Cars and music videos Vol.1

Written by: Ivan Santamaria (RS: @gasandroads)

This week from RoadStr we bring you a selection of music videos starring incredible cars, and in many cases, the stories behind them. We hope you enjoy them, and that some of them become part of the soundtrack to your own drives.

Sammy Hagar I can´t drive 55

This song espouses a protest on behalf of petrolheads. In the 80s, before USA’s National Maximum Speed ​​Law which prohibited driving at more than 55 mph (or 90 km / h), the group Sammy Hagar created a song protesting the proposed law. Some parts of the video feature violent driving, to the point where the clutch of the Ferrari BB512 didn’t hold and had to be changed before the end of the video clip.

The video was recorded on California roads, near Santa Clarita.

The Rolling Stones – Ride ‘Em On Down

From the album Blue & Lonesome we bring you Ride ‘Em On Down, a video clip starring actress Kristen Stewart, behind the wheel of a spectacular 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback touring the deserted streets and channels of Los Angeles at full speed, like more than one of us.

I’d like to do that sometime, wouldn’t you?

OK Go – Needing/Getting

I can assure you that it is the most original music video you’ll see in this post.

The American Indie Rock band OK GO surprised us in 2012 with the song “Needing / Getting”, played entirely from a car in a very curious way … The main car in this music video is a small Chevy Sonic.

Don´t miss it!

Robbie Williams – Supreme

Without a doubt one of the most interesting music videos mentioned in this post. This is Supreme, by Robbie Williams and titled “Gentleman Racers”, as shown at the beginning of the video.

The video is a tribute to Formula 1 racer Jackie Stewart in which the fictional driver “Bob Williams”, played by Robbie, is a rival to the legendary F1 driver.

It features original recordings from the time mixed with images of Robbie Williams inserted digitally. It’s done in such a way that sometimes you don’t know if the images are original or recreated, all following the recording formats used in the 60s including the famous split-screen.

Gorillaz – Stylo

This music video was recorded on the roads of Yermo, California.

As it seems to be typical in any car-based music videos, the main plot is a chase, in this case between a Police Dodge Coronet, a Chevrolet El Camino SS with Bruce Willys at the wheel, and members of the Gorillaz group also in a Camaro SS.

As expected, the police car has an accident, Bruce Willys’ car ends up without a scratch and Gorillaz’s… You’ll be surprised how Gorillaz’s group ends up!


As you can imagine, this mythical video clip could not be missed from our compilation. See you again by Wiz Khalifa, famous for being the tribute song to Paul Walker in the movie Fast and Furious 7. Recorded entirely on the roads near Los Angeles and Santa Clarita.

Apart from scenes from the movies in which we can see many of the famous cars, the video also features a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, a Plymouth Barracuda, a Viper GTS … among many others.

If you ever wonder which is the intersection where Brian O’conner and Toretto say goodbye, this is exactly it. You may have noticed that the crosswalk is not exactly as seen in the movie That’s because the rest of the scene is made with CGI.

And if you want to know where the music video was made, it was at the Elysian Park Helipad in Los Angeles. But I’m sorry to tell you that it is not accessible by car.


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