The 1970s brought us streetwise detective David Starsky and his more intellectual partner Kenneth ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson. Together, they patrolled the streets and protected the people of Bay City. And don’t forget who they got their insider information from, the flamboyant bad-boy, Huggy Bear. But the real star of the show was the red and white Ford Grand Torino!
Starsky & Hutch was a highly-appraised television series, even having a film adaptation made in 2004. If you were a fan of the show or caught a few episodes over the years, then you’ll love these facts about the crime-fighting duo.
Paul Michael Glaser Hated The Infamous Car
Paul Michael Glaser, who played David Michael Starsky, absolutely hated the iconic red and white car his character drove. First off, he was a General Motors fan, so just the fact that the car was a Ford Grand Torino annoyed him. He also thought the vibrant color was a bit much for a detective’s car. As a result, he made sure to abuse the vehicle as much as he could during shooting.
As cool as the car is, we don’t really disagree with Glaser. Detectives typically drive stealth vehicles that blend in with the crowd. The bright red is a dead giveaway of who is behind the wheel.