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​Your classic car and fuel emission testing: What you need to know

In 1970 the U.S. Congress passed the first Clean Air Act. This was a significant, aggressive step in setting goals for reducing auto emissions. It evoked an industry wide response as automakers added some of the first emissions control gear and detuned engines. It also initiated the end of the big horsepower era.

Big changes for passenger vehicles

It led to such changes as ethanol blended fuels and unleaded gasoline in vehicles and the end of motor oil that contained ZDDP. Early 1983 marked the first inspection and maintenance programs which were intended to target passenger vehicles in the most polluted areas of the country, ensuring that they were factory equipped with functional, appropriate emissions systems.

In 1990 the Clean Air Act was amended to provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with broader authority over vehicles and emissions. It required that oxygenated gas, such as ethanol, was sold in the U.S. cities that were the most polluted. It also regulated tailpipe emissions.

State Implementation Plan

While the NAAQA lays out the goals, it is up to each state to create its own State Implementation Plan, or SIP to meet those goals. Each state does have some degree of autonomy, but the plan must meet the approval of the EPA. This has resulted in a rather wide degree of variance on gas emissions from state to state.

Emissions and classic or collector cars

Studies have shown that doing emissions testing on classic or collector cars has very little impact on the environment. There is no measurable benefit to be noted simple because there are so very few compared to modern vehicles. Additionally, classic and collector cars are typically very well maintained and are not driven very often. This has prompted most states to provide certain exemptions that are specific to cars that fall into this category – older cars.

The best way to find out what the laws are in your state is to reach out to your local DMV. They have information on what cars are required to have emissions testing and which are exempt.

Overview of state by state requirements


  • Testing in Pima and Maricopa Counties
  • Mostly statewide exemption that includes many classic and collector vehicles.


  • 1976 and newer required to be tested bi-annually in 34 counties
  • 1976 and newer required to be tested in 6 counties that are registered in specific ZIP codes – can be checked via smogcheck


  • Motorcycles, farm vehicles, street rods, and horseless carriages are exempt
  • Other exemptions and requirements vary by year


  • Cars 25 years or older are exempt


  • 1967 and older passenger vehicles are exempt.
  • 1968–1980 passenger vehicles must pass an idle tes
  • 1981 and newer, requirements vary

District of Columbia

  • All vehicles are required to pass one safety and emissions inspection. If a historic or classic car passes, they do not need to be tested again.


  • Does not have any current emissions testing requirements but awaiting state legislature approval to adopt California standards.


  • 25 years old or older are exempt.


  • 1965 and newer are required to be tested but this is in Ada County only.


  • 1967 or older vehicles as well as street rods, custom vehicles, antique vehicles, and motorcycles are exempt.


  • Vehicles built after 1975 are required to be tested (Lake County and Porter County only)
  • This rule is currently under review and revision.


  • Vehicles 40 years old or newer must pass a visual inspection, (includes viewing emissions equipment).
  • Vehicles 1996 or newer must pass an OBD-II emissions test (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and West Baton Rouge Parishes).


  • ALL cars registered in Cumberland County that are gasoline powered must be tested.


  • 1976 and earlier vehicles are exempt.


  • 1996 and earlier vehicles are exempt, but if the produce smoke that is visible, they will not pass the safety inspections.


  • 1995 and older are exempt.


  • Vehicles that are registered with old timer, classic rod, or classic vehicle license plates AND driven 2,500 miles or less per year are exempt.

New Hampshire

  • 20 years and older are exempt.
  • 1996 and older (but less than 20 years old) may be subject to a visual inspection during the safety inspection required by the state.

New Jersey

  • Vehicles registered as collector or historic are exempt.

New Mexico

1976 or newer are required to pass an emissions test (Bernalillo County only).

New York

  • Vehicles registered in the Upstate Area that do not require an emissions test:
    • With historical plates
    • Older than 25 years old
    • Homemade or custom vehicles

North Carolina

  • 1995 and earlier cars are exempt.


  • Vehicles permanently exempt from testing:
    • 25 years or older
    • Registered as historical and collector vehicles
    • Parade and exhibition vehicles
    • Motorcycles


  • 1975 and newer vehicles must pass an emissions test (Portland area)
  • 20 years old or newer are must be tested (Medford area).


Motorcycles and registered collectibles, street rods, and antiques are exempt.

