A car has the ability to leave a lasting impression on a movie audience. It has the power to leave an indelible image in our minds. Two of the most signature cars to ever grace the movie screen are the Dukes of Hazard 69’ Dodge Charger named “General Lee,” and the famous Delorean from “Back to the Future.” So, what is it about these two cars that makes people remember them many years after the shows and movies have left their mark? It really comes down to the ways in which the cars were used to drive the plot. Without them, the show and movie would lack a significant amount of luster.
“General Lee” was a Charger with attitude. The Dukes of Hazard county didn’t even bother to open the doors when they entered or exited the vehicle! In fact, they made a point of simply jumping through the windows in order to make a quick escape from the sheriff. What’s more, the Charger left a lasting impression for two main reasons. First of all, it was bright orange. This signature color made it unique, and it was hard to forget it as a result. Second of all, the main characters of the show drove it like they stole it. The car was frequently airborn during a variety of high-octane car chase scenes.
While the “General Lee” was known for its incredible stunts, another signature movie car was known for its special transportation abilities. Meet the Delorean. The Delorean was a unique car in the movie “Back to the Future.” This iconic car was much more than a cool set of wheels. It doubled as a time machine for the main character played by MIchael J. Fox. It was able to take him back in time, or to move forward to the future at the push of a few buttons. However, what really makes this car stand out from the rest, is the fact that it has doors that hinge up and down, as opposed to the traditional car door.
Both of these cars are signature vehicles that make the movie and TV show run. Without them, both forms of entertainment would lack a certain degree of luster. These cars became so popular that companies even made action figures of them for kids to buy. Although many famous cars have come before and after these two, there is no denying the fact that they played an important role within American pop culture.