5 Best Car Films

Christine movie car

There are many reasons someone becomes a gearhead. Perhaps it’s time spent under the hood as a kid? Maybe they grew up around a relative’s or friend’s cool car? Or, then again, they could have caught car fever from watching a great car movie.

Keep reading for some of John’s best car film picks.

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Cars and Ice Cream: It’s a Family Thing

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Heritage Farm Ice Cream and Restaurant and 1A Auto partnered to raise money for a local non-profit at the restaurant’s classic car show on Memorial Day.

There’s just something special about summer when it starts to roll in. Especially when driving a classic car on a beautiful sunny day with the convertible top down. Driving a convertible while in search of a perfect ice cream cone can make the day even better. That special summertime ritual and fun feeling have become a long-standing Green family tradition. Throwing the kids in the car, heading down to a classic car show, and grabbing an ice cream cone has been a great way of spending an afternoon together for a generation of Greens, and it’s personal.

1A Auto partners with Heritage Farm Ice Cream to help local non-profit

Recently, on Memorial Day, the Green family ventured to Heritage Farm Ice Cream and Restaurant in Lowell, MA. Heritage Farm has hosted a classic car show on summer Monday nights for years.

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Car Memories with Dad: Saturdays Under the Hood

1976 car

Dads are often who we turn to for car help. Whether they helped you through your first repair, gave you advice while car shopping, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with you in the garage, we know fathers play a big role in the sentimentality of cars. Welcome to our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” in which we’ll share stories about and interviews with some car-loving dads leading up to Father’s Day.

I’m 47 and grew up in the ’70s and ’80s. Besides listening to REO Speedwagon, watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing outside until the streetlights came on, one of my fondest memories is of working under the hood with my dad.

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day - Remember and Honor - 1A Auto

In the eyes of many Americans, Memorial Day is the symbolic starting pistol that’s fired in a race toward summer. It’s seen as a long weekend of store sales, travel and cookouts. However, the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

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