One of our fave bits of automotive cinema is the trash-talk session that leads up to the stoplight-to-stoplight race between Bob Falfa and John Milner in American Graffiti. While the film's been beaten to death by balding dudes with braided belts and denim shorts, it's filled to the brim with gearhead goodness. We caught a big-screen showing a few years back at the gorgeous Paramount Theatre in Oakland and grinned through the whole thing. It's summer, we're in the Central Valley, and we're wishing we had an eight-pot mill to stomp on that wasn't attached to a truck.

The Internet Movie Car Database; Halleluiah [Internal]