So we stopped in on a recent ZZ Top concert and lo and behold, what did we see but a pair of giant spark plugs floating in the air above the trio? It’s an interesting choice of set design, but we here at E3 Spark Plugs dig it – mostly because it reminded us of the group’s iconic 1933 Ford hot rod. “The Eliminator” starred in three of ZZ Top’s music videos including one of our all-time favorites, “Gimme All Your Lovin.” So, we decided to dedicate this blog to great music video cars.
Considered one of the greatest Brit anthems of all time, The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” got lots of traction in both Europe and the U.S. with a video featuring a fabulous 1959 Cadillac.
Speaking of cheesy, Radio 1′s 2006 “Get David Hasselhoff to No. 1″ campaign … well, do we really need to complete that sentence? Just watch the video, if only for the famous 1983 Pontiac Trans Am. ‘Cause seriously – who doesn’t love the Hoff – I mean the K.I.T.T.?
In tribute to all those speed demons out there, we can’t skip Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55.” As the story goes, Hagar was on his way to a family gathering at his Lake Placid, NY cabin when he got nabbed for going 62 in a 55mph zone speed trap. He looked at the cop and said, “I can’t drive 55.” The rest, as they say, is musical history. And while you won’t catch us wearing that 80s-tastic yellow and red parachute jumpsuit, we’re elated that the video portion of that history involves a sweet Ferrari 512 BBi.
By the way, we’d love to mention Prince’s “Little Red Corvette.” Sadly, the video features no such ride and Prince has blocked all his tunes from YouTube anyway. Did we miss your favorite music video car? Visit the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook fan page and let us know.