By: Movie Snurb –
I debated making another Sports six pack for September because Football season is beginning; however, instead of sports I thought I’d write about something else I like almost just as much… Cars. So, these are six films with great cars; whether it’s a couple cars or just filled to the brim with cars, these films are perfect for any car lover.
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Yeah, I know I’m not picking the original film, but I love this 2000 remake. It has a great cast, and it’s full of beautiful cars, too many to list out, but I will mention a couple of my favorites. There is a brief showing of the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, and there is a 1983 Cadillac Eldorado, say what you want, I love that car. The 1994 Jaguar XJ220 always looked like it was from the year 3000. Last but not least there’s Eleanor, a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This film is why I love the Shelby Mustangs, and that last chase scene is everything a car film should be. This film is pure dumb fun and a must watch for any gearhead.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – Easy Jack IPA
For a team that makes stealing cars look as easy as taking candy from a baby, I thought this nice IPA named Easy Jack would pair nicely with Nic Cage’s team of ragtag car thieves.
The 24 Hour War
The upcoming Ford v. Ferrari starring Christian Bale as Ken Miles and Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby (which looks fantastic) got me thinking about this documentary about the same subject. The 24-Hour War covers the historic Le Mans racing event. It’s a 24-hour race in Le Mans France. It’s the oldest racing event in the history of motor sports. And by the 1960s Ferrari was dominating. So, Henry Ford II first attempted to buy Ferrari and when that fell through, decided to make their own race team dedicated to beating Ferrari. He employed Carroll Shelby, who took the engine from his AC Cobra and put it into a Ford, creating the now Iconic Ford GT40. That Ford GT40 raced against another iconic car, the Ferrari 330 P4. These were like Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird, and these cars are so beautiful they belong in a museum. If you’re excited about Ford v. Ferrari you should definitely check this documentary out on Amazon Prime.
Miller Brewing Co. – Miller 64
I wanted to go with a classic American beer to go with this classic show of what Americans can do when we roll up our sleeves and go to work. Miller 64 is perfect to show your American pride while you also watch one of the greatest American cars ever made.
Fast and Furious 6
Generally, I don’t care for this franchise; it has impressive action sequences but I think it takes itself way too seriously to be any fun. I do like the first one in the franchise, but that one is still grounded in reality. There is no denying, however, that this franchise is the pinnacle of car movies. These films are filled to the brim with amazing cars and I think Fast and Furious 6 has some of my favorites. It might not be the best in the franchise by fan’s standards, but I think it’s got the best cars. Some of my favorites include: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, Plymouth Road Runner, Dodge Daytona Charger, Nissan GT-R, Ford Escort MK I, and there is a brief glimpse of the gorgeous Eagle Speedster. Worth Close to 1 million dollars, it’s a modern imagining of the Jaguar E-Type, but runs better and I think looks better. There is no shortage of brilliant cars in this film.
Four Loko Frost
For a franchise that is over-the-top ridiculous I thought I needed to pick a beverage that is equally ridiculous. The one thing that kept coming to mind was Four Loko, and let’s be honest, this is the best pairing I’ve ever had. Is there any other alcoholic beverage that comes to mind for these films?
This film almost made several Six Packs of mine but I finally figured out the perfect six-pack for this film. I love this film- it has a great cast, great music, and beautiful cars. This is an absolute classic and without American Graffiti, there would be no Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some, Can’t Hardly Wait, and many more. It’s a great hangout movie, perfect for a chill night with friends, so gather your car-loving friends and check out the gorgeous cars in this film which include: an all-white ’58 Chevy Impala and a badass yellow ’32 Deuce Coupe, the fastest car in town until a pre-famous Harrison Ford shows up in his all-black 1955 Chevy with the skull hanging from the mirror. Some others are the white T-Bird, the blue Chevy Corvette outside of Mel’s diner, or the red Mercury driven by The Pharaohs. These are classic cars at their finest.
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. – Gaffel Kolsch
A delicious Kolsch beer washes down a delicious steak burger. So I suggest while you watch this film, grab this beer, get Steak n’ Shake or Freddy’s or any kind of steak burger and fries, and enjoy this film about a simpler time.
This film that came out in 2016 really seemed to go under the radar and despite its predictable and cheesy nature I consider it underrated. A family drama within the confines of the Lowrider culture, it centers on a tried and true story of family drama with a parent feuding with an estranged child. However, instead of using the lowriders as a gimmick, they are interwoven throughout the film. There is a true passion for these cars and this entire culture, and the cars steal the show. Yes, lowriders are cool, and the hydraulics are awesome, but their paint jobs are what make them really stand out. Most lowriders belong in museums because of their beautiful paint jobs, whether they’re abstract or murals. So, if you want to learn about Lowrider culture, this film would be a great place to start.
Left Hand Brewing Co. – Wheels Gose Round
Lowriders are made for cruising, so you need a nice light summer beer, perfect for chilling with friends. So grab a six-pack and marvel at the beauty of the lowriders in this film.
Tarantino’s ode to the 70’s exploitative grindhouse films is a lot of fun, and features a couple of very cool cars. First is Kurt Russell’s two (Stunt Man Mike) badass “Death Proof” cars, the first is a 1971 Chevy Nova, all black with a skull on the hood. The second car with which he runs into his match of badass women is a 1969 Dodge Charger. Both of which sound as evil as Stunt Man Mike. The other car driven by Zoe Bell and company is a gorgeous all white 1970 Dodge Challenger just like the one driven in the film “Vanishing Point”, which is mentioned in the film. The other awesome car in this film is the Yellow 1972 Mustang. Though it is not in the film as much as the others are, it is just a beautiful. This film is definitely for the muscle car enthusiasts.
Epic Brewing Co. – Los Locos
For a film that takes place near the border for about half of its running time, I thought I’d pick a nice Mexican-style cerveza. This one stuck out to me because of the name. Stunt Man Mike is literally loco, but hopefully this delicious beer will keep you cool during this thrill ride.