STAR STRUCK BY CHEVROLET
Fast cars and big trucks have been gracing the screens of the silver screen for years. It’s not uncommon to see your favorite Chevrolet model driving fast, taking turns on a dime, and weaving through traffic as actors go head to head in a thriller, rom-com, or action flick. Chevrolet ranks in the list of top ten models featured in movies.
The three most popular models in movies are the Impala, Caprice, and Camaro. According to GoCompare, British insurance website, Chevy’s have “starred” in 5,513 movies! Let’s break down some Hollywood hits that feature our favorite cars.
The Chevrolet Impala has played major roles in “Jeepers Creepers,” ” Raising Arizona,” and “Saturday Night Fever.” Justin Long and Gina Philips play Darry and Trish, from Jeepers Creepers. In the movie, they drive a 1960 Impala. Raising Arizona was released in 1987 and starred Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter. The film includes an Impala from 1972. The iconic John Travolta was the star of Saturday Night Fever who played Tony Manero. We can all relate to Tony Manero because he lived for the weekends! Bobby’s car was a 1964 Chevy Impala hardtop and was bought by the film company for $1,200. Barry Miller played Bobby.
You have probably recognized the Chevy Caprice in films such as “The Dukes of Hazard,” “Se7en,” and “Point Break.” While you may think of General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard, let’s not forget a major part The Sheriff. The sheriff drove a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1. The main character drove Break a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice in Point. This thriller is about an undercover FBI Agent who tries to catch a surfer gang who may be bank robbers.
The Chevrolet Camaro has been an integral part of “Transformers,” “Spring Breakers,” and “2 Fast 2 Furious.” Transformers and 2 Fast 2 Furious is all about cars so it’s only fitting that a Camaro was a major part of both films. A modified 1967 Camaro SS was used as Bumblebee in Transformers. The black and yellow car was a true beauty with speed! Paul Walker drove the legendary 1969 Yenko Camaro. Yenkos were customized muscle cars sold by Yenko Chevrolet Dealership in Pennsylvania. No longer in operation, Yenkos are among some of the most collectible vehicles from the 1960’s.
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