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October 2018

The Best Movies for a Car Enthusiast

Everyone remembers the first time they watched The Fast and The Furious. The adrenaline rush from watching souped-up cars race each other to the finish line was exhilarating. Car enthusiasts loved how the film highlighted the technical aspects of cars. More than just car accessories, Fast & Furious took a close look at what was under the hood.

white Ford Mustang coupe

Do you want to know more about cars? We’ve compiled a list of different car movies that can fill your craving up like a gas tank:

The Fast and the Furious Franchise

It’s the movie franchise that made the careers of the Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker. The story revolves around the characters Brian O’ Connor (Walker), an ex-undercover cop, and Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto (Diesel), an auto-mechanic/street racer with a troubled past. The duo started off as enemies and later became fast friends. Expect classic Japanese racers, fast American muscle, and a whole lot of action. The latest movie in the series has more in-store for car enthusiasts, but Fast has developed into more of a heist and action series than purely about cars and street racing.

Gone in 60 Seconds (original and remake)

The 1974 original and the 2000 remake feature different lead characters—Maindrian Pace (H.B Halicki) and Randall Maines (Nicolas Cage)—but has essentially the same plot. Both Pace and Maines are approached by crime lords with the task to collect 48 cars in 24 hours. The premise of “Eleanor,” a car most sought-after by the lead characters, is still there; however, in the original, it was a ’73 Ford Mustang, while in the remake, it is the iconic ’67 Ford Shelby GT500.

Mad Max Franchise

The Mad Max franchise is about humanity surviving an apocalypse brought about by war for dwindling resources, but it has a pretty deep explanation for each of the cars used in the films. The cars are extensions of Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson/Tom Hardy) and the various warlords of the Wasteland than they are machines. The technical analysis of the cars is highlighted greatly as the characters use different parts from salvaged vehicles to patch up their own. Savage, fast paced and a must-watch for petrol-heads.

Need for Speed

The movie is loosely based after the hit video game series of the same name.

Actors Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper portray Tobey Marshall and Dino Brewster, respectively. Most of the cars used in the film are supercars with various car accessories, with the likes of the Koenigsegg Agera R, the Ford Shelby Mustang, and the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento taking significant screen time.

The Transporter Franchise

This movie may have been Jason Statham’s own “Fast and Furious” moment.

However, the film focuses on a lone Transporter (Statham), a mercenary driver for hire, instead of a full crew. Statham’s character prefers German sedans, and his command of the BMW 735i in the first film, along with his fearless punches and kicks, lent a little more than just an adrenaline rush to the film.

These kinds of films are what we love to watch – and more than once we’ve caught ourselves dreaming of buying the cars in these scenes. If you’ve been inspired and a looking for your next ride from a car dealer in Auckland, contact us. We’re here to help if there are more specific concerns about your cars too! Email us at sales@industrymotors.co.nz or call us at 09 636 7492!


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