The World Cup of TV Cars

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by Famine, Mar 17, 2020.

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What is the greatest TV car of all time (pick up to 10)?

Poll closed Mar 30, 2020.
  1. Adam-12 - AMC Matador

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei - Porsche 911 Carrera S

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. The Andy Griffith Show – Ford Galaxie Patrol Car

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Ashes to Ashes - Audi Quattro

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  5. The A-Team - GMC Vandura

    21 vote(s)
    46.7%
  6. Batman - Lincoln Futura Batmobile

    16 vote(s)
    35.6%
  7. Beverly Hillbillies – Oldsmobile Model 43-A

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. Breaking Bad - Pontiac Aztek

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  9. Breaking Bad - Toyota Tercel

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. The Bridge - Porsche 911S

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  11. Dukes of Hazzard – Cadillac DeVille Convertible

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Dukes of Hazzard - Dodge Charger "General Lee"

    26 vote(s)
    57.8%
  13. Flintstones – Footmobile

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  14. Get Smart - Sunbeam Tiger

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  15. Green Acres - Lincoln Continental Convertible

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  16. Hardcastle and McCormick - Coyote

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  17. Hunter - Dodge Daytona

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  18. I’m Alan Partridge - Lexus IS200

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  19. I’m Alan Partridge - Rover 800

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  20. Initial D - Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86

    17 vote(s)
    37.8%
  21. Inspector Gadget - Gadgetmobile

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  22. Kamen Rider Drive - Honda NSX "Tridoron"

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  23. Kamen Rider Drive - Mercedes-AMG GT "NEXTridoron"

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  24. Knight Rider - Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am "Knight Industries 2000" (KITT)

    23 vote(s)
    51.1%
  25. Life on Mars - Ford Cortina

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  26. Lost – VW Typ 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. The Love Bug - Volkswagen Beetle

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  28. Magnum pi - Ferrari 308 GTS

    11 vote(s)
    24.4%
  29. Miami Vice - Ferrari Testarossa

    17 vote(s)
    37.8%
  30. Mr Bean - Mini 1000

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  31. The Monkees – Pontiac GTO “Monkeemobile”

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  32. The Munsters – Ford Model T “Munster Koach”

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  33. My Mother The Car – Ford Model T “1928 Porter”

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  34. Nash Bridges - Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  35. The New Avengers - Jaguar XJ12C Broadspeed

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  36. The New Mike Hammer - Ford Mustang

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  37. Only Fools and Horses - Reliant Regal Supervan

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  38. Pole Position – Ford Mustang “Wheels”

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  39. Pole Position - “Roadie”

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. Police Squad! - Plymouth Satellite

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  41. The Professionals - Ford Capri

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  42. Psych – Toyota Echo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  43. Rockford Files - Pontiac Firebird

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  44. Route 66 - Chevrolet Corvette

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  45. The Saint - Volvo P1800

    11 vote(s)
    24.4%
  46. Sanford & Son - Ford F-1

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  47. Scooby Doo - Chevrolet Chevy Van "The Mystery Machine"

    11 vote(s)
    24.4%
  48. The Simpsons - Canyonero

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  49. The Simpsons - Plymouth Junkerolla

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  50. The Simpsons - The Homer

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  51. Sledge Hammer - Dodge St. Regis

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  52. The Sopranos - Chevrolet Suburban

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  53. Speed Racer - Mach 5

    9 vote(s)
    20.0%
  54. Starsky & Hutch - Ford Gran Torino

    16 vote(s)
    35.6%
  55. Stingray - Corvette Stingray

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  56. Supernatural - Chevrolet Impala

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  57. That 70s Show - Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  58. Thunderbirds – Rolls-Royce “FAB 1”

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  59. Top Gear – Kia Cee'd "Reasonably Priced Car"

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  60. Top Gear - Opel Kadett A "Oliver"

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  61. Viper - Dodge Viper

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  62. Wangan Midnight – Nissan Fairlady Z S30Z “Devil Z”

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  63. Wacky Races – Compact Pussycat

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  64. Wacky Races – Mean Machine

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  65. Wacky Races – Turbo Terrific

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
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  1. Famine

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    Remember the World Cup of Movie Cars? Well it's back, and this time it's TV.

    Over the next week, I'll be taking suggestions from GTPlanet members of what the greatest television car in history was - or is. I'll follow that up with a poll thread which will contain all* of the suggestions to come up with a final shortlist of 32.

    I'll then seed those 32 by the poll results (top seeds will be the eight highest-scoring cars), and draw them into eight groups of four (one top seed in each group, one second seed, one third seed, one fourth seed) at random. They will then go onto our social media channels for voting. Two cars from each group will progress to a head-to-head second round, gradually whittling the field down to a final vote between the two remaining cars. The winner will be GTPlanet's Greatest Television Car of All Time.


    The selection criteria are:
    * The car must appear in any broadcast or streamed television show
    * Yes, that includes cartoons, anime, whatever
    * Yes, even fictional ones
    * Yes, even if it's a TV show based on a film, or which subsequently had a film
    * Bikes aren't cars. Nor are trikes, or quadbikes. I'll allow panel vans (which you can drive on a car licence) but not trucks/semi-trucks (which you can't).

