ByLuke Gordon Smith, writer at
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Luke Gordon Smith

From the Mystery Machine to the Batmobile, these vehicles managed to do something that many people haven't: they have connected with us. They've become much more than just transportation; they've become symbols of safety, home, or even offense. That's what this whole article is about, showing vehicles that turned into characters, and not just something that you can drive around in.

7. 1993 Ford Explorer XT - Jurassic Park

One of the most popular Jurassic Park scenes goes along with the most popular Jurassic Park vehicle. With its red, green, and yellow body, this car helped save many people's lives, including two kids from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

6. 1962 Volkswagen Beetle - The Love Bug

This sixties car led its driver through eight movies. In many ways, it out-shined the lead actor in most of the movies. This car, along with Dean Jones, helped raise me as a kid, and for that reason it deserves a place on this list.

5. 1969 Dodge Charger - The Dukes of Hazzard

This car led Luke and Bo on many adventures through the county of Hazzard (many included breaking the law). With its famous "01" on the sides, and Confederate flag on the top, this car has survived more than a few crazy stunts.

4. 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Hearse - Ghostbusters

Yes, that's right, it is a hearse. But it served a greater purpose in the movies than just carrying dead people; it served as a way for our favorite nerds to travel around chasing ghosts. What's more entertaining than that?

3. 1963 Ford Econoline Custom Van - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Another example of a vehicle that raised me as a kid is the Mystery Machine. Who doesn't love the Mystery Machine? With its blue, green, and orange body, you are definitely not going to miss this baby going down the highway. The Mystery Machine is more than just a van though, it is the sixth member of Mystery, Inc. that we never had.

2. The Batmobile - Batman

The most popular superhero vehicle, the Batmobile revolutionized the way we look at transportation. With its sleek black look, it definitely deserves a spot on this list. We couldn't ask for any better vehicle for our favorite caped crusader.

1. 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 - Back to the Future

What is Back to the Future without the famous DeLorean? Well, not much, as the DeLorean is the reason that Marty McFly and Doc Brown can travel back to the future. It even gave us a peek into 2015, which didn't turn out to be that accurate, but we'll cut it a little slack.


Which iconic vehicle from a movie or TV is your favorite?

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