The Blues Brothers
Credit: The Blues Brothers: Universal/Kobal Collection

Somewhere in Hollywood, Herbie the Love Bug is on the phone, threatening to fire his publicist, while the bus from Speed is about to give an exclusive to Access Hollywood, revealing the secret that she’s just a very big car. And Christine? Well, that old wreck has whipped herself into another homicidal rage. Why all the hullabaloo? In Entertainment Weekly’s Aug. 12 issue –- which features The Dukes of Hazzard‘s General Lee on the cover — Chris Nashawaty names the 10 best cars in movie history, and none of the aforementioned vehicles made the cut. Herewith, those that did (in no particular order):

1. The Corvette with fangs from Death Race 2000 (1975)
2. The Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
3. The ’56 T-Bird in American Graffiti (1973)
4. The Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
5. The ”family truckster” station wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
6. The Blues Mobile from The Blues Brothers (1980, left)
7. The time-travelin’ DeLorean from Back to the Future (1985)
8. The Mustang GT from Bullitt (1968)
9. The Pussy Wagon from Kill Bill — Vol 1. (2003)
10. The titular star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

What do you think of EW’s picks? Any glaring omissions or inclusions? Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines…

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