Have you ever watched a film, seen a car, and think “I wish I could drive that?” I can’t count the number of times that thought has crossed my mind over the years. There are so many cool vehicles in cinema that picking some of my favorites is a difficult undertaking. However, I was inspired by Turo to at least try. Turo is a car rental company that allows you to either rent a car or allow others to rent your car. Think Airbnb but for your car instead of your home. Going on a trip? Check Turo for a car to use, maybe even something like the fan-favorite Aviato. Find your car just sitting around? List your car on Turo and make some money on the side. If you are interested in finding a car to rent, check out Turo’s rentals page to find cars in your area. Now, if I could, here are my fave five movie cars I would like to drive.
5) Pussy Wagon – Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
The Kill Bill duology is full of memorable moments and characters. One such character is Sidewinder’s truck, the Pussy Mobile. It stands out from most vehicles on the road because of its bright yellow body with red flames, not to mention “Pussy Wagon” in a groovy 1960’s font across the back. I would mostly want to drive it around to see people turn and look as I drive by with a derogatory word plastered on it. I mean really, who in their right mind would put “wagon” on their truck? What is this, National Lampoon’s Vacation?
4) Mach 5 – Speed Racer
How fast do I want to get from point A to point B? Really fast. That’s where the Mach 5 comes in. Built for speed, I could get anywhere I needed to go in record time. Plus, it has all sorts of gadgets built into it that I could navigate almost any type of terrain, with its cutter blades or tire crampon gripes, or handle any trouble that comes my way with the jump jacks or tire shields and bullet-proof polymer deflector. Yes, the Mach 5 can handle just about anything, except for pesky little brothers and monkeys stowing away in the trunk.
3) Ecto-1 – Ghostbusters 1 & 2
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? DREW! Wait… I mean… GHOSTBUSTERS! Traveling through town in the Ecto-1 with the sirens blaring would be the dream. Hopefully with the Ecto-1 comes Peter, Egon, Ray, and Winston. Imagine, going around and catching apparitions with the OG Ghostbusters. Now that would be the dream.
2) DeLorean DMC-12 – Back to the Future trilogy
I think you already know the reason why I would love to drive a Delorean that runs on uranium and is fitted with a flux compositor. There are a thousand things I would do if I had a time machine. Of course, it wouldn’t be as fun without Doc Brown and Marty joining in on the adventures. Although, some of my uses for the time machine are for personal gain, so maybe it’s not the best idea to have the Doc along. At least most of the time anyway.
1) Batmobile – The Dark Knight trilogy
Cruising down the road in the Tumbler, nothing would get in my way. Sure, there are traffic laws, but do I really need to obey them when I am essentially driving a tank? Plus, the recreational off-roading capabilities are endless. Then when I don’t feel like taking up the entire road or want to feel the breeze in my hair, I could always take the Batpod for a spin. The Batmobile is the ultimate cinematic vehicle.
I would like to thank Turo for reaching out to me for this project. Again, if you want to find a rental car in your area, visit their rentals page to see what is available near you.
What are some of your favorite vehicles from cinema you would like to drive?
Until next time, cheers!