The World Cup of TV Cars

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

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  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. 05XR8

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    Gadgetmobile from Inspector Gadget

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  2. VulcanSpirit

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    Another legend we can't leave out, m'lady...

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    (FAB 1, Thunderbirds)
     
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    Oh yes, a big part of my childhood!
     
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    The Partridge Family Bus - 1957 Chevrolet
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    I don't believe Shirley Jones had a bus licence to drive it. :sly:
     
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    Dick Dastardley’s Mean Machine
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    Peter Perfect’s Turbo Terrific
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  6. Famine

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    I was wondering how long that was going to take. Nearly had to nominate it myself...

    Anyway, Police Squad! - Plymouth Satellite 1973
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    The Sopranos - Chevrolet Suburban

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  8. springerman

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    Sorry guy`s but competition over i win without doubt this is the rarest and best ever car to feature in a tv series nash-bridges-1-for-sale-on-ebay--image-courtesy-of-texas-classic-cars-of-dallas_100394428_l.jpg nash-bridges-1-for-sale-on-ebay--image-courtesy-of-texas-classic-cars-of-dallas_100394431_l.jpg

    of course
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    Two more from The Dukes of Hazzard

    Boss Hog's Cadillac Deville
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    Daisy Duke's Road Runner
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    Sorry mate Daisy`s car is A 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner (still cool though)
     
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    1954 Dodge Town Panel, Chico and the Man, NBC, 1974-1978, three stars on IMCDB.org. It may not have ever moved, but it was important to the story and a major element to a hugely successful show.
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  14. Famine

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    After a week of nominations, we've come up with a 65-car "short" list of the greatest ever TV cars. Now it's time to vote.

    You can pick up to ten cars from the list above to create what GTPlanet thinks are the 32 greatest ever TV cars - we're essentially going to cut the list by half. That'll then create a seeded list for a tournament we'll conduct on our social media: The World Cup of TV Cars.

    Not every car nominated made the list. It turns out that there are a lot of very significant vehicles in TV shows, and we had to draw the line slightly higher as a result. Nonetheless, we've probably got close to a definitive list of the greatest TV cars, with quite a lot of animated entries at that, and whatever eventually wins will likely be very worthy of the title.

    You've got a week to get your votes in... so get on with it!
     
  15. Famine

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    At the moment, the top seeds - which will be kept apart in the eight groups - are:

    1. Dukes of Hazzard - Dodge Charger
    2. Knight Rider - Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am
    3. The A-Team - GMC Vandura
    4. Starsky & Hutch - Ford Gran Torino
    5= Batman - Lincoln Futura
    5= Miami Vice - Ferrari Testarossa
    7. Mr. Bean - Mini 1000
    8= Initial D - Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86
    8= The Saint - Volvo P1800

    34 cars have 0-2 votes, and they're on the chopping block - which includes Penelope Pitstop's Compact Pussycat, the VW van from Lost, and the original Reasonably Priced Car. That'll make my life interesting when it comes to deciding which one survives to go to the finals...
     
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    I've just run a practice draw on the current leaderboard to see how the seedings and randomiser works. This was the result:

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    Those are some mad, mad groups.
     
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    I'm really surprised with Group G having the Mach 5 down the order. Sure, young/younger voters than me, may only have the movie for reference. Still, it should but up the top. But, the voting doesn't lie...
     
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    That's just the draw (and a practice draw) for the groups before they go to the public voting. The Mach 5 was a fourth seed at the time I did the trial run, so slots into position four of whatever group it's drawn into.

    As the voting still has another four days to run, there'll be changes. It looks like the Mach 5 would be a third seed right now, and I'm not doing the real draw until Monday. I'll also set the schedule for the knockout stages on Monday too - so it'll establish who the winners will face at each subsequent stage - before I do the draw.
     
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    Yes it's too late but with times being as they are this should have been added:
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  20. Famine

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    It was on the longlist, but didn't make the shortlist.
     
