Jack Lord (December 30, 1920 -- January 21, 1998)

From Episode 32: The Singapore File: McGarrett and Nicole Wylie, at Honolulu International Airport
Never a good-bye in Hawaii, always Aloha. As long as he is on screen, Jack is not really dead, but everyone will always remember him. I hope that he is watching from the graveyard in the sky, with other dignitaries, like John F. Kennedy and Barbara Jordan, in which his soul will live in everyone's heart forever, as long as his fans appreciate an icon gone from this Earth forever.

The episode list has been based on the various episodes that I have seen, and this will apply to the vehicles that are not provided by the Ford Motor Company, which was the sole provider of the vehicles on the show. Since this episode list was evolving, the only Ford vehicles that I referenced are the ones used by the Five-O team, a few "picture" cars, and the Honolulu Police Department, with some exceptions.

The episode list will have references to certain vehicles used, like the Chevrolet vehicles, and I would include some non-Chevy vehicles used, which belong to the other GM divisions. I have referenced some imports, like VWs. Sorry, there are no Mustang 5.0s here, since this web page does not specialise in 1979-96 Ford Mustangs!

Pilot Movie: Cocoon

In the pilot movie, there was a scene in which McGarrett drives a 1967 Mercury Marquis, and he is followed by a naval intelligence officer in a 1967 Chevelle 4-door hardtop sedan. Note: the stock footage used in Cocoon with the two-door Park Lane is later used in future episodes.

Episode 1: Full Fathom Five

When McGarrett bumps into Millie (Margaret "Peggy" Ryan - Sherman, later known as Jenny Sherman from the second season as McGarrett's secretary), in which he asks where the governor is at the moment, a 1964 Dodge Dart station wagon is seen in the Iolani Palace parking lot. In an earlier scene, where McGarrett and Joyce Weber (Patricia Smith) are departing, a 1965 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is used as a taxicab. Victor Reese's ragtop is a 1967 Cadillac, and the car was used in one scene in which Joyce Weber and Victor Reese (Kevin McCarthy) are locating a vacant loft for building a home, located near Diamond Head. In another scene, the Cadillac was used, in which Chin Ho is tailing, and he is parked next to a Chevrolet Corvair club coupe, and when he drives off, one of the cars seen parked on the side of the street is a 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air. There is a scene where McGarrett and Lt. Balta (Herman "Duke" Wedemeyer) are meeting at a disclosed place (a heliport), and the maroon car used by the lieutenant was a 1965 Chevrolet Impala fastback hardtop.

Episode 2: Strangers in Our Own Land

A 1964 Cadillac Sedan De Ville is seen, when the taxicab (a 1960 Ford Fairlane) blows up, and after the opening credits (the typical "tidal wave without the surfer"), a 1966 Pontiac Commercial (an ambulance, later used in the conclusion) and a 1968 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser are seen. There is a scene in which McGarrett and Chin Ho arrive at Ms. Kapali's home, in which a group of kids are playing hide and seek, and a rolled over 1955 Chevrolet station wagon is seen.

Later, McGarrett goes to a Hawaii Hou construction site, and a 1955-57 VW Oval Window Beetle is seen. This is when McGarrett roughes up Saunders (Milton Hibdon). In another scene, when McGarrett goes to see Milner (Paul Kent) at the "head office" of Hawaii Hou housing projects, a 1967 Chevrolet station wagon is seen. In this scene, McGarrett parks his Park Lane in front of a 1968 Dodge Coronet. There is a scene in which McGarrett goes to Benny Kalua's nightclub, in which a Plymouth Barracuda and Chevrolet Corvair are parked in the parking lot. When Danno goes to a beachhouse on Kaalawai Place (the shot of the streetcorner, where Danno is in a 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 LTD 4-door sedan, is used again in Episode 43: Cry, Lie), a 1965 Chevrolet Impala is parked under a carport.

Episode 3: Tiger by the Tail

Bobby George's car, seen in the prologue, is a 1968 Ford Fairlane convertible, and one scene in which an unmarked unit is staked out on a highway shoulder, had a 1964 Chevrolet Impala sedan passing by.

Note: the Fairlane ragtop is later used in a few episodes like 24 Karat Kill, No Blue Skies, and Deathwatch. The scene in the prologue at the Swingers nightclub, in which a closeup shot of the "disco ball" is seen, is used as stock footage in the title sequence of Hawaii Five-O, when the next frame zooms on "Kam Fong as Chin Ho".

Another note: this episode was based on Frank Sinatra Jr.'s staged kidnapping in the early 1960s.

Episode 4: Samurai

In the prologue, Tokura's (Ricardo Montalban) limo is a Rolls-Royce, and one of the cars that escorts the motorcade is a 1966 Cadillac. Later in the episode, Tokura's prints do not match, in which he is a Japanese naval officer that was a WWII survivor.

There is a scene in which a drive-by shooting occurs, and the car used is a 1968 Mercury Park Lane, which is the picture car that McGarrett drives. Why doesn't McGarrett report his car stolen, with the bogus license plates attached?

Episode 5: And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin

The street scene in which Danno is in hot pursuit of a teenager, a 1959 Chevrolet Impala is seen, parked under a carport, and in another scene, a 1967 Chevrolet pickup is seen. When the apartment (Thad Vaughn's) is searched, a Holley 600 CFM carb (list # 0-1850) is found in a refrigerator. When Danno and McGarrett leave the jail at the end, a 1967 Chevrolet van (used by the HPD mobile crime unit) is seen parked.

Note: this episode actually focuses on the "hot pursuit" issue (whether on foot or in a motor vehicle), and the fact that a police officer is acting under "color of law" (in the full official capacity of the State), in which deadly force is used. The landmark case Tennessee v. Garner (1974) had this issue as a factor about police officers using deadly force in the line of duty. Another anarchonism is that Danno had two beers, which is below a .04 blood alcohol level.

Episode 6: Twenty Four Karat Kill

A Chevrolet G-series van is used by the HPD Mobile Crime Unit, in which a woman (Lorna Ho) is murdered by Kim Tung Chang (Douglas Cho). The scene where three cars meet at the gambling joint/pool hall included a Ford Fairlane, a 1966 Impala four-door hardtop, and McGarrett's car, the true and tried 1968 Merc. Stock shots of McGarrett leaving the Iolani Palace are seen (from the pilot episode), along with the 2-door Park Lane driving past Dillingham Fountain is included (possibily to save some $$$), and when he arrives at the crime scene, a 1966 Pontiac Commercial vehicle (in this case, an ambulance) is used.

In one scene, after McGarrett leaves, attorney Paul Dennison (Paul Richards) arrives in a 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 sedan pulls up. There is a nice Cadillac ragtop (a 1968 De Ville) used by the undercover agent, played by Marj Dusay (she was also in Episode 32 as Nicole Wylie), and during the vehicular surveillance, there is a 1966 Chevrolet Impala fastback hardtop used as a surveillance vehicle, as well as a 1968 Plymouth Fury III sedan. Note: there is a scene where the 4-door Park Lane is driving down the street during the vehicular surveillance, and this footage is later used in future episodes.

