4 Memorable Chevrolet’s From Your Favorite Movies

November 10th, 2016 by

Chevrolets in Lexington, KYDo you ever watch a movie just because it has a cool car in it? If so, then you should try watching (or rewatching!) at least one of the following movies.

Transformers (2007)

Robots from outer space battle it out on Earth in this hugely popular action movie. Much of the humor comes from Bumblebee, an Autobot that comes to the planet Earth in search of the powerful AllSpark. He tracks it down and disguises himself as a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro. He resembles his name with his yellow body and two black racing stripes.

He is sensitive about his looks, which is apparent when Mikaela calls him a piece of crap. Bumblebee abruptly stops in the middle of the road, dumps them out, and turns himself into a sleek 2009 Chevrolet Camaro. That is one stylish Camaro with a ton of personality!

Better Off Dead (1985)

This romantic comedy film stars John Cusack, who plays teenager Lane Myer. It seems like everything is going wrong for Lane, especially when his girlfriend dumps him for a more popular guy. It probably wouldn’t be so bad if her new boyfriend didn’t rub it in his face. Not knowing how to deal with it, Lane decides he’d be better off dead.

Drama ensues and, eventually, things get better for him. This is partly due to the new girl he meets, and partly due to his new ride. He gives up driving his old station wagon and finally fixes up the 1967 Chevrolet RS/SS 350 that sat unused in the garage. Watching him drive that beautiful muscle car is one of the best scenes in the movie.

Days of Thunder (1990)

This action film is about an intense rivalry between underdog racer Cole Tricker — played by Tom Cruise — NASCAR champion racer Rowdy Burns. Cole drives a newly built 1990 Chevrolet Lumina that’s branded with the number 46 and a prominent Mello Yello ad. The Lumina’s original yellow and green paint job is later replaced with a black base coat.

“Days of Thunder” is iconic for bringing more exposure to the world of auto racing. It reinterprets and incorporates bits and pieces of real life events. For example, the Cole Tricker character is loosely based on the late NASCAR driver Tim Richmon.

Fast & Furious (2009)

In this fourth installment of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, elite streetracer Dominic Torette, played by Vin Diesel, drives to Los Angeles in the wake of his girlfriend’s murder.

This film brings back the red 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS that Dominic first drove at the end of the first movie. Now, he’s driving back to LA for Letty’s funeral — and to find out who killed her. He eventually repaints the Chevelle gray and makes some changes under the hood for a race. Without revealing too many spoilers, let’s just say the Chevelle plays a major role in this movie.

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