Best car chases of all time

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by DaveH, May 15, 2007.

  1. a deadly fart

    a deadly fart

    Apr 29, 2004
    Haha that was one crazy long chase. Fake but entertaining as hell. Like a hour forty min long movie and the last forty minutes was one long chase. That scene at the dealership was nasty. So many cars ruined.
  2. archimedes


    Aug 12, 2006
    The BMW promo movie with Clive Owen as the driver and five different directors each doing a mini movie in it, worth a watch.
  3. Edonis


    Oct 28, 2005
    Although it wasn't actually a chase, when the 350Z came out, they did a run through Prague.
  4. comet


    Oct 8, 2002
    Me too. Love that Challenger
  5. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Lots of great ones mentioned!


    To Live and Die in LA

    How about the Mini's in the Italian Job (recent version)?

  6. rusty7436


    Oct 29, 2005
    Similar to the 350Z Prague promo, "Rendezvoux" shot in 70s, directed by Claude LeLouche ("A Man and a Woman"). Lelouche (perhaps) drives the Ferrari through the early morning streets, camera mounted on the front bumper, the only sound is the lovely engine of the 275 GTB and tire screech. Only 9 minutes long, but I can watch it over and over.
  7. zulu45


    Jul 14, 2006
    Yeah, that's the movie. Bond was chasing Scaramanga. Best Bond movie, imo, and best car chase in a movie. Plus, you had Sherrif J. W. Pepper, Louisiana State Police riding shotgun!

    Car chases in new movies suck. Front wheel drive and special effects are the suck.
  8. bubbacatfish

    bubbacatfish Platinum Catfish

    Jun 8, 2005
    I love Vanishing point, another vote it! And while it's not a chase, I have to admit to loving Gumball Rally too.
  9. drift draft

    drift draft

    May 12, 2007
    Bandit you Sombitch
  10. zulu45


    Jul 14, 2006
    Don't you cuss on this here mic!

    I don't know how I could've forgotten about Smokey and the Bandit... BEST CHASES EVER! I'd have to change my vote to that.
  11. GarageBoy


    May 23, 2003
    Rumble in the Bronx (more like hovercraft chase)

    Italian Job (original)
  12. GarageBoy


    May 23, 2003
    It wasn't a 275GTB, they dubbed that in later (Claude chose his 450SEL 6.9 to be the camera car)
  13. DocArnie


    Jan 27, 2006
    Vanishing Point, Bullit and the original Gone in 60 seconds.

    BTW, if you like these movies, don't miss death proof (grindhouse). Nice homage, but not too serious. Cracked me up.
  14. zenheretic

    zenheretic Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    What? Nothing mentioned, but CHiPs can compare to the car chases of Bo and Luke Duke!

    oops this isn't W&C.

    I going to have to see Bullit.
  15. rusty7436


    Oct 29, 2005
    GarageBoy -

    I didn't know that. I'd like to know more. Where did you find that info?

  16. rusty7436


    Oct 29, 2005
    GarageBoy -

    Never mind. I spent 5 minutes googling Wikipedia on it. Sorry, next time I'll do due diligence before posting (mis)information!

  17. GarageBoy


    May 23, 2003
    I have a photo of the mount and camera (angineux lens) in front of the MB too
  18. zenheretic

    zenheretic Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    The first car scene (the bank robbery) in The Transporter was pretty good...
  19. DeaconDoggie


    Jul 17, 2006
    The next time you see BULLITT count the hubcaps coming off the Dodge Charger. That car had 6 hubcaps. And notice the green VW Bug that he passes and then passes again a few seconds and several jumps later.

    The absolute best chase scene is in RONIN. Where a Peugeot is chasing a BMW M5. The chase it throughout Paris, and feature the tunnel where Princess Di was killed in an actual chase about 2 months later.
  20. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    ronin is another great one.

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