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Very little else defines an individual better than the car they drive, and almost nothing better defines a movie or TV series, than the lead character's car. For many years, people from all sorts of different backgrounds were known by their cars and that recognition crossed over onto movies and TV shows in a fantastically huge way.

Back to the Future – The Delorean

We all remember the first time seeing the Delorean DMC-12 on the silver screen, zooming off into time and space leaving a blazing trail of tire fire behind it. Did you know that the Delorean DMC-12 was the only car produced by the Delorean company and that production was halted in 1982 following the arrest of John Delorean who was charged with drug trafficking? There are roughly 6,500 Deloreans that are said to still exist to this day. The Delorean will have its day to shine once again as it is planned that the cars production will resume and they will be manufactured once again, this time in Humble, Texas.

Faster than a Speeding... - Bullitt

Bullitt is a 1968 dramatic thriller starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. The film was a box office hit and it later won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing and it also received a nomination for Best Sound. Bullitt is mentioned here because of its car chase scene through the streets of San Francisco, which is regarded as one of the most influential and iconic in movie history. Two 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastbacks and two 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnums were used for the chase scenes, and the cars were modified by Max Balchowsky, a veteran auto racer. Steve McQueen did a lot of the driving, but the bulk of the stunt driving was done by stunt driver Bud Ekins.

Cars that Kill - Christine

Christine is a red 1958 Plymouth Fury. Arnie Cunningham is a nerdy teen who buys Christine for $250. Arnie loves his new car, but he doesn’t know that she is possessed. The evil car kills everyone who torments her beloved Arnie. The Christine in the novel was a four-door, but in the movie she is a sporty two-door. Over 20 1958 Plymouth Furies were used in the filming of Christine, including one with rubber front-end parts used in the crushing scene, and one that was burned up by pouring rubber cement all over it and setting it on fire. The movie was released in 1983 and based on the book by horror master Stephen King, published in 1983 and set in 1978. Does your car need an AMSOIL synthetic oil change? If so, give it the movie star treatment it so rightfully deserves by switching to AMSOIL synthetic oil for your next synthetic oil change. Call the synthetic oil change experts at Hartmans INC in Wichita today at (316) 686-1069 for the professional advantage when choosing your next synthetic oil.

Flying Cars – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Perhaps one of the first famous movie cars was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 1968 movie was loosely based on a novel by Ian Fleming, and the script was written by famous children’s author Roald Dahl along with Ken Hughes. In this movie, a nutty inventor rebuilds a broken-down Grand Prix car and takes his grandchildren on a wacky adventure. The car was designed by Ken Adams, the film’s production designer, and Frederick Rowland Emett, a cartoonist and sculptor. There were six cars used in the filming, including one that actually ran and was registered in the UK, but none that could actually fly! The running car was fitted with a Ford 3000 V6 engine and an automatic transmission. Ian Fleming based his idea of the car on a series of aero-racing cars built in the early 1920s by Count Louis Zborowski, called Chitty Bang Bangs. They got their name because of the sound the engine made in the original car - it had an engine from a zeppelin dirigible!

Talking Cars – Lightning McQueen in Pixar’s Cars

Lightning McQueen is a rookie racer in an anthropomorphic car universe created by Pixar in 2006. McQueen’s design was loosely based on Toyota NASCAR racers, the Mazda Miata, and the Dodge Viper. “Cars” was Pixar’s last movie done independently before they were bought by Disney. Owen Wilson voiced Lightning McQueen, who gets holed up in an aged car town called Radiator Springs. Before he can get back to the races, McQueen has to learn the true meaning of friendship. Paul Newman appears in the film as Doc Hudson, a 1951 Hudson Hornet and the voice of reason in the film. For more great content, check out this post on reducing contamination by switching to AMSOIL synthetic oil.

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