Shut Up And Drive!
March 25, 2016 7:05 AM - Subscribe

I've started a new club dedicated to vintage car & road movies.

I'm planning on posting once a week, and hopefully, having some screenings on cytube at:

Fridays are my best bet to post, and here's a list of what's coming up:

Vanishing Point
The Driver
Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Easy Rider
White Line Fever
Smokey and The Bandit
Electra Glide in Blue

And more contemporary I'll likely do

Just because they fit the profile.

If you'd like to make some suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
posted by valkane (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Drive Angry?
posted by hobgadling at 8:38 AM on March 25, 2016 [2 favorites]

I love Duel!

Can we add Cannonball Run? It's probably the only time I'll ever get to discuss that film.
posted by miss-lapin at 1:02 PM on March 25, 2016

I will absolutely add Cannonball Run to the list miss-lapin! And thanks for the Drive Angry suggestion, hob, I've not heard of that one before.
posted by valkane at 1:47 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

thelma and louise
posted by miss-lapin at 2:57 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Y Tu Mamá También, and Fandango. (Sorry the more I think about it, the more movies I think of.)
posted by miss-lapin at 3:00 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Keep 'em coming!

I've upped the schedule to twice a week, mondays and fridays. I don't know if I'll be able to stream all the titles, but I have got Two-Lane Blacktop on tap for 9:00 pm ET tonight at
posted by valkane at 4:59 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Note to self: thunder road.
posted by valkane at 5:43 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

hob, that Drive Angry is the shit. Just watched the trailer. Thanks!
posted by valkane at 5:58 PM on March 25, 2016

Little Miss Sunshine. It's definitely a road movie and that van is a major part of the film.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:02 PM on March 26, 2016

I haven't seen it, but I nominate an early member of the genre: Thunder Road (1958) with Robert Mitchum. Looks appropriate.
posted by rhizome at 11:38 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

How about Death Race 2000, The Gumball Rally, or The Wraith?

Yes I realize these are awful movies
posted by MoonOrb at 6:36 PM on March 29, 2016 [3 favorites]

Does "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" count?
posted by bigendian at 6:08 AM on March 30, 2016

MoonOrb, I think those are perfectly good movies for this club. I mean, for certain of these, the perceived "awfulness" is part of the charm.

Bigendian, I dunno about planes and trains.... But I suspect as we move on we could probably include it under the "road movie" rubric.

And I'm searching frantically for Thunder Road!

We'll be watching Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry this Friday at 9:00 pm ET. Check the club for the link.
posted by valkane at 9:42 AM on March 30, 2016

I'm in favor of leaning away from roadtrip movies. There are so many and honestly I have more things to watch than "The Sure Thing." That said, I probably already have "Planes Trains" memorized.
posted by rhizome at 10:09 AM on March 30, 2016

Those 3 are not awful movies. I think they're awesome for what they are. Also, all of the actors did their own driving in Gumball Rally.

How about the original Italian Job movie? And Cannonball? No, not Cannonball Run but Cannonball which is directed by the same guy who did Death Race 2000.
posted by I-baLL at 10:13 AM on March 30, 2016

Speaking of Paul Bartel, there is also Ron Howard's Grand Theft Auto.
posted by rhizome at 8:59 PM on March 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'm in favor of leaning away from roadtrip movies.
Honestly? Me too. I mean, if there aren't protracted chase scenes with cop cars being crashed into medians, it's not really the same, is it? Oh, and yeah, Grand Theft Auto was always on the list (in the back of mind at least, heh.)

How about the original Italian Job movie? And Cannonball?
Yes, and I wasn't aware of "just" Cannonball, so thanks for that! I'll add it to the list!
posted by valkane at 5:35 AM on April 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

Here's one I've never heard of before but just came across tonight: Fireball 500

Also: Hell's Belles
posted by MoonOrb at 8:26 PM on May 12, 2016

Cherry 2000.
posted by Mitheral at 10:57 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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