Dance With The Dead – Only A Dream (Miami Vice 1984–1990 Tribute)

I stumbled upon an awesome Miami Vice tribute video on Jalopnik and just had to share it as it captures the rawness of the 1980s perfectly.  As I was only a kid in the 80s, I was not a participant in the decade of excess but I sure remember the cool cars.  The eerie thing now is the “Vice” of the 80s almost seems sort of innocent compared to the bad “Vice” of today but maybe that’s what growing old just makes you think.

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The Cars and Trucks of 1980s TV Shows

As a kid growing up in the 1980s, one of my best memories is the amazing variety of TV shows that starred the cars and trucks of the day. Although these vehicles were amazing in so many ways, the acting was a different story.  And now looking back some of these vehicles are very rudimentary when you compare them to some of the most basic of today’s cars.  Nevertheless, I would love to have any one of these in a collection some day.

Here is a list of some of the most iconic cars from the hit shows of the decade.  Please feel free to leave a comment with your vote for the favourite choice from the list below.

Dukes of Hazzard aired from 1979 – 1985

The General Lee – 1969 Dodge Charger

The Fall Guy  aired from 1981 – 1986

GMC Sierra Grande 4×4 pickup

The A Team aired from 1983 – 1987

GMC Vandura van

Magnum P.I. aired from 1980 – 1988

Ferrari 308 GTB

Knight Rider aired from 1982 – 1986

1982 Pontiac Trans-Am

Miami Vice aired from 1984-1989

Ferrari Testarossa

Ferrari Daytona