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

Old American muscle becomes new again

Here is a really good read about making the old, new again.  The Globe and Mail’s Peter Cheney captures the feeling of the wind and exhaust roar from the lost majesty of golden-age Detroit. He describes his recent adventures while driving on the back roads in Georgia, USA in a 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible which has been updated with the ultimate in modern aftermarket upgrades.  In keeping with the American muscle theme, wanted to share an amazing 1970 Pontiac Firebird worth talking about.  As a daily driver, I’m not where you would be able to showcase all 1200 horsepower from the twin turbos but it sure would be fun trying.

For those of you into American muscle with all the tricked out technology of today’s cars you need to check out YearOne.  They also have an amazing fleet of car builds which would compliment any classic car enthusiast’s garage.