By now, like most people on earth, you’ve probably seen Captain America: Civil War, a film where a simple misunderstanding leads to a gigantic fistfight at an airport. But what you may not have seen at that airport fight was one of the best movie Easter Eggs in a long time.
There's a great moment in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Cap adds Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man soundtrack to the list of things he needs to catch up on in 2014. While I too endorse that album, I noticed that something hugely important is conspicuously absent from his list: cars.
Automotive product placements in movies have reached the point where they're more annoying than anything else, but I'll make an exception for the Corvette Stingray driven by Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow in the Captain America sequel. I think it suits her.
As a fan of comic books and their movie adaptations (well, some more than others) I've kind of wondered what Captain America would drive. The dude missed out on 70 years of cars because he was a frozen Cap-sicle. He'd have a lot to catch up on, right?
One of the highlights of the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed was Peter Fonda making his first appearance at the event, riding his now-destroyed Harley to Born to Be Wild blaring from the speakers. We were there.
The only remaining original "Captain America" Harley Davidson driven by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider was destroyed today along with other bikes and classic cars in a fire at a collector's warehouse in Austin, Texas.