5 Classic Picture Cars from Hollywood Movies

How Our Picture Car Rentals Can Enhance Your Photo-shoot

What would be more awe-inspiring or attention-grabbing than featuring an automobile in your wedding photos that was used in a Hollywood blockbuster? Can you just imagine shooting your music video or film project with the added authenticity of a legendary car from a particular era in the background? If you have been looking for that special something to make your photoshoot project – regardless of subject matter – truly unique, Vinty’s picture car rentals service will provide the edge you need.

Organizing a music video or cinematic film shoot is daunting enough of a proposition, so we understand that you want to make your picture car rental experience as easy as possible. Our formidable background in these matters – and we’ve worked with such giants as NBC, Netflix, Sony, Columbia, Paramount and Warner Brothers – will leave you assured that your vehicles are perfectly maintained and will look drop-dead-gorgeous in your photos.

But what if you’ve been stuck in a position of uncertainty? Perhaps you have a general idea for a photo shoot and know for sure that you want to feature a certain kind of ride, but you’re also wondering about some of the more famous “movie cars” and their roles in certain films. Indeed, at Vinty, we love cinema about as much as we love automobiles, and we’re just as smitten with fascination as the next guy when we re-watch Vin Diesel and Paul Walker race their Charger and Supra, respectively, at the end of The Fast and the Furious.

With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to put together a “Five Classic Pictures Cars from Hollywood Films” list to give you an idea of which rides were some of the most iconic up on the silver screen. Perhaps these will provide you some inspiration for your next project, or maybe they will simply fulfill some hidden curiosity you’ve harbored if you’re a car enthusiast; either way, we hope you find the following information as fascinating as we did.

1. Dodge Charger from the Fast and the Furious

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You know we couldn’t kick off this list without making an honorable mention of the car racing favorite hinted at above. Directed by Rob Cohen and based on a documentary-esque story concerning the fiercely popular Los Angeles import vehicle street racing scene at the time dubbed “Racer X,” The Fast and Furious would be the unlikely juggernaut for a Universal-sanctioned franchise ready to announce its ninth entry. While the series has gone from focusing on wildly hued and accessorized street race cars and scantily-clad young women who cheer these racers on to plots concerning international espionage, it’s still the original film released in 2001 that most fans adore the most – and which gets most car buffs’ engines racing.

The mean black Dodge Charger that Vin Diesel’s “Dom” character drives towards the end of the film was a 1970 model designed by Cinema Vehicles and remains an icon in more modern-esque cinema.

2. DeLorean from Back to the Future

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Remember Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly? For those of us old enough to recall this sci-fi classic, Marty and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel through time in the sexy-yet-futuristic DeLorean, a vehicle like no other. To the uninitiated back in the era this film was released, the DeLorean came off as something designed for Back to the Future – not a production vehicle that could actually be purchased at a dealership.

3. XB GT Ford Falcon from Mad Max

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One of the most beloved sci-fi barnstormers of all time, 1979’s Mad Max was set in a bleak desert landscape devoid of natural resources – but to the rescue was Mel Gibson’s homonymous hero character and his 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon, designed by the team responsible for its creation to be radical and outlaw-ish.

4. 1968 Mustang from Bullitt

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Before The Fast and the Furious or even Michael Bay’s The Rock – which featured a hair-raising car chase sequence between two main characters through the streets of San Francisco – there was Bullitt and the rip-roaring 1968 Mustang that defined that film’s thrilling San Fran-based chases. The car was chosen because it best suited the film’s protagonist, Frank Bullitt; indeed, it was realistic because it was a car a cop could afford but also one that had some bite and attitude.

5. Cadillac Miller-Meteor Hearse from Ghostbusters

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Dispensing with all the “Slimer” references and jokes, the 1980s smash hit Ghostbusters remains etched in fans’ minds mainly because of the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor hearse driven by the titular heroes of the film. A cool yet classic vehicle which has taken its place in cinematic history, the hearse was originally purchased in poor condition and demanded a host of upgrades from the production team, namely a reworked suspension, modified brakes, modified gurney in back to fit the proton packs of the Ghostbusters and a plethora of external alterations.

 

If these five favorites don’t quite hit your ignition button, Popular Mechanics has put together its Top 40 Movie Cars of All Time list, one which encompasses everything from the aforementioned DeLorean to the Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit.

Reach out to Vinty today if you’re in need of something genuinely different for your next big photoshoot project.