From classic lines to incredible characters, film and TV have given us plenty to remember. While you’re unlikely to see ghosts, dinosaurs, or secret agents in day-to-day life, you may spot some props from your favorite media in action! Let’s take a trip down memory lane with a list of the most iconic vehicles from film and television.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12: Back to the Future
Whether in 1955, 1985, or 2015, the DeLorean from all three Back to the Future movies is a sweet ride. With futuristic gull-wing doors that open vertically instead of horizontally, the DeLorean was the perfect vehicle to function as Doc Brown’s time travel apparatus.
While the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) only made and marketed the DeLorean for two years, the DMC-12 is among the most recognizable cars in film history.
1986 Fleetwood Bounder: Breaking Bad
Even though its destruction happens midway through the show, the RV from Breaking Bad (also known as the Krystal Ship, by one Mr. Jesse Pinkman) is as memorable as the sketch of Heisenberg. With several episodes based around the Fleetwood Bounder, it’s no wonder this old jalopy is such a beloved part of the show’s history.
If you spot one on the road, hope that its drivers are a bit less clandestine than Jesse and Mr. White.
1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor: Ghostbusters
Emblazoned with the “no-ghost” logo, the Ecto-1 is as recognizable as Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddemore’s unforgettable getups. From the moment you first see it on-screen to the present day, the unique look of the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor is synonymous with busting ghosts.
While you might assume the original design was only a hearse, it’s a combination hearse-ambulance. For the Ghostbusters reboot in 2016, the new car changed to be a 1984 Cadillac Funeral Coach.
2016 BMW S1000RR: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Not many actors drive high-speed vehicles, much less when the vehicle is a motorcycle! However, Tom Cruise has never shied away from adrenaline. In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise ducks and weaves on a bike and takes a turn so sharply that his knee scrapes the ground.
If you want to keep your heart pumping after the thrill ride that is Rogue Nation, make sure your motorcycle has the best fairings possible to drive in style.
Don’t these iconic vehicles from film and television drive you wild? Next time you revisit one of these classics, take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship of everyone involved, from the manufacturers to the designers who turned them into the awe-inspiring machines we’ll never forget.