Episode 8: No Blue Skies

There is a stock footage of McGarrett driving up to the front of HPD Central Headquarters with a 1962 Chevrolet station wagon in the background, driving past by. (This scene is later used in future episodes, like #52: Time and Memories.) The scene at Linkoa's (Clayton Naluai) hideout (W & W Souvenirs, which was later used to film Episode 115: Will The Real Mr. Winkler Please Die) began with a camera shot of the side parking lot, which had a 1968 Ford Fairlane ragtop, used in Episode 6: 24 Karat Kill, and Episode 3: Tiger by the Tail. The scene with Linkoa walking down a sidewalk had a VW Beetle parked, and a 1967 Chevelle Concours station wagon. When McGarrett uses deadly force, a 1965 Chevrolet Impala is seen in the background shot, and after he fires three rounds, a 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air "bubbletop" hardtop is seen in the used car lot adjacent to the souvenir shop. A 1966 Pontiac Commercial, used by the Honolulu City and County Ambulance is used to haul off Linkoa to the morgue. The finale in the parking garage had Joey Rand (Tommy Sands) fleeing from Five-O, and when McGarrett shows up with his Smith and Wesson drawn out, a 1965 Chevrolet Impala and a 1964 Dodge Dart station wagon is seen, and behind Joey Rand's ragtop, a 1964/65 Chevelle 4-door is seen.

Episode 9: By The Numbers

The crime scene (at Phillip Lo's home), had a 1965 Chevrolet Impala parked in the driveway, as an unmarked unit. The street scene (on Hotel Street) had a 1964 Dodge Dart 4-door, a VW Type III Fastback, two 1967 Camaros, a late 50s Chrysler sedan, and a 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne seen in traffic. Later, when Cpl. Jerry Franklin (Johnny Crawford) is on Mauna Kea Street, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon and a Corvair are seen. When Danno pulls up to the nightclub where Irene Park (Ann Helm, later as a cop in Episode 27) works, a VW Beetle is seen, and across the street, a 1960 Chevrolet Impala and a 1961 Biscayne (seen earlier) are seen. When Danno shows up again, to take Irene into custody, a VW Karmann Ghia is seen in front of Sheridan's Billiards, and when Franklin goes to the Shell at Kapiolani Park, a 1967 Chevrolet van is seen in the parking lot.

Note: stock footage from "Cocoon" is used again, and the music score also. Second appearance of Herman "Duke Lukela" Wedemeyer as Lt. George Balta.

Episode 10: Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born

At the crime scene, where McGarrett is shot by Joseph Trinian (John Larch, the SFPD chief in Dirty Harry), a 1966 Pontiac Commercial is seen. Later, when Trinian kills Ben Rutgers, a 1962 Chevrolet 4-door is seen in the background.

Episode 11: Deathwatch

A 1959/60 Pontiac sedan is seen in the parking lot when Charlie Kadison pulls up in a 1968 Ford Fairlane, previously used in a couple of episodes. Later, a Pontiac station wagon, used by the Oahu coroner's office, is seen parked when McGarrett pulls up in his true and tried Park Lane. A later scene had Danno and Kono looking for a "box" or hitman, and in this scene, the men (under Matsukino's orders), in a 1968 Ford LTD, are parked in front of a parking lot, and after the car leaves, a 1955 and 1959 Chevrolet are seen. A 1966 Pontiac Commercial, used as an ambulance, is used in two scenes, one that arrives at the Kahala Hilton, and at the courthouse. The finale had Matsukino (James Shigeta) arriving in a 1968 Cadillac Sedan De Ville.

Episode 12: Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember

In the prologue, there is a scene in which McGarrett's Park Lane pulls into the Pacific Cultural Institute, and when the camera turns, a VW Beetle is seen. The next scene had a Lincoln stretch limo, which was the governor's car, and in the background, a 1966 Pontiac station wagon (a coroner's vehicle) is seen.

Episode 13: King of The Hill

When John Austin is brought in by ambulance, the 1966 Pontiac, that was used in Twenty Four Karat Kill, is used again. When McGarrett arrives at the hospital, a 1967-70 Chevrolet G-series van is seen, used by KGMB, the local CBS affiliate. Later, the KGMB reporter is in front of a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air when a live report was broadcasted. There is a scene in which one of the marines (that accompanied John Austin from Saigon) that was on the beach, being questioned by a police officer, and the HPD police car (the picture car) used in the scene was a 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air (HPD unit #134).
Note: The ambulance scene on the highway is used in later episodes.

Episode 14: Up Tight

There is a scene in which Donna Wales (Brenda Scott) is on a motorcycle, and a 1967 Chevrolet G-series van and a 1959 Impala are seen. In this episode, Danno goes undercover, and he drives a red primered pickup truck, possibly a Studebaker or Dodge.

Episode 15: Face of the Dragon

There is a scene in which McGarrett pulls into the Iolani Palace parking lot, and he parks next to a 1967 Camaro, and in the background, a 1968 Chrysler B-body hardtop is seen, which is either a Dodge Coronet or a Plymouth Belvedere. The finale had a few vehicles parked at a boating pier, which include a 1968 Buick Skylark 4-door and a 1967/68 Dodge Polara sedan, in which the villain (Soon Teck-Oh, also credited as Soon Taik-Oh) drives a 1967 Mercury Cougar.

Episode 17: One for the Money

The scene in which McGarrett and Danno leave the Iolani Palace had a Dodge station wagon parked next to the Park Lane, and the vehicles seen driving include a 1964 Dodge Dart and a 1967 Chevelle hardtop. Later, at the crime scene, where the first victim is killed, a 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air (an HPD squad car) is seen. A couple of stock shots are seen, in which a Pontiac Commercial is used as an ambulance.

Note: At the crime scene, where the first victim is killed, Danno makes references to similar cases, like the Cleveland torso murder, and the Boston Strangler, which are real-life cases.

Episode 18: Along Came Joey

The crime scene, where Joey Kalama is killed in an alley, had a 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air parked, and when McGarrett shows up, a Plymouth Barracuda is seen in the background shot. The same car is seen again, where the victim (Jesse White, well known as the Maytag repairman) fell from the 10th floor of the Ambassador Hotel in the Waikiki district, had a 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air as a marked police car, similar to the one used in Episode 13. In one scene, where McGarrett and Danno leave Morgan's office, a VW Bus is seen in front. Another scene in which Kalama (Frank DeKova) is in front of Morgan's yacht, the parked cars that are seen include a 1955-59 Chevrolet/GMC panel delivery, and a 1962 Chevrolet station wagon.

Episode 19:  Once Upon a Time, Part I

In this episode, McGarrett borrows a 1968 Mercury Colony Park station wagon from his brother in law.

Episode 20:  Once Upon a Time, Part II

There is a scene in front of the courthouse, in which the vehicles seen include a 1965/66 VW Beetle, a 1968 GM F-car, a 1968 Chevy II 2-door, and a Triumph roadster.  A 1962 Chevrolet station wagon is also seen, along with a 1967 Chevrolet Bel Air used by the LAPD.

Second Season (1969-70)

Episode 24: A Thousand Pardons - You're Dead!

The prologue had a scene where the victim, played by Loretta Swit (of M*A*S*H fame, in her first guest appearance), in which she gets out of a taxicab, and the taxicab that was used was a 1965 Oldsmobile F-85 or Cutlass. (At her apartment, a Corvair is seen parked.) After she is killed, a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass hardtop is seen (an unmarked HPD car). There is a scene in which the Army sergeant, played by the late Harry Guardino (Dirty Harry and The Enforcer), in which he picks up Watanu, played by James Hong (various movies like The Golden Child). If you look carefully where the jeep (a WWII M38) was parked, there is a 1965 Chevelle sedan parked, along with a VW Karmann Ghia and a Beetle. An earlier scene had a couple of Chevrolets seen, which include a 1965 Impala hardtop and a 1969 Impala Custom.

Episode 26: Forty Feet High and It Kills!

In the prologue, there are four Red Chinese agents that are en route to the Makaha Valley Weather Station, like the National Weather Service center, which tracks hurricanes, but this center tracks tsunamis (tidal waves). The Chinese men use a 1968 Chevelle Malibu hardtop sedan, and the car is featured in a few scenes. One scene is where the Red Chinese men, under Wo Fat's orders, impersonate Civil Defense workers, and unload the road barricades out of the trunk of the Chevelle. This is when they stage a kidnapping of Professor Lochner, and he is escorted in a 1963 Cadillac Limosuine. There is a scene where one of the wounded Red Chinese spies (played by Winston Char), who is injured from a gunshot wound, drives up to a phone booth (in the same Chevelle, used as a picture car in the prologue), and later dies in the hospital after McGarrett interrogates him.

The vehicle surveillance scene is similar to Episode 6, Twenty Four Karat Kill, in which vehicle surveillance is used, and this time, one of Wo Fat's henchmen is seen leaving a Japanese pharmacy with the insulin formula for the kidnapped Dr. Lochner (Will Geer, well known as "Grandpa" Zeb Walton on The Waltons). The individual (Gary Ah Vah, sometimes credited under the name "Ah Vah" in several episodes) who picks up the insulin drives a 1969 Dodge Coronet sedan, and the surveillance vehicles used includes a black 1969 Ford Custom 500 ("Car 4", Kono's unit, plate # 1A-3694), a wintergreen 1969 Ford LTD ("Car 5", Danno's unmarked vehicle), and a parchment colored 1968 Chevrolet Impala (Car 4). When McGarrett pulls up to the warehouse, where Professor Lochner is held, you will notice a 1966 Chevelle 2-door hardtop in the parking lot, and the cars that were used in the vehicle surveillance were later seen parked, along with a 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air police car. The Bel Air, which was an HPD car, was used before in episodes 13 (King of the Hill) and 18 (Along Came Joey).

Note: the Jeep used during the evacuation had Hawaii license plates, in which the vehicle was auctioned off by the U.S. Government, for civilian use.

Episode 27: Just Lucky, I Guess

The scene where Marty Sloane (John Randolph, well known as the mayor of L.A. in the movie Earthquake, and Serpico) is in the parking garage where he walks and passes a 1966 Chevrolet Impala fastback hardtop. The car that almost runs him over was a 1962 Cadillac Series 62 (Sedan de Ville), and the car was later used in the scene where a undercover surveillance of a heroin deal is taking place. The Caddy is used again, but this time, the car does not survive when it crashed into a wall. In the prologue, a Cadillac limo is used.

Note: this episode is based on eyewitness testimony, in which he refused to testify, which would cost Mr. Sloane his life.

Episode 28: Savage Sunday

In the prologue, after the guard rings the fire alarm, an unmarked 1966 Caprice hardtop (an unmarked HPD car) drives up to the armory, and Elpidio Acuna (Henry Silva) fires an M1 Carbine at the car, blasting out the right front tire. (Actually, a 1967 Caprice hardtop was used in the first scene when it is driving on the highway.) In a later scene, when the Latino guerillas arive at the docks, a 1968 Chevelle hardtop is parked, where the Ford truck, with the stolen arms on board, stops in front of a group of picketers. In the final scene, where a roadblock is set up, a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass hardtop (unmarked, with a blue light on top) screeches in front of the Ford Super Duty rig used, and it crashes into a phone booth.

One other FAQ: the music score that is heard in the prologue in later used in Episode 63: Paniolo, in which Frank Kuakua's daughter is watching TV with the miusic in the background. A scene with a cop car driving past Kawaiahao Church is later used as stock footage.

Episode 29: A Bullet For McGarrett

A stock shot from Episode 12 is used, when McGarrett pulls up to the front of the Pacific Cultural Institute. The scene where Karen Adamson (Sheila Larken) runs out onto the street, and is hit by a Ford truck, is where a white 1968 Chevelle station wagon and a VW Beetle are parked on the street, if anyone watches the scene carefully. One shot had McGarrett and Danno in hot pursuit (of Ms. Adamson), in which a 1969 Chevrolet pickup, a 1968 Camaro, and a 1969 Nova 4-door are seen in the background shot. The scene in which the ambulance takes Ms. Adamson had a 1955 Chevrolet seen in a row of parked cars. Later, when Dr. Paul Farrar (Eric Braden) meets Wo Fat at a disclosed place, a 1968 Chevy II and a VW Karmann Ghia are seen.

Note: this episode had an emphasis on hypnosis, which is a research area for forensic and social psychologists.

Episode 30: Sweet Terror

Stock footage from Episode 15 is used, in which McGarrett hops into his Park Lane. The street scene, in which Danno and Chin Ho tail a taxicab (in which Marianna de Nava {Linda Marsh} is in), had a 1964 Buick Electra and a VW Beetle parked on the side of the street. Later, when she is in an alley, after she is forewarned of being followed, a 1964 Chevelle is seen in the alley. Later, when Chin Ho is checking out an airplane hangar, in which he speaks Chinese, a late 50s Chrysler sedan and a 1969 AMC Rebel are seen. When Erich Stoss is about to leave in a helicopter, a 1960s Chevrolet Fleetside pickup is seen.

Episode 32: The Singapore File

This episode might seem like a storyline of a Clint Eastwood movie (The Gauntlet), in which a witness is extradited to court. McGarrett hotwired a 1961 Cadillac Series 62 (Fleetwood), in which he needed some wheels to get out of Singapore. In this scene, there are several cars parked at the service station, which include an early sixties Buick Skylark. The earlier scene where the Singapore cops wanted Nicole Wylie (Marj Dusay), a VW Beetle police car drives down the street, after McGarrett makes his getaway, in which he turns the gun of his escort towards the chief inspector of the Singapore Police.

Episode 33: All The King's Horses

The scene where Danno flirts with Judith Finney (Karen Huston), there are two parked vehicles, a Chevrolet station wagon and a VW Type III Squareback parked across from his LTD. Later, when he tails the Lincoln (which Rudy, Mike Finney's bodyguard, is driving), Danno comes to a red light, and when he runs the light, there is a 1968 Chevrolet pickup and a VW Beetle in the background shot (the camera being mounted inside the back seat of the LTD).

The final scene (after Mike Finney dies) where Danno and Chin Ho pull into the parking lot, a 1968 Cadillac Coupe De Ville is seen parked.

Episode 35: The Devil and Mr. Frog

In the conclusion of this episode, Mr. Gainham (William Zuckert) drives a 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan in the final scene when he pulls up to the shore, meeting Gibbons (Frank Marth, in scuba gear) in which he exchanges the $30,000 ransom.

Episode 36: The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild

Jo Louise Mailer (Beverlee McKinsey) has a 1968 Vette, and there was a 1968 Cadillac ragtop used (probably the same car used in Twenty Four Karat Kill). A 1958 Chevrolet (either a Bel Air or Biscayne) is used when Billy picks up the an old wino (Eddie Firestone), in which he pushes the homeless man into the trunk.

Episode 38: Blind Tiger

In the prologue, Poto (Remi Abellara) washes the windshield of a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville ragtop. Later in the episode, Che Fong explained that the bomb trigger device was an auto part from a Westphalian Oberlin Car, and Danno and Chin Ho goes to the repair facility that services Volkswagens, and there are various VWs seen, including a 23 window bus (on a service hoist) and a few Beetles, while a Porsche 911 or 912 is seen. Check out the repairman's VW shirt!

In this episode, the car that was detonated was a 1962 Ford Galaxie 500, which was the stunt vehicle that was used in the explosion scene.

