Car Scrapping in Popular Culture

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When it comes to car scrapping, you may be surprised to hear how frequently it features in popular culture. Indeed, what may initially appear as a fairly unglamorous and rudimentary necessity, car disposal is in fact referenced in more films, television shows and songs than you may expect.

Film: Car scrapping on the silver screen

It’s been claimed that car crushers are frequently used in the cinema as devices of humour, or, somewhat conversely, to dispose of criminal evidence, and even to facilitate murder! (Which, needless to say, we frown upon here at Car Scrap Surrey!) Perhaps it’s due to car scrapping’s inherent industrial force that leads the theme to crop up so ubiquitously in energetic films such as:

  • Guy Hamilton’s Goldfinger (1964)
  • Michael Winner’s I’ll Never Forget What’s ‘Isname (1967)
  • H.B. Halicki’s Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
  • Richard Lester’s Superman III (1983)
  • Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994)

Can you think of any others?

Music: Scrap cars on the airwaves

In the early 1980s, a Bristol-based, post-punk band called the Electric Guitars released a track entitled “Scrap that Car” on their album “Jolts”. Some of the lyrics include: “Change the car, don’t change the wheel!”

TV: Car disposal on the small screen

Car Scrapping also features dramatically in many television shows, including AMC’s multi award-winning Breaking Bad. (The show makes for incredibly compelling viewing!)

Video games: car disposal on your PlayStation

In recent years, car scrapping has even arisen in video games including, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Mafia II.

Car scrapping in popular culture: Join the conversation

Now that you’ve seen the wide array of media in which car scrapping is referenced, let us know if you can think of any more. We’d love to hear from you on Facebook and Twitter, so don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

Remember, for car disposal of a more conventional (and much more reputable!) kind, trust Car Scrap Surrey for your vehicle recycling needs.

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By |2018-11-05T17:00:32+00:00September 14th, 2013|Scrap my Car|Comments Off on Car Scrapping in Popular Culture
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