Do you remember the last time you had to sit through a gruelling hour and a half of bad cinema just because it was a movie about cars? Gearheads are often denied the simple pleasures of a good story and compelling performances. Yet, there are tales of glorious cars and legendary drivers littered throughout the history of motorsport. Following are tales of ambition, passion and tragedy, which artfully demonstrate the love of man and machine.

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Also known as Carquake! this movie is a fictional representation of a cross-country race from Los Angeles to New York City. These races were held illegally each year, a tradition which Brock Yates continued with the Cannonball Run. This one’s an action-packed thriller with a myriad of cars and parallel storylines. Drool over the protagonist’s Dodge Charger, a Chevrolet Corvette, Pontiac Trans Am, Volkswagen Bus, and a brutish Chevy Trailblazer. There’s even a DeTomaso Pantera. But it’s not just speed you need to win the Cannonball. Not when your co- racers are willing to sabotage, dupe, ram and kill their rivals.