If I think about perfection, I have no doubt that, for me, it consists of being inside a classic convertible on a summer night watching a movie – one of those you’ve seen a hundred times, but the end is still moving you – in one autocine.
To live the passion of the motor through the cinema has been a true factory of unforgettable moments positioned in the mind of thousands of spectators permanently. There are examples of all kinds and color: c Oches flying, talking, sailing and we even had the past were participants of screenplays that today have become essential to have a complete perception of the history of cinema.
It is impossible to think of gangster movies without imagining scenes of cars dodging rains of bullets through the streets of New York or Chicago and how can we forget the romantic moments brought by the convertibles of the fifties and sixties on both sides of the pond?
The car has been able to be in all genres of cinema demanding a deserved role as protagonist.
And beyond passion, let’s not forget the ability of the film industry to convert the original pieces that participated in the films into objects of collection suitable for very few pockets , making it very difficult, if not impossible, to find those same models that They were manufactured as standard.
It is not at all easy to find a DB5 like the one that appeared in Goldfinger driven by Sean Connery or the famous Ferrari Testarossa of the eighties and famous series “Corruption in Miami”.
Searching for stories in this relationship so well avenue would give us several articles. Let me name you one that happened in Pretty Woman when looking for the sports car that fit the scenes of the young millionaire: well-known super sports brands were unmarked because the script was related to prostitution. Lotus did not disgust him and bet on the Esprit, model that multiplied by three their sales.
And finally, the car in the cinema has also left us funny moments: not long ago I enjoyed the film Notting Hills for the twentieth time. Hugh Grant observes Julia Roberts’ photo captured on the typical London bus and ends the scene with a first-generation red Ibiza Seat before her eyes . Besides comforting for the patriotic, a very nice picture.
I will not be long in telling you about my trip to Los Angeles with Seat and what two Spaniards were doing in American lands.
But that will be another story…
1Ferrari and “Corruption in Miami”
The legendary series of the 80s filled the younger with brightness with a model that, to this day, is still spectacular.
1984 Ferrari Testarossa
2Aston Martin and “James Bond”
The brand new DB5 quickly became a world star with its appearance in the movie “Goldfinger”.
3Lotus and “Pretty Woman”
In 1990 the classic movie “Pretty Woman” was released. After the denial of Ferrari and Porch, Lotus benefited from a triumph that although started with a beginning full of doubts, continues to this day enjoying the triumph.
4Ford and “Starsky and Hush”
On April 30, 1975 the famous series “Starsky and Hush” began and from the minute one the image on the screen of the third companion was made impressible: The Ford Torino.
5GMC and “Team A”
Although it was only four seasons, some seem to have lasted all our childhood. Team A since 1983 was true to its van model, the GMC G series.
6DeLorean and “Back to the future”
Perhaps we are facing the model that exceptionally confirms the rule.
The model DMC 12 of the Irish brand that in 1985 became a modern and futuristic exercise was not more than the prelude to the tragic end of a brand and its creator, John Zachary DeLorean.
7Ford and “Bullit”
A film starring the incomparable Steve McQueen who, with half a century of life, had an argument that today would be tremendously topical.
And, as a car the Ford Mustang GT 390 FastBack, without a doubt a model at the height of the protagonist.
An actor to whom I commit to dedicate a full article soon. Him and Le Mans, does it sound?
8Austin Mini and “The Italian JOB”
I think it did not happen to me if he told you that we are facing one of the best of the car chases that have been shot to date, without forgetting that it was shot in 1969.
By the way, did you know that these cars were also manufactured in Spain at that time? Specifically, in Pamplona, as I show you in the photo.
9Peugeot and “EL Lieutenant Colombo”
Ten seasons between 1971 and 1990 made the Lieutenant and his famous raincoat in half the world and, as an essential tool to solve cases, its “nothing ostentatious” Peugeot 403 Cabrio of the year 1955.
10Audi and “Transporter Legacy”
In the latest issue of the Transporter series, the Audi S8 4.0 TFSI was chosen. An entire beast capable of satisfying the demands of this restless driver, Ed Skrein, who in this case is the protagonist.