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Eleven Automotive Tragedies The Big Screen

By: Rob Sass

Bad things happen to good cars in the Here’s a list of 11 scenes still make car guys with every viewing:

Dodge Challenger (“Vanishing . The ’70 Dodge Challenger of about five used for the meets a fiery end when the of the film (played by Barry drives it into a bulldozer used as a police road

1967 Lamborghini Miura (“The Italian Job”) . The is probably the most beautiful sports cars of all time. And what makes this so hard to watch. In the opening of the movie, mobsters destroy Roger Beckerman’s (Rossano Miura with a backhoe and it over a cliff. A small is the fact that an actual Miura wasn’t destroyed. body panels over an accident-bent chassis. Interestingly, the producers went to clean up the the next day, the remains had Neither the chassis tag nor any of the pieces surfaced to this day.

Porsche 930 (“Caddyshack”) . This is an object lesson as to why you should park your car with the open within a half-mile of where alcohol is being Young Spalding Smails, from a case of affluenza with Johnny Walker, up to Dr. Beeper’s parked 930 and empties the of his upper GI tract into the sunroof. The squishy sound-effect of sliding into the seat fails to make one cringe.

1964 Aston DB5 Martin . In the rebooted James Bond of Daniel Craig, Bond is to have won the DB5 in a card game in the Casino Royale. Its nose-mounted guns are put to good use in an attempt to an assault by the film’s villain, by Javier Bardem. Sadly, the car is into Swiss cheese. the car was actually a prop that was made to look like a DB5.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder (“Ferris Bueller’s Day . This scene is perhaps the famous bit of classic car mayhem in all of In it, the Ferrari is seen placed on stands running in reverse in a stupid attempt to remove the that had been put on the car during the class-cutting good fun in Chicago. In a fit of directed at his misplaced-priorities jerk of a Cameron Frye (Alan accidentally kicks the car off the jack and it sails out of its glass enclosure the woods below. Happily, as the Miura and the Aston, it wasn’t a California Spyder.

1979 Porsche 928 (“Risky . This scene reminds us all why we use the hand brake. Those of us who are old to have seen this in didn’t see this one coming: Tom is enjoying a night out with the “Pretty Woman”-like, non-drug non-inked, debutante-like (read hooker that Hollywood is so of (in this case played by de Mornay), when de Mornay’s strap pulls the gear into neutral as she’s the car. The Porsche rolls a hill heading toward Michigan with Cruise on the in a futile attempt to arrest the motion of the 3,800-pound 928. It comes to a stop at the edge of a pier. Just as Cruise a sigh of relief and starts to his way to the driver’s door, the entire collapses, taking Cruise and the car for a in the lake. Audiences everywhere audibly. The scene at the dealership the service manager enters the rooms and asks, “Which one of you is the commander?” is priceless.

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1985 Corvette (“The Big . Like the entire plot of Coen Brothers cult the setup here is a bit convoluted. A kid named Larry Sellers has stolen Jeffrey “The Lebowski’s (Jeff Bridges’) Ford Torino, possibly possibly not) containing a sum in ransom money. The Dude and his anger management-challenged bowling Walter Sobchak (John head for little Larry’s to try to interrogate the kid and recover the money. On the way in, dismayed to find a red 1985 parked in front of the house, they take as a sign the kid has already started to blow the When standard interrogation prove fruitless, Walter on to the enhanced interrogation which taking a crowbar to the Corvette’s in full view of a very Larry. The Corvette turns out to be the car. He in turn freaks out and rather uneven revenge on The already dilapidated Torino.

1941 Lincoln Continental Godfather”) . You could always on the hot temper of Sonny Corleone. The Family certainly did. also knew that Carlo, the abusive lowlife of Sonny’s sister Connie, hit her, Sonny would by unleashing the Hiroshima of beatings on The Barzinis (who wanted dead) of course also that the most direct from Sonny’s fist to the of Carlo would take him the toll booth at the Jones Causeway on Long Island, the Barzini’s hit men were waiting to go and Clyde on Sonny with sub-machine guns. The result was not for either Sonny or the Lincoln. were fit for an open casket

1957 Chevrolet 210 (“Used . This early Robert cult classic starred the character actor Jack in a dual role as twin Roy L. Fuchs and Luke Fuchs. And Roy L. was just an amoral small-time car dealer, his brother Luke was a evil schemer. Faced the prospect of losing his prime estate lot to a freeway onramp, hatched a plot to get his brother’s Knowing that Roy L. was both a will, had no known offspring and had a bad he sent a stunt driver by the chubby dude who later Switek on “Miami Vice”) to drive” Roy’s prized Chevy. Predictably, the insane had Roy L. immediately reaching for his nitroglycerin which a sharp and well-timed of the wheel knocked out of his hands. every panel on the poor Chevy was smashed by the end of the ride. The driver” simply tosses the to a gasping, chest-clutching Fuchs and “I’ll think about it, old

1979 Chevrolet Camaro (“Fast Times at Ridgemont . The Camaro was owned by intimidating school football prospect Jefferson (played by the great Whitaker in one of his earliest roles). little brother and surfer/stoner Spiccolli (Sean Penn) the car cruising one night in the San Fernando and wreck it. While surveying the damage, Spiccolli pops the line, “My old man is a TV repairman, he has an set of tools. I can fix it.” Ultimately, no are undertaken. Rather, the damage is on car thieves from a rival school whom Ridgemont is in a big football game. An incensed Jefferson is seen later paralytic revenge hits in the game.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE convertible Hangover”) . Which part of seems like a bad idea? father -in-law entrusts his Guy future son-in-law with his Mercedes convertible for a pre-wedding with friends. Granted, were supposed to be headed to California wine country, but go to Vegas instead. The extreme damage that the handsome suffers is predictable for anyone who has “Animal House.” The damage to the interior by Mike Tyson’s pet That’s novel.


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