Jump to content
ETCHY

TV cars

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, ETCHY said:

Yeah I know, to be honest it's one of those things I should have done when I had my Capri. I drove it like a dick most of the time so should have!😆

Did my first J turn in a Hyundai X2 Pony, back in 2000.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roland Rat's Ratmobile

Ratmobile-ford.jpg

Vivian's Anglia.

23ang4.jpg

I never knew wtf was going on in Round The Twist, which was probably the point, and further confused by the cars because it was set in a completely different country and I hadn't got the internet yet.  The various red Toyota 4x4s are what stuck in my memory the most but really, every episode had some car or van or lorry I'd never seen before and I found it hugely fascinating as a result.

i642066.jpg

Dangermouse, obviously.

danger-mouse-penfo_2700206b.jpg

I was into a good amount of 70s cop show re-runs too.  Ironside's van was utterly fascinating to little me, and the concept of the entire show is pretty fascinating to current me.  In trying to find a picture of it I've learned there was a model kit in 1/20th scale complete with wheelchair.  Fantastic!

ironside1.jpg?0.05140753995946068

The beige Dodge Diplomat of Cagney and Lacey.  This is definitely one of the cars that is the reason I like malaise era stuff unironically.  I still enjoy Cagney and Lacey, I think it's a really good show, and while the Diplomat is probably the most forgettable vehicle ever built it just sums up the whole disappointing somewhat realistic mess of the show in a way that's just... right.

car_06.jpg?scale=down

Taxi was a show I sort of dipped in and out of, I think I was maybe a bit young to appreciate it when I watched the re-runs (I was a bit older when watching Cagney and Lacey, it helped), and the Checker Marathon obviously loomed large.  This would be picked up again when Phoebe inherited one in Friends.  Ever since those two shows, I've always liked them.

21009991866_9073dd431d_b.jpg

 

Just one more thing.

i071761.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also of note is in an episode of The A-Team when a hearse gets converted so that the top opens and, if memory serves, B A Barracus emerges behind either a machine gun, or a flame thrower, or a rocket launcher, or all three.  That's always stuck with me.  I can't find any pictures of this.  What I can find you is the ludicrous armoured Renault LeCar they built.  I always loved the absolute nonsense they did in that show, but especially these two vehicles.

renault-5-lecar-modifiee.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just remembered the implausible sex appeal of Quincy!  Honestly, how did a middle-aged coroner get so much attention from leggy blondes?  Different era.  Anyway, I used to ignore that, I was always far more interested in the various coroner's cars that would make an appearance.  I'm not sure which was the most prominent vehicle for the role in the show, I just remember it being big and black and blocky.  I assumed it would be something like a Ford LTD (one was), or a Chevrolet Caprice, or something like that.  What I hadn't realised is at least once it was an AMC Matador and since that's really the best pic I can find, let's go for that.

quincycarnight.jpg

I really was a very odd child.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...