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    This is the one on the long list it isn't the mother-in-law car:
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  22. Famine

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    Ah - both simply appear as "Jetsons aerocar" (which was in itself an issue" :lol: )
     
  23. Famine

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    There's about an hour until the polls close, so here's what will happen with the playoff structure.

    First, I'll have to do a random draw between some cars that are tied on votes. That'll decide some of the seeding, and some cars that will not qualify for the finals.

    Then I'll draw the first seed cars. Each will go into a separate group (Group A-H). I'll repeat the process with the second seeds, then third seeds, then the final seeds.

    After Twitter has voted on each group, the winners and runners-up in each group will go into the playoffs, which will have the following format:


    1. 1st in Group A (A1) vs 2nd in Group E (E2)
    2. 1st in Group B (B1) vs 2nd in Group F (F2)
    3. 1st in Group C (C1) vs 2nd in Group G (G2)
    4. 1st in Group D (D1) vs 2nd in Group H (H2)
    5. 1st in Group E (E1) vs 2nd in Group D (D2)
    6. 1st in Group F (F1) vs 2nd in Group C (C2)
    7. 1st in Group G (G1) vs 2nd in Group B (B2)
    8. 1st in Group H (H1) vs 2nd in Group A (A2)

    The QF matches will be:
    QF1 Match 1 winner vs Match 2 winner
    QF2 Match 3 winner vs Match 4 winner
    QF3 Match 5 winner vs Match 7 winner
    QF4 Match 6 winner vs Match 8 winner

    With the SF matches as
    SF1 QF1 winner vs QF2 winner
    SF2 QF3 winner vs QF4 winner

    And, obviously, the final will be SF1 winner vs SF2 winner. I might do a third-place match too :D This draw ensures that no car can face one it already faced in the group stages again until the final, while also mixing the draw between the two halves.

    Each poll will last for 24 hr, and there will be 23 of them... which should see us through the coronavirus quarantine!


    I'll do the random group draws here when the poll closes.
     
  24. Famine

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    Crikey there was some odd late voting :lol:

    I need to make two random draws. One will be either the Mr. Bean Mini or the Flintstones Footmobile to go into the top seedings. The other is between five cars for two spots in the third seed group.

    I'm simply going to do three rounds of random number draws - with 1 being "in" and 0 being "out", until all the "in" spots are filled with no ties...

    Edit: Tie-break one goes to the Mr. Bean Mini, which is now a top seed.

    Edit: Tie-break two sees the Munster Coach in the third seed group, and the Professionals Ford Capri out. One more spot to pick.

    Edit edit: And The Homer wins into the third seed group. So the seeds (one car from each seed will go to each group) are as follows:

    First seeds
    Dukes of Hazzard - Dodge Charger
    Knight Rider - Pontiac Firebird
    The A-Team - GMC Vandura
    Miami Vice - Ferrari Testarossa
    Initial D - Toyota Sprinter Trueno
    Starsky & Hutch - Ford Gran Torino
    Batman - Lincoln Futura
    Mr Bean - Mini 1000

    Second seeds
    The Flintstones - Footmobile
    The Saint - Volvo P1800
    Scooby Doo - Chevrolet Chevy Van
    Magnum pi - Ferrari 308
    The Love Bug - Volkswagen Beetle
    Ashes to Ashes - Audi Quattro
    Speed Racer - Mach 5
    Wacky Races - The Mean Machine

    Third seeds
    Inspector Gadget - Gadgetmobile
    Wangan Midnight - Nissan Fairlady Z S30Z
    The Simpsons - Plymouth Junkerolla
    The Simpsons - Canyonero
    Top Gear - Opel Kadett
    Only Fools and Horses - Reliant Regal Supervan
    The Munsters - Ford Model T
    The Simpsons - The Homer

    Fourth seeds
    Thunderbirds - Rolls-Royce FAB1
    The Professionals - Ford Capri
    Life on Mars - Ford Cortina
    Supernatural - Chevrolet Impala
    The Rockford Files - Pontiac Firebird
    The Bridge - Porsche 911S
    Top Gear - Kia Cee'd
    Viper - Dodge Viper


    I am so happy that the Rover 800 didn't make it. Also FAB-1 in the bottom seed group might be dangerous.

