The Office Movie List

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

1968

 

Mark’s pick comes from his memory of being eight years old when his father took him to see the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie car sitting in a Passport Transport truck in Robert Pass’s driveway. “I still remember it like it was yesterday, and it left a huge impression on me. I’ve probably watched that movie 100 times throughout my lifetime and if I watched it again tomorrow I’d still love it.” 

 

Rush

2013

Gabor’s pick stems from growing up watching F1 with his uncle and now having the opportunity to share it with his son.

 

The Love Bug

1968

 

Shawn states, “I distinctly remember going to the theater, it was one of, if not the first movie I saw. Yes, it’s a kids movie, but there are some amazing cars! From the Thorndyke Special (actually an Apollo 3500GT) in the bad guy’s showroom full of Rolls Royce’s to a Ferrari 250SWB, as well as a Bizzarini GT 5300, Cobras, Corvettes, Ol’ Yaller and more – all being raced yet losing to Herbie.”

 

 

Goldfinger

1964

Phillip’s pick was inspired by endless hours playing GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64 with his brother. It wasn’t until later that he learned that the game was inspired by the movie series. “Next came a DB5 Corgi that my dad had as a kid. His was still in the blue and yellow box so I eventually got my own (with the functioning ejector seat). This fascination peaked when we took a family trip to England that year and saw most of these fascinating cars in person.”

 

The Gumball Rally

1976

Geoff states “I think it’s the best of the whole genre of anti-speed limit, 1970’s cross-country illegal race movies.” Raul Julia as the over-the-top Italian driving ace Franco taught us the First Rule of Italian Driving: Whats-a behind me, is-a not important. Forever burned into Geoff’s memory is the scene in New York City where the Daytona, howling through the concrete canyons at full chat, flashes past a cop who nonchalantly declares “It’s gonna be a nice day.”

 

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