Classic Car of the Movies – the 2000s

Here we are with the final instalment of our series looking at classic cars from the movies – a broad range of manic muscle and stylish super cars from world renowned blockbusters and cult classics of the silver screen.

If you haven’t read them yet, you can go back and see our top picks from across the decades below before we take a look at the last full ten year period, the 2000s.

The series in full:

21st century motor movies

First and foremost, let’s turn to the big one, the seemingly never-ending franchise known as Fast and Furious, which began in 2001 and is still going strong with film number nine underway and a spin off movie in the works too.

Starring the late Paul Walker, killed in 2013 when his Porsche Carrera GT crashed at over 100mph, as well as Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and later British actor, Jason Statham, the movies have featured more supercars and stunning classics than it would be possible to list here.

With an array of boy racers, body kits and Nitrous Oxide Systems, these films will not be for the classic car purists, but you’ll still find yourself enjoying the pleasures of seeing some or all of the following in all their Hollywood glory:

  • 1970 Dodge Charger
  • Mazda RX-7 FD
  • Acura NSX
  • Toyota Supra Mark IV
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Honda S2000

An era of remakes

It’s fair to say the 21st century has seen a slight decline in creative risk when it comes to original movies, hence why we have seen such a vast amount of remakes, re-imaginings and reboots, including quite a few motor-related movies.

If you want to check out the latest take on some classic car chase films and suchlike, then try the following, at your own risk of course!

  • Gone in 60 seconds, 2000 version starring Nic Cage
  • The Italian Job, 2003 version starring Mark Walberg
  • Herbie Fully Loaded, 2005 version starring Lindsay Lohan
  • Death Race, 2008 version starring Jason Statham

The best stories are always the true ones

Our final film is called Love the Beast and it’s a documentary from 2009.

Love the Beast is actor Eric Bana’s own film about himself and his Ford GT Falcon Coupe, his first ever car and one he has owned all his life. The film documents his 25 year-long love story, as well as the car’s restoration and entry into the Targa Tasmania Rally, one of the most gruelling and dangerous motor races in the world.

This film is what classic car and general motoring love is all about: relationships, passion, friendship and a bloody good drive.

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