Rhode Island

  • Vehicles exempt from emissions testing but must pass safety tests:
    • 25 years old or older with regular passenger plates
    • Registered with antique plates.


  • Vehicles older than 1975 and motorcycles and are exempt.


  • Vehicles 25 years and older are exempt.

Vehicles 1967 and older are exempt.


  • Cars that do not have OBD-II equipment are exempt.


  • Vehicles older than 25 years are exempt.


  • 25 years or older are exempt.


  • Pre-1996 cars are exempt.

Emissions testing is not currently required in these states:

North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

At Woodside Credit we can’t change the laws on emissions testing, but we can make it super easy for you to add that sweet classic to your collection. Our easy terms and low payments put ownership well within your reach. Contact us today to learn more!

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​What you need to know when buying an exotic car from a private seller

You found an awesome exotic car at an incredible price. That’s great! You’re all geared up to make a deal and close the sale. The only catch is that the seller is a private party. When you purchase from a dealership you have certain protections, especially legally, because your transaction is with a business.

In a selling situation where the dealership (business) is removed it leave you a little vulnerable if you don’t have the knowledge to protect yourself. How do you navigate the process with a private seller?

These tips will help guide you through buying from a private party and keep you from getting a lemon or worse. It is also worth noting that you should do these things even if you know the person who is selling the car. You can’t be too careful.

First Contact

When you go view the car you will likely be asked to go to the seller’s personal residence, often after business hours. In a word, this isn’t safe. Unfortunately, there are people out there who are just looking to scam someone. Don’t let it be you. Instead, ask to meet in a location that is neutral, well lit, and public. There you can view the car, test drive it, and discuss the terms of the sale. If at all possible, avoid meeting at someone’s home but if you must, do so only during daylight hours and bring someone with you. Also, never, ever, ever send electronic payment to a seller for a vehicle that you have not see or laid your hands on.

Viewing the Vehicle

When you are viewing the vehicle, look for any potential problems like rust. It may not be visible so you should look under the car or look for the telltale “rough” paint that comes from rust being painted over. Make sure all lights work, including blinkers. Check and question the clutch, brakes, steering, and any other component of the vehicle that is important to its function. View the car with a very critical eye, regardless of how pretty it looks or how badly you want it.

VIN History Report

Do not purchase a car without first getting a VIN history report (like CarFax) on it and going over it with a fine tooth comb. Look for any red flags and don’t be shy about questioning them! It should show a complete service record, any accidents, and how many owners it has had. This is very important information that you need to determine whether or not the car has been cared for appropriately, has not been in any accidents or floods, and doesn’t have any red flags on its history.

ASE Certified Mechanic Inspection

You may see this as an added expense, but in the long run it can save you a bundle and keep you from being scammed. Have an ASE certified mechanic give the car a good once over. A good mechanic can identify problems that the car may have so you can enter into the sale with your eyes wide open and know exactly what the condition of the car is. This also give you leverage for asking for a reduction in price if the car is not in the condition the seller promised – if you decide to go through with the sale at all. It will also keep you from having costly repairs days or even hours after you close the deal because you bought a lemon.


When you purchase a car from a private seller you shoulder the responsibility for all the paperwork. You always want a bill of sale that states the condition of the car and is signed by both the buyer and seller. There is also the sales tax, financing, and proper registration. Your local DMC can provide you with the information and forms that you need to meet the legal requirements for the paperwork of the sale. Get them ahead of time so you have them when you meet the seller, so you are ready to close the deal.

Red Flags

When you purchase from a dealership you have certain protections in place because you are working with a business. That isn’t to say you can’t get an honest, great deal on an exotic car from a private seller, but you should be careful. If you see any of these red flags it is probably best that you walk away.

  • There have been more than two owners – find out why
  • Seller can’t or won’t put the title in your hand as soon as money changes hands
  • No service records on CarFax
  • Seller wants you to pay but won’t sign the paperwork
  • The car has been repainted (beyond a repainted bumper) – even if the vehicle looks better than new
  • No record of annual service
  • Service records show that the car went in two or more times for the same issue
  • Service records are excessive
  • Lack of certified or authorized mechanics who provided any repairs or maintenance on the vehicle

When you purchase an exotic car from a private party you are usually dealing with strangers. The likelihood that you will be scammed is there, but that doesn’t need to stop you from getting that great deal on the car you want. You just need to walk into the situation well informed and vigilant. And always, if something seems hokey just walk away. Better to lose the deal than suffer some type of harm, be it physical, financial or otherwise.

