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Who is Your Favorite Fictional Automotive Hero?

Posted in Best of, Funny, Funny Videos, General, Pop Culture, Videos by MrAngry | June 3rd, 2011 | 9 Responses |

It’s an odd question I know, but as an automotive enthusiast it’s one that you should already know the answer to. Simply asking you to choose a real automotive hero would be too easy, especially since Steve McQueen generally shoots to the top of everyone’s list. I want to know about who your favorite fictional hero’s are and more importantly, why you chose them. For instance, my top nod would have to go to none other than Captain Chaos from the Cannonball Run movies of the early 1980’s. Chaos was played by none other than the late great Dom DeLuise. DeLuise’s portrayal of the split personality automotive superhero was simply priceless as it helped set the stage for millions of budding car enthusiasts. Now keep in mind that if the likes of Captain Chaos doesn’t cream your cannoli then you can simply go with someone else. Hell, Max Rockatansky from the Mad Max movies was only slightly beat out by the fat man in the mask. So, I ask you… who is your favorite fictional automotive hero?

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9 Responses

  1. acarr260 says:

    Captain Chaos is fictional?! Thanks for ruining my weekend… I’ll be on the deck drinking heavily and mourning the loss of a personal hero.

    Stroker Ace or Speedracer get my nod for honorable mentions.

  2. djrosa says:

    han form tokyo drift. i know its not the best movie ever but i enjoy it, and he just seems like a cool guy to know and or have around.

  3. Mr.Totem says:

    Max Rockatanski..


    Mad Max.

  4. Canrith says:

    Bandit. No contest.

  5. Jack says:

    Who doesn’t love Captain Chaos? I watched the Cannonball movies so much I practically had them memorized. I suppose I’d have to give The Bandit second on this one (although Stroker Ace is high on the list as well). How can you not like a guy who can outrun smokey across multiple states with a hottie in the passenger seat? No, there’s no intentional Burt Reynolds theme going on here : )

  6. Werty says:

    Rubber Duck from Convoy has got to be the coolest truck driver ever. Kowalski from Vanishing Point deserves a mention as well. That guy is a living, breathing moving violation.

  7. Michael Koltuniak says:

    It has to be the original Kowalski from 1971 with Barry Newman. Probably because you never really knew the whole story on why Kowalski acted the way he did and he didn’t have a first name, which added to his mysteriousness.

  8. ds440 says:

    Erich Stahler from the movie, LeMans. He’s the bad guy and he drives a Ferrari 512S…what more do you need?! But Michael Delaney (McQueen) is pretty badass, too. And Pete Aron (James Garner) from Grand Prix is a favorite…

  9. FastCheapGo says:

    If this is a voteing system. My vote has to go to Han. He is most well known from the Tokyo Drift. He had the best car in the movie, a interesting personal philosophy, and the balls to steal from the yukza.