Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Autoettes and Movie Cars

A while back I promised more on Autoettes and related vehicles in film and television. Thanks to the Internet Movie Car Database and other sources, I've found some pretty cool examples of these cars under the bright lights of Hollywood, so here's a few for you to check out. Some are fairly easy to identify while others remain a mystery. If you can help provide captions and information on the cars, please write.

Who can forget Marlo Thomas as "That Girl"? Here she is with an Electric Golfer from the 1966-1971 TV series, Season 3, Episode 5.

"Mission Impossible" TV Series, 1966-1973 Season 6, Episode 2

Here's a trio of scenes from "Father Knows Best" TV Series, 1954-1960, Season 3, Episode 29

Here you can clearly see the vehicle is a Cushman Minute Miser. I love the earlier model like these...

...and the chicks aren't too bad either.

Speaking of Minute Misers - OK I know they're not Autoettes but they ARE cool. Here's one in the 1966 Film "Fantastic Voyage".

Back to a real TV Classic - "My Mother the Car" 1965-1966, Season 1, Episode 21

Another view from the same Episode! I may have to do a whole post on Cushmans someday.

Check out this Marketeer from the "Flipper" TV Series, 1964-1967, Season 1, Episode 28

Here we have a Marketeer Golf Car from "Lancelot Link Secret Chimp" TV Series, 1970-1972, Season 1, Episode 2.

A whole fleet of cars were used for a chase scene in the 1965-1970 TV Series "Get Smart" Season 4, Episode 18

Here Agents Smart and 99 lead the chase trailed by a trio of matching carts...

Would you Believe? The Chief got in on the action too!

Even "The Mod Squad" were in on the action. Here's a shot with another Electric Golfer from Season 1, Episode 7 of the 1968-1973 TV Series.

There's more to come including a 1954 Autoette featured in a film for the web and a reprieve for some Sopranos celebrities and a trio of our favorite little cars.
In the meantime I'll leave you with this last scene from Season 3, Episode 26 of the TV Reality Series "Pawn Stars" featuring a B&Z Electra King.


  1. Those cars are wonderful. It's amazing that you have this archive. I enjoyed musing over of the scenes here. It would be great if those three-wheeled vehicles are still used in the streets today.

  2. Larry, I just sent the pic of my Great Aunt Ida's Autoette! I wish I had someone to ask questions, but I just don't. They lived in Santa Ana California and had family that worked in the film industry though so guess that's why she had one. Were they common for people to use on city streets?

  3. Thank you for this wonderful article!I like the helpful information you provide in your blog articles.I enjoyed your helpful blog. awesome work.

    1. Thanks for the comment. If you have any other questions or wish to know more about one of these great little cars, please feel free to contact me at

      Happy New Year!

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