Bond, Harry or Marty who’s got the best ride?
Flying Ford Anglia
Entering into the magical world of ‘Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets’, the film that bought to life the story of a flying car, which happened to be the Ford Anglia 105e. The light-blue and white Anglia was blessed with magical properties which gave it ability to fly and become invisible and never ran out of fuel… if only that was real.
If a flying car doesn’t interest you, what about a self-powered, armoured, all-terrain vehicle? The Batmobile was created by DC Comics in 1943 has been the feature in every Batman film to date. These films include Batman – The Movie, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman Begins. Each film displays a different design of the car but all with the same characteristics. Usually stored in a deep underground cave, Batman is often seen jumping into the driving seat to various crime scenes.
James Bond Aston Martin DB5
From one hero’s car to another, the DB5 is a luxury grand tourer that was produced in 1963. It was an evolution of the DB4 range, although it may not be the first of its design, it’s certainly the most famous after appearing in one of the greatest James Bond films, Goldfinger. The car used in the film was the original DB5 prototype along with another Aston Martin as a stunt car. The Aston Martin was used again in three more Bond films, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1995, Casino Royale in 2006 and the 50th anniversary film Skyfall in 2012. In 2010, the DB5 used in Both Goldfinger and Thunderball was sold for £2,600,000 – www.bbc.co.uk
Sticking with 1960’s car production, the Volkswagen Beetle was produced, which instantly took to the big screen. In 1963 The Love Bug came to cinemas. The Walt Disney film starred a four wheeled hero which drives itself. The owner, Jim Douglas, a racing car driver who came across the unique car in a luxury car dealer, used Herbie for racing, where he went on to fame and success. The very familiar car was then used in five more films including Herbies goes to Monte Carlo and the more recent film; Herbie Fully Loaded which was released in 2005.
Going Back To The Future with Marty McFly, a high school student who was introduced to a DeLorean. Marty accidently activates the machine and is blasted back to 1955 at a speed of 88mph. He then has the challenge of re-uniting his teenage parents after getting in the way of them meeting. The De Lorean DMC-12 was made famous by the 1985 film.