Movies, TV Shows & the Vehicles They Made Famous

I think that pretty well describes what the thread is about, but to make it really clear I will start.

Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on CBS from March 29, 1996 to May 4, 2001 with a total of 122 episodes being produced.
The show has aired in over 70 countries. It currently airs in the Middle East on MBC’s newly launched Action block MBC Action, DR2 in Denmark, Crime & Investigation Network, WGN America, Universal HD in the United States, TV1 in Australia, 13th Street in The Netherlands and Universal Channel in Serbia and on CBS Action in the United Kingdom.

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“The Origin of the NASH BRIDGES 'Cudas”

What Ed Briggs, the author of this 'Cuda article, settles, for once and for all, is the how and the why the NASH BRIDGES production ended up using 1970 'Cudas made to look like the rarer 1971 'Cuda. It wasn’t done to be deceptive, but rather a series of decisions made on availability of 'Cudas.
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A movie that made the 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback, and to a lesser extent the 1968 Dodge Charger, iconic cars was the movie Bullitt.

Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum. The iconic car was, of course, the Ferrari 308GTSi, in Ferrari red.

Route 66, Martin Millner, Corvette

Wagon Train, Ward Bond, the Prairie Schooner

Blues Brothers - 1974 Dodge Monaco :wink:

DeLorean made famous by the Back to the Future trilogy as a time-travel machine.

Ooooh, I forgot one which by the way is not music (for once ;))

Mad Max - Interceptor V8

Knight Rider, Pontiac Trans Am.

Sorry to be off topic, but beef’s first post about the Barracuda reminded me of this. My first cousin was a body designer for Chrysler in the early 70’s and he was lead designer on the '73 Barracuda:

Ok, back to shows and cars, so I’ll add one of my favorite chase scenes, from the Bourne Identity in of all things, a Mini Cooper!

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2780137]Ok, back to shows and cars, so I’ll add one of my favorite chase scenes, from the Bourne Identity in of all things, a Mini Cooper![/QUOTE] The Mini Cooper was famous at least 33 years before The Bourne Identity, when at least three of them were used in The [B]Italian Job (1969)[/B]. I can’t swear they weren’t already famous before that, however.


Beverly Hillbillies 1922 Custom Olds truck. Another George Barris creation.


My first cousin was a body designer for Chrysler in the early 70’s and he was lead designer on the '73 Barracuda:

That is really cool.

And of course the Mini was brought to the forefront again in 2003.

The cars in Miami Vice mainly involve the Ferrari Daytona Spider and the Ferrari Testarossa, but also include other automobiles driven by the characters on the show. Currently one Daytona (Car #4) is in a private collection and the other (Car #1) is on display at the Volo Auto Museum, the Ferrari Testarossa stunt car resides in Kingsport, Tennessee and is owned by Carl Roberts of Carl Roberts Motor Group
This show used a whole pile of vehicles, every season, but the Daytona Spider started. If you wish to see how many, read on.

James Bond and Aston Martin, the original of course was the DB5.

The [B]Aston Martin DB5[/B] is a British luxury grand tourer that was made by Aston Martin and designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4. The DB series was named honouring Sir David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972). Although not the first, the DB5 is famous for being the most recognised cinematic James Bond car, first appearing in [I]Goldfinger[/I] (1964).[

On the subject of James Bond…
The Saint, a TV series which aired in the U.K. in the sixties came to Norwegian TV screens in the early seventies and featured Roger Moore as Simon Templar driving a truly iconic car, the Volvo P1800.

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that ran on NBC from 1983 to 1987 about members of a fictitious former United States Army Special Forces unit. The members, after being court-martialed “for a crime they didn’t commit”, escaped from military prison and, while still on the run, worked as soldiers of fortune. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo. A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox in June 2010.

Ever hear the expression, “go big or go home?” Well I’m going big on this one.

In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

For the child in all of us.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the vintage racing car which features in the book, musical film and stage production of the same name. Writer Ian Fleming took his inspiration for the car from a series of aero-engined racing cars built by Count Louis Zborowski in the early 1920s, christened Chitty Bang Bang. The original Chitty Bang Bang’s motor was from a Zeppelin dirigible and it was so named due to the sound made when the car was started. Six versions of the car were built for the film and a number of replicas have subsequently been produced. The version built for the stage production holds the record for the most expensive stage prop ever used.

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I watched him get beat up just about every week.

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford with Noah Beery, Jr., in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed “Rocky”.


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