Buying your next exotic from a private seller? Woodside Credit is one of the few exotic car lenders that does not restrict you to dealerships. You find the car you want – dealership, private party, auction, YOUR CHOICE – and we will help you make it yours with our low, easy payments. Use our Quick Quote tool to see what your payments will be then contact us get the ball rolling.

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5 New Ferraris Coming Soon!

There are some big changes brewing at Ferrari as the company plans to launch five new cars in 2019. Some are replacing discontinued, beloved models while others are blazing new trails. Check these beauties out and choose your favorite.

F8 Tributo
3.9 liter twin turbo V-8
710 horsepower

The 2019 Geneva motor show hosted the Tributo’s unveiling and it was everything we’d hoped it would be  sleek, sexy, powerful, and fast. The name is a tribute to the carmaker’s incredible turbo V-8 and this car definitely knows how to use it. Going from 0 to 62 in just 2.0 seconds, it hits top speed at 211 mph.

3.9 liter twin turbo V-8
591 horsepower

The California T is no more, but Ferrari has stepped up to offer a replacement that isn’t only comparable, but better in so many ways. The Portofino convertible is a pleasure sports car that gives drivers a lux experience, but can still get up and scoot, hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

488 GTB
3.9 liter twin turbocharged V-8
661 horsepower

While everyone loved the Ferrari 458, nothing lasts forever. The 488 is Ferrari’s replacement for their exotic car icon and, honestly, it is better in just about every way. Available as a Spider or a Berlinetta GTB, the Ferrari 488 is a sleek powerful daily driver that is anything but a daily grind.

6.2 liter V-12
680 horsepower

In a move that’s almost unheard of in many exotic car circles (especially Ferrari), The Italian car maker has produced a car that seats up to four people. In fact, both the GTC4Lusso and the GTC4Lusso T have that ability. Of course, it’s still a Ferrari, so it does do 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Those passengers better hang on.

812 Superfast
6.5 liter V-12
789 horsepower

If you feel like you’ve heard “Superfast” somewhere before, you’d be right. Ferrari produced the 500 Superfast from 1964 through 1966. However, the Ferrari 812 Superfast has come a long way. With a top speed of 211 mph, the Superfast is, well, super fast. It also has four wheel Electronic Power Steering (EPS), adding great handling to all that power.

Want to put a Ferrari in your garage? Woodside Credit can make that happen. Our easy terms and low payments mean that you could find yourself slipping behind the wheel and riding off into the sunset. Contact us today for all your exotic car financing needs. If you want an exotic car, now is the time. Talk to us; we’re here to help.

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Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion

A parade of classic cars will descend upon Southern California in September 2019. The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitor’s Bureauhas opened vehicle registration for its 7th Annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion. The event is limited to 2,000 vehicles, so after the first 2,000 are approved registration will close.

Pre 1998 classic cars (1988 and earlier) are allowed to participate in the event which promises to be two fun-filled days of cruisin’, classic car watching, live entertainment, contests, and great food. The event will kick off on September 20 and continue through September 21.

Best of all, there will be some of the hottest classics on display and on the road. You’ll see classic convertibles, cruisers, hot rods, and even a few Woodies to shake things up a bit.

In 2018, the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion had more than 200,000 attendees. Spectators enjoy free admission and get full run of the 22 city blocks that surround Euclid Avenue where classic cars will be parked and cruising. There’s something for everyone; it’s fun for the entire family.

You can register your vehicle on the website. The $60 fee gains you access to the event for both days, but you also receive an official participant shirt, a super cool swag bag, a commemorative license plate plus a whole lot more.

Whether you’re planning to participate in the Cruisin’ Reunion, or you’re just planning to cruise around the block, Woodside Credit can help you get that sweet classic that will get you there. Our easy terms and low payments mean that you can ride without all the hoopla. Contact us today or complete a Quick Quote to get started. The road awaits.

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The Fastest Cars in the World

Who doesn’t love a little power under the hood and some speed on the street? When it comes to fast cars, many of the exotics deliver. But sometimes you just want to go beyond the garden variety fast to something that offers a little more speed and a lot more excitement. If you’re wondering what the fastest cars are right now, we’ve got the scoop for you.