Episode 40: Run, Johnny, Run

The Jeep (U.S. Navy issue) used after Walt Kramer (Christopher Walken) uses after he drops off the widow of the shot MP is a WWII M38.

Episode 42: The One with the Gun

In the prologue of the episode, one of the cars that was leaving the beachhouse was a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 sedan, while the other vehicles are a 1969 Ford LTD, and a 1969 Lincoln Continental.

Episode 43: Cry, Lie

In the prologue, when McGarrett pulls up to the apartment complex where a drug pusher is arrested after a search warrant is issued, he parks next to a 1964 VW Beetle, and in the parking lot, a 1969 Dodge Charger is seen. (I noticed a spoof, in which the car chase scene with a 1967 Ford Galaxie hardtop coupe and a 1966 Galaxie pillarless sedan, was where one of the hitmen in the maroon Ford pulls a double barrel 12 gauge, and blasts the left rear door window. In the first scene, when the car pulls over, the window was down!) When Eddie Calhao (Martin Sheen) flees from two gunmen (actually Danno and Kono), a Chevy II station wagon is seen, parked.

Episode 44: Most Likely To Murder

After the prologue, there are two uniformed HPD cops that are in a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass hardtop, and the car is also used in the final scene when Lew Morgan (Tom Skerritt, well known as "Viper" in the movie Top Gun, the TV series Picket Fences, and Julia Robert's father in the movie Steel Magnolias) is finally arrested. The picture car is used again, which is the blue and white 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air, previously seen in episodes like King Of The Hill and Along Came Joey.

Episode 46/47: Three Dead Cows at Makapuu

A Chevrolet Corvair is seen, parked on the street, in front of the hospital where Dr. Kline (Ed Flanders) rushes Wanda Russell (Loretta Swit) to the emergency room. Later, when Kline leaves the antique shop, a 1967 El Camino is seen, in traffic. Later, when a motorist finds the victim of the mystery virus dead on the side of the highway, she drives a 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon.

Third Season (1970-71)

Episode 49: And A Time to Die...

At the Ala Wai harbor, Wo Fat leaves the scene in a 1968 Cadillac Limousine, when Chin Ho, Dr. Forbes (Donald Moffat, well known as the President in the movie Clear and Present Danger, and Reba McEntire's dad in the TV movie Is There Life Out There), and Sam Kavanaugh are waiting for Wo Fat's next move. When Dr. Forbes leaves the car, the sequence when he runs to the boat is when a 1968 Camaro and a Jaguar XKE are seen.

Episode 50: Trouble In Mind

When McGarrett arrives at the "Shell" at Kapiolani Park, he waits for Eadie Hasting's (Nancy Wilson) rehearsal to end, in which he questions Mike Martin, (played by the late Harry Guardino; see Episode 24), a 1966 El Camino is seen driving out. Later, when he walks down the street to look for a smack dealer, one scene where he crosses an intersection had a red 1968 Dodge Charger parked, before an elderly Asian man (Arthur Trask) demanded ten dollars (this is where Mike Martin berates the lines "What do you want, and why are you following me."). He gives Mike Martin an address of a known "smack" dealer, and this is before the next scene where McGarrett serves a search warrant.

Before the tragic ending of the episode, there is a scene where McGarrett makes a sharp left turn, and a 1968 Chevrolet pickup is parked on the side of the street. When he arrives at the "Shell" at Kapiolani Park, with Mike Martin, this is where a spoof occurs, in which another car is used, which was a 1970 Ford Custom 500 (note the pillar post when the door opens).

Episode 52: Time and Memories

The red sports car that Cathy Wallace (Diana Muldaur, of Star Trek: TNG as Dr. Pulaski) drives is an MG or Jaguar XK120, and in the scene where McGarrett and Danno park in front of the Honolulu Police Department headquarters, a 1962 Chevrolet station wagon drives by.

Episode 53: The Guarnerius Caper

In the prologue, after Hutch (Anthony James) and Deke (Kenneth O'Brien) snatch a purse, the parking lot that they run across had a 1969 Chevelle parked. When they end up in the Ilikai parking garage to hot wire a car for a joyride, there are two 1965 Cadillac Sedan De Villes parked, and a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan. Before the two thugs enter the Ilikai garage, a 1969 Camaro makes a left turn when the men enter the garage, in which they hotwire a 1969 Lincoln Continental.

The scene where McGarrett and Danno ran down the steps of the Iolani Palace, a 1964 Dodge Dart and a 1967 Chevelle 4-door sedan drives past by when they both hop into the true and tried 1968 Park Lane (a stock shot from Episode 17). Later, at Sherwood Forest (the Hawaiian car stripping yard) there are several vehicles that are stripped.

Josef Sarpa (Albert Paulsen) hops into a cab, which was a 1968 Chevrolet Impala hardtop sedan (used by the Manoa Cab Company, driven by David "Lippy" Espinda), in which he goes to the Bank of Hawaii to collect the $30,000 for the reward. Later, at Sherwood Forest, McGarrett goes in, and there are two cars that are stripped, in which a 1955 Chevrolet station wagon and a 1959/60 Buick LeSabre sedan is tilted on its side.

In this episode, a couple of 1967-69 GM F-bodies are seen, and the one that drives in front of the pizzeria where the three men hang out is when a 1968 Firebird drives by. Also, when the Ford van that is used by the violin-nappers pulls up to the side of the road (after they strip the Lincoln), an early sixties Chevy II station wagon is seen.

Episode 54: The Ransom

In this episode, the kidnappers drive a light blue 1967 GMC van, and in the beginning of the episode, when McGarrett makes a right turn, to his left, there is a 1966 Chevy II station wagon seen. After the first meeting with Mr. Blake, the camera zooms away (to Chin Ho and Danno in an unmarked car), and there are various cars that pass by, which include a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, a 1962 Chevrolet station wagon, and a couple of VW Beetles.

After one of the kidnappers placed a note on a marked HPD car, he buys a newspaper, and a 1970 Chevelle hardtop drives by. Later in the episode, Hobie (the eldest of the kidnappers) drives off in a 1961 Buick Skylark.

When McGarrett and Blake are en route to a phone booth that is designated by the kidnappers, the cars that pass by when he makes a left include a 1965 Chevelle hardtop, and he follows a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner. (This scene is filmed in the back seat of the Park Lane.) Later, at the phone booth, a 1969 Plymouth station wagon is seen in the background when McGarrett picks up the phone.

Note: This is the first episode in which a 1970 Ford Custom 500 (the license plate, # 1A-3694, was snatched from the 1969 Custom that was used previously!) is used as the picture car for the 1970 season. Previously, the car was seen at the end of Episode 50: Trouble In Mind. Also, in this episode, Kono looks like a beat-up pineapple when he is tortured!

Episode 55: Force of Waves

There is a scene where the camera zooms on Cal Anderson's MG, and in the row of parked cars, there is a Chevy II station wagon parked, and a VW Beetle. When he comes to an intersection, a 1970 Chevelle hardtop is headed the opposite direction, and this is where he runs a red light. Another camera angle had McGarrett and Cal Anderson (John Vernon, well known as the mayor in the first Dirty Harry, and the father of actress Kate Vernon) driving, and a late fifties Chrysler sedan follows in the background shot.

Episode 56: The Reunion

The scene where Hatsuo Shigato (Teru Shimada, well known to Bond-o-philes as Mr. Osato from the movie You Only Live Twice) is in his rented car, which is a 1968 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency. The car that actually detonates is a 1963 or 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 pillarless sedan, which is parked in place of the Oldsmobile. Note: a smoke bomb is placed under the hood of the Olds, and the Ford is used in the second shot.

