Most Iconic Driver’s Ed Memories From Pop Culture
Traditionally, coming of age in the US meant getting your driving license. For more than a century, this was a milestone which marked the transition from childhood to adult freedom (and responsibility!). There was that ritual of having a date, making out while “parking”, as well as all of the frustrations (and pleasures!) of repairing or customizing those old cars on your own (which is not possible anymore with the modern computerized cars we drive today).
This is surely familiar to anyone who has seen “American Graffiti” (1973), but there are many other iconic movies, full of driver’s ed memories and star cars. Here are just a few titles:
- “Grand prix” (1966) – Frankenheimer’s brilliant Formula 1 opera
- “Mad max” (1979) – a great film with a very small budget and one of the Mel Gibson`s best roles
- “The fast and the furious” (2001) – crime action adventure, L.A. and tuner cars
But cars are not only present in movies; rock ‘n’ roll actually started with Ike Turner’s “Rocket 88”. We can also name, in no particular order, a few other car-culture tracks:
- “Drive My Car” The Beatles
- “Mercedes-Benz” Janis Joplin
- “Elvis’ Rolls-Royce” Was, Not Was
- “Brand New Cadillac” The Clash
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