HPN’s survey results of “Hollywood’s Top Movie Cars,” originally included in the Spring 2004 issue of Protection on Wheels,was once again in print — this time in The Wall Street Journal. The December 24 article (in “Hollywood Report” on page W3 if you can get a copy) included the HPN survey results, which originated from an HPN online survey last March. About 10,000 HPN members took the survey. Here’s the excerpt:
“It’s hard to imagine “Dukes” without the General Lee. One survey of nearly 10,000 car enthusiasts by Hagerty Insurance, a Traverse City, Mich., specialist in the car-collector market, ranks it No. 1 in popularity, besting the 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in “Bullitt,” the Batmobile and James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5…”
The article goes on to discuss the new Dukes of Hazzard movie — which will still star the top winner of our survey, the ’69 Dodge Charger, General Lee. Other winners in our survey included, in order starting with No. 2: ’68 Mustang in Bullitt; Eleanor, the ’67 Shelby in Gone in Sixty Seconds; ’83 souped-up DeLorean in Back to the Future; Batmobile from the Batman TV series; James Bond’s ’63 Aston Martin; ’77 Pontiac Firebird T/A in Smokey and the Bandit; ’63 Volkswagen in The Love Bug; ’74 Ford Torino in Starsky & Hutch; and finally, Black Beauty in the 1966 series Green Hornet.