There is one scene in which Epstein (Simon Oakland) is in a cab, and Kono tails him. The street that Kono drives down had a couple of early sixties Chevrolet pickups parked, and when he makes a right turn in front of a Chevron and Texaco station, a 1967 Chevrolet Impala fastback hardtop is seen. When Kono stops, there are a couple of limosuines parked, which include a 1964 Cadillac and a mid sixties Pontiac. When the camera zooms the other way, which faces toward an apartment complex, there is a Rambler Classic compact, and a 1965 Pontiac Tempest sedan parked on the side of the street. Kono makes a right turn into the apartment parking lot, and there are a few VW Beetles, and a quick glimpse of a Cadillac sedan, before the next shot where Epstein makes his getaway.

Chin Ho, sitting in a 1969 Buick Skylark (later used in Episode 60: Beautiful Screamer), hears strange noises, and rushes in, before he is bumped on the skull by Shigato/Rashiri.

Episode 57: The Late John Louisiana

In the prologue, one of Harry Quon's henchmen, Tigner (John LaBrecque), later killed by Nick Pierson (Don Stroud, of Coogan's Bluff fame), drives a Datsun station wagon.  The scene, which takes place in Maui, was at a beach house.

Later, at the beach house, McGarrett arrives as a passenger in a 1968 Chrysler sedan, and the cars that are parked in front of the house are two Pontiac Bonnevilles, in which one is a fastback hardtop, and another is a 4-door sedan. Another Pontiac is parked in the driveway of the beach house. There is a Chevrolet Commercial vehicle (looks like a Suburban, but has 4 doors), which is an ambulance used by the Maui medical examiner's office. In subsequent scenes, McGarrett drives a rented 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 sedan. In another scene, which takes place in Honolulu, Nick Pierson buys a newspaper, and a 1964 Oldsmobile is seen behind the newspaper vending machine.

Charlie (Al "Ben Kokua" Harrington) is in front of the apartment complex where Julie Grant is hiding out, and he is in a 1967 Impala convertible, when McGarrett escorts her to HPD Headquarters. A stock scene of McGarrett pulling up to the front of HPD headquarters is seen, like the one in Episode 52: Time and Memories. Later, in front of HPD headquarters, a couple of Corvairs (a 1960 and 69) are seen, along with a 1969 Camaro RS (note the 327 emblem in front of the marker light!), when Nick Pierson leaves HPD headquarters in a 1969 Ford LTD. When an APB is announced, there is a scene in which an HPD car peels from a parking lot, and a 1968 Chrysler 300 hardtop coupe is seen.

Episode 58: The Last Eden

Jimmy Nuanu (the late Ray Danton) drives a Rolls-Royce, and when the HPD car that escorts him to the Iolani Palace, a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado is seen, parked. When Danno goes to the harbor to question Lyons (Bruce Wilson), an ex-Royal Navy sailor, now a private charter for hire, a 1970 Dodge Dart sedan (seen driving down the street) and a Cadillac sedan (the partial view of the vertical headlamps) are seen. There is a scene in which a Willys Jeep is used by the U.S. Army, in which Danno and Kono are checking out an arms depot, in which they traced the explosive used in the sewage plant. .

In one scene, a 1968 Chevrolet Impala sedan is used, by Zane (Robert "Lucky" Luck), when they escort Eddie Kamoko (Thomas Fujiwara) to his apartment. After Eddie is thrown from his apartment window, the ambulance used by the Beacon Ambulance company is a late sixties Dodge van. On the other hand, the unmarked car (with a revolving light) that appears after the commercial break is possibly a 1966 Chevrolet Impala sedan.

Danno and Kono find a VW Type II Transporter/Bus of late 50s/early 60s vintage (beat up, but without a Peace symbol in place of the VW emblem!) with a chunk of tread missing from its right front tire (in which a mold was made earlier when the sewage plant was blown up). This was the vehicle that was used when the sewage plant was destroyed, tying Sgt Dobbs (Robert Harker) to the crime.

The finale when Colfax (Paul Stevens) and his accomplice Zane try to load Jimmy Nuanu into the trunk of his 1970 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, this is when a gunfight erupts, and from watching this scene carefully, McGarrett takes cover in front of a Chevy II sedan, and the spot where Danno fires and takes cover, a 1963 Chevrolet Impala is seen (notice the Impala molding!). The car that is parked next to the esclator is a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, after McGarrett and Jimmy Nuanu exchange a conversation.

Episode 59: Over Fifty? Steal!

The scene where Lewis Avery Filer (Hume Cronyn) is impersonating an HPD officer (after posing as a klepto), and when Danno orders him to move a blue GMC van (like the one used in the episode The Ransom) which is behind a Dodge van, he hops into a 1968 Chevrolet Impala hardtop sedan, similar to the one used in the episode The Last Eden. When the Impala drives out, a 1969 Dodge Coronet is seen in the parking lot. Danno hops into his car, a 1970 Ford Custom 500 (license # 1A-3694, before the plate was changed!), a 1967 Chevelle hardtop is seen, after viewing this scene in slow motion. Also, there is a 1958 Chevrolet sedan in the background.

When Danno is in hot pursuit of Filer, he drives down a street that has a lot of VWs parked, which includes a few Beetles and a Bus. Later, when Danno finds the Impala ditched, there is an early sixties Ford Falcon without its rims.

Later, in the rental car parking lot, when Lewis Avery Filer uses a pay phone, a 1970 Chevrolet Impala sedan is seen in the beckground, and after he is done with his phone call, he hops into a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1! When this scene occurs, the surveillance vehicles used are a 1970 Chrysler 300 hardtop coupe, and a 1970 Pontiac Tempest 2-door post sedan, in which a 1969 Firebird ragtop is seen in the background. The Mach 1 is ditched on an overpass, and in this scene, where Danno radios in, a 1969 Plymouth Fury hardtop sedan passes by. The next scene in the HPD impound has a few automobiles of interest, like a 1969 Camaro, a Datsun station wagon, and a 1964 Dodge Dart, and this is when McGarrett and Chin Ho check out the odometer reading on the seized Impala sedan that was used earlier. (Check out the Impala's interior, in which the camera zooms in!)

Episode 60: Beautiful Screamer

HPD Sgt. Fujimara drives a 1969 Buick Skylark hardtop (Car 7), in which he is supposed to protect Sally Gregson (Laraine Stephens). When Fujimara is killed by Walter Gregson (Lloyd Bochner), the scene where the blind children are done with their ice cream is when Sally Gregson is followed by Walter, in which he drives a mid sixties Dodge pickup. In this scene, a couple of Chevrolets drive in the opposite direction, which includes a 1969 Nova 4-door and a 1969 El Camino. From an earlier scene where Sally Gregson buys ice cream, a Mr. Softee ice cream truck (Kool!!!) is seen, and across from the ice cream truck, a 1970 Chevrolet Impala hardtop sedan is seen across the highway.

When Danno radios in, in which he is close to Hanauma Bay, a 1968 VW Beetle is seen behind him. The finale in this episode had a beat-up 1963 Chevrolet Impala in the Hanauma Bay parking lot, and this is where two black Ford Custom 500s are seen for the first time, license # 1A-3694, which is a 1969 model, and a 1970 model, license # X-9404.

Note: In this episode, a stock footage of the 2-door Park Lane is seen driving on the highway, which is used in the title sequence, with the camera turned upside down. This is the stock footage used in this episode. Another shot of the tennis court had a Coca-Cola vending machine taped up, with a cardboard plaque over the Coke sign. The plate #X-9404 is later used in Episode 86: Odd Man In, but on a 1971 Chevelle.