The fastest cars of 2018 are:

  1. Hennessey Venom FS – 301 mph – With a carbon fiber chassis that weighs a mere 2,950 pounds, the Venom is blowing preconceived notions about speed right out the window. The 7.4-liter twin turbo V8 offers up 1,600 horsepower. When you need speed, Hennessey is the word.
  2. SSC Tuatara – 300 mph – Coming in at a very close second is the SSC Tuatara. In case you didn’t know, the SSC means Shelby Super Cars (no relation to Carroll Shelby). The 5.9-liter supercharged V8 keeps the promise of performance and speed true to life.
  3. Keonigsegg Agera RS – 278 mph – This is the first car on our list that has actually verified its speed, so technically, it is the fastest car. Multiple speed tests give this car an average speed of 277.9 mph, but its highest recorded speed is 284.55 mph.
  4. Hennessey Venom GT – 270 mph – This entry in our top five fastest cars is a bit of a controversy. Some contend that because of its hand-built nature, the Venom GT is not actually a production car. Still, there’s no denying that this car is fast, so it’s definitely earned its spot here.
  5. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 268 mph – You can’t talk about the fastest cars without slipping in a Bugatti somewhere. And fifth place is not too shabby. The quad turbocharged W16 engine puts this little beauty in a class all by itself and the $1.7 million price tag makes is elite.

While you may not be interested in getting your car to hit top speeds of 300 mph, you have to admit, a little speed and power definitely brings on a rush. Putting a top of the line exotic car in your garage is easy when you choose Woodside Credit for your lending needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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Classic Car Insurer Heads Up Project to Give Car Seats to Underprivileged Families

For some families, money is tight. Even making necessary purchases like car seats can be out of reach. Not only does a car seat keep infant and child passengers safe in a car, they are required by law. When a family cannot afford a car seat, it puts the child at risk.

McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Classic Insurance, the largest classic car insurer in the world, has launched The Shop Assembled by Hagerty, sells car related apparel, accessories, gifts, and more. A portion of every purchase goes toward purchasing car seats for underprivileged families all over the United States.

The insurance giant has partnered with Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that distributes car seats to low income children. In 2018 alone, the organization received 13,456 car seat requests in Los Angeles alone. The program does have a national reach though.

Baby2Baby distributed clothing, diapers, and other necessities to underprivileged families via several channels, including homeless shelters, children’s hospitals, domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs, and more.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2016 there were 723 deaths of children 12  years and  younger in the United States as the result of motor vehicle crashes. Additionally, more than 128,000 children sustained injuries in motor vehicle crashes. Experts agree that children who are buckled in an age and size appropriate restraint in the rear sear are significantly less likely to be injured in a crash.

If you would like to purchase great products while helping children stay safe, browse The Shop to find cool gifts, great merchandise, and reasonable prices. A portion of every dollar you spend on the site will go toward helping families get vital things for their children like car seats. It’s a win win all the way around.

Once you have the great classic car gifts from The Shop, you’re going to want the car to go with it. Woodside Credit can help you with that. Our easy terms and great rates mean that you could drive today. What are you waiting for? Visit us today!

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Hottest Classics for 2019

Classic cars can make very good investments, but not every classic is a winner. While some collector cars are decreasing in value, there are others that are increasing. In fact, some rising stars in the world of collector classics are showing such an impressive increase in value that we think they’ll be great investments for 2019.

We put together a list of makes and models that are really rising to the top. We based this list on information published by AXA Art and classic car insurer, Haggerty. They have identified makes and models that are increasing in value, usually with a range of production years. It seems that the value of these cars hinges more on the model than the production year.

Take a look at our list and see if there are any vintage beauties that you’d like to add to your stable.

  • Alfa Romeo Spider Series 2
  • Fiat 124 Sider
  • Ford Capri 2.8i Special
  • Ford Escort RS2000
  • Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
  • Jaguar XJ-S
  • Lotus Elise S1
  • Mazda MX-5 Mk1
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6
  • Peugeot 205 GTI
  • Porsche 924
  • Toyota MR2
  • Triumph Stag Mk1
  • Volkswagen Golf Mkl GTi
  • Volvo 1800ES

If you’re serious about investing in a collector car in 2019, this is a great place to start. Do your homework, though, and make sure the car you choose is what you expect. You don’t want to buy what you think is a complete car, only to find it’s a resto project. Educate yourself and you’ll be fine.

