We learned Friday that Lexus has killed off the GS name. It had been rumored for a while, and at the same time models like the ES are getting big enough to step on the GS’s toes. Plus, there’s that whole decline of the sedan and rise of the crossover thing. We can’t help feel a pang of sadness about its demise. It was always the cool middle child of the Lexus lineup; more elegant than the IS, not as ojisan as the LS. We know there will be some who say it makes economic sense for Toyota, but still:
Do you have any fond memories of the Lexus GS?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s a great movie or TV show for background JNC spotting?“
It would take us years to watch all the suggestions from last week, but maybe the coronavirus will give us that luxury. Of course TV shows from Asia, like cesariojpn‘s suggestion of Seibu Keisatsu in Japan, Toyotageek‘s suggestion of Ultra-Q, or Angelo‘s suggestion of just about anything spanning 1980-2000 from the Philippines. Retro TV shows like Alvin‘s suggestion of Stranger Things have gone through great lengths to cast nostalgic cars. And, stuff filmed in the western US back when these cars were new, like LTDScott‘s suggestion of the original Gone in 60 Seconds, or Scotty G‘s suggestion of CHiPs have plenty of background J-tin to look at.
However, the winner was thelacerati‘s choice of the original Hawaii Five-0, which featured super rare stuff that sometimes didn’t even make it to the mainland: