For most people, a car is just a medium for getting from one place to another. For the rest of the world, cars are a way of life – an endeavor to maximize thrill and pleasure. The difference between the second and first group of people especially lies in the realization that not all cars are made equal. That’s what drives the sensation that is stunt car drivers such as Adam Kirley and Buddy Joe Hooker.
What kinds of cars do the most famous stunt drivers in the world prefer to drive? Let’s find out.
The Ford Mustang is possibly the world’s most famous stunt car. It’s a fan-favorite because it’s instantly recognizable, even in the hundreds of different iterations it has undergone.
It’s been featured in movies such as Gone in 60 seconds and, more recently, John Wick. But the car has far deeper roots in the movie industry than recent movies. The 1991 Ford Mustang GT Convertible was featured in Sharon Stone’s 1992 thriller Basic Instinct and before that, the 1968 Shelby GT500 made an appearance in Kurt Wimmer’s ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’.
Hollywood loves American muscle cars, and evidence of this is the constant obsession with Dodge Chargers as far back as 1968. Among the long list of shows in which this car shows up includes recent films like the Fast and Furious franchise and older series such as David Carradine’s 1976 film. It’s a car we’ve gotten accustomed to seeing all the good guys driving and the bad guys running away from.
If you don’t watch that many movies, the presence of the Mini on this list might surprise you. But you’d really be surprised how powerful a Mini can get. As a matter of fact, the Mini is one of the many cars normally favored by the Hollywood elite, and perhaps one of the first cars you’ll get your hands on if you ever go to a professional stunt driving school.
The Chevy Camaro may get a lot of slack because of its association with mullets and hillbillies, but this car has a lot more going for it than people that don’t know how to use it. Just ask Tom Cruise form ‘The Reacher’ or Nicholas Cage from that one movie about him driving around while angry, or even Arnold Schwarzenegger himself from his 2014 film ‘The Last Stand.’ They’ll definitely have a wildly different opinion from yours.