Cars in the Movies: “Rush”

Here beginneth a feature I have been meaning to start for a long time: posts dedicated to cars in movies. First up: Rush, the new Ron Howard movie about the famous rivalry between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1976 season. It’s a true story, so I can’t exactly spoil it for you, but all I will say about it is that you should see it. It’s loud, it’s visceral, it’s about driving and drivers and cars – which sounds obvious, but the passion and intensity of those things isn’t always easy to capture. Rush did a great job.

I saw the film at a premiere party benefiting Your Ride is Here, an amazing charity in Austin that transports cancer patients to and from their treatments in luxury and sports cars (Ferraris, Astons, etc.). The cost of a ticket to this particular Rush premiere party went straight to Your Ride is Here, and included a gourmet pizza bar, wine, unlimited popcorn and soda (yes!) and other goodies, including an appearance by a Ferrari F1 car:

Ferrari F1

 

Also, the parking lot outside the theatre was filled with some choice rides, including Ferraris, a Lamborghini, an Aston, an Audi S5 and R8, several Porsches and MINIs (including a rare MINI JCW GP), and one spunky little Chrysler/Plymouth Prowler. It was a rather good night, all in all.

AM Vantage Volante

 

Audi S5

 

MINI JCW GP

 

Lambo

 

Lambo spoiler

Observe the carbon fiber spoiler. Wonder if that was an $1,800 option??

Lambo Prowler

The only time in history that a Lambo and a Prowler have been friends?

 

Why are you still reading this? Go see Rush!

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