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Highway Patrol: Let the Car be the Star

Highway Patrol: Let the Car be the Star

1955 Buick CenturyWhen most television shows were filming in backlots and studios, Highway Patrol set a new standard by filming in actual rural roads in California. The popular show starring Broderick Crawford aired between 1955 and 1959. Filmed in black and white, the classic cop show pioneered the cop show genre and became a favorite in over 70 different countries.

wildaboutcarsonlineThe main character, Dan Mathews, was a part of the California Highway Patrol. He could always be found either reclining on or driving in his two-door 1955 Buick Century. The car which was modeled to look exactly like the real CHP cars. Interestingly, the CHP wanted to have a show that resembled Dragnet, which featured the local Los Angeles Police Department.

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

'65 Ford Mustang

Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the most talented modern-day actors. Since he plays major roles in many period-piece films, he often finds himself being able to enjoy driving classic vehicles. Interestingly, the very first car he ever owned was a Ford Mustang from the 1960s. Moving many years into the future, he now is personally involved in environmental issues and he personally drives cars that are environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that he is such an environmentally friendly actor, many of the vintage cars he was fortunate enough to drive were anything but environmentally friend. These are a few of the more notable cars:

Stephen King Loves Classic Cars

Stephen King Loves Classic Cars

'59 Plymouth Fury

I am huge fan of Stephen King, the man and his books. While I don’t consider myself to be a horror book connoisseur, I am a fan of a well-written book set in the real world (or at least a realistic world). I am also a fan of novelists who are not afraid to show the world what they love. It is obvious that Stephen King has a love of classic cars, because he includes them frequently in his best books.

Fast and Furious: The Fastest and Most Furious Cars in the Film Series

Fast and Furious: The Fastest and Most Furious Cars in the Film Series

1971 Dodge ChargerIn 2001, the movie industry was changed forever when The Fast and the Furious movie franchise began. This movie and the five sequels have continued to fill theaters with people who love fast cars, heists, and street racing. With actors like Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster driving some of the hottest cars to ever appear on the big screen, it is no wonder that the movie is considered a feast for the senses. These are some of the most memorable cars to grace the screen:

Add a Celebrity Car to Your Collection

Add a Celebrity Car to Your Collection

1951 Chevrolet StylelineEvery year, classic cars owned by celebrities come up for auction. For the right dollar amount, anyone can own a car driven by a favorite celebrity.

1951 Chevy StylelineOne of the coolest cars that recently hit the auction block was the 1951 Chevy Styleline that was owned by Steve McQueen. The car was sold in Fort Lauderdale in March 2013 for $88,000. The winner of the Chevy Styleline was also able to say that Rick Harrison owned the car from Pawn Stars fame – making the pretty yellow convertible a double-celebrity deal.

The Beverly Hillbillies : The Auto Edition

The Beverly Hillbillies: The Auto Edition

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The Beverly Hillbillies was and continues to be a popular show. The originals aired between 1962 and 1971. Buddy Ebsen and the crew from the sticks finds oil and is suddenly transplanted into posh Beverly Hill, California. This was the first television show in the “fish-out-of-water” genre that continues to be popular today.

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Chevy Impala in the Movies: The Coolest Impalas in the Entertainment World

Chevy Impala in the Movies: The Coolest Impalas in the Entertainment World

'63 Chevy ImpalaThe Chevy Impala has appeared in countless movies, television shows, songs, and music videos. Many of the appearances were in small cameo roles where the car appeared on the streets or in parking lots. Since the car has been in production for five decades, it is only natural that the car actually has had a number of major roles, too. These are a five of the best: