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Driving the Pan-Am Highway

Driving the Pan-Am Highway

1966 Chevy CorvairThe ultimate road trip is not Route 66, PCH Route 1, or Highway A1A; the ultimate road trip is the Pan-American Highway that begins in Prudhoe Bay in Northern Canada and ends all in Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of South America. The Pan-American Highway is a mix of official roads, unofficial roads, and the Alaskan highway. If you do decide to take the ultimate road trip from North America to South America, there is one important spot along the road that is nearly impossible to cross: the Darién Gap.

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.