The Nostalgic Car Movies Every Petrolhead Needs To Watch

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Everyone’s favourite VW Beatle takes on some mid ‘70’s supercars on a humerous and entertaining adventure in the Trans-France Race. Herbie is up against some pretty cool cars from the time including a De Tomaso Pantera, Porsche 917 and a Lancia Scorpian who is Herbie’s love interest at the end.

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Sylvester Stallone’s take on Formula One is a cracking film. Though its only loosely based on the racing series (it takes place during the fictional Champ Car series) it has its moments such as the films rivals taking to the streets in the insanely fast race cars and the race scenes are pretty thrilling throughout.

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The Italian Job

An all time great, the classic British crime caper movie starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward and three nippy little Mini’s all after some Italian gold bullion. Clearly everyone involved had a great time making this movie and who could forget the trashing of the beautiful Lamborghini Muira in the opening credits and later on the fantastic Aston Martin too. You can’t get more retro and nostalgic then this movie!

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There you have it, have we missed any movies out? Let us know in the comments below and also tell us your favourites from our roundup.

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