Match the Movie Character to the Car They Drove!


By: Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Movies and cars go hand in hand, don't they?  You will be hard pressed to find a film that doesn't have a vehicle in it. Of course, some cars appear fleetingly, while in other movies, cars can be real heroes. Some even take on a personality of their own, sometimes in a good way, and other times in a terrifying way.

But in movies where cars play an important role, we often see them in the way the director would like them portrayed.  For example, a film might show a car as a performance machine, a racer, a reliable family vehicle, or perhaps the transport of a serial killer. 

In their way, each of these cars fit into their roles to perfection.  We mean, you're not going to see a serial killer ride around in a VW Bug with the number 53 on its hood and doors, are you? 

So for this quiz, we have a simple task for you. Match up the car in the image with the most likely person listed that associates with it.  Of course, some are so easy; you won't have to look twice, while others are going to test not only your movie knowledge but that of motor vehicles as well. 

Good luck!

The car in this image is driven by which of these characters?

Although most of the movies in the Batman franchise had their versions of the Batmobile, the one in "The Dark Knight" was very different. Powered by a jet engine, Batman's Tumbler can make jumps without ramps and features a range of weapons including machine guns and rockets.


Any idea as to which movie characters would drive this vehicle?

The Ecto 1 in Ghostbusters is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance conversion. Although two were purchased for the movie, only one was used during filming with the other used during pre-production.


A family holiday needs a family car. Who drove the 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster?

The Wagon Queen Family Truckster in "National Lampoon's Vacation" is none other than a modified 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire. Five vehicles were used during the production. Chevy Chase who played Clarke W. Griswold was the character mostly with the car as he drove it although it was a family affair.


One of the new breed of sports cars, pictured here, used the Iron Man films to help market it. But which movie character did it belong to?

A model of German company Audi, the R8 features prominently in the Iron Man movie where it is driven by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.)


Although there were plenty of cars in this movie, one stands out, the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. Who did it belong to?

Starring Burt Reynolds, 1977's "Smokey and the Bandit" features a host of great cars. The star is undoubtedly the '77 Pontiac Trans Am driven by Reynolds, however. Four were used during production, with three totally destroyed. For the sequel, the producers asked for 10 more vehicles. Pontiac agreed. Nothing like film advertising for your vehicles now is there?


A long running movie franchise with many great cars. This, however, is probably the best of them! So who would have driven it?

Perhaps the most iconic Bond car, the Astin Martin DB5 has appeared in seven Bond movies! Other than its stunning lines, this car is dangerous and is armed with machine guns, blades that shred tires, and an assortment of other gadgets.


This post apocalyptic vehicle is best associated with which character?

This heavily modified Ford Falcon (an Australian produced Ford) was one of the highlights of the cult classic, "Mad Max." It appeared in three movies in the franchise.


Although this VW Bug has had a few owners over the years, who drove it first?

Of course, Herbie is nothing more than a classic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. Or is he?


The ride pictured here belongs to which movie character?

Like Jeff Bridges' character, Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, his Gran Torino is a little worn looking. During the course of the movie, it gets stolen and set on fire but still somehow manages to drive. "The Big Lebowski" was released in 1998.


Can you match this vehicle to its occupants? It appeared in the 1981 movie, "The Cannonball Run."

Certainly one of the sleekest, most daring-looking sportscars, even to this day, the Lamborghini Countach was way ahead of its time when first produced in 1974. It played a prominent role in the 1981 movie, "The Cannonball Run" starring Burt Reynolds amongst others.


A classic trilogy from the 1980s features this vehicle. But who does it belong to?

Although the DeLorean tanked in terms of sales and pretty much as a sports car as well, it gained a lot of fame thanks to the Back to the Future trilogy. A total of six DeLorean chassis were used during filming with only three remaining today. Of course, the time-traveling version of the DeLorean was the brainchild of Dr. Emmett Brown.


This car feature in a classic chase scene in action comedy with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Who is the character that owns it?

Director Michael Bay is never one to steer clear of over-the-top action scenes and the car chase in "Bad Boys II" is no different. Featuring a massive truck and a beautiful Ferrari plus wise-cracking from Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, it certainly is good fun!


