The World Cup of TV Cars

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

  • Adam-12 - AMC Matador

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei - Porsche 911 Carrera S

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Andy Griffith Show – Ford Galaxie Patrol Car

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Ashes to Ashes - Audi Quattro

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • The A-Team - GMC Vandura

    Votes: 21 46.7%
  • Batman - Lincoln Futura Batmobile

    Votes: 16 35.6%
  • Beverly Hillbillies – Oldsmobile Model 43-A

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Breaking Bad - Pontiac Aztek

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Breaking Bad - Toyota Tercel

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • The Bridge - Porsche 911S

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Dukes of Hazzard – Cadillac DeVille Convertible

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dukes of Hazzard - Dodge Charger "General Lee"

    Votes: 26 57.8%
  • Flintstones – Footmobile

    Votes: 13 28.9%
  • Get Smart - Sunbeam Tiger

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Green Acres - Lincoln Continental Convertible

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Hardcastle and McCormick - Coyote

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Hunter - Dodge Daytona

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • I’m Alan Partridge - Lexus IS200

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • I’m Alan Partridge - Rover 800

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Initial D - Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86

    Votes: 17 37.8%
  • Inspector Gadget - Gadgetmobile

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Kamen Rider Drive - Honda NSX "Tridoron"

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Kamen Rider Drive - Mercedes-AMG GT "NEXTridoron"

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Knight Rider - Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am "Knight Industries 2000" (KITT)

    Votes: 23 51.1%
  • Life on Mars - Ford Cortina

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Lost – VW Typ 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Love Bug - Volkswagen Beetle

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • Magnum pi - Ferrari 308 GTS

    Votes: 11 24.4%
  • Miami Vice - Ferrari Testarossa

    Votes: 17 37.8%
  • Mr Bean - Mini 1000

    Votes: 13 28.9%
  • The Monkees – Pontiac GTO “Monkeemobile”

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • The Munsters – Ford Model T “Munster Koach”

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • My Mother The Car – Ford Model T “1928 Porter”

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Nash Bridges - Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • The New Avengers - Jaguar XJ12C Broadspeed

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • The New Mike Hammer - Ford Mustang

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Only Fools and Horses - Reliant Regal Supervan

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Pole Position – Ford Mustang “Wheels”

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Pole Position - “Roadie”

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Police Squad! - Plymouth Satellite

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • The Professionals - Ford Capri

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • Psych – Toyota Echo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rockford Files - Pontiac Firebird

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Route 66 - Chevrolet Corvette

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • The Saint - Volvo P1800

    Votes: 11 24.4%
  • Sanford & Son - Ford F-1

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Scooby Doo - Chevrolet Chevy Van "The Mystery Machine"

    Votes: 11 24.4%
  • The Simpsons - Canyonero

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • The Simpsons - Plymouth Junkerolla

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • The Simpsons - The Homer

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Sledge Hammer - Dodge St. Regis

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • The Sopranos - Chevrolet Suburban

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Speed Racer - Mach 5

    Votes: 9 20.0%
  • Starsky & Hutch - Ford Gran Torino

    Votes: 16 35.6%
  • Stingray - Corvette Stingray

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Supernatural - Chevrolet Impala

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • That 70s Show - Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Thunderbirds – Rolls-Royce “FAB 1”

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Top Gear – Kia Cee'd "Reasonably Priced Car"

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Top Gear - Opel Kadett A "Oliver"

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Viper - Dodge Viper

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Wangan Midnight – Nissan Fairlady Z S30Z “Devil Z”

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Wacky Races – Compact Pussycat

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Wacky Races – Mean Machine

    Votes: 8 17.8%
  • Wacky Races – Turbo Terrific

    Votes: 1 2.2%

  • Total voters
    45
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Gadgetmobile from Inspector Gadget

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

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(FAB 1, Thunderbirds)
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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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!
 

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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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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...
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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This is the one on the long list it isn't the mother-in-law car:
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Ah - both simply appear as "Jetsons aerocar" (which was in itself an issue" :lol: )
 

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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.
 

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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?
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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