Whether you are looking to invest in a collector classic that will appreciate in value, or if you have your eye on a special vintage beauty, Woodside Credit can help you add it to your garage. Our easy terms and low payments many investing in a classic car so easy. Visit our site today and fill out a Quick Quote to see how we can help you.

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1. Your dream home is:

  • A. a little country villa, tucked away from it all where you can go for privacy and seclusion, but it isn’t too far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • B. a cozy house in the suburbs with a pool in your backyard and a golf course down the road.
  • C. a loft in the city so you can live right in the heart of the excitement and party day and night.
  • D. a stately manor on the massive acreage that is your vineyard. Its understated elegance is only second to its luxurious comfort.

2. Your perfect Saturday night entails:

  • A. fine dining and drinks, a martini – shaken, not stirred.
  • B. dinner at home with the family – maybe a movie after.
  • C. a huge party with all the right people – and you’re the life of it.
  • D. a chef prepared dinner at home on the terrace – with only the finest wine.

3. When it comes to punctuality, you are:

  • A. right on time – always.
  • B. a little early – but not too much.
  • C. usually late – you like to make an entrance!
  • D. time? It usually revolves around you.

4. You enjoy games that are:

  • A. slightly cerebral like Scrabble or Stratego.
  • B. something family oriented like Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit.
  • C. anything fast and furious like Encore or Pacemaker.
  • D. one that allows you to leisurely play to win like Monopoly or Catan.

5. The word that best describes you:

  • A. Adventurous
  • B. Peaceful
  • C. Showoff
  • D. Elegant

Mostly A’s

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera – Just like the iconic James Bond who is famously associated with Aston Martin, you are suave and adventurous. You thrive on power and performance and the DBS Superleggera has it all. The sleek lines of this sporty, powerful car with its twin turbocharged, 5.2-liter V12 engine, are visually captivating but offer just a hint of mystery. This beauty delivers 715 horsepower and that’s right up your alley.

Mostly B’s

2019 Bentley Continental GT – You appreciate luxury, but you crave speed. You have an appreciation of the finer things and Bentley gives you sporty yet regal with the Continental GT. It has two V6s, conjoined to form a W12 engine. While sporty, it is a rather heavy, large car – but that doesn’t hinder its get up and go. An incredible 3.6 seconds is all it takes to go from 0 to 60. It handles like a sports car, but your ride if pure luxury.

Mostly C’s

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – You are a peacock and you love to strut your colorful feathers. You crave attention and you want to be the center of it. People are drawn to your charm and charisma, swept up in the whirlwind that is you. If you were a car, you’d be a Pista and this newest member of the 488 series is perfect for you. From its twin turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 that kicks out 710 horses, to its ultra-sleek styling that commands attention, the Pista definitely makes a statement – just like you.

Mostly D’s

2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan – You prefer the finer things and will accept nothing less than the very best. You prefer to keep a low profile – no flashy, showy pretension for you. You know you don’t have to fight to be seen because your reputation proceeds you. You are respected and revered wherever you go which is why a Rolls Royce Cullinan is the perfect vehicle for you. Low key, tasteful styling provides a pretty face for the “magic carpet ride” that is synonymous with a Rolls. The first SUV by this famous luxury carmaker, the Cullinan will willingly take you off road while you raid the on-board fridge or choose a drink from the bar console.

No matter what car you are looking for, Woodside Credit can help you get into it. Our easy terms and low payments make owning your own exotic as easy as A, B, C. Contact us today or complete a quick quote to see how easy it is to put that sleek exotic in your garage.

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On the Auction Block: McDonald’s Classic Car Collection

When you think of McDonald’s you probably think of burgers, fries, and those iconic golden arches. The restaurant has been around for decades and it all started with that first little store in Des Plaines, Illinois. Who knew it would have such global influence that is has found its way into so many homes around the world?

The building that held that very first store was demolished in 1984. A museum was erected at the site, created by the McDonald’s Corporation to show the company’s growth and its cultural impact on the world. The museum closed in 2008, but many of the exhibits were maintained, including several classic cars.

Four cars that were part of that museum hit the auction block at Mecum in Chicago in late October. They were appropriately dubbed The McDonald’s Collection. The cars were intended to demonstrate the general optimism that was prevalent during that era. Their bright colors and shiny chrome took museum visitors back to a simpler, more innocent time.

