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This unique situation that we find ourselves in is completely out of our control and at this critical time we must all adhere to all Government guidance. But, just because many of us are at home, doesn’t mean that we can’t use all this free time wisely.

Using your isolation time wisely could well include organising your toolbox, updating your classic car agreed valuation, doing a full oil change on the car in your personal garage or perhaps even researching your next project. If you get really desperate, you could even start on the Christmas cards!

But, before we get to the Christmas card stage, let us help you plan your movie schedule for the next few weeks with our top 12 must watch car movies whilst social distancing.

There’s also the chance to vote for your favourite car movie on our Facebook page for a chance to WIN a copy of the newly released blockbuster Le Mans ’66 delivered to your door!


For competition terms and conditions, see below.

Vanishing Point (1971)

“There goes the Challenger being chased by the big blue meanies on wheels”
A car delivery driver takes a bet to deliver a 1970 Dodge Challenger from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours. Expect plenty of chase scene action.

Rush (2013)

“What’s the point of having a million cups and medals if you didn’t have any fun?”
The story of the famous rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and Nikki Lauder during the 1976 Formula 1 racing season.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

“Never say “no” to adventures!”
A family musical adventure where Inventor Caractacus Potts transforms an old Grand Prix car into a magical flying vehicle that teleports him and his family to a mystical kingdom.

Herbie: The Love Bug (1968)

“Herbie will honk his way into your heart!”
Herbie the 1963 VW Bettle has a mind of his own and takes on rivals in the El Dorado race.

Cars (2006)

“You’re in Radiator Springs, the cutest little town in Carburetor County!”
Hot shot racer Lightening McQueen learns the meaning of family and friendship in Radiator Springs ahead of the tiebreaker final race in the Piston Cup.

Le Mans ’66 (2019)

“We’re going to make history.”
Automotive designer Carroll Shelby and British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporations and the laws of physics creating a race car to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Heures.

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

“We’re gonna have to go old school on this!”
The original 1974 action centres on a group of car thieves and the 48 cars they must steal in a matter of days including a Ford Mustang code named ‘Eleanor’.

American Graffiti (1973)

“Hey, Hey, Hey, baby, what do you say?”
Over the course of one summer evening, four friends ponder their futures and cruise the streets in their hot rods in their cult rodding classic.

Mad Max (1979)

“They say people don’t believe in heroes anymore… You and me, Max, we’re gonna give them back their heroes!”
This Australian action thriller is set in the future features a policeman who becomes embroiled in a violent feud with a motorcycle gang.

Cannonball Run (1981)

“Look we can’t have a car with numbers on it. So, we’re gonna have to disguise the car somehow.”
A group of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race!

The California Kid (1974)

“I want you out of this town today McCord.”
The town of Clarkesberg has a famous speed trap and a Sheriff who deliberately pushes speeding cars off the mountain highway curves with his 1957 Plymouth Belvedere until he’s caught out by Michael McCord in the 1934 Ford coupe hot rod.

Christine (1983)

“I’m scared for you, man, for what’s happened to you. It’s this car.”
A Plymouth Fury is the cause of two accidents on the vehicle production line. Over 20 years later, the car is bought by Arnie Cunningham whose life begins to be changed by the supernatural car…

If you are looking for other films with cool cars in, these are also worth a watch:

  • Back to the Future
  • Bullitt
  • Senna
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Thunder Road
  • The Fast and The Furious
  • Two Lane Blacktop
  • Hot Rod
  • Heart Like a Wheel
  • Snake and Mongoose

Competition terms and conditions:

  • One winner will receive a copy of the newly released Le Mans ’66 DVD.
  • The closing date of this competition is Sunday 5th April 2020 at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 6th April 2020. ClassicLine Insurance will contact the winner directly to arrange postage of the DVD.
  • By entering this competition, you grant the company the permission to use your name and likeness for the purpose of announcing the winner of the competition and for the related promotional purposes.
  • All entries must be submitted via ClassicLine Insurance’s Facebook page. Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • No purchase necessary and prize is non-exchangeable.
  • The competition is open to all residents of the UK only, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
    ClassicLine reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

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