Meanwhile, at the Internet Movie Cars Database…

The Internet Movie Cars Database (or IMCDb) catalogs the car makes and models that appear in 23,769 features, film shorts, cartoons, documentaries, music videos, miniseries, TV shows, and made-for-TV movies. It’s less useful—but a lot crazier and ultimately a lot more fun—than the original IMDb.

You can search for the cars you’ve owned, or cars you’ve only dreamed of owning: The IMCDb illustrates each result with a screenshot and rates each “role” according to screen time. The site’s search capabilities are impressively complex; the ratings are inadvertently hilarious. And because the IMCDb is geared toward film nuts and gearheads (and glories in the overlap), the user comments are surprisingly appealing (and oddly tender). That the whole thing only sort of makes sense makes it all the more delightful.

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