Like a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, gender stereotypes of women in car films should be broken. The dominant stereotype of gender in car films centers on a beautiful woman with little or no knowledge of cars who plays the eye candy or prize to be won of the dominant male “car guy.” During this IAP series we will examine this portrayal of gender in car films and challenge its validity as a stereotype. After each film, we will discuss questions such as: What is “car culture” and how is it portrayed in the film? What gender stereotypes were present? What are the major themes of the film? How are minorities portrayed? Do these films break any barriers or stereotypes about gender and cars?