The 5 Greatest Cars From ABC's "The Bachelor"
Do you accept this hotrod?
ABC’s long-running hit series The Bachelor, and its many subsidiaries, mean a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, it’s an affirmation that true love really can and does exist. For others, it’s just another example of junk reality tv to be discarded for the betterment of humanity. And then there are those of us who see it for what it truly is: A fun display of cars! Cars for all the people!
Sure, Bachelor Nation can be silly and controversial at times but the one thing that is always consistent is the cool cars that do cool things. Let’s take a look at some:
Juan Pablo’s Season – Water Car
When Juan Pablo Galavis took single-mom Cassandra for a car ride, he ended up surprising her – and the rest of Bachelor Nation – by driving the car straight into the water. That’s right, JP was driving a WaterCar, which is a real thing, unlike 86% of relationships on the show. The Southern California-based car manufacturer holds the Guinness Book of World Record for fastest amphibious car thanks to its Chevrolet Corvette engine.
Katie’s Season – The RV
Surgical skin salesman Jeff showed up to Katie Thurston’s season in an RV. First impressions are important, and Jeff got off on the wrong foot by bringing his home to the Hyatt. The whole “I live in a van” thing may have worked out for Dean when he won Caitlyn on Bachelor in Paradise, but it didn’t go so well for Jeff – especially when he asked Katie to join him inside. Pro tip: Only murderers joke about how they won’t murder someone in an RV.
Ari’s Season – The Opening Night Cars
Arie Luyendyk Jr. was a race car driver before he became a realtor/reality TV show star, so it makes sense that cars featured prominently in his season. Most girls arrive at Bachelor Mansion in a limousine, but Bekah pulled up in a ’65 mustang. The then 22-year-old quipped to the 36-year-old, “I might be young but I can still enjoy a classic.” Not to be outdone, Maquel also showed up in a race car (because of Arie’s profession get it?) But perhaps the most scene-stealing car of the night was Brittany’s miniature cars, which she raced Arie in.
Matt’s Season – Heather’s Mini Van
Heather Martin shocked Bachelor Nation when she pulled up in a white minivan to Nemicolon Woodlands Resort and Spa mid-season to woo Matt James (sort of – it was in the show’s teasers). While Heather’s love story with Matt didn’t work out (at least on-screen), Heather’s minivan is now iconic. Why did one woman need so much seat space? It wasn’t entirely on purpose. "I legitimately pulled up to the rental car place and I don’t know if they didn’t have any other cars, but they were just like, ‘So, is a minivan OK?’ And, of course, I didn’t even think twice,” Martin said in her Instagram stories.
Desiree’s Season – The Bachelorette’s Bentley
Desiree Hartsock went home on Sean Lowe’s season of The Bachelor only to ride into The Bachelorette in an aqua blue Bentley GTCV. The car didn’t belong to the Colorado-based stylist, but rather, was borrowed from a Beverly Hills dealership for the show. The Bachelor franchise is known for getting free stuff from its sponsors, otherwise, it would’ve had to shell out $224,215 for the ride. Part of the pricey price tag is because the car was equipped with all the fixings – a $1,160 rearview camera, a $980 neck warmer, and $840 for seat ventilation. It’s good to be the Bachelorette.