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To My Fellow Highway Patrol Fans:
Welcome to the Web Page dedicated to the show we grew up watching. If you are like me, I can never get the site of a big black & white Buick zooming down a wide open California freeway out of my system.
Over the years, my love of "Highway Patrol" has led me to collect video copies of the episodes, articles, photos, toys, and finally to build a 55 Buick Highway Patrol replica! I have had the honor of meeting many of the show's stars, advisors, creators, and directors. Along the way I have learned a great deal about 50's TV, Ziv productions, and the real California Highway Patrol.
I commend Glenn Davis for putting together this fine Web Page, so these memories could be shared with other big boys who become mesmerized when they hear that familiar refrain.
Many Happy Highway Patrols,10-4!
Gary Goltz Upland, CA USA, Nov/19/1998 22:45 PST
You have found THE Highway Patrol Show site!
For all of you, like me, who have previously failed to find any sites truly dedicated to the preservation of Dan's legacy; this is your chance to come forward and join the premiere group of fans. Sign the guestbook so that the scope of Danism can be seen. This may lead to something big; a movement.
Thanks to Gary for bringing the memory to life and to Glenn for the forum to express it.
Robert Waguespack Tujunga, CA. USA, Nov/20/1998 08:34 PST
Yesterday, I learned Robert Waguespack recently passed away. Robert was a big
fan of Highway Patrol. He used to come to various car shows where we became
friends and he even got to meet Kelly Crawford. I'm grateful for the fact my
car and our website added some joy to his final days...10-4!
- Gary Goltz Feb 21, 2001
Happy New Year to all Highway Patrol fans. This year we hope to have a book on the show that's been in the works out. Stay tuned and continue to have many happy Highway Patrols...10-4!
Gary Jan 03/2017 18:08 PST
I just noticed this:
"Years ago I talked to the head of MeTV about doing intros to each episode dressed as Broderick standing by my 55 Buick and they were interested! I'd sure like to see them get the rights to the show.Gary"
Gary,that would be great! Maybe one of the other networks of that ilk might be interested, such as ANTENENA, COZI(which has in the past had a ultra fan introduce Magnum PI marathons)or H & I network. By the way, I always thought running ADAM-12 and Highway Patrol back to back would be a natural.
Mike from Jersey Mar 20/2017 15:04 PDT
I would really enjoy doing them, Mike. Start a write in campaign...10-4!
Gary Mar 28/2017 23:37 PDT
It appears as of September 5, ME-TV is showing Highway Patrol at 5 am weekdays. Lt. Dan rides again! be sure to go to ME-TV's web site and tell them how glad you are to see Highway Patrol on their network.
By the way the "77 Sunset Strip" series runs right before Highway Patrol. The 1st 5 seasons were fun or as Kookie would say, "the ginchiest", but the 6th season saw it remade as a Cold War spy show with only Efrem Zimbalist Jr. returning from the cast. Just terrible, as was Burke's Law when they also made the lead a secret agent, both series were then canceled.
But I digress.
Crawford is back, baby!
Mike from Jersey Sep 03/2017 18:11 PDT
Mike by 64 with the cold war in full bloom, Kennedy assassinated, TV turned towards 'The Fugitive' which questioned the very fabric of our institutions.
Hurrah to MeTV...10-4!
Gary Sep 07/2017 23:28 PDT
Mea Culpa. I had read that the 6th season of 77 Sunset Strip was remade into a crappy "spy" show without having seen those episodes. ME-TV is now running the 6th season and it was turned into a hard nosed PI noir style show, helmed by the actor/director William "Cannon" Conrad and Jack Webb.
The 5 episode arc that opens the new season is terrific with a roster of Hollywood guest stars that would cost untold bucks to replicate today. Zimbalist's new office is the iconic Bradbury Building, a visually fantastic place in LA that memorably featured in one of the 100 greatest episodes in tv history, "Demon with a Glass Hand" from Outer Limits. Plus the movie D.O.A.
This revised series should have been given a new name as it bears no resemblance to 77 Sunset Strip, the light hearted humor and the greatest collection of 1960's uber babe starlets ever assembled all gone.
It's a shame it didn't last because it's terrific in it's new format, going by what I have seen so far. Sorry Misters Webb and Conrad, wherever you boys are, ya done good and I will never disparage a series again without viewing it myself.
I know I'm off the Highway Patrol topic with this subject, but if I'm not mistaken wasn't Mister Crawford on a 77 Sunset Strip episode?
He sure turned up in a lot of shows, of late I have seen him in Burke's Law and Banacek and a Kraft Suspense Theater. There has never been another like him.
Mike from Jersey Swamps of Jersey Sep 20/2017 16:59 PDT
RaymondSub Mankon Bamenda Mankon Bamenda Dec 20/2017 14:53 PST
It looks like Highway Patrol is no longer being run by ME-TV mornings at 5 am, replaced by Peter Gunn. While I prefer Lt. Dan, Peter Gunn is a very stylish noir gumshoe show whose excellent LP soundtrack became a big hit,the title tune now an immortal piece of American music.
It appears that for the 5 am slot, ME-TV runs older series(Our Miss Brooks, Highway Patrol)once thru and then replaces it. I hope ME might consider running Highway Patrol at some other time, but until then, 10-4 Lt. Dan.
Mike from Jersey Jan 08/2018 19:23 PST
MeTV was not able to get it from MGM for 2018. If enough write them it could help perhaps. As we begin our 20th year of having this website it would be nice to see the show back on the air using the bumpers we made...10-4!
Gary Goltz Upland, CA Jan 09/2018 12:51 PST
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