and the nominees for the greatest ever car movie are...
It’s almost time for the 85th Academy Awards. So in the spirit of awards season the Zipcar team have nominated our top 5 greatest ever car movies. Will it be The Italian Job, Herbie or even Knightrider 2000?
And the nominees are…
Directed by: Peter Yates Starring: Steve McQueen and a Ford Mustang
A Ford Mustang and no nonsense cop Frank Bullitt (McQueen) hunt across San Francisco for the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in Bullitt's protection.
Directed by: Gérard Pirès Starring: Samy Naceri and a French taxi
A delivery boy's (Naceri) dream comes true when he gets his taxi license. But when he's caught by the police for speeding (pretty far over the speed limit) he has to help an inspector, who can't drive, on the hunt for some German bank robbers, so that he can keep his license.
Days of Thunder (1990)
Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Tom Cruise and plenty of battered stock cars
Hot-headed Cole Trickle (Cruise) is an ace driver trying his luck in the world of high-pressured, dangerous NASCAR racing. Buckle up for fast cars, heart-stopping crashes and real-life romance between Cruise and his then soon-to-be wife Nicole Kidman.
The Italian Job (1969)
Directed by: Peter Collinson Starring: Michael Caine and a stream on Mini Coopers
This classic car caper sees Charlie Croker (Caine) plan to steal a shipment of gold in Turin from the Mafia using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars, a bus and a massive traffic jam.And the winner is...
Back to the Future Part 1 (1985)
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Michael J. Fox and a time-traveling DeLorean
Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time in a time-traveling DeLorean to 1950, where he meets his teenage parents. He must battle bullies, school dances and a bit of light incest, to get back to the 80s without erasing his existence.Images: Rex Features