The Love Bug Is A Way Better Car Movie Than You Probably Remember

I'm pretty sure nobody's going to be shocked that I picked The Love Bug as my favorite car movie. But I think what might be surprising is why. I picked the movie not because it's about a sentient '63 VW Beetle — it's really not about that. Fundamentally, The Love Bug is a movie about people who love cars, and love to… » 9/11/13 2:30pm 9/11/13 2:30pm

How The Back To The Future Films Made Me A Car Enthusiast

One of my favorite lines in the entire Back to the Future trilogy comes in the second film when Marty and the Doc are in 1955, tailing Biff from the air in the flying DeLorean in an attempt to retrieve the sports almanac and set history straight. Marty suggests landing on Biff to cripple his car. "Marty," the Doc says,… » 9/10/13 2:12pm 9/10/13 2:12pm

Why The Blues Brothers Is The Greatest American Car Movie

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. » 9/09/13 2:33pm 9/09/13 2:33pm

They Wrecked 130 Cars To Make Getaway

I've already mentioned that Ethan Hawke's new film Getaway is basically every car movie made in the last five years. What I didn't know was that this basically means they've destroyed as many cars as those films in the process of making it. That's 130 demolitions to be exact. » 8/09/13 4:30pm 8/09/13 4:30pm

Corvette Stingray, Bugatti Veyron Play New Autobots In Transformers 4

Never much for the concept of subtlety, director Michael Bay has cast two of the least subtle performance cars as Autobots in the next Transformers explosionfest: a 2014 Corvette Stingray and a Bugatti Veyron. » 5/29/13 10:21am 5/29/13 10:21am

The Dark Knight's Lucius Fox Is America's Worst CEO

Christopher Nolan's Batman movies aren't just great action films, they're awesome movies for gearheads. What, besides the occasional Michael Bay crapfest, has vehicles as awesome as the Tumbler or the Batpod, or even Bruce Wayne's Lamborghinis and MV Agusta motorcycle from The Dark Knight? » 12/17/12 2:00pm 12/17/12 2:00pm

Salma Hayek's Husband Does Not Drive A $150,000 Mustang

The UK's Daily Mail manages to embrace the oldest tenets of English journalism and update them for the new digital world, which is to say they just make stuff up. Here's a story about Salma Hayek and her billionaire husband's "$150,000" Ford Mustang that's not a Mustang at all. » 5/02/12 10:15am 5/02/12 10:15am