Hiring my Dream Car

This is a collaborative post.

Virtu Lease Cars have produced a fab infographic of all their favourite cars from TV and the movies in the 1980s.

This got me thinking, there have been so many wonderful movie cars, which one would I choose if I could hire one for a day?

My Dream Movie Car

After a lot of umming and ahhing, I settled on Herbie the Love Bug. Herbie has been in the movies for over 50 years! That’s pretty impressive!

my dream car

Herbie first appeared on screens in 1968 in Disney’s The Love Bug. Since then he’s captured the hearts of audiences with his cheeky antics and his practical jokes. Herbie actually has quite a caring nature, despite his antics and this is what appealed to me.

Where would we go?

This was an easy decision. As a family we love the Harry Potter books and films. I first read the books when I was at university and my 10 year old son has recently finished reading them. We have the DVDs but the films are currently on TV each week and this has rekindled our love for the wizard and his friends.

One of my favourite parts of all of the films is when Harry is rescued from the Dursley’s in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If you haven’t seen it, Harry is asleep in a locked room, the window is barred shut, he has no way of escaping! The Weasley brothers arrive in their clapped out, flying Ford Anglia. They pull the bars off and rescue Harry, flying him safely back to their magical home.

If we had Herbie, he’d develop an ability to fly (he’s resourceful, I’m sure this wouldn’t be a problem). He’d fly in and pick us all up and whisk us off to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. We’d soar in above the castle grounds, landing with the doors flapping, crashing into a tree, just like the old Ford Anglia did in the film.

Once we’d safely climbed down from the tree, we’d spend the day exploring with Herbie drawing lots of attention to himself. People would be so envious of our wonderful, magical car. He’d slot right in at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter that’s for sure. We’d take a stroll down Diagon Alley, pick up some magical wands from Ollivanders and call into Gringotts bank for some cash before settling down for a bite to eat in the Leaky Cauldron.

Of course, no trip would be complete without a ride on the Hogwarts Express. Herbie would fly alongside as we travelled towards Kings Cross station where he’d be waiting to fly us all home again.

This would be such a magical trip for all of us! Take a look at the infographic from Virtu Lease Cars and pick out your favourite!

This is a collaborative post.


  1. August 8, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Aww Herbie is such a cute little car! My dream car growing up was a Beetle, but now being a family of four the three doors just wouldn’t be practical. Maybe when I retire 🙂

  2. August 8, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Sounds like an amazing trip, what an excellent way to avoid all the traffic 🙂

  3. August 8, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I want a herbie!! Learning to drive at the moment but this would be my dream car too!! 🙂

  4. August 8, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Aw the Love Bug/Herbie is so cute! I think my dream car would be sky blue and a small car too x

  5. August 9, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Love the story! Mine would have to be an Aston Martin and I’d be a Bond girl 😀

  6. August 9, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    How cute is your little dream car! I’d love a little spin in Herbie.. although i’d prbably spend most of my time taking cute pics with Herbie!


  7. August 9, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Sounds like you have it all mapped out. What an adventure.

  8. August 11, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Aw Herbie, I need to watch that movie again!

  9. August 12, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    What a fun post… I’ve never seen the original Herbie films. I’ll have to get to it!

  10. August 28, 2017 / 3:17 am

    Aww, Herbie! I used to love that little car. LOL. If I could hire my dream car for the day it would be Emma’s yellow bug from the TV show Once Upon a Time 🙂

    Louise x

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