While I love the zen simplicity of Le Mans and the pure vehicular ballet of Ronin, the car film I most enjoy watching is The Blues Brothers. How does the worst era of American cars produce the best American car movie to date? Through destruction, of course. »
Ever wondered what happened to the mall in The Blues Brothers after Jake, Elwood, and all those cops drove right through it? They actually left it just the way it was, but that's only the start of the Dixie Square Mall's decline. »
The idea of a matte-black Cruze on steelies isn't so terrible, but the remainder of this Blues Brothers tableau arranged by Chevy's British division makes one glad John Belushi isn't around to experience visual dysentery. »
Why you should buy the 2008 Dodge Charger Police Edition:
You need a big cruiser, but need muscle car speed. Your department has a bunch of money to spend after a big drug bust. You've got to reunite your band and save an orphanage.
Why you shouldn't buy this car:
You think high-speed pursuits are unnecessary and… »
Exterior Design: ****
The 2008 Dodge Charger Police Edition benefits from the inherently aggressive looks of the standard Charger's angry headlamps and strong rear haunches. Of course, each car's style will be affected by the livery of its jurisdiction. Our car looks badass in black with the exposed steel wheels and a… »
If you saw Top Gear last week, you saw the boys compete to find the best sub-£900 replacement for the British standard Opel Astra police car. They shouldn't have bothered. There's already something bigger, stronger and faster in the colonies — and we've driven it. Just ignore the price tag and fuel economy. —Ed.
We took a break from Star Car Shootout last week during all the Geneva coverage, but we're back today with another great matchup. The last shootout had two of Steve McQueen's silver screen rides go at it, and after two weeks of voting, the Mustang from Bullitt has beaten the Porsche 911 from Le Mans in another closely… »
One of the cooler finds out on the not-so-mean streets of Metro Detroit this weekend has to be this 1963 Plymouth Belvedere with a 6.6 liter 400, done-up for the boys in blue looking for the brothers Blues. The car with the same name as the butler, was re-built by John Hammond, a deputy sherriff in Tennessee, as a… »
With all of the attention given to '69 Chargers these days due to the Dukes of Hazzard hoopla, we felt it was time to focus on another historic Hollywood Mopar: It's got a cop motor a four-hundred- and-forty cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks; it was a model made before catalytic… »