The vehicle belongs to a less-famous superhero, shall we say. But who drives it?

Drive by the Green Hornet's butler Kato, Black Beauty is an 1966 Imperial Crown hardtop. It cost a total of $50,000 to be customized for the movies with the customization undertaken by Dean Jefferies. Two were eventually made with one now in the Petersen Automotive Museum and the other in the hands of a private collector.


This vehicle first appeared in a TV series and later a film based on that. Who drove it though?

"The Dukes of Hazzard," a popular TV series that ran from 1979 to 1985, saw the Duke boys riding around in a 1969 Dodge Charger named The General Lee. A Hollywood movie of the same name was then released in 2005 starring Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville.


From a movie classic, this 1974 Dodge Monaco is driven by who?

The 1980's iconic film "The Blues Brothers" sees Dan Akroyd and John Belushi driving an old police cruiser, a 1974 Dodge Monaco to be precise. Eight were purchased for use during the film and all eight were destroyed during the production.


A brilliant action movie from early 2000s sees this vehicle driving by who all over Paris?

What's not to love about the car chase scene in "The Bourne Identity" as Matt Damon takes a classic Mini everywhere in Paris as he tries to evade the police.


You should not have any problems linking this vehicle with one of the characters below. There were three movies in the franchise.

Famous for its Union Jack livery, the Shaguar, which appeared in the Austin Powers movie franchise is an E-Type Jaguar. Even Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the legendary Italian marque called the E-Type the most beautiful car ever made.


Not only decent on land, it could go underwater as well. Who drove this vehicle?

This Lotus Esprit is one of the most iconic Bond vehicles. Not only because it looked beautiful but it also was able to fully submerge and travel underwater like a submarine. This was filmed using scale miniatures as well as a fiberglass mock-up of the car.


Another classic 70s drive movie features this vehicle. What is the name of the character that drives it?

Another 70s classic, "Vanishing Point," is essentially one long car chase. In it, Kowalski (played by Barry Newman) has to drive a Dodge Challenger over 1,300 miles by 3:00 pm the following day.


This Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider comes from the 1967 classic, "The Graduate." It is driven by Dustin Hoffman's character. What is his name?

"The Graduate," featuring Dustin Hoffman features a 1966 Series 1 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600. The film helped promote the car and in 1980, a special edition Graduate Spider was unveiled.


They say he designed a car of the future but his dream came crashing down around him. Who designed this car?

"Preston Tucker: The Man and His Dream" is based on the true story of Preston Tucker features a car designed and marketed by him, the Tucker 48, also known as the Tucker Torpedo. Only 51 of these cars were ever built before Tucker went out of business after been accused of stock fraud, something he was later acquitted of.


The vehicle in this image is featured in one of the most iconic car chase scenes ever filmed. Which character do you associate it with?

"Bullitt" is still recognized as having one of the greatest chase scenes ever filmed. In it, Steve McQueen (Bullitt) drives a Ford Mustang GT. The car was modified for the movie, removing the pony grille, Mustang lettering, driving lights, and GT badges.


The Lotus Esprit featured here picks up a character played by Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman." Who owns it though?

Perhaps one of the most famous romantic comedies of them all, "Pretty Woman" also has a pretty classic car in it, a 1989 Lotus Esprit. The producers at first approached Ferrari and Porsche but both turned down the chance to supply a vehicle for the movie. Lotus had no such qualms and handed over three.


Which movie character does this vehicle belong to?

This car chase scene, at night, sees Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) on the run from the law. Interestingly, the chase features no music and all of the stunts and driving were by Cruise himself. The car featured is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.


Are you able to identify the character that associates most with this vehicle?

"John Wick," starring Keanu Reeves, is one of the best action films in recent memory so it is no surprise that it has an excellent car chase scene in which Wick, in his 2011 Dodge Charger LTD chases down the baddies.


Nothing special about this car from Steven Spielberg's first ever movie, other than it is chased by an 18-wheel truck for much of its duration. Which character drives it?

This Steven Spielberg movie features a number of unique car chase scenes. The whole plot of the movie sees David Mann (Dennis Weaver) followed and chased by a truck that he dared to pass early in the story. For the rest of the movie, the truck driver and his battered vehicle attempt to push Mann of the road and kill him.


