The Greatest Generation marks time by V-J and V-E Day. Baby Boomers by the first time they saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. For Gen X’ers, it’s the first time they heard the opening chords of Waylon Jennings’ guitar on the first episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, which first aired on CBS 40 years […]
If You’re Over 30, You Remember Driving These Wagons To Thanksgiving at Grandma’s
Thanksgiving really gets short shrift these days with Christmas sales starting around Labor Day. But since 1973, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been a staple in our house. SPOILER ALERT: In the final moments, Charlie Brown and his pals pile into the wayback of his unseen parents’ station wagon. It’s how you got to your […]
11 Things You Didn’t Know About “I Can’t Drive 55”
In the pantheon of music videos of the 1980s, the video for Sammy Hagar’s breakout solo single “I Can’t Drive 55,” has got to be near the top of the heap. Here are nine facts you probably didn’t know about the song and the video:
David Hasselhoff Hosts “Battle of the 80s Supercars”
Everyone knows about Shark Week, but have you heard of Car Week? It’s this week’s theme on History Channel and it’s packed with all things automotive. We skimmed through the assorted special offerings and came to a screeching stop at “Battle of the 80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff.” As a child of the 80s, this […]
9 Model Kits You Never Knew You Wanted Until Right Now
Kids probably don’t build model kits the way they used to, but in the 1960s and 1970s, every department store, hobby shop and toy store had an aisle jam-packed full of plastic car models. Most of them were the kind of cars you’d expect: Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelles and Trans Ams. But if you dug around […]
Top 10 Car Dads From TV and Movies
Father’s Day is just a few days away, so we wanted to take a look at some of the greatest car dads from TV and movies. Like your own actual old man, some of these dads can be the best, and some can be rather trying, but their taste in cars is beyond reproach.
National Police Week: The Most Memorable Cop Cars From TV and Movies
The cars detectives drove on TV get all the attention, like Thomas Magnum’s Ferrari, Rick Simon’s Dodge Power Wagon or even Enos Strate’s beat-up Chevelle on the spinoff from The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the stalwart police cruisers from the TV shows of the 1970s and 1980s? Where’s the love for the black-and-white? Here’s […]
Same Car, Different Film: 5 Cars You’ve Seen More Than Once
If you’ve watched Law and Order long enough, you’ve seen former mayor’s aides turn into murderers and then recycle into prosecutors. When something works you stick with it. It’s the same with cars in a lot of productions. Something is cheap, close, convenient or sentimental, and it makes its way into several movies and TV shows.
The Crew Behind the Duck Tours at the Red Sox Victory Parade
When Boston teams win championships, Tony Cerulle and his team at Boston Duck Tours spring into action, even when the trucks are hibernating for the winter.