Monday, July 26, 2010

1962 Corvette featured in Route 66 TV series...

Route 66 was a weekly 1960's American TV series where two young men travelled across America in a Corvette convertible.

The show which ran from 1960 to 1964 starred Martin Milner as 'Tod Stiles' and for two and a half seasons George Maharis as 'Buz Murdock'. Due to health reasons Glenn Corbett replaced Maharis late in the third season and traveled with him as 'Lincoln Case', until the show ended with the fourth and final season.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette from Route 66
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Route 66 TV show
This car on display at the 16th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show at the Farmers Market in L.A. on June 5, 2010, was one of the Corvettes used in Route 66.

According to Wikipedia, several cars were used over the course of the filming of the black and white television series, as the Corvette was annually replaced with a newer model by General Motors, the shows' sponsor.

Route 66 DVD cover art
Route 66 TV show
Buy the original TV series: Route 66 - The Complete First Season

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