Published On: Wed, Jan 4th, 2017

What If They Gave Oscars To Cars?

You know what they really ought to add to the Oscars? An award for the best performance from a car. There’s something about choosing just the right car for a movie that really sets it off just right, even if it is not one of the top 2016 American cars. For instance, did you know that the Dude’s car in The Big Lebowski was the second car cast in the role? John Goodman wouldn’t fit in the first one. That’s not a joke, what’s so funny? Stop laughing! He was struggling with his weight at the time, and… well anyways, if they did add a category for best performance from a vehicle or automotive, we think it might go a little something… like this…

The Nominees Are…

AMC Concept Electron, The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys is a Shane Black movie, so you know what that means: Lots of cool cars and guns and hot chicks. He’s been using these ingredients to perfect since the 1980’s, and The Nice Guys, his latest buddy flick, is no exception. The movie is full of cool cars from the 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado to the 1971 AMC Javelin, but the AMC Electron really steals the show with its futuristic look.

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle, Midnight Special

Jeff Nichols’ throwback to 80’s sci-fi adventure movies like E.T. and Flight of the Navigator is one big car chase, and the star of the show is a beautiful 1972 Chevy Chevelle, featured in a stunning sequence involving the lead characters driving down country roads at night using night vision goggles and turning the headlights off.

1967 Alfa Romeo A-12, Captain America: Civil War

The unfortunate thing about a lot of action movies these days is they don’t feature cool cars anymore, they feature whatever cars the product placement people put in there. The 1967 Alfa Romeo A-12 featured in Captain America: Civil War is a notable exception. This slick sports car definitely catches the eye amongst recent-model Audis and Fords.

1971 Dodge Tradesman, Zootopia

You wouldn’t expect to see real cars featured in a goofy kids animated movie, but Zootopia has a few surprises up its sleeves packed into the urban setting the characters patrol. A notably well-rendered vehicle in the movie: The 1971 Dodge Tradesman. This rugged van is a beast in real life, durable and dependable, and that character is expressed effortlessly through the artists’ efforts on the screen.

That Cool Stormtrooper Tank, Star Wars: Rogue One

The cool thing about the new Star Wars movies: It’s not all CGI, they’re using practical effects, like the cool tank, truck thing that we saw Stormtroopers driving around in Rogue One. It doesn’t exist in real life, all that decorative armor plating probably makes it a pain to drive around, it definitely doesn’t go over 45 mph in real life, but boy does it look cool with that Stormtrooper driving it around! No speeding tickets or traffic school for them!

And The Winner Is…

The best performance of the year for a car, truck or motorcycle goes to…

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle from Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special!

You simply don’t see enough muscle cars on film these days. The hefty V8 engine pumping away inside this 1972 Chevy Chevelle did not go unnoticed. Pounding away at the blacktop on a road trip across the American South, the Chevelle brought a classic, rugged American charm to this dreamy, nostalgic science fiction classic.

And here to deliver his acceptance speech is the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle himself!

Say something!

He’s shy, ladies and gentlemen.

Author: Anwar Hossain

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