four...
    You got me running like a Detroit Diesel
    Got me humming like a Detroit Diesel
    Hear me coming like a Detroit Diesel
    Like I'm in overdrive"

    Detroit Diesel - Alvin Lee
     
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  18. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
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    No Money Down
    Chuck Berry
    As I was motivatin'
    Back in town
    I saw a Cadillac sign
    Sayin' "No Money Down"
    So I eased on my brakes
    And I pulled in the drive
    Gunned my motor twice
    Then I walked inside
    Dealer came to me
    Said "Trade in you Ford
    And I'll put you in a car
    That'll eat up the road
    Just tell me what you want
    And then sign on that line
    And I'll have it brought down to you
    In a hour's time"
    I'm gonna get me a car
    And I'll be headed on down the road
    Then I won't have to worry
    About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
    "Well Mister I want a yellow convertible
    Four - door de Ville
    With a Continental spare
    And a wide chrome wheel
    I want power steering
    And power brakes
    I want a powerful motor
    With a jet off - take
    I want air condition
    I want automatic heat
    And I want a full Murphy bed
    In my back seat
    I…
    "Well Mister I want a yellow convertible
    Four - door de Ville
    With a Continental spare
    And a wide chrome wheel
    I want power steering
    And power brakes
    I want a powerful motor
    With a jet off - take
    I want air condition
    I want automatic heat
    And I want a full Murphy bed
    In my back seat
    I want short - wave radio
    I want TV and a phone
    You know I gotta talk to my baby
    When I'm ridin' alone"
    Yes I'm gonna get that car
    And I'm gonna head on down the road
    Yeah, then I won't have to worry
    About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
    "I want four carburetors
    And two straight exhausts
    I'm burnin' aviation fuel
    No matter what the cost
    I want railroad air horns
    And a military spark
    And I want a five - year guarantee
    On everything I got
    I want ten - dollar deductible
    I want twenty dollar notes
    I want thirty thousand liability"
    That's all she wrote
    I got me a car
    And I'm headed on down the road
    No money down
    I don't have to worry
    About that broken - down, raggedy Ford
     
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  19. 65pacecar
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    from KY, AZ

    He's got a green woody & a board to match
    And when he's riding the waves, man is he hard to catch




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  20. Jim Croce, Rapid Roy Stock Car Boy, in his 57 Chevrolet. JW
     
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  21. 31 B'ville
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    Rock ‘n’ Roll High School - The Ramones
    “ cruisin’ around in my GTO “

    Bad Girl - ZZ Top
    “I know a girl in a GTO”

    Bonneville Bonnie - Ripchords
    “I was cruising down the highway in my fastback Ford when a Pontiac passed me and it must have been floored “

    Hot Rod USA - Ripchords
    “pullin’ out flatheads and dropping in Caddies”

    ‘59 - Brian Setzer
    “we had a ‘59 Ford, that never ran quite right “

    I Can’t Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

    Firebird - Ohio Express

    Go Go GTO - Carol and Cheryl
     
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  22. S/S Cat
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
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    from S.E. Iowa

    "Sitt'in in the back seat of my sixty Chev"
    Night Moves, Bob Seger
     
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  23. CodeMonkey
    Joined: Sep 13, 2012
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    from Moline IL

    "Mercury Blues" - Steve Miller Band (and others)
    "Roll On Down The Highway" - BTO ("...454's coming over the hill...")
     
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  24. Hellfish
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    To add to your GTO songs (and the ones I've already posted) there's

    Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
    "...Drive a G.T.O
    Wear a uniform
    All on a government loan"

     
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  25. Rusty O'Toole
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    John Hiatt and the Goners - Tennessee Plates

     
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  26. Rusty O'Toole
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    Robert Johnson - Terraplane Blues

     
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  27. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    from KY, AZ

    Springsteen My Hometown


    I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town



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  28. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    65pacecar
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    from KY, AZ

    Riding around in their Woodies down to Malibu





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  29. quick85
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    "Someday I'm gonna get me a Lincoln '59
    I'll take her out on the highway and let that baby unwind
    I'll be a rocket ship burnin' through outer space
    I ain't a' goin' nowhere cause I'm in my place
    Behind the wheel of that Lincoln '59"

    Lincoln '59 -- Three Blue Teardrops
     
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  30. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,343

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    from norcal

    Six Days The Road....Taj Mahal
     
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