It's not difficult to identify this vehicle out of a recent Hollywood remake of 1960s classic. Which of these characters drove it though?

A remake of the 1969 classic of the same name, 2003's "The Italian Job" stars Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron and a couple of new Mini Coopers. In fact, 32 cars were used in the production with many of them heavily modified. Sales of the car increased by 22 percent in the year following the movie.


Which is more famous? This car, or the song about? We not sure but we do know which character associates with it best! Do you?

Just as important as Sandy and Danny (played by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta) was the famed Greased Lightning, a 1948 Ford Deluxe Convertible. Although it starts out in a dilapidated condition, the T-Birds turn it into a looker that can race as well.


Who drives this classic Ferrari in a 1980s cult classic?

Although an original Ferrari GT50 was used in the close shots, most of the driving shots from the John Hughes movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off featured a replica called a Modena, which was created by Mark Goyette and Neil Glassmoyer and three were ordered for the production.


The Sunbeam Tiger was the favorite ride for which American agent?

Maxwell Smart, secret agent, driver of the Sunbeam Tiger! Only 7,000 were ever made, but the most famous belonged to a super spy. It appeared in the series for five seasons between 1965 and 1970.


This iconic Ford is remembered in the final scene of a classic 1991 movie. But who drove it?

Many remember this movie classic for the debut of Brad Pitt although car buffs will tell you that the T-Bird, in fact, stole the show. Interestingly, five Thunderbirds were used during the production of the movie.


The movie character most associated with this vehicle is ____________.

Another James Bond movie, another car chase. This time it's Daniel Craig in the role of the British super spy as he drives his Aston Martin DBS away from a host of baddies in Alfa Romeos. The action takes place not only on roads but in a construction site as well! Obviously, Bond wins!


This Hummer features in a brilliant chase scene in the 1996 action movie, "The Rock." Who drives it?

In a brilliant chase scene in this prison escape action flick, Stanley Godspeed (Nicholas Cage) chases after Captain Mason (Sean Connery) through the streets of Los Angeles. Its Ferrari vs. Hummer!


Their leader loved it when a plan came together but who drove the A-Team's black and red van?

From a cult classic TV series from the 1980's to a Hollywood movie adaption in the 2000's, the A-Team are a beloved franchise. And their mode of transport? A GMC Van driven by BA Baracus.


A movie about NASCAR racing? Yes, please! But name the driver of the vehicle in this image, please.

"Days of Thunder," starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman brought NASCAR racing closer to the movie-going public than ever before. And of course, the real stars of the show were the vehicles themselves: in fact, to get the authentic racing scenes, the vehicles including the Chevrolet Lumina (Cruise's car in the movie) raced in three NASCAR races during production.


A Chevy Nova and Dodge Charger make an appearance in a Quentin Tarantino double bill. Which character listed below is associated with them?

There are two cars in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, a 1980 Chevy Nova and 1969 Dodge Charger.


A classic cop story which became a Hollywood hit features this distinct Ford Gran Torino. Can you match it to the characters who drive it though?

A successful TV series and later a movie starring Ben Stiller, Starsky and Hutch sees two detectives spending a lot of their time riding around in their Ford Gran Torino with a bright red color scheme and white stripe.


Although this American agent drove the Sunbeam Tiger, he also was associated with this car. Who is he?

Maxwell Smart is remembered in the Get Smart TV franchise and movie for driving the Sunbeam Tiger. But he also is associated with other cars such as this Opel GT.


Party time, excellent! Who would you associate with this classic vehicle from the movies?

An AMC Pacer, 'The Mirthmobile' stars in the slacker comedy, "Wayne's World." Who can forget the epic scene where Wayne, Garth and their buddies sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" while cruising the streets of Aurora?


This vehicle is most associated with which character below?

"Diamonds Are Forever" sees Sean Connery return to his role as James Bond. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the star of a chase scene in the streets of Las Vegas as Bond attempts to get away from the police. It includes a glaring continuity error in which at one point the Mustang is driving on two wheels on the right-hand side of the car but in another shot a little later, this has changed to the left-hand side of the car.


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