29th November 2018
The Most Iconic Winter Cars from Over the Years
We’ve all been through it, walking out into the freezing cold weather, getting into your freezing cold car, and then slipping and sliding all over the place trying to drive in icy conditions, feeling like you’re on an episode of Dancing on Ice. So how do the stars make it look so easy? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite forms of transport used in films, television and music videos that make driving in the snow look like a piece of cake.
Jeep – Wham – Last Christmas
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We couldn’t have a list of the best winter cars without including this classic. With a music video set in a wintry scene (and let’s face it, a great song to match), George Michael drives blissfully through the snow in his black Jeep CJ-7 model. George is all smiles as he emerges from his long drive in the tricky conditions, something absolutely no-one can relate to. We bet he didn’t even need to de-ice the windows before setting off…
Mr Plow – The Simpsons
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We know this isn’t *technically* a real car, but Mr Plow remains iconic in Simpsons history as one of the best cars on the show. Allowing Homer to plow the snow off the driveaways of our favourite Springfield residents, Mr Plow is one of the most effective cars to beat the winter conditions. It’s just a shame the plow gets repossessed at the end of the episode. We would apologise for the spoiler, but the episode has been out for over 26 years, you’ve had enough time!
Ford M8 Greyhound – Die Hard
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Let’s get one thing clear; Die Hard IS a Christmas film. They even play Let it Snow during the end credits! Now that’s out of the way, the Ford M8 Greyhound that features in the film is an absolute beast. Although it’s capability in wintry conditions is not tested in the film, the armoured car made during WWII’s huge wheels would power through the snow with no trouble at all.
Bentley Continental GTC V8 – Drake – Started From the Bottom
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This car probably isn’t even good over snow, but it’s made this list for one reason and one reason only; it looks cool. In the Started From the Bottom video, Drake is seen flexing next to his crisp white Bentley as it snows all around him (probably fake snow, but who cares?) We wouldn’t recommend getting a Bentley to get you up the British motorway mid-December, but if you want a car that looks the part during a blizzard, this is the one for you.
The Dragons in Game of Thrones
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We know, we know, this isn’t a car whatsoever. But Game of Thrones is amazing and if you haven’t seen it yet then we suggest you do so immediately. Winter may be coming, but who’s worried about that? Daenerys Targaryen certainly isn’t, she’s got massive dragons to fly over the sludgy, snowy conditions that lie beyond the wall. If you ever find yourself a distant relative in the Targaryen bloodline, get yourself a dragon as soon as possible to make all of your winter worries disappear.
In all seriousness, driving in winter can be dangerous for even the most capable of road users. For genuine tips on how to stay safe driving in the snow, check out this guide.
For more of our favourite cars in pop culture, check out our list of iconic cars from horror history.