Episode 62: The Double Wall

When Danno meets the HPD sergeant that first arrested Harry Kellem (Monte Markham of Baywatch fame), there is a 1964 Chevrolet Impala seen in the parking lot, and across the street, when the camera switches angles, a background shot with Danno had a Chrysler 300 hardtop seen across the street.

There is a scene at an intersection in which the only witness, Ted Cowan (Richard Roat) is about to go to an Craig Wilkie's (William Schallert) office, there are a few Chevrolets in the intersection scene, in which a 1969 Impala Custom hardtop, a Chevy II sedan (possibly the car with the hitman in it), and a 1970 Monte Carlo are seen in a traffic setting (the motorist gets out of his Monte Carlo and finds the victim dead in his Mustang). There are a couple of VW Beetles seen, which include a 1966 model, right behind the Monte Carlo. This intersection scene is later used in the Episode 95: Follow The White Brick Road. In this scene of traffic, there are a few cars that are noticed, like a 1966 Chevrolet station wagon, a 1968 Buick Special 2-door sedan, and a 1960/61 Chevrolet pickup truck. There is a VW Bus seen, after the scene of the Chevrolet station wagon cuts to the next scene.

Episode 63: Paniolo

There is a stock footage that was used where Danno parks in front of the Iolani Palace (in a 1966 Galaxie 500), and when the camera zooms out, there is a 1967 Camaro parked in the parking lot.

When McGarrett and Harry, the local bartender at a whiskey joint, arrive at Frank Kuakua's (Frank Silvera, in his last TV appearance), he arrives in a black 1969 Ford Custom 500. The Ford sedan was similar to the one used by the Five-O team in Honolulu, but the plates were changed. Was the Ford auctioned off earlier to a Maui car rental agency?

One spoof that is noticed in this episode is that a 1962 Ford sedan was used in the prologue, and the one that was pushed off a cliff was a 1963 Galaxie sedan.

Episode 64: Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart

In the prologue, Willard Lennox (Paul Stewart) gets out of his Rolls-Royce ragtop, where Sheldon Orwell (Tim O'Connor) has been busted out of police custody. This is where the two men that used a 1970 Ford LTD (to bust out Orwell) are killed by Lennox.

In the final scene, a 1964 Pontiac Ambulance is used, and when the men in the ambulance switch vehicles, they use a 1970 Ford station wagon, and this is where McGarrett and another unmarked car set up a roadblock. (When McGarrett fires his Smith and Wesson, the right rear tire that is shot has a label on the rim right after the hubcap pops off, possibly a space saver spare!) The other car used in the roadblock is a 1970 Chevrolet Impala sedan, and back at the ambulance, where Orwell disappears, there is a 1966 Chevrolet sedan in the scene, where one of the HPD officers is on a two-way, speaking to McGarrett.

Episode 65: To Kill or Be Killed

In the prologue, there is a Mercedes-Benz sedan, and a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville ragtop that drives down the street. Later, the woman in the Bonneville screams when she sees Jack Rigney (Peter Jason) jump out of a high rise.

Later, in the episode, the U.S. Army Criminal Intelligence Division undercover agent, Allen Croyden (Thomas McWilliams), drives a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 sedan.

Episode 66/67: F.O.B. Honolulu

The G.I. that hops in to a Bernie's Cab had two 1970 Chevelles seen, one of them is a 4-door hardtop sedan, and the other car is a convertible. A 1967 Pontiac Safari station wagon is seen when the G.I. walks to the cab. Later, after Wo Fat's henchmen kill the G.I. in an elevator at the Ilikai, they use a 1969 Buick Skylark hardtop, which was previously seen in Episodes 56 and 60. There is a stock shot of a Cadillac limo that pulls into a military airfield, and the scene in which McGarrett is going to leave, a 1969 Cadillac limosuine pulls up, and his friend, Commander Nicholson (John McMartin) shows up. A 1970 El Camino and 1963 Chevy II is seen in the background shot when Nicholson gets out of the limo.

When Mischa Toptegan (Roger C. Carmel, well known to Trekkies as Harry Mudd) shows up to meet Wo Fat, a 1966 Cadillac Sedan De Ville is used. In Part II, when Nicole Fleming hops into a taxicab, a 1970 Chevrolet station wagon is seen in the background shot, and after Nicholson is killed, a 1963 Pontiac Commercial vehicle is at the crime scene. The finale had Wo Fat arriving in a 1970 Cadillac limosuine.

Episode 71/72: The Grandstand Play

In the parking lot of the Iolani Palace, when McGarrett pulls in, a 1967 Plymouth Fury III is seen in a row of parked cars. Later, at Lon Phillips' (Pernell Roberts) apartment, located off Kooheao and Namahana, a Datsun 510 is seen, and what appears to be an Oldsmobile F-85. Later, at the pub across the street, where Lou Horton (Don Chastain) is making a phone call, a Chevrolet Corvair is seen across the street.

When Lon walks back home, a 1959 Chevrolet Impala is seen, and when his son Gary (Elliot Street) shows up in a later scene, a Chevy II station wagon is seen driving past by. A VW Beetle is seen at the street corner, where the Corvair is parked. This is when Kono gets out of his unit, and Gary flees.

In Part II, when Kono looks around a carport, a VW Type III Notchback is seen, while Gary Phillips is hiding in the bush behind the VW. Adjacent to the bush is a 1969 Chevelle 2-door hardtop and a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 sedan. This is when Horton hops into his 1964 Chevrolet Impala 4-door hardtop sedan (like the one that John Travolta drives in Saturday Night Fever), and this is when he follows Gary after he hops into a bus. A 1953 Chevrolet 210 sedan and a 1970 Lincoln Continental are seen when Horton crosses the street.

A later scene had the "femme" played by Josie Over, and she drives either an MG or a Datsun 2000 convertible. Later, when McGarrett and Danno head to Worthman's home, a Datsun 510 sedan and a 1969 Buick Skylark 4-door are seen driving on the street. Later, at the ballpark, a couple of Datsun 510s are seen, and when Gary, with a group of baseball kids, are headed toward the ballpark, a 1970 Chevelle is seen.

Note: Seth Sakai is seen as a coroner when he examines the crime scene where Ms. Worthman was killed.

Fourth Season (1971-72)

Episode 73: Highest Castle, Deepest Grave

There is a reference to a Mercedes 280SL, in which Sirone Mondrago (France Nuyen, of South Pacific fame; and a guest star in Episodes 161: Small Witness, Large Crime and 205: Ready...Aim...) asks her father (Herbert Lom, well known in the Pink Panther movies) for the keys. In the driveway of the Mondrago's residence, there is a Rolls-Royce parked next to the Benz.

When Dr. Ventnor (Bill Edwards) flees from the Queen Emma Clinic in a 1971 Lincoln Continental (a picture car featured in a few episodes), there is a scene on the street where an HPD officer issues a citation to a guy on a moped, and a 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4-door hardtop sedan is seen in the background, and after the HPD car drives off, there is a 1970 AMC Javelin and a 1959/60 Ford F250 seen at a traffic intersection. In the hospital parking lot, there is a VW Beetle parked next to McGarrett's Park Lane. The stock shot of the clinic had a 1965 Chevelle 4-door parked in front of the building.

Note: the tunnel scene had a few Five-O episodes filmed, which included Episode 76: 3000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu and Episode 80: For A Million - Why Not?. This episode is based on a PTSD disorder, and some of the elements include narcissism. One silly spoof is the revolver that Sirone points at McGarrett was fired 7 times. A Smith and Wesson holds either 5 or 6 rounds.

