Revision with unchanged content. How many times do you bitch, complain and groan while you fight rush hour?? How old were you when you got it on in the back seat of a car?? Has it ever occurred to us to consider the role that the automobile plays in our lives?? Or is it taken for granted as just another method of transportation?? Indeed, automobiles reflect the various social and cultural differences that we human beings possess in all terrains of life, including popular culture venues such as literature, music, and cinema which reflect both the individual and the national socio-cultural make-up of a society. Nonetheless, the automobile in Spanish literature provides important insight into the post-war era, and its role in reshaping both the culture and history of Spain in the past fifty years, offering readers a powerful reflection of historical events and socio-cultural issues during and after the Franco regime. So, fasten the seat belt and throw it in first gear, and hit the highway of Spanish Popular Culture, History, and Politics during the Franco and Transition years.