Most Famous Jeeps in Film History
If you’re looking for a star studded ride, look no further than a Jeep from Hollywood Chrysler Jeep. We know a star when we see one. Of course, with a brand as popular as Jeep there’s bound to be a few models that have earned some time on the big screen. We’ll take a look at some of the Jeeps of the past and present that have showcased the adventurous spirit of the Jeep brand in movies and T.V. shows.
The Jeep brand has gone on more adventures than any other brand in film history, from roaming with dinosaurs to flying in the future, there’s a lot of memorable moments to look back with these famous Jeeps.
Most Famous Jeeps in Film History
Jurassic Park (1993) features the 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara. Perhaps no Jeep has been more iconic than that of the Jeeps that roamed the treacherous grounds of Jurassic Park. Jeep sales reflected the popularity of the Jeep Wrangler in 1993 as the film Jurassic Park broke box office records and went on to become a mega franchise with a fourth sequel coming to audiences this year. The image of a T-Rex plunging into the Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara is as iconic as the Jeep brand itself. From the opening of the doors of Jurassic Park with the trail of Jeep Wrangler YJ Saharas entering, to the action scenes with realistic CGI, there’s no denying that there could have been any better vehicle for that movie.
Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) starred a 1979 Jeep CJ-7, well known as a popular vehicle during the entire run. The lead actress on the show, Daisy Duke, was the owner of “Dixie.” This 1979 Jeep CJ-7 was featured and driven in 119 different episodes throughout the show’s seven-year run.
Back to the Future (1985) featuring an open 1985 Jeep CJ-7 . Marty McFly knew how to get around in style, grabbing the back of a Jeep to get around town in this famous scene in the blockbuster smash Back to the Future. Ironically, this particular Jeep, the CJ series wound up being discontinued from production the following year in 1986. From 1944-1986, this was a popular Jeep vehicle that earned the nickname of “America’s Workhorse.” The Jeep CJ-7, featured in the film, began production in 1976 through 1986. The Jeep Wrangler became the Jeep vehicle to replace the CJ-series in 1986.
Back to the Future II (1989) features another Jeep, the 1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ, which is the same model in Jurassic Park. A brief landing from the flying 1989 Jeep Wrangler YJ might have gotten the audiences’ hopes up of driving an airborne Jeep, but unfortunately there aren’t any flying Jeep models today … yet.
Twister (1996) is what made the 1982 Jeep J-10 famous, if for only a short period. Not exactly a pretty Jeep compared to the others, but this vehicle chased down tornadoes and received a lot of film time in 1996’s Twister. The 1982 Jeep J-10 series ended its run by 1986, ten years before the movie was released.
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