    I'll do the group draws later on.
     
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    Okay, let's get drawing. First seeds up first and the first car up is...
    Dukes of Hazzard - Dodge Charger; Group E

    Next up is:
    Knight Rider - Pontiac Firebird; Group C

    Third out of the hat is:
    The A-Team - GMC Vandura; Group A

    Fourth car is:
    Miami Vice - Ferrari Testarossa; Group D

    Car five is:
    Initial D - Toyota Sprinter Trueno; Group B

    Three left, and next out is...
    Starsky & Hutch - Ford Gran Torino; Group F

    And the last two:
    Batman - Lincoln Futura Batmobile; Group G
    Mr. Bean - Mini 1000; Group H

    Onto the second seeds. The first on the list is:
    The Flintstones - Footmobile; Group B

    Two animated cars together in Group B... Second up is:
    The Saint - Volvo P1800; Group C

    Tough draw against KITT for the Saint... In third we have:
    Scooby Doo - Chevrolet Chevy Van; Group E

    Next up is:
    Magnum PI - Ferrari 308; Group D

    Hah, the only two Ferraris here, drawn in the same group! Next out is:
    The Love Bug - Volkswagen Beetle; Group A

    BA Baracus vs. Herbie. Mad. Three to go, and the next car is:
    Ashes to Ashes - Audi Quattro; Group G

    And the last pair are:
    Speed Racer - Mach 5; Group H
    Wacky Races - The Mean Machine; Group F

    There's a lot of animated cars - and a lot of Simpsons cars - in the third tier. First out of the hat is:
    Inspector Gadget - Gadgetmobile; Group C

    Second we have:
    Wangan Midnight - Nissan Fairlady Z S30Z “Devil Z”; Group D

    Next is:
    The Simpsons - Plymouth Junkerolla; Group G

    That's the first of three Simpsons cars in the third bracket... and next out is:
    The Simpsons - Canyonero; Group F

    Fifth car in the third seeds is...
    Top Gear - Opel Kadett A "Oliver"; Group B

    That leaves three, and the next out is:
    Only Fools and Horses - Reliant Regal Supervan; Group H

    Well, Mr. Bean's Mini is, appropriately, facing down a Reliant Regal Supervan! Just two left, and they are:
    The Simpsons - The Homer; Group A
    The Munsters – Ford Model T “Munster Koach”; Group E

    Okay, well, that just leaves us with the fourth-tier cars. Eight more to go, starting with:
    Life on Mars - Ford Cortina; Group H

    Next out is:
    Thunderbirds - Rolls-Royce "FAB 1"; Group B

    That makes Group B pretty tough to call, with the most famous marionette car of all time mixed with two animations and a Top Gear car... Third on the list is:
    The Professionals - Ford Capri; Group C

    Five more left, and the next is:
    Supernatural - Chevrolet Impala; Group G

    That one has flown under the radar a bit. Group G is looking tasty, with a Batmobile, "the Quattro", Homer's own car, and Sam and Dean's ride... Anyway, next up is:
    Rockford Files - Pontiac Firebird; Group A

    Three left:
    The Bridge - Porsche 911S; Group E

    Not sure either of those stand a chance in their groups. And the last two out are:
    Top Gear - Kia Cee'd; Group D
    Viper - Dodge Viper; Group F


    Those are some mad, mad-looking groups. You can see the full draw below:


     
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    So, how's the social distancing working out?
     
  27. Famine

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    I haven't voluntarily left the house since November, so it's been pretty standard for me. The only impact it's had is that there's two more people in my house and getting in the way.
     
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