5 TV And Movie Vehicle Graphics You Might Just Love
Besides our streets, highways, stop lights, and parking lots, over the years, vehicle graphics have reached us through our screens as well. Through the TV shows and movies we watch, lasting impressions are being made not just in business, but pop culture as well.
Here are 5 memorable TV & movie vehicle graphics we think you’ll love!
Known as the Ecto-1, Ghostbusters Cadillac Miller-Meteor features the iconic film’s logo as vehicle graphics, and is the perfect vehicle for any ragtag group of parapsychologist looking to get into the ghost trapping business. Released by the Miller-Meteor company in 1959, this ambulance/hearse combo was suppose to be black before the film’s cinematographer pointed out how often the car would be shot at night. Thus, the white and red classic we all know today was born.
Although largely unseen upon its release, Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof has since developed a sort of cult following among cinephiles and gearheads alike. Starring Kurt Russell as a psychopath stunt driver who likes to take unsuspecting women for deadly drives in his free time, the film’s real star is the 1970 Chevrolet Nova featured in the film’s poster. Fun fact: Of the seven cars used for the movie, only two survived—one of which now belongs to the 17-year-old son of the stunt driver who performed many of the film’s daunting sequences.
Airing on NBC from 1983 to 1987, and then later remade into a feature length movie in 2010, The A-Team followed the adventures of a team of ex-special forces soldiers who were forced on the run after being court-martialed for a crime they didn’t commit. The show was a hit and solidified the Vandura’s place in popular culture. Metallic grey-on-black, the show’s 1983 Vanduravehicle graphics featured a near diagonal red stripe, black and red turbine mag wheels, and a rooftop spoiler. Today, one of the original six vans used for the show can be found at the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Keswick, England.
In 1994, audiences fell in love with the antics of imbecilic best friends Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) in Dumb and Dumber. Besides the stars chemistry and the hilarity that ensued, one of the things that made this comedy so iconic is—you guessed it—the infamous Mutt Cutts van. Made to look like a dog, the Mutt Cutts van is fully covered in shaggy, fur-like carpeting, complete with a tail, four legs, ears, nose, and whiskers. Underneath it all is a 1984 Ford Econoline Van—the very same vehicle many associate with Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine. The Mutt Cutts van made a reappearance in the sequel Dumb and Dumber To in 2014, and recently a replica of the vehicle was up for sale for €7,500 in Ireland.
Today, the Fast & Furious franchise is known for its globe throttling adventures and gravity-defying stunts. However, before it became the billion-dollar franchise we all know today, the first film had only modest aspirations. Featuring the late Paul Walker as an undercover cop infiltrating the LA street racing scene, the original Fast and the Furious was only about one thing—the cars, and among those was a Toyota Supra MKIV in a Lamborghini Diablo candy pearl orange with Bomex body-kit. Discontinued by Toyota in 2002, this sports car is later seen again with Walker behind the wheel during Furious 7’s touching tribute.
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