Mini wins hearts in iconic car film

Rover MiniThe Italian Job is the greatest car movie of all time, according to a survey carried out by Honda.

The 1969 classic overtook other iconic automotive films including Bullit, Cannonball Run and The Blues Brothers to take pole position in a league of the UK’s top ten car films.

Honda’s research was conducted to celebrate its ‘Saturday Night at the Drive In’ events, staged at dealer showrooms up and down the country this summer to promote Honda’s involvement in the British Touring Car Championship.

As well as highlighting the top ten favourite car flicks, the nationwide survey revealed some of the key ingredients that make up a great car movie.

The Italian Job was by far the most popular film among men, with over a third of them picking the 60s crime caper featuring Minis. Meanwhile, it appears the ladies prefer their cars with a little more Greased Lightening. The 1971 musical Grease was first past the chequered flag among British women with around a third of all the female votes.

‘Honda Racing: Saturday Night at the Drive In’ is a series of events held throughout the British Touring Car Championship season, playing host to VIP screenings of the iconic films chosen by the public in the research. The events will be staged at Honda dealer showrooms and film fans and racing enthusiasts will get the chance to experience an evening of glamour and racing.

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