The Blues Brothers is one of my favorite movies of all time. In fact, it may just be THE best movie in the world. That iconic chase scene, with Royal Monacos (and John Candy!) flying every which way is a classic, especially to folks with gasoline in their veins. This modified clip of the chase scene, found on Youtube, is even zanier than the original.
A word of advice: do not watch this clip while drinking any type of beverage–it may result in less-than-desirable side effects.
The redesigned 1974 C-body Dodges may have been a flop commercially, but Elwood Blues’s ’74 Monaco sedan was a star. Too bad the movie didn’t come out when the 1974-77 Monacos were still in production; maybe it would have helped sales.
And while Dodge tried to market the Royal Monaco as a full-size luxury car (exemplified by the ’76 brochure below), I will always associate these cars with this classic movie from 1980. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go have an Orange Whip…who wants one?