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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Open Diff – Do You Embrace Pop Culture References to Your Car?

Posted November 06, 2017 10:00 AM by dstrohl

So you’ve got a car, and it’s probably been referenced in the movies or on TV somehow. Or in comics. Or in a popular song. And, of course, at every car show people want to know if your DeLorean goes 88 or if your Checker was Travis Bickle’s or when was the last time you fought dinosaurs in your supercharged Eldorado*.

It can be tiring, but then again, many owners of those cars bought them to celebrate their respective pop-culture references. At the very least, they were aware of the references before they brought their cars home, right?

So, here’s the question for those of you out there whose vehicles have somehow been referenced in pop culture: Does it irk you every time that reference gets brought up? Or do you embrace the reference wholeheartedly? Do you go so far as to buy every piece of memorabilia related to that pop-culture reference and dress up as related characters for Halloween?

See what other classic auto enthusiasts are saying on Hemmings Daily.

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11/11/2017 4:37 PM

I'm sure there are some who do, but I'm not one of them. To me a car/truck is just a means of getting from point A to point B. I use my truck to get lumber from the yard and take trash to the dump. I know people like that; one guy I knew bought a new pickup truck and would not allow anything to be put in the bed. He spent weekends waxing and polishing it. All that usually ends with the first collision.

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11/12/2017 11:39 AM

The first time I saw the insurance commercial with the lizard I recognized the sportscar my dad owned (except for the color), Triumph TR3.

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11/13/2017 8:50 AM

I have had my 72 Gran Torino Sport for over 30 years now. I was glad to see one just like it used in the movie of the same name.

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