Category: The Car’s the Star

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Jaguar XJS – The Car’s The Star

When the Jaguar XJS burst onto the scene in 1975, the Doug Thorpe-designed GT car had the world’s press talking. It was long, it was low and it was wide. It was offered with a V12, which in turn could be paired with a manual or an automatic transmission. It was a proper, well-specified follow […]

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Dodge Charger – The Car’s The Star

The Dodge Charger, specifically the ‘68 to ‘70 models, could really do with an agent. These cars carry with them significant presence, and as such, they earn a place on screen that is often just as important as the protagonists (or antagonists) themselves. Certainly in the case of films like the Fast and Furious franchise […]

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Top Five Two-Wheeled Movie Stars

Kawasaki Ninja GPz900R – Top Gun In 1986, when Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell got his shot and arrived at Miramar air base having saved Cougar in the Indian Ocean, he chased an F-14 jet down the runway, punching the air and expressing his love of all things that eschew speed. The angular machine he was riding […]

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Porsche 911 – The Car’s the Star

You can’t go out and build a car as iconic as the Porsche 911 and not expect it to become a star. After all, cars and popular culture go hand in hand. However, in most cases film directors and the like have to put a bit of thought into what machine would best suit the […]

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The Car’s The Star – BMW E28

The BMW E28, which was the second-generation of BMW’s mighty 5 Series, was and still is a real looker. Any car with quad lights up front is going to look good, but add in that ‘shark nose’ bonnet and grille, the sturdy ‘three box’ design and of course, the famed Hoffmeister kink, you’ve got yourself […]

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The Car’s The Star – W126 Mercedes-Benz

Introduced in 1979, the W126 Mercedes-Benz S Class was a revolution in luxury motoring. The build quality was off the charts. The car was handsome, long, low and wide and as such, carried the kind of presence that leaders of industry so demanded. It was outrageously comfortable, especially in SEL guise, which featured a longer […]

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The Car’s the Star – War of the Roses

1989's War of the Roses was not a film about love and happiness, it was about a bitter divorce in which a certain Morgan got entangled.
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The Car’s the Star – Christine

Cars and cinema go hand-in-hand. In fact, a car can be an incredible supporting actor, serving to show the attitudes and tastes of any given character. In the case of John Carpenter’s 1983 blockbuster, Christine, the car was even more than that. This 1958 Plymouth Fury was, arguably, the lead.