Visiting on setup day, ScottieDTV shows us around the empty showroom which was to become the venue for the 2015 Detroit Autorama. Although they’re merely just movie cars, they hold much history behind them not only for the entertainment world but also the car community.
Spawning several sequels and trends, The Fast And The Furious movie franchise redefined the car scene. It may not sit well with all of the community, but nonetheless it brought tuners, enthusiasts and gear heads together.
Scottie was able to see a few of these iconic cars before they hit the showroom. Seeing the evolution of the cars through each movie showed progression and the always changing trends within the avenue of cars.
Up first, Scottie shows us the Mitsubishi Eclipse from the first installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, driven by the late Paul Walker. Decals, vinyl logos, and loud green paint, this Eclipse highlighted the import tuning scene in the early 2000s.
Next to the Eclipse is no different; a Volkswagen Jetta with similar design aesthetics. Observing the style that was in during the first film, it is clear that with time came class.
Let us not forget about the infamous orange Toyota Supra, the 10-second car. That too was at the Detroit Autorama, immaculate and bright in all its glory.
Lastly, there was Vin Diesel’s beast, the Dodge Charger that was all-black and all-business. To see these cars brings moviegoers and car enthusiasts back; essentially some nostalgia. Wrecked in the first film and rebuilt for the fourth installment, they went with a matte black finish versus gloss black paint.
The car scene has grown today in each avenue. With bigger motors, advanced technology, form over function, and stance. We know there are several more but just using these as prime examples. With Furious 7 premiering April 3, 2015, we can’t wait to see how they close out the franchise and bid farewell to the late Paul Walker.
What are your thoughts on the cars from the first installment of the iconic movie franchise? Have the styling and design aesthetics grown into the right direction today? Feel free to comment below.