The '80s were filled with TV shows featuring hero cars, but which ones are the most fondly remembered? Research by a leading driving experiences provider (www.trackdays.co.uk) reveals the favourites...
The top three most popular 80s TV cars to drive have been revealed, with the iconic Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard, perhaps surprisingly, taking pole position. Nicknamed the ‘General Lee’, the Charger was a central character in the incredibly popular 80s show which ran for seven seasons with nearly 150 episodes, eventually coming off air in 1985.
The research by leading driving experiences provider www.trackdays.co.uk was based on the number of bookings it received for its range of TV cars to drive.
Dan Jones, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “There’s no doubt that The Dukes of Hazzard was one of the best-loved Saturday night shows of the 1980s, following the exploits of Bo and Luke Duke trying the evade the corrupt Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane."
Meanwhile, taking second place was the Pontiac Firebird commonly known as K.I.T.T. in Knight Rider.
Starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, Knight Rider was massively popular from 1982 to 1986, and many years later still does the odd repeat. Once again, the car was also the star and K.I.T.T. was a virtually indestructible foe and the bane of many villains.
Taking third place on the podium was the GMC Vandura, known to most people as the A-Team van.
With B.A. Baracus at the wheel, the Vandura transported the rest of the A-Team including John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck and H.M. Murdock as they tried to evade capture and clear their names after escaping a military prison for crimes they did not commit.
Which one was your favourite TV series car from the '80s?