Quick question, if you lived in an action movie, which vehicle would you choose? If you answered with any kind of truck, then we’re the same. At Cascade, we love trucks, even more so if that truck was featured in an action movie. Here is our list of 5 of the most iconic trucks in movies, and why we think they’re awesome. Please note that these choices are simply our opinions, and might not reflect the views of the public at large, or most major film critics.
1 Mad Max “The Road Warrior” 1972 Ford F-100.
With a wrap around windshield, mounted crossbow launcher and awesome cobra decals, this baby was a truck you would want to have during any apocalypse. Complete with marauding band of leather-padded raiders, you’ve got a force to be reckoned with! Needless to say, these poor saps had the bad luck of going against Rockatansky (Mad Max). Still, it doesn’t diminish the awesomeness of this vehicle.
2.Transformers - 2007 GMC C4500 Topkick “Ironhide”
While our favorite transformer, Optimus Prime, is featured as a Peterbilt 379 in Michael Bay’s Transformers, we’d be insane if we didn’t mention a special Shout-Out to Ironhide, who transformed into a 2007 GMC C4500 Topkick. Whether you watched the film for nostalgia reasons, because you like giant explosions, big robots, or Megan Fox, the entire film was fun to watch. An interesting note about the truck, is that the term “Topkick” is military slang for “First Sergeant.” A fitting theme for one of Optimus’ right hand bots.
3. Ford Bronco Oceans 11.
If you’re like us, then you loved the scene with the two LDS brothers from Oceans 11 whose rivalry knows no bounds. One, a gifted genius with RC cars, the other, gifted with the mighty ford bronco. (spoiler, the bronco wins). The paint decals on both were pretty sweet too.
4. Tremors 1963 Jeep Gladiator
In a world where large subterranean worms are likely to grab hold of your axles and hold your car fast, you want a truck that can really throw its weight around. Enter the 1963 Jeep Gladiator, the one truck in the film that wasn’t simply overcome by the graboids tentacles. It dug in, and tore the appendage from it’s socket.
5. Back to the future 1985 Toyota SR5
While the DeLorean was the time machine used to travel back and forth into the past. This was Marty’s dream truck. He dreamed of taking it out to the lake, sleeping bags in the back… Needless to say it was an iconic star in the film. The only thing the DeLorean had on this was a time machine, and honestly, it’s really the only reason it could even compete in cool-factor at all.
We hope you enjoyed our top 5 list, please feel free to share some of your own thoughts in the comments below. Keep in mind, that these are just our personal preferences. For a more complete list (with video!) check out this website.