- Posted April 7, 2014 by
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Pickup Trucks In Popular Commercial Films
If you’re thinking of getting a new pickup truck for your business or most probably just for your personal use, you might try getting some inspiration for your final pick, so to speak, from great and unforgettable films.
Pickup trucks are quite staples in movies, big or low budget ones. And below are some of the movies that feature trucks that you may be inspired to get or base on your decision on, in no particular order:
Back to the Future. Who could forget Marty Mcfly looking at the height of his coolness driving a Toyota pickup SR5? This film was such a big hit in the 1980’s and of course, spawned two sequels, each as cool and memorable as the first one. Unfortunately, no one is near to spawning a DeLorean yet. This trilogy is and remains a timeless sci-fi classic.
Cars and Cars 2. The only cartoon flick in this list, Cars and its sequel, Cars 2 has Tow Mater, a talking tow / pick-up truck. The best friend of the films main protagonist, Lightning Mcqueen, Tow Mater was said to be inspired by some vintages GM pickup designs and a few other trucks from the 1950’s era. Not only is this pickup truck a friend that you can rely on but is always a trustworthy, smart and loyal companion. There’s no wonder he got knighted in the sequel.
Transformers. Of course, the cartoon series had a fleet of pickup trucks but in the live-action film, there’s Ironhide that the Decepticons had to contend with. And here’s a movie character that’s actually inspired by or is a real, actual vehicle: the GMC Topkick C4500. But don’t expect the tuck from your dealer to come equipped with any guns or cannons.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. Remember when Mel Gibson was simply acting out his rage on the big screen? You will, when you watch this flick. As the title implies, he is always “mad” here. And he has a Ford F-100 to help him vent out his road rage and other anger issues he has. But even with all his rages, you can’t help but admire such a durable and tough truck!
Road House. Before the film became a cult classic due to Peter Griffin’s fascination with this flick, it was already quite popular many years back, all thanks to Patrick Swayze driving a Ford F-350, also known as “Bigfoot”. And really, can there anything be more awesome than driving a Bigfoot in a small-town?