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Wow, American Gladiators = Vehicle Names

I think the creators of American Gladiators were onto something..... American Carmakers like to name their cars after their characters. I put a "y" next to the names that are used or were used in car names....

So how many years until GM makes a car called the Gemini? I give it 2 years. Oh wait... Holden already made a Gemini? Sweeeeeet. Havoc would be a cool car name.

Original six Gladiators

y Malibu (Deron McBee): competed in 1989 only
x Lace (Marisa Pare): competed from 1989-1992
y Gemini (Michael Horton): competed from 1989-1992
y Zap (Raye Hollitt): competed from 1989-1990, returned from 1991 to 1995
y Nitro (Dan Clark): competed from 1989-1992, returned from 1994-95, color commentator during show's final season in its first run.
y Sunny (Cheryl Barldinger): competed in 1989 only, injured in semifinal round and never returned

Debuted during season one

y Blaze (Sha'Ri Pendleton): competed from 1990-1992
y Bronco (Robert Bruce Campbell):competed in one episode in 1989 as an injury replacement for Malibu, was never seen again
x Gold (Tonya Knight): competed from 1990-1992
y Laser (Jim Starr): competed from 1990-1996, only Gladiator to appear on all seven seasons of the show
x Jade: competed in final episode of first half of season one as injury replacement for Sunny, never seen afterwards
y Titan (David Nelson): competed in 1990 only

Debuted during season two

x Diamond (Erika Andersch): competed from 1990-1993
x Ice (Lori Fetrick): competed from 1990-1992 and again from 1993-1996
x Thunder (Billy Smith): competed from 1990-1992
y Turbo (Galen Tomlinson): competed from 1990-1996

Debuted during season three

x Storm (Debbie Clark): debuted in 1991 as an injury replacement for Gold, competed until 1993
x Tower (Steve Henneberry): debuted in 1991 as an injury replacement for Turbo, competed until 1994
y Viper (Chuck Berlinger): debuted at 1992 Grand Championship, competed until end of 1992-1993 season

Debuted during season four

x Atlas (Philip Poteat): competed in 1992-93 season only
y Cyclone (Barry Turner): competed in first half of 1992-93 season, injured arm and didn't return
x Elektra (Salina Bartunek): competed from 1992-1994, sparingly after breaking nose in 1993 Grand Championship
x Lace #2 (Natalie Lennox): competed in 1992-1993 season only
x Havoc: competed sporadically in 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons
y Sabre (Lynn "Red" Williams): competed from 1992-1996
x Siren (Shelley Beattie): competed from 1992-1996, was only deaf Gladiator
y Sky (Shirley Eson): competed from 1992-1996

Debuted during season five

x Dallas (Shannon Hall): competed from second half of this season until 1995, returned with Zap to compete in alumni show
x Hawk (Lee Reherman): competed from 1993-1996
y Jazz (Victoria Gay): competed from 1993-1996
y Rebel (Mark Tucker): competed in 1993-94 season only
x Tank (Ed Radcliffe): debuted as an injury replacement in season five, also appeared in three episodes in season six

Debuted during season six

x Thor (Michael O'Hearn): never competed on TV, better known as Michael O'Dell on Battle Dome

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 03:20 AM
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Re: Wow, American Gladiators = Vehicle Names

What a super ghey thread! I can't even believe you spent time on this. Most of the names of the care were used before american gladiators was created.

it should be
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