Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/30/21 8:36 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ncj8XFi5GOc

If you are trying to be inconspicuous, perhaps driving a Porsche 906 at full tilt through the streets of Miami isn’t the best choice.

At least it makes for an interesting chase between a (fake) Ferrari Daytona and a Carrera 6.

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Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
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9/30/21 9:23 a.m.

Hands down, favorite show evar.  I watch it again and see the complete implausibility of certain things.  Like in the beginning of that clip, they roll up in a really unique car, and Tubbs flashes a badge.  How long will it take for the word to get out that they're vice cops?

Or after a big bust, you see Crockett and Tubbs hanging around the scene with their badges around their necks for all the world to see.

Still... greatest TV show of all time.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/30/21 9:41 a.m.
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

 How long will it take for the word to get out that they're vice cops?

I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking this. Even when they get the Testarossa, surely someone would be like "Hey I saw that Testarossa and the guy driving it when they busted Johnny No Thumbs. I think that guy might be a narc."

Rodan
Rodan SuperDork
9/30/21 9:44 a.m.

My wife and I recently started working our way through the series on DVD.  The entire premise is absurd, and it's cheesy as hell, but still fun.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
9/30/21 9:48 a.m.

Not to mention the new Maserati Bi Turbo.

RadBarchetta
RadBarchetta New Reader
9/30/21 10:05 a.m.

In reply to Aaron_King :

What's most implausable is that the Biturbo made it the end of one episode before breaking down.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/30/21 12:41 p.m.

Friday night ritual. 

Junghole
Junghole SuperDork
9/30/21 1:17 p.m.

At about 3:45 the Porsche stunt driver almost "bought" a 906. That was dang close to the curbing. 

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/30/21 1:20 p.m.

In reply to RadBarchetta :

It was time machine LS swapped!

Actually I saw a really nice BiTurbo running and driving in SE Michigan recently.

I do remember that episode from back when it originally aired.  That episode was shot around the Miami GP when it was an IMSA race during the infamous International Marijuana Smugglers Association era.  That episode was also one of the reasons I sought out Miami Vice on DVD via Netflix a decade or more ago.  

Side note.  Miami Vice launched in the UK in 85 (not 84 like here).  At which time I was a 16 year old hormone crazy high school kid in Norther England, where a 70 degree day was considered a heat wave and we'd all melt.  I don't think I'd ever seen a real woman wearing a real bikini as the local young ladies were still wearing one piece suits.  Imagine what effect even the opening credits had on myself and my peer group?  Trust me, every episode was required viewing for a group of us.  The glamour of sex, sun, drugs, sex again, cars, clothes, sex, music etc.  It was a life changing show for a kid from a small landlocked industrial/agricultural town.  Good stuff.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/30/21 1:58 p.m.

I'm also trying to imagine the physics involved of dumping a body from the passenger seat of a 906, never mind one that's moving. 

Slippery
Slippery UberDork
9/30/21 2:22 p.m.
Junghole said:

At about 3:45 the Porsche stunt driver almost "bought" a 906. That was dang close to the curbing. 

Pretty sure that was Kevin Jeannette. 

And also pretty sure that car is the one in the Revs Collier Museum.  

slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/30/21 2:38 p.m.

I still want a Bren Ten.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
9/30/21 3:13 p.m.

Awesome scene.  Fun fact, the drug violence and weaponry that Miami Vice brought home to the average American was actually the catalyst for Police Departments across the US to develop SWAT Teams and Bomb Squads.  It also led to a massive arms upgrade in the departments.  

As a kid this was Friday night material when we watched as a family and had popcorn and soda.  Good times were had by all.  So many good scenes for car guys and gun guys.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/30/21 3:22 p.m.
Slippery said:
Junghole said:

At about 3:45 the Porsche stunt driver almost "bought" a 906. That was dang close to the curbing. 

Pretty sure that was Kevin Jeannette. 

And also pretty sure that car is the one in the Revs Collier Museum.  

So not a Fiero fitted with a body kit? 

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/30/21 3:39 p.m.

In reply to 84FSP :

Didn't know that about leading to the current deployable state of police militarization.  Sad.

preach (fs)
preach (fs) Dork
9/30/21 3:43 p.m.

I ran into a Testarossa once in my Cayman. The sound of 18 flat cylinders singing a duet was amazing. Forgiving the two decade age difference the cars were pretty well matched up. There were no "ladies of the night" involved.

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera Dork
9/30/21 5:46 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I'm also trying to imagine the physics involved of dumping a body from the passenger seat of a 906, never mind one that's moving. 

I wondered that myself.  The sills are quite wide due to the fuel and oil tanks on either side and the seats are mounted well below them.  Then there's the gullwing doors that are unassisted and can't be raised from the opposite side.  I have a picture of my oldest two kids inside the 906 I'm piecing together and it looks sized about right for a 7 and 9 year old.

Shadeux
Shadeux Dork
9/30/21 6:00 p.m.

Asking the important questions: the one on the left or the right?

I vote left.

NorseDave
NorseDave Reader
9/30/21 7:49 p.m.

That is some really terrible beat-boxing at the beginning.

noddaz
noddaz UberDork
9/30/21 7:50 p.m.
RadBarchetta said:

In reply to Aaron_King :

What's most implausable is that the Biturbo made it the end of one episode before breaking down.

They probably had several standing by.

Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera Dork
9/30/21 9:19 p.m.
NorseDave said:

That is some really terrible beat-boxing at the beginning.

That was the Fat Boys with signature beat-boxing by Buff Love.

 

 

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
10/1/21 8:03 a.m.

I never remember watching that episode so my kids and I watched it last night.  There was a cool surprise at the end, Derek Bell was the co driver for the character that Danny Sullivan played.

NorseDave
NorseDave Reader
10/1/21 8:09 a.m.

In reply to Apis Mellifera :

Meh, I stand by my statement...

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/4/21 10:54 a.m.
Shadeux said:

Asking the important questions: the one on the left or the right?

I vote left.

If your talking Trudy (left) or Gina (right), then it was always Gina for me.

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