101 Cars You Must Drive

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101 Cars you Must Drive was[1] a Speed TV program hosted by actor and comedian Alonzo Bodden. The premise of the program is that there will be (at least) 101 cars, and that all 5 cars within a particular episode can be linked to one another in some fashion.

101 Cars You Must Drive
Logo of 101 Cars You Must Drive
Starring Alonzo Bodden
Narrated by Alonzo Bodden
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Speed TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run June 30, 2008 – September 1, 2008
External links
Website

Description[edit]

The first season consisted of 10 half-hour long episodes. Bodden drove each of the five described vehicles, with the exceptions of the Chevrolet Nova, 1951 Aerocar, Chrysler K-Car, Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Corvette Mk IV prototype, and the 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air.[why?] Although he did not drive one, Bodden did ride in a Renault R5. 50 vehicles were reviewed by Bodden.

Cancellation[edit]

Alonzo Bodden has stated the show has been cancelled by Speed.[1]

Episode list[edit]

Ep. # Episode Name Original Air Date Cars included in episode
1-1 "The Bird is the Word" June 30, 2008

1 - 1956-1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk
2 - 1970 Plymouth Superbird
3 - 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
4 - 1951 Aerocar
5 - 1964 Chrysler Turbine

1-2 "I'm Just Here for the Sex" July 7, 2008

1 - 1966-1968 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider
2 - 1957-1977 Fiat 500
3 - 1948-1990 Citroen 2CV
4 - 1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2
5 - 1981-1983 De Lorean DMC-12

1-3 "A Lot of Pulp - But No Fiction" July 14, 2008

1 - 1990-2005 Acura NSX
2 - 1971-1977 Chevrolet Nova
3 - 1960-1969 Chevrolet Corvair
4 - 1949-1980 Volkswagen Beetle
5 - 1955-1965 Porsche Speedster D

1-4 "A Bit of All Right" July 21, 2008

1 - 1958-1960 MG-A
2 - 1964-1967 Sunbeam Tiger
3 - 1981-1989 Dodge Aries
4 - 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
5 - 1955-1962 BMW Isetta

1-5 "Bond, Blowers, Buicks, ETC.." July 28, 2008

1 - 1963-1965 Aston Martin
2 - 1930-1931 Bentley Blower 4½ Litre
3 - 1987 Buick GNX
4 - 1951 Buick LeSabre Concept
5 - 2006 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6

1-6 "Party Over Where? Party Right Here! " August 4, 2008

1 - 1975-1980 AMC Pacer
2 - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
3 - 1942-1945 Jeep
4 - 1961-1968 Amphicar Model 770
5 - 1968-1976 BMW 2002

1-7 "Keeping It in the Family" August 11, 2008

1 - 1958 Edsel Pacer
2 - 1972-1974 Ferrari Dino 246GTS
3 - 1954 Porsche Spyder
4 - 1949-1951 Mercury Coupe
5 - 1940-1971 Lincoln Continental

1-8 "Playin’ in the Dirt" August 18, 2008

1 - 1966-1970 Meyers Manx
2 - 1966-1977 Ford Bronco
3 - 1909-1927 Ford Model T
4 - 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler
5 - 1957-1962 Fiat Jolly

1-9 "Wankels and Wankers" August 25, 2008

1 - 2006-2008 Mazda RX-8
2 - 1967-1977 NSU Ro80
3 - 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Mark IV
4 - 1960-1982 Checker Superba-Marathon
5 - 1936-1940 Austin FX4

1-10 "Street Racing Then and Now" September 1, 2008

1 - 1932 Ford Hot Rod
2 - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
3 - 1975 Honda 600
4 - 1998-present smart fortwo
5 - 1953-present Mercedes-Benz Unimog

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Mistakes[edit]

The name "Wankel" is incorrectly pronounced as "WANK-el". As the engine was developed in Germany, it is pronounced "VAWNK-el". (This is fairly standard in the U.S., or other English. MANY names, places and more are pronounced differently than in the original locations. Starting with Volkswagen, for that matter, correctly pronounced "FOLKS-vaag-en", not "Volks-wag-en", or "PORSH-Uh" rather than "PORSH" for Porsche. So seems inappropriate to single out one "mispronunciation".)

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