Can you tell the difference between Bullitt's car and the Bandit's? Do you know the make of Christine or Lightning McQueen? If so, you might have the automotive aptitude to ace our famous car films quiz!
It's no secret that a love for cars is deeply ingrained in the hearts of Americans. In 2016 alone, more than 17 million passengers vehicles were sold in the U.S., with an average price of $35,000. For most Americans, cars are the second biggest expense after putting a roof over their heads. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average person in the U.S. spends $9,000 a year buying, maintaining and gassing up their vehicle.
That might seem like a whole lot of money going towards cars, but for many, it's money well worth spending. In fact, the average person in the U.S. spends a whopping 17,600 minutes driving each year. That's almost 300 hours spent commuting, vacationing, running errands or simply riding along the open road.
With driving playing such an important part in American culture, it's no surprise that Hollywood has been quick to give cars a starring role in films over the decades. In fact, there are certain classic car films where the vehicles eclipse the actors themselves, stealing scenes from stars like Steve McQueen, Vin Diesel or Burt Reynolds.
Whether you're looking for speedy chases, crazy crashes or simply the lure of the open road, these films put driving and cars front and center. Take our quiz to see if you can identify each movie from a single picture!