    Have opinions now.


    *There is an upper limit; we may remove cars from the list of suggestions if they are not significant enough within their show to really qualify as "a TV car", such as something really cool you saw in the background of a TV show that you like. We will likely use IMCDB's star rating as criteria for this.
     
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  2. Famine

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    I'll get us started:

    Knight Rider: Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am "Knight Industries 2000" (KITT) 1982:
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    The A-Team: GMC Vandura 1983:
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  3. daan

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    I'll pick the other low hanging fruit.


    Ford Gran Torino - Starsky & Hutch.

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    Dodge Charger - Dukes of Hazzard.

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    Ford Capri - The Professionals.

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  4. Moglet

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    The Audi Quattro from Ashes to Ashes:

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    and while we're at it the Ford Cortina from Life on Mars:
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  5. NaketWookie

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    *Honk* *Honk*
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  6. MikeV27

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    I remember loving this show as a kid just because of the car, a transforming Dodge Viper. Here it is in "defender mode"

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viper_(TV_series)

     
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  7. Joey D

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    The 1986 Plymouth Junkerolla (aka Homer's Pink Sedan)
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    The Viper Defender from one of my absolutely favorite 90's Dodge commer...errr TV series Viper. Oof, Tree'd by @MikeV27 by seconds.
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  8. MikeV27

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    Homer's beater is definitely up there too! Honorable mention to the Canyonero and The Homer.

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  9. TexRex

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    Dorian mother****ing Harewood. I so wanted that show to do well, if only to see more of him.

    Edit: Wow, I expected the entire word to be censored rather than only the four letter expletive within it.
     
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  10. MatskiMonk

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    John Steed's Broadspeed XJ12C from the New Avengers...

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    The '72 AMC Matador police car from Adam-12.

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    Does this icon from Top Gear count? :lol:

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    Edit:

    1959 Peugeot 403, Columbo

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  15. Racing_Miku

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    Here are my suggestions:

    Miami Vice

    Miami Vice is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. (Source Wikipedia)

    This is the 1986 Testarossa, the original car was a replica mockup using a Chevrolet Corvette as the base but was subject to a Ferrari lawsuit.

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    Magnum PI

    Magnum P.I. (2018) Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator (P.I.) living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 (Source Wikipedia)

    Car is a 1984 Ferarri 308 GTS

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    Sledge Hammer's Car:

    Model is a Dodge St Regis saloon car from the 1979 to 82 era and featured in the show Sledge Hammer

    Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced for Television that ran for two seasons on ABC (US) from 1986 to 1988. The series stars David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a caricature of the standard "cop on the edge" character. Inspired by Clint Eastwood's no-nonsense approach to law enforcement in the Dirty Harry films, Sledge Hammer of the San Francisco Police Department is a violent, insensitive detective. His prized possession is a .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 629 revolver. Hammer sleeps and showers with his gun. His car is a 1979-82 Dodge St.Regis sedan in green, and is typically beat up with scratches and bullet holes. It features a distinctive 'I love violence' sticker on the back. (Source Wikipedia)

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    EDIT: Another Dodge Daytona from Hunter

    Hunter is an American crime drama television series created by Frank Lupo, which ran on NBC from September 18, 1984 to April 26, 1991 (Source Wikipedia)

    The model is a 1984 model the year the car debuted.

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  16. TexRex

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    Mike Hammer's car:

    1966 Ford Mustang, The New Mike Hammer

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    Monkeemobile, The Monkees

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    The Mach 5 is/was awesome!


    Also, the anime car:

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    The cartoon cars are a little harder for me to come up with as not that many of them stand out from what I used to watch as a kid.

    Penelope Pitstop from Wacky Races

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    Although I know that this is Columbo's Peugeot, can we have some basic info on the cars and shows please? I can't be arsed looking them all up.
     
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  22. Racing_Miku

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    Should I just update my existing post or make a separate entry?

    EDIT: I updated!
     
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  23. TexRex

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    Absolutely. My apologies. I momentarily forgot this was for a list to be compiled and then voted upon, and was haphazardly posting "cars from TV shows".

    Posts updated.
     
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    I nominate the 67 Impala from Supernatural. 9d82e08a7daf0644008bd0b632b9b729.jpg
     
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    Breaking Bad - Pontiac Aztec
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    Mr Bean - Mini 1000
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    Mr Bean - Reliant Regal
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    Ponch & John's private cars from CHiPs.

    Ponch's Trans Am & John's Austin Cooper
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    Only a video can explain these two. Loved this show as an early teenager.
     
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    They had some interesting choices in cars for Breaking Bad. The one that also stands out for me is Jesse’s Toyota Tercel Wagon 4WD. Weird af.
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    I really wanted to nominate the IT from South Park but turns out Mr. Garisson calls it a bike.
     
  30. -Fred-

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    The Firebird from the Rockford files is definitely up there too.
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