OK, Hooniverse, last time I asked you for your top movies featuring Mustangs. You came through with some really obscure stuff, nice work! Today I’m looking for your favorite TV show openings that featured cars, but weren’t on shows specifically about cars. I’ll kick off some all-time greats in no particular order.


A highly trained team, court-martialed “for a crime they didn’t commit”. They also blow lots of shit up and wreck a whole bunch of American iron along the way. Plus there was a van.

Knight Rider

A third gen F-body that talks like Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World? Plus David Hasselhoff?  Totally plausible in the 1980s, count me in.

Magnum P.I. (past, present, and Archer)

One of my all-time favorites, sun, surf, and a Ferrari. I couldn’t resist adding the Archer version because it’s amazing.

The new one is pretty good too!

Dukes of Hazzard

Just the good ol’ boys
Never meanin’ no harm
Beats all you never saw
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day they was born
Staightenin’ the curves
Flattenin’ the hills
Someday the mountain might get ’em
But the law never will
This opening still gets me going! I remember mapping out time (pre-DVR) to sit in front of the TV and watch this show. Them Dukes drove their Charger at 10/10 at all times and I respect that. Rosco P. Coltrane did not.

(Dis) Honorable Mention – Viper

This show was properly bad, but I watched it anyway. By day it’s a simple R/T Viper, but by night it was a crime fighting…uh different silver Viper. It also became a 4×4. And a boat. Wow, did this show really make it past the first season?

I went back to check Miami Vice, but it’s mostly T&A and glamour shots of Miami vs. pretty images of Daytonas and Testarossas. Like any good Hooniverse Asks, the next step is yours. What are we missing? Again, it’s “non-car shows featuring cars”. So shows about cars, ala Top Gear, aren’t included. Sorry Jessica.