Re: [FWDLK] Forward looks in Highway Patrol
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Re: [FWDLK] Forward looks in Highway Patrol



  I owned two FL era cop cars.  One a California HP car  - a 57 Coronet 2s.  The other a
Washington SP 60 Pioneer 2s.

  Burger

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On Feb 28, 2021, at 6:45 PM, Dave Homstad <dhomstad@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Jim,

I disagree about the 2 doors. While most police used 4 doors so they could haul away the perps, most State highway cars were 2 door sedans.

California bought a large number of 56 Dodge D500 2 door sedan Coronets for Highway patrol use. Back in the 60s, Minnesota exclusively used Plymouth 2 door sedans for their cars. I always wanted one, lightweight with a 413, 426 wedge, or 440.

Dave Homstad
56 Dodge D500

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From: "Jim" <0000093b5b69d73c-dmarc-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc:
Sent: Friday February 26 2021 4:53:31PM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Forward looks in Highway Patrol

The show ran from 55 to 59.  The early episodes that I've seen so far had Olds and Buicks and Mercs usually 56, 57, and 58 models.  I'm only guessing but it seems like when the Forward looks came out whoever was in charge of the show liked them and immediately started using them but you'd still see the olds, buicks and mercs show up.  The outfitting of the cars as police cars seems pretty well done except many of them are two doors which I don't think too many police departments would have actually used.. But they look better and perhaps the same "car guy" who picked the Mopars had a hand in that choice too.  Many of the shots of the cars are really rather extended.. certainly more extended than would be the case today.. maybe just to fill time or maybe because the cars looked so good they wanted to film them.  I watched the show originally when my age was single digits... watching it now I'm impressed with the quality of almost all the scripts, really realistic and far less sappy than many 50's era shows.  Gene Roddenbury, who went on to fame with Star Trek, wrote one of the scripts.  He had been a patrol officer for LAPD, maybe even was at the time.

Jim Delton ¨¨°°¨°°¨Ô¨°°¨°°¨¨


On Friday, February 26, 2021, 08:44:48 AM MST, William Amberger <magnumguy78@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I seem to recall most of the episodes I saw where Mopars were the stars. I remember an occasional Buick and Merc.

Bill the Magnumguy
John 3:17

On 2/26/2021 2:52 AM, Larry Ashbaugh wrote:
Great Mopars.  The 59 Chevy looks tinny and poorly styled compared to the Desoto and even the Dodge.  I remember most of the series they used Buicks for the Highway Patrol cars.  Nice to see they went to Mopars in the end.....


Larry


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim <0000093b5b69d73c-dmarc-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 11:30 pm
Subject: [FWDLK] Forward looks in Highway Patrol

Found a bunch of old Highway Patrol TV shows on youtube.  Here's a couple with some real live forward looks in them.

Express delivery.  Gorgeous Forward look 2-door Desoto with day/night electronic Mirror, also Dodge
Highway Patrol 43 in Express Delivery






Detour to death.    forward look Plymouth and dodge.





Jim Delton ¨¨°°¨°°¨Ô¨°°¨°°¨¨ 
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