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.

blues_600 The Blues Brothers (1980)

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An all-time classic, The Blues Brothers follows “Joliet” Jake Blues, a Blues vocalist and petty criminal, who is out of prison on parole. His brother, Elmwood, picks him up in their ramshackle, decommissioned police car, a 1974 Dodge Monaco, dubbed “Bluesmobile”. They drive to the orphanage where they grew up and find out that it owed $5000 in property taxes. It would be closed down if the money was not paid. Jake decides it was time he and Elmwood revived their band, The Blues Brothers, to raise the money. They strap a loudspeaker to the roof of Bluesmobile and drive around Chicago to promote their fundraising concert, but the authorities and a band they pissed off before, are watching them with disapproval.