Episode 74: No Bottles..No Cans..No People

In the prologue, in which Johnny Oporta (Henry Darrow) and the Detroit negotiator (Jack Kosslyn, well known as Walter in the Dirty Harry flick Magnum Force) are in a limo that is going to the airport, the limo used is a 1970 Cadillac. (Check out the Roy Orbison shades that Johnny Oporta has!)

There is a stock shot of McGarrett running down the steps of the Iolani Palace, in front of a group of tourists (from Cocoon), and in another scene, Furtado (Ron Feinberg) owns a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, which has $27,500 under the rear seat (McGarrett berates that the car is worth a lot of money, even today for a restored 1957 Bel Air ragtop!). The car is later searched, and Kono uses a Slim Jim to pop the lock. In the scene when Danno serves the search warrant of the Furtado's residence, there are two cars in the background shot, which include a 1967 Dodge sedan and a 1955 Chevrolet station wagon.

The scene after the Bel Air is shown, there is a scene filmed on a street corner where Peter Yano is killed, and the cars that drive past by include a 1967 Chevelle 4-door hardtop sedan, a mid 60s Dodge Dart, a 1970 Monte Carlo with Ansen dish mags, and a 1968 Buick Skylark 4-door hardtop sedan. In the background shot, there is a 1969 Chevelle hardtop seen at a traffic light.

Later, at the smeltering plant, in which Peter Yano's remains are found, a 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is used to haul off his remains. When Sally Hodges (the sleazy Beth Brickell), Peter Yano's woman, points a gun at Johnny Oporta, he is in a 1969 Cadillac Coupe De Ville with a mobile phone, and he parks next to a Rolls Royce. After he turns the gun on Sally, the camera switches scenes, and a 1969 Impala is seen in the row of cars parked.

Note: Jack Kosslyn, who was the Detroit connection in this episode, later was the technical advisor and the forensics expert in the Clint Eastwood movie Magnum Force, the second in a series of the Dirty Harry movies. In this movie, he examined the mushroomed bullets fired from a Colt Python .357.

Episode 76: 3000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu

The heart attack victim, Whitney Davis/Floyd O'Neill (Glenn "John Manicote" Cannon) is escorted to the hospital in an ambulance, which is a 1970 Cadillac Commercial vehicle. After the commercial break, Frank Okawa (Tom Fujiwara) arrives at the World Wide Travellers office in a red ragtop, which was a 1965 Buick LeSabre.

The final scene at Honolulu International Airport where the gang was finally arrested (after the surprise announcement by McGarrett) had a couple of HPD squad cars, and a 1970 Chevrolet pickup (a chassis cab conversion), which was the paddy wagon parked next to a 1970 Ford Custom 500.

Note: a spoof occurs, in which the Ford LTD used in the prologue had Hawaii license plates on the car when it pulls up, but in another shot, the car had Colorado license plates!

Episode 79: Air Cargo..Dial for Murder

The crime scene had a 1970 Cadillac Commercial vehicle, which was an ambulance, and Kono hops into a 1968 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser station wagon. A 1966 GMC pickup is used, as a delivery vehicle, and in the background scene in which the pickup appears, there are two parked cars, which include a 1966 Pontiac Lemans ragtop and a Corvair.

There is a camera shot of the pickup truck driving down the road, and a 1968 Chevelle hardtop is seen in the background shot. The pickup truck is later used in Episode 86: Odd Man In.

Episode 80: For A Million - Why Not?

The conclusion of this episode had the Oakland Police and Five-O at a harbor warehouse, and one of the cars used by the Oakland Police was a 1971 Chevelle SS hardtop (You can see the SS emblem on the left fender!).

Episode 82: Rest in Peace, Somebody

The scene in which Kono speaks to a vendor had a 1965 Buick LeSabre convertible, similar to the one used in Episode 76: 3000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu.

The motorcade (which escorted the governor), which consisted of a 1971 Lincoln Continental (the picture car used by Dr. Ventnor in Episode 73) and four HPD Harleys, had a background shot of a couple of VW Beetles and a traffic scene that included a 1970 Chevrolet station wagon. In the parking lot of the Iolani Palace, there is a 1970 El Camino with Ansen mags, in which the motorcade pulled up to the front of the Iolani Palace.

Note: this episode had a scene with a forensic psychologist, in which he describes the elements that Bill Cameron would taunt the members of Five-O.

Episode 83: A Matter of Mutual Concern

Tasi's Lincoln Continental (license # 9C-3332) was the same picture car that was used in Episode 73: Highest Castle, Deepest Grave, in which the license # was the clue.

Episode 84: Nine, Ten -- You're Dead!

There is a scene in which Danno pulls up to Willy Stone's (Moses Gunn) apartment, in which a 1968 Plymouth Belvedere is parked in front, which was a picture car. When McGarrett, Danno, and Kono men in front of Mae's Place, there are two cars at the stoplight, which included a Rambler sedan and a 1968 Plymouth Belvedere hardtop, which was previously seen parked in front of Willy Stone's apartment. After Willy Stone hops over a stack of cardboard boxes, and when Danno looks over, a 1965 Chevelle is parked in the alley. Later, on the street, where a man (Gary Ah Vah), posing as a Hawaiian Mack Daddy pimp, and a woman (Josie Over, playing a "call girl") are walking across, a row of cars are parked, which include a Corvair, a 1968 Buick Skylark 4-door hardtop sedan (a picture car, later used in Episode 86: Odd Man In), and a 1965 Chevelle 300 4-door sedan. This is where Eddie (Gary Ah Vah) uses a pay phone, in which he calls Edmonds, in which he spots Willy Stone.

The street scene in which Edmonds (Albert Paulsen) drives a black Mercedes-Benz 250 sedan had a 1970 Monte Carlo that tails him, and in the opposite lane, a 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville and a 1967 Cutlass Supreme hardtop drive past by. A stock footage is used from Episode 62: The Double Wall, in which traffic is held up at an intersection, and the cars used for the shot in this episode include the Mercedes, a 1970 Monte Carlo, a late 50s Rambler American compact, a Datsun pickup truck, a Chevelle hardtop, a 1967 Buick LeSabre ragtop, a 1964 VW Beetle, Kono's unit (a 1971 Ford Custom 500), and a late 50s Mercedes-Benz sedan. This is where Edmonds and a hitman hop out of the Mercedes and go on foot.

Episode 85: Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?

There is a stock footage of McGarrett running down the Iolani Palace steps, and later, in front of the Bishop Museum, there is a VW Bus parked. When the EDF list is distributed, one of the men questioned at a Texaco gas station had a customer driving away in a VW Beetle, and in the background shot, a 1969 Chevelle 4-door hardtop sedan is seen.

When Senator Patterson is being escorted leaves in his 1969 Coupe De Ville, the traffic intersection being filmed had several vehicles seen, which include a 1966 Chevrolet stepside pickup truck, a Triumph, a couple of VW Type IIIs, a 1968 Dodge Charger, and a Buick Sportwagon. When the senator drives off, a 1971 Nova is seen in the close up shot.

The final scene with a chain of HPD cars, had a 1968 Bel Air as one of the police cars, while the others are 1969 Ford Custom 500s and one unmarked unit, along with McGarrett's Park Lane, and a 1971 Ford Custom 500. Stock footage of police cars was used, and a few scenes were used in previous episodes. There is one shot in which two 1968 Chevrolet Bel Airs are used (as HPD cars), which was shot in one sequence, and most of the footage was edited and spliced, to make it look like the cane field was completely surrounded.

