How Much Do Know About These Famous Car Movies?

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Take our famous movie car quiz and see if you know your Toyota Supra from your Wagon Queen Family Truckster. Will you race the finish line or break down before the checkered flag?

What's the name of the famous car from "The Dukes of Hazzard"?

Bo and Luke Duke are the stars of "The Dukes of Hazzard" franchise. They're the guys zooming around the South in an orange car they call the General Lee.

In "Back to the Future," a famous sports car doubles as a _____.

Michael J. Fox hit superstardom in "Back to the Future" thanks to a car that also served as a time machine. But the clunky car (and equally clunky time machine) causes all sorts of hilarious complications.

A cop is assigned to protect a Mafia informant and winds up on a famous car chase in ____.

In "Bullitt," Steve McQueen is a West Coast cop who must keep an informant alive long enough to testify. Along the way, he zooms into one of Hollywood's most famous car chase scenes.

Which muscle car was made famous in "Bullitt"?

In "Bullitt," Steve McQueen drove a Mustang and was pursued by bad guys in a Dodge Charger. The film helped seal the Charger's legacy as an iconic muscle car.

In 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit," a driver is hired to transport which product?

A Texas politician wants his favorite been for a rally -- but the brand he likes isn't legal. So he hires a daring driver (Burt Reynolds) to illegally transport the brew without getting caught by police.

What's the premise of "The Cannonball Run"?

In 1981's "The Cannonball Run," a bunch of weirdos rev their engines for a very fast (and very illegal) cross-country race. And yes, this race actually happens in real life … only it's not quite as crazy as the film version.

What sort of car doubles as a time machine in "Back to the Future"?

The gullwing doors on the DeLorean DMC-12 gave it a fantastic futuristic appeal. But the car's performance definitely didn't set any train tracks on fire -- it's a rickety hunk of sub-par machinery.

In 2001's "The Fast and the Furious," cop Brian O'Conner must stop criminals who are using race cars to commit what crime?

A group of organized criminals uses their race cars to hijack semis loaded with loot. Brian goes undercover to infiltrate the gang, and a lot of high-speed scenes ensue.

In 1974's "Gone in 60 Seconds," an insurance investigator leads a double life as a ______.

A man named Maindrian Pace appears to live a legitimate life as an insurance investigator … but he's also a car thief. And he's on a mission to steal 48 cars for a drug cartel boss.

Which movie portrays a man who must somehow transport a live elephant across the country in less than three days?

In "Smokey and the Bandit II," Burt Reynolds is back in some high-speed hijinks, and the premise is just as ridiculous as the first movie -- he has to get an elephant across the country (alive) in just three days.

What sort of car did James Bond make famous in "Goldfinger"?

In "Goldfinger," everyone's favorite spy zips around in an Aston Martin DB5. The good news is that you can buy a DB5 for yourself -- the bad news is that it won't have machine guns or an ejector seat.

What sort of sports car do the unruly teenagers destroy in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," three teens skip school and drive around Chicago in a 1961 Ferrari 250GT. Then as they attempt to roll back the odometer, the car crashes through a window and is totally ruined.

What sort of car is Herbie "The Love Bug"?

Has there ever been a happier-looking car than Herbie the Love Bug? Of course not -- the VW Beetle's friendly demeanor is why this model was chosen to star in numerous "Love Bug" shows.

What sort of car does undercover cop Brian O'Conner NOT drive during "The Fast and the Furious"?

You know, Paul Walker was cool and all, but he wasn't cool enough to pull off cruising in a Festiva. He did, however, drive an Eclipse and Supra for his big role.

In "Gone in 60 Seconds," a professional car thief is on a mission to steal a 1973 Ford Mustang code-named _____.

A car thief travels to Long Beach, California in hopes of completing his mission to steal 48 cars for a crime boss. But snagging a Mustang code-named "Eleanor" will be harder than he imagined.

In a 1983 film, a car named "Christine" comes to life and does what?

In this adaptation of a Stephen King book, Christine comes to life and goes on a murder spree. Two young lovers must find a way to stop the machine before it slaughters an entire small town.

What sort of car did Max drive in 1979's "Mad Max"?

Max is indeed a bit testy in "Mad Max," in which he steers a Ford Falcon XB through all manner of carnage. This Australian film made Mel Gibson into a wild-eyed star.

In 1971's "Vanishing Point," a man named Kowalski must quickly deliver a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum from Denver to _____.

Kowalski must race the car to its new owner by zipping from Denver to San Francisco, a distance of 1,200 miles. Along the way, he must contend with police officers and criminals alike.

What sort of car did Burt Reynolds drive in 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit"?

In "Smokey and the Bandit," Burt Reynolds dons a big cowboy hat and hits the highway in a Pontiac Trans Am. The black car featured gold wheels and a golden firebird on the hood.

What kind of car is the General Lee in "The Dukes of Hazzard"?

The General Lee is a 1969 Dodge Charger. The production team blew through dozens of the cars in the TV shows and movies due to wrecks and general abuse.

In "The Spy Who Loved Me," James Bond's Lotus Esprit doubled as a _____.

James Bond gets all of the cool toys. As he's being chased by heavily armed enemies, Bond launches his car into the ocean … and the vehicle transforms into a submarine, allowing our intrepid hero to make his escape.

What happens to Bob's 1955 Chevy One-Fifty Coupe at the end of "American Graffiti"?

Bob and his Chevy are just about to win a drag race … but a tire blows, sending the car careening into a terrible wreck. Its occupants barely escape before the car explodes.

In the early 2000s, Ford built a special edition of its _____ to honor the film "Bullitt."

Ford partnered with Warner Bros. to create a special edition of the Mustang, which was heavily featured in the '68 film "Bullitt." The "Bullitt" package offers premium upgrades … and costs thousands more.

In "The Blues Brothers," the guys drive the Bluesmobile, which is what kind of car?

Elwood Blues buys the 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan, which is outfitted for police work. It looks like a beater, but the car somehow magically flies from time to time.

In 2006's "Cars," what sort of car is Lightning McQueen?

Early meetings considered a Corvette-like design for Lightning. In the end, though, the character became a generic hodgepodge of sports cars.

What sort of car steals the show in "National Lampoon's Vacation"?

In "National Lampoon's Vacation," Clark Griswold commits to a cross-country trip with his family, but the dealership can't get his new car in time for the trip. So Clark is stuck driving an old station wagon (the "Family Truckster") on the long journey.

In "The Dukes of Hazzard," the famous car named General Lee plays a song on its horn. What's the name of the song?

The General Lee is a car steeped in Southern traditions. That's why its horn plays the haunting notes of "Dixie."

Which of the following cars was NOT featured in 2007's "Death Proof"?

The Focus wasn't quite menacing enough for the evil premise of this movie, in which a killer uses reinforced "death proof" cars to carry out his plans. The Nova and Charger, however, are heavily used in the plot.

In "Mad Max," what special feature does Max's car have?

Max's Falcon XB GT has a supercharger prominently sticking out of the hood. The monstrous engine looks intimidating, but this being the movies, it didn't really boost the car's performance.

What sort of car takes part in the epic race at the end of "American Graffiti"?

John drives a souped-up yellow 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe. At the end of the film, he vies for the win versus a doomed 1955 Chevy One-Fifty Coupe.

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