Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Cannonball" GMC 950

I believe the year was 1958. I was six years old, yet in my minds eye I can still see that GMC 950 driven by Mike and his friend Jerry in the long lost TV series "Cannonball" .

Few remember this show that aired from our Canadian neighbors for three seasons. I do remember the truck, which can be seen here ---

This show would latter spawn such trucker shows as "Movin On" and B.J. and the Bear. Both these TV shows were good, but nothing can match the original. It might have been due to "Cannonball" that I now have a love of trucks. I know that it was because of this show that I did an internet search for a model of the GMC 950 - best I could come up with was a 1/25 scale 1954 GMC series 950 by ERTL. It is die-cast, but goes well with with my other trucks. My wife got it for me as a Christmas gift two years ago.