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Movie Car Showdown! Help Us Determine (Once and For All) the Best Movie Car of All Time!

Summer and Christmas.

Those are the typical seasons for movie blockbusters. But 2020 has proven to be anything BUT typical, so we’re using the Labor Day weekend to launch our battle of the blockbuster movie cars.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll pit some of the top movie cars of all time against one another in a tourney-style bracket to determine the most iconic. It’s a 16-car bracket, and you can either vote by leaving your comments below or following along on Summit Racing’s Facebook page. Our Summit Racing friends will feature one-on-one match-ups on its Facebook page beginning on Monday, and you’ll be able to vote on which vehicle should move on.

So grab your popcorn and 3D glasses (for some reason) and get ready to cast your vote.

Why? Because it’ll be fun, that’s why!

Round One Match-Ups (Round of 16)

(#1) American Graffiti: 1932 Ford v.
(#16) Christine: 1959 Plymouth Fury

(#2) Two-Lane Blacktop: 1955 Chevy v.
(#15) The Wraith: Dodge M4S Interceptor

(#3) Batman Tumbler v.
(#14) Gumball Rally: 427 Cobra

(#4) Bullitt: 1968 Mustang Fastback v.
(#13) Ghostbusters: 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1

(#5) Smokey and the Bandit: 1977 Trans Am v.
(#12) Mad Max: 1973 Falcon XB Interceptor

(#6) Back to the Future: DMC DeLorean v.
(#11) Cars: Lightning McQueen

(#7) Gone in 60 Seconds: ’67 Shelby GT500 v. (#10) Clambake: 1959 Corvette Stingray XP-87

(#8) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Ferrari 250S California v. (#9) Jack Reacher: 1970 Chevelle SS

Just Missed the Cut

  • National Lampoon’s Vacation: Family Truckster
  • Blues Brothers: 1974 Dodge Monaco
  • The Love Bug: 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
  • Gran Torino: 1972 Ford Gran Torino
  • Vanishing Point: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • The Fast and the Furious: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (1974): 1973 Mustang Mach- 1
  • Transformers: 2007 Chevrolet Camaro concept – Bumblebee
  • Dazed and Confused: 1970 Chevelle SS454
  • Animal House: 1962 Lincoln Continental “Death Mobile”
  • Any Batmobile!


  1. Pingback: Movie Car Showdown! Help Us Determine (Once and For All) the Best Movie Car of All Time!

  2. where is the NZ classic, goodbye pork pie?!?!?!?!?!

  3. The Boss 429 Mustang from John Wick didn’t even make the Just Missed The Cut list??????

  4. James A Lingenfelter says:

    Where is the supercharged 1970 Dodge Charger? Fast and Furious

  5. Thomas Hennigan says:

    No mention of Bond’s DB5?

    Votes: 1, 2, 14, 4, 12, 6, 10, 8.

  6. How about hollywood knights

  7. Sonny Werhan says:

    California Kid, the 34 three window coupe.

  8. rick wallace says:

    vote 1….2…4…5…6…7…9…14

  9. Awesome casts plus the effects and characters were all lit!

  10. What do you think about Fast and Furious?

  11. There are plenty of cars I prefer to Tri Five Chevys but the Two Lane Backtop 55 is the coolest, bitchin’ist, wildest, most glorious movie car ever.

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