Starskys Boss In the summer of 1975, the now cult-classic cop drama Starsky and Hutch debuted on ABC. The show ran for four seasons, exposing you bell-bottom-wearing, huge-fro-having jive turkeys of the late 1970s to an interesting sociocultural mix of California living—not to mention the unlikely star that emerged: Detective Michael Starsky’s era-perfect red and white 1976 Ford Torino. Featuring simple graphics, mag wheels, and a CB radio, it was a new-at-the-time take on classic street machines.
While the car captured the attention of fans right away, it has long been reported that the actor who portrayed Starsky, Paul Glaser, actually hated it. Dubbing it “the Striped Tomato,” Glaser’s contention that it would be foolish for an undercover detective to intentionally pilot such a flashy daily driver around fictional Bay City, California is actually fairly logical. However, for gearheads, it … Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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