In honour of Valentines Day, the team at Inautomotive have compiled a list of their most loved cars from the small and big screen. Just for fun, see how many you recognise. There’s bonus points available for serious tv and film buffs!

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Following 4 haphazard teenagers as they go about school and life, this award winning channel 4 sitcom featured an episode where Simon passes his driving test. Much to the amusement of his friends, Simons dad buys him a little yellow car, complete with a tape deck. The car takes a bit of a hit when it manages to lose its door and steering wheel on a trip to Thorpe Park.

Bonus point: Name the make & model of the car.

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Starring the legendary David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight (if you needed a clue!) who fights high tech modern crime assisted by his artificially intelligent, self aware and nearly indestructable car.

Bonus point: What was the cars name?

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Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst as the Trotter brothers in this long running BBC sitcom, their ‘Trotters Independent Traders’ van was commonly and incorrectly referred to as a ‘Robin’ or ‘Robin Reliant.’

Bonus point: What is the real model of the van?

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Set in Birmingham, this British children’s TV series featured the adventures of a an artificially intelligent self driven car. Each story started the same way with the car venturing out into the ‘Big Town’ when its owner wasn’t looking. The car would always return back to its position in the closing scene, unbeknown to its owner.

Bonus point: Which UK singer and actress was the original narrator of this series?

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Created by and starring the fantastic Rowan Atkinson, the series follows the escapades of what Rowan describes as ‘a child in a grown man’s body.’ His British Leyland Mini 1000 Mark 4 frequently features in his mishaps, notably episodes where he ties an armchair to the roof of his car, and another where the car gets crushed by a tank.

Bonus point: How many episodes were made in this series?

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This classic film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels tells the story of two friends on a cross country trip. The friends mean well but they’re not the brightest sparks (hint hint) which ultimately leads to a catalogue of mishaps.

Bonus point: What year was the film released?

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Released in 1978, the car features in a scene where the boys (or T-Birds as they’re known) sing about how the car will improve their image and attract women. The car is also used later on in the film when the T Birds compete against their rivals in a quarter mile drag race.

Bonus point: What was the name of the rival group that the T-Birds raced against?

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This iconic British Aston Martin DB5 features in multiple films during the Sean Connery era. Cars feature heavily in this long running film series with a number of cars being used to help the British Secret Service agent on his missions.

Bonus point: Of all the films. which one did this car feature in first?

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The directors of this film decided to use a real car (as opposed to a replica) for these memorable scenes in which stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries to drive the car under the influence of drugs.

Bonus point: What was the make & model of the car?

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Released in 1991, this film tells the story of two friends who embark on a road trip with unexpected consequences. After being surrounded by police, the girls choose to drive their 1966 Ford Thunderbird off a cliff into the Grand Canyon.

Bonus point: Which (now) famous actor played a cowboy hitchhiker in the movie?

The answers

1. The Inbetweeners

Bonus point: Fiat Cinquecento Hawaii

2. Knight Ryder

Bonus point: Kitt

3. Only Fools and Horses

Bonus point: Reliant Regal Supervan 111

4. Brum

Bonus point: Toyah Wilcox

5. Mr Bean

Bonus point: 15

6. Dumb and Dumber

Bonus point: 1994

7. Grease

Bonus point: The Scorpions

8. James Bond (Inc Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall & Spectre.)

Bonus point: Goldfinger

9. Wolf of Wall Street

Bonus point: Lamborghini Countach Anniversary

10. Thelma and Louise

Bonus point: Brad Pitt

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