We can probably thank the 50mph speed limit in the USA for a long list of movies keeping stunt drivers in work for years. I’ve felt the frustration of trunding along for hours on a long, straight, empty road with just two far horizons for scenery. It’s enough to make you stamp your right foot on the floor and keep it there.
And so cars and trucks hurtled across our screens in Smokey & the Bandit, Cannonball Run and Vanishing Point, plus many episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard - and a Roger Moore Bond movie or two.
The Fast & the Furious franchise is still at it, and the latest movie, The Fate of the Furious showed off (and leaked) the new Challenger SRT Demon along with plenty more MOPAR metal. Click here for my report in the New York Post.
The iconic wise-cracking chase movie Smokey & the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field is now 40, and to celebrate, the blogsters at online used car site Carspring had a lot of fun imagining the cars that would have been the stars had it been made now.
Click here to see what they came up with.