Celebrating David Letterman's top 10 automotive moments
Nora Naughton is a reporting intern at Automotive Information.
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David Letterman's professed love for automobiles might not be on a level with that of his former late night Television competition, Jay Leno. But Letterman, whose closing "Late Show" airs Wednesday evening, is a significant car buff, maintaining his set concealed away, a CBS spokesman states.
And Letterman -- whose Top Checklist is a nightly section -- featured lots of automotive follies during his 22 seasons as host of the CBS display.
In honor of his good-bye show, we count-down his top 10 automotive minutes.10. Dave goes on a fastfood automobile excursion with Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Letterman drives around La stuffing the performer with fastfood. Unavoidable hilarity ensues.
Highlight: "Look at her beating down those chips. Zsa Zsa adores her chips."
9. Dave talks to Bob Lutz regarding the Chevrolet Volt.
Lutz tells Letterman all regarding the Volt last year, when the image of the plugin hybrid vehicle was made.
Highlight: An electrifying meeting with all the Volt around 5:40
8. Dave may be allowing his 10-year old son push.
Letterman announces on nationwide Television which he lets his 10-year old son, Harry Letterman, push "all the time."
Highlight: "Harry, is it possible to run down to 7 Eleven and get me some smokes?"
7. Dave pokes fun at Tesla and self-driving vehicles.
Letterman reveals what occurs when he takes his foot off the accelerator and lets go of the controls.
Highlight: Crowd quiet when Letterman admits to driving an electric-car.
6. Dave works on the car phone.
In this second in technological background, Letterman makes prank calls from his car-phone.
Highlight: Every interaction using the TRIUMPHS-AM visitors team.5. Dave, with Alan Mulally, drives Ford's first all electric car over the "Late Night" period.
Ford's Chief Executive Officer tells Letterman regarding the firm's all-electrical Focus, plus they go for a fast twist.
Highlight: "Place your seatbelt on, Dave!"
Honorable mention: Ever-watchful, Letterman will make use of his turn-signal when turning out onto the phase.
4. Dave test-drives a motorized cup cake automobile.
Forget about EVs, Letterman requires a $25,000 motorized cup cake for a-drive.
Highlight: "I am okay! I am all right!"
Honorable mention: Around 1:32, Letterman by choice smashes in to a Christmas - tree.
3. Dave ruins a vehicle with bowling balls.
A blessed contestant in Bob Borden's Bowling-Ball Demo ruins Borden's brokendown 1991 Mazda MX-6 by throwing bowling balls off the roofing.
Highlight: "It is hail the size of bowling balls!"
Honorable mention: "Is it raining? ... I believed that was only Freon leaking from the air conditioning."
2. Dave delivers brings about an Akio Toyoda impersonator to apologize for unintentional acceleration.
The impersonator of Toyota's president would like to apologize to Us for the recall of millions of Toyota automobiles this year.
Highlight: "Next, Toyota monster trucks consume bad small whiny, cry baby Americans. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp."
Honorable mention: "Oh rocket vehicle also quickly. No brakes. Wah. Wah. Wah. Wah."
1. Dave has fun having a car.
The hands down victor is Letterman's day of high-jinks with a 1972 Buick Centurion convertible in this 1995 sketch. Letterman rides the raise in the garage, chugs motor oil and fills his convertible with Taco Bell tacos. What more would you need?
Highlight: "Do not you believe it is sort of strange that I am licking motor oil off the dip-stick?"
Honorable mention: "Focus citizens of La: we've tacos."
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