I occasionally check in on “This Day in History,” which means I’m probably missing some good nuggets on the days I’m not checking in. Today is not one of those days. On this day in 1983, “The A-Team” aired for the first time on NBC, forever instilling our love for modified GMC vans and mowhawks.
So the gist of the show was that a team of highly trained soldiers were sentenced for a crime that they did not commit. They broke out of jail, fled to Los Angeles, and started doing odd-jobs for folks in need. Seriously.
But wait– there’s more! Today in 2006, the eco-friendly documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicling the rise and fall of the General Motors EV-1 was narrated by Martin Sheen, and featured appearances by Mel Gibson, Ralph Nader, and a recording from Tom Hanks.
While it may not have saved the EV-1, it became an easy reference for those making the argument for green cars, and kept alternative fuel vehicles in the conversation for years to come.
The followup comeuppance film, The Revenge of the Electric Car, premiered on April 22, 2011.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday. This is our new feature where we’ll look back at car reviews and ads from days done by and poke fun at how ridiculous our hair looked from decades past. Enjoy!
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