Italian Job the best car movie ever?


According to a poll by Honda – linked to a series of events that we must admit we've never heard of called Saturday Night at the Drive in – The Italian Job is the greatest car movie of all time.

The 1969 Michael Caine classic overtook the likes of Bullitt, Cannonball Run and The Blues Brothers in the research, which took place at dealer showrooms marking Honda's involvement in the British Touring Car Championship.

Honda reckons that as well as picking out the top 10, the nationwide survey revealed some of the key ingredients that make up a great car movie.

While a third of all men picked The Italian Job, nearly the same proportion of women went for the teen musical Grease.  Women apparently justified the decision by arguing that the key to a good car movie is not the plot but the actor behind the wheel, with one quarter of women polled rating a chiselled jaw and bulging muscles above all else.

Men, on the other hand, believe the key ingredient for an iconic car is down to the authenticity of the plot (26%), rating it twice as important as the number of car stunts (13%) or number of high speed chases (12%).

We've listed the Honda top 10 on a new thread in the forums so we can start the debate with the real experts!




How about Robbery,a film made in 1967 about the Great Train Robbers,starring Stanley Baker.There is a magnificent car chase by one of the

hired drivers in a Jaguar MK11 3.8 being chased by a Police Wolseley 6/110.Some great locations during the chase too including The Barbican

High Holborn and Camden.

Catch us if you can.A 1965 British movie featuring the  60` s pop group  The Dave Clark Five.The story set in London`s Smithfield about a group of young men squatting in a old Church,they are used as models for a advertising agency promoting meat,the lead car is a Jaguar E-type,which

Dave Clark and a female decide to runaway  in to Devon,some great car chasing in a Mini Moke,Police Ford Zodiac.




What about 'Two lane blacktop', made in the 1970's starring Warren Oates, James Taylor, and from memory, one of the Beach Boys. Memorable quote from the film : ''How much bread we got?''
''...300 racing bread and 20 to spend.''

That's what I call priorities!

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