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TV Cars: An Illustrated Guide Paul Roth

TV Cars: An Illustrated Guide

Paul Roth

Published January 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781575001210
Paperback
176 pages
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Cars have been among the most important characters in many television series. Some shows have centered around a car: My Mother the Car, Knight Rider, Knight Rider 2000 and Viper. In some shows, the action revolves around an automobile: RouteMoreCars have been among the most important characters in many television series. Some shows have centered around a car: My Mother the Car, Knight Rider, Knight Rider 2000 and Viper. In some shows, the action revolves around an automobile: Route 66. Car 54, Where are You? Adam-12, Speed Racer, The Dukes of Hazzard, Taxi. Other shows feature cars as messages about the main characters: the lugubrious old chauffeured limo in The Addams Family- the family-style woody station wagon in The Brady Bunch- the Batmobile in Batman- the bedraggled Peugeot of Columbo- the slashing white striped Ford Torino muscle car of Starsky and Hutch- the hotly contested red company Ferrari 308 GTB of Magnum, P.I.- and the endless project car of Home Improvement.Arranged chronologically by decade, TV Cars focuses on these series and discusses the cars in relation to story and character. Car profiles include a synopsis of the episode(s), behind-the-scenes stories and complete technical information about make and model.TV Cars is a fun ride through American car culture. The introduction provides a brief historical background comparing the growths of the television and auto industries, including the various roles that car manufacturers have played as TV sponsors throughout the mediums history. Also featured are alternate modes of personal transportation, such as Fonzis motorbike- the varied customized vans of Scooby Doo, The A-Team and Chico and The Man- BJs semi- and Rockfords trailer home.