Rock & Roll Cars Summer SpecialJun 30th, 2023
Tribute To Rock & Roll's Greatest Vehicles And Songs About Them
At Eagle Ridge GM, located in, Coquitlam, BC, our dream is to be your rock stars this summer. So we're kicking it off with this tribute to the real rock stars who made some vehicles famous. Come see us at the dealership any day of the week at 2595 Barnet Highway.
Famous Car #1 - ZZ Top's 1933 Ford Coupe
Made famous on their Eliminator album, the coupe came to symbolize their music style and we couldn't imagine one without the other.
ZZ Top – Gimme Some Lovin’
Famous Car #2 - Janis Joplin's Porsche 356
When the raspy voiced legend didn't receive a brand new Porsche as promised, she took matters into her own hands and bought a used 356 Cabriolet and turned it over to one of her roadies, Dave Richards, who painted it for $500. Still considered a legend in the the world of cars and rock and roll. The resulting design, known as ‘The History of the Universe’, turned this once unassuming 356 into a piece of rock and roll history. After the singer’s death from an overdose in 1970, the car was passed to her siblings in 1973 and remained in the Joplin family until 2015, when it was sold at an auction for over 2 million US dollars.
Famous Car #3 - The Who's Magic Bus
It's a Bus, but who didn't dream about partying in that brilliantly painted double decker back in the day!
Keith Moon had his own auto tastes, seen here in this back yard rock star portrait, surrounded by his daughter and quirky collection of vehicles.
Famous Car #4 - Train’s 1967 Pontiac Firebird
In the video for the song “Drive By”, Train’s Pat Monohan drives an impressive 1967 Pontiac Firebird. Jimmy Stafford is driving a yellow 1967 Chevy Camaro and Scott Underwood is driving red1965 Ford Mustang. All great cars.
Train – Drive By
Famous Car #5 - B.B. King & Eric Clapton’s 1966 Cadillac
The two legends joined together for an album titled, “Ridin’ With the King”. It was a classic blues album featuring the two artist riding together in a 1966 Cadillac. The car was featured on the album cover and in the video.
B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Ridin’ With The King
Famous Car #6 - Elvis Presley’s 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood
The vehicle didn't appear in any of Elvis' movies, but it is a famous rock and roll car nonetheless. It was originally blue when he bought it. At a later date, after he grew tired of it, he had it painted pink and gave it to his mom. It stayed at Graceland as part of his legacy.
Famous Car #7 - Whitesnake’s 1987 Jaguar XJ
Made famous on the album cover and music video featuring Tawny Kitaen dancing across the hoods of two identical Jaguars, one white, the other black. They were in a couple videos for the band, but the most memorable was for the song “Here I Go Again”. The cars actually belonged to David Coverdale and the video director.
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
Famous Car #8 - Sammy Hagar’s Ferrari 512bbi Boxer
The video for “I Can’t Drive 55” features this vintage Italian Boxer. The video is a classic 80s romp that is still fun to watch. This car will always be associated to this video and may still be owned by Hagar.