Episode 86: Odd Man In

In the prologue, Lewis Avery Filer breaks out of Oahu State Prison, and escapes in a 1966 GMC pickup (previously used in Episode 79: Air Cargo..Dial For Murder) used by the Oahu Telephone Company (a magnetic sign was used on the side of the pickup), while disguised as a telephone repairman. Before cocaine smuggling was a state offense (in certain states), there is a scene in which Goro Shibata sets up a meeting at 4:15 p.m., and two of Shibata's henchmen use a 1970 Chevrolet Impala sedan. Later, where Shibata are in a boat, along with Moose Oakley (Lane Bradford), the captain of the Starfish, there is a scene in which Kono is in a 1971 Ford Custom 500, doing the usual surveillance. There are a couple of VW parked, which include a 1971 Super Beetle and a Micro Bus.

There is a background shot where Chin Ho radios in to McGarrett, and a 1969 Chevelle hardtop is seen in the background shot. Later, when Shibata and his henchmen skip across a second level parking lot (adjacent to a apartment building), a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia and a 1969 Buick Skylark 4-door sedan are parked in this scene. During the time when Filer/Ziegler use the ultrasonic sound to rob Shibata of the $4 million, the street scene had Danno pulling up to the crime scene in a 1971 Chevelle hardtop (lic# X-9404)! (When the Chevelle pulls up, the Chevrolet Bow-Tie is missing or taped up, to avoid any unwanted advertising. This is commonly used with movie cars, and several Dukes of Hazzard episodes practiced this method of any unwanted advertising by the other automakers) When did Five-O start buying Chevrolet musclecars for police use? After Filer leaves the building, disguised as a woman (sic), he bumps into an HPD uniformed officer, to report a purse snatching, and in the parking lot background shot, there is a 1968 Chevrolet Impala fastback hardtop parked, along with a Chevrolet stepside pickup and a 1968 Chevelle 4-door hardtop sedan.

Episode 87: Bait Once, Bait Twice

In the prologue, Rick Marlow (the man on the 10-speed) rides his bike down the street, and a Datsun sedan and a 1968 Camaro is seen in the background shot. The ambulance that appears after the prologue is a 1971 Cadillac Commercial vehicle. There is a stock shot of McGarrett parking his Park Lane in front of a hospital.

Episode 88/89: The Ninety Second War

In Part I, the scene with the wrecked car had a few EVOC vehicles that arrived on the scene, which included a 1971 Cadillac Commercial vehicle. The car that was totaled was a 1965 Mercury Montclair, and in a later scene, a pillared sedan was used (a spoof!). Numerous stock shots of a 1966 Pontiac Commercial and a motorcycle escort is seen, and there is a close-up shot of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle (the speedometer) used by HPD.

Part II had a motorcade escort for the Governor, and the Lincoln Continental used in Episode 82: RIP, Somebody, was used again, and the HPD escort motorcycles are Harley-Davidsons.

Episode 91: While You're at it, Bring in the Moon

In the prologue, where McGarrett is in the Iolani Palace parking lot, he walks past a Datsun sedan, and in the background, a 1970 Monte Carlo is seen. This is where he walks between a Lincoln and a 1970 Cadillac limosuine, and he ends up in the hands of Morgan Hillard's men. Later, at the harbor, there are a couple of GM A-bodies, which include a 1966/67 Oldsmobile Cutlass and a 1970 Pontiac Lemans. A 1967 Chevrolet Impala is seen in a row of parked cars, along with a VW Beetle.

Episode 93: Good Night Baby, Time To Die

There are certain sequences in which the camera zooms toward Carol Rhodes (Beth Brickell, this time as another dumb blonde, a woman related to a con since Episode 74). The first scene is when Danno receives a stolen car call, and the sequence in which the car is stolen (by L.B. Barker) had a 1968 Chevy II 2-door parked in the parking lot.

Later, Barker goes to a gun store, and the traffic sequence that follows (after the camera zooms toward Carol Rhodes) had a 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom hardtop and a 1970 Pontiac Lemans sedan seen driving. When Barker arrives at a rear entrance to a freight elevator, the scene where the cop was "slugged" had a VW Type III parked in the alley.

Note: since there are no "supporting players", there is a stock footage of Chin Ho and Winston Char (from Episode 54: The Ransom) at a telephone facility.

Episode 94: Didn't We Meet at a Murder?

Frank Wellman's car is a Mercedes-Benz sedan.

Episode 95: Follow The White Brick Road

The alley scene in the prologue, in which the sailor evades Naval Intelligence officers, had a Triumph parked in the alley. When the sailor hops into a Bernie's Cab, a Chevrolet van is seen.

When the U.S.S. John Haskill arrives in Honolulu, the scene in the parking area had Kono and Chin Ho doing surveillance. The area where Chin Ho is undercover as a fork lift mechanic had an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser and a Starfire sedan parked. Kono is in a Chevrolet step van, used by Eagle Laundry. Another parking lot scene where Admiral Sample is in a Ford station wagon, he is parked in front of a 1963 Chevrolet Impala, an MG, and a 1970 Dodge Dart 2-door.

Later, when McGarrett and Danno are undercover, driving a 1970 Mustang ragtop, they park in front of the Ilikai, and the spot where they park is in front of a 1964 Pontiac Tempest. When Dillon finds the locker key stashed by a "hard hat" (David Doyle, of Charlie's Angel's fame), he hops in to a Bernie's cab, and when the cab is driving down Nuuanu Street, a Plymouth Barracuda and a 1971 Chevrolet pickup follows (the pickup and the Barracuda was used earlier in which McGarrett and Kono are at Surigao's tattoo parlor), and when McGarrett and Danno (in the Mustang) make a left on Hotel Street, a 1970 Chevrolet pickup is seen. After Dillon is out of the cab, a 1971 Buick Skylark hardtop is seen driving down, when he is at the corner of Nuuanu and Hotel Street.

Episode 96: R & R -- & R

In one scene where Ralston escorts a wife of a GI that is coming in from Vietnam, he drives a 1969 Chevelle hardtop sedan, with U.S Army markings on the front doors. The car was reported stolen, and why isn't the steering column busted? The car is later ditched on a street corner, where an HPD unit finds the car with the suitcase and uniform in it.

A later scene had a Florida highway road sign, but the street where it was filmed on was in Honolulu. A quick glimpse of a 1966 Chevrolet Impala rear wnd is seen when the Florida highway road sign first appears on camera. The Chevelle sedan that was previously used in the airport scene was used again.

Note: the scene that looks like Vietnam was actually shot in Hawaii, in which the prologue scene was used in Episode 104: Journey Out Of Limbo. A techincal spoof occurs, in which Ralston escorts the wife of a G.I. while driving down the highway, and stock footage of McGarrett's car is seen, instead of the Chevelle. This is Zulu's (Kono Kalakaua's) final stint on Hawaii Five-O, and the last episode in which use of the prologue (or "teaser", similar to the 007 movies) at the beginning of the show. Another episode with a predatory, psycho stalker, like Episode 18.

This list will grow as long as The Family Channel continues to air the digitally remastered episodes of Hawai'i Five-O. If there are any other episodes that might have a vehicle not used by FoMoCo, but a GM vehicle, please feel free to e-mail me at seributra_d@mailcity.com.

Seasons 5-7
Seasons 8-12

*Image courtesy of Leonard Freeman Productions and CBS Television, 1968. (Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin article, "The Title Sequence Of Hawaii Five-O", 10/21/96, hyperlink courtesy of Mike Quigley, author of the official Hawai'i Five-O homepage.)

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