Top 10 Automotive Television/Film Quotes

What would you say are the best automotive television/film quotes of all time? We had a survey here at, and these were our top ten most agreed upon favorites.

10. The Blues Brothers
Elwood: “It’s got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it’s got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?”

9. Back to the Future
Marty McFly: “Wait a minute, Doc. Ah, are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?”

8. Mad Max
Nightrider: “I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!”

7. National Lampoons Vacation
Ed, Car Salesman: “I owe it to myself to tell you that if you’re taking the whole tribe cross-country, the Wagon Queen Family Truckster is the way to go. You think you hate it now, but just wait until you drive it.”

6. Saturday Night Live
Jack Handey: “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did. In his sleep. Not screaming, like the passengers in his car.”

5. Bad Boys
Marcus Burnett: “Eighty thousand dollars for this car and you ain’t got no damn cup holder?”

4. Cars
Mater: “I’m happier than a tornado in a trailer park!”

3. Transformers
Mikaela: “Why, if he’s supposed to be like this super-advanced robot, does he transform back into this piece of crap Camaro?”

2. Cheech and Chong
Officer: “Your license, please sir, may I have your license?”
Cheech: “Isn’t it back there on the bumper man?”

1. Smokey and the Bandit
Junior: “My hat blew off, Daddy.”
Sheriff: “I hope your g**damn head was in it.”