All four cars in the McDonald’s Collection found new homes:

  • $30,800 – 1955 Chevy Bel Air
  • $37,400 – 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88
  • $38,500 – 1955 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis
  • $39,600 – 1955 Ford Crown Victoria

There were more than 1,000 classics and performance cars that crossed the auction block along with the McDonald’s collection. Quite a few special collections were offered up, as well as individual classics and modern models.

The next Mecum auctions takes place on:

  • Kissimmee – January 3-13, 2019

You can see more about upcoming auctions for cars, tractors and motorcycles on the Mecum website.

Are you looking to add a new classic or two to your car collectionWoodside Credit can make it happen with our easy terms and great rates. Visit us today and complete a quick quote to get started.

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Exotic Cars on Film that Made Us Fall in Love

Peanut butter and jelly, apple pie and ice cream, Tom and Jerry, movies and great cars, now that’s a combination we can get behind. Here are our picks for the top ten movies that feature exotic (and the coolest!) cars that made us fall in love.

10. Cadillacs, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Ferraris, Jaguars, Lamborghinis, and a whole lot more – Gone in 60 Seconds – 2000 – Hillary, Gina, Angelina, Denise, Lindsey, and Mary joined a host of their sisters in this fast paced, action packed film about car thieves – but they had a really good reason! This was a heart stopping parade of some of the hottest, most beautiful cars on the planet. But we can’t go without mentioning the lovely Eleanor. The epitome of the one that got away.

9. 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello – The Family Man – 2000 – This feel good movie was a modern take on “It’s a Wonderful Life” but George Bailey never drove a car like this! No, Jack Campbell slid behind the wheel of a cherry red Maranello and took us for a ride. Granted, the Ferrari was replaced by a minivan, but we can all dream that he held on that is brazen beauty, even if to just take her for a spin while the kids are at school.

8. 1981 DeLorean DMC12 – Back to the Future – 1985 – “You made a time machine? Out of a DeLorean?” Those immortal words of Marty McFly will never get old. An oldie but a goodie, the DeLorean will always be the timeless exotic that changed the way we viewed the future. You had to get it to 88 mph to kick the flux capacitor into action and make the time machine work. Maybe in the future all cars are DeLoreans – that don’t need roads.

7. Lamborghini Miura – The Italian Job – 2003 – Most people remember the impressive three Minis in this movie, but we think the star of the opening scene should get some props as well. That orange Miura didn’t last long, but oh what a spectacle she was for those moments!

6. 2008 Audi R8 – Iron Man – The dashing Tony Stark needed a car that was fast, sleek, and as debonair as he was. Although he had a Saleen S7 and AC Cobra in his pony barn, he chose the R8 and we couldn’t agree more. Very fitting for Iron Man’s alter ego.

5. Porsche 928 – Scarface – 1983 – Is there a more fitting car for a Miami gangster (and drug lord)? This was Tony Montana’s second car in the movie. He upgraded from a Caddy to a Porsche. We approve.

4. 1968 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback – Bullitt – 1968 – It isn’t an exotic, per se, but this Stang is exotic in its own rite and an iconic piece of auto movie history. Watch for yourself. Steve McQueen and the coolest car chase scene ever – who could ask for anything more?

3. Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger – 1964 – Yes, the DB5 has appeared in a number of James Bond movies, but this one is special because it was the first. It was specially modified specifically for the James Bond franchise.

2. Ferrari 250 GTO – Vanilla Sky – 2001 – Full disclosure, the Ferrari used in the movie, driven by Tom Cruise, was actually a kit car (built on a 1976 Datsun Z chassis). But really, we forgive the slight deception. After all, this beauty is one of the more valuable, rarest cars in the world. We’re glad the moviemakers weren’t taking any chances!

1. 1970 Dodge Charger (plus a TON of other awesome cars!) – The Fast and the Furious – 2001 – No, the Charger isn’t exactly an exotic, but it is the beautiful centerpiece for a veritable buffet of exotic cars that viewers can feast upon throughout this film. In fact, it was so tasty, they just kept on adding to this iconic car movie franchise. Yum!

Make your own movie or just feel like you’re in one with an exotic of your own. Woodside Credit can make it happen. Complete a Quick Quote or fill out an application to get started – and get a little closer to making your dream car a reality.

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