Hawaii doesn't have its own state police force but the Governor has set up a special task force, which becomes known as "Five-0", to investigate serious crimes on the islands. Reserve Naval officer Steve McGarrett heads the team with Danny Williams as his second in command and together they tackle a range of crimes with more far-reaching consequences than those dealt with by HPD, including terrorism and serious organized crime. Written by
Did You Know?
The car the group is seen driving around in is a 2010/2011 Camaro LT with a V6 engine, the RS performance package, and police lights added to the front end. McGarrett is seen numerous times driving the Camaro although it's Danno's car. GM's Chevrolet division is the motor vehicle provider. In the original Hawaii Five-O
, Ford Motor Company was the motor vehicle provider, with both Ford division and Mercury division vehicles being used by Five-O personnel. However, the lead vehicle was always Jack Lord
McGarrett's Mercury. For most of the first seven seasons of the original show, Steve's car was a black on black (sometimes referred to as "triple black") 1968 Mercury Parklane Brougham 4-door. The Park Lane was last used during the 11th season of the original series where it sat in a warehouse for several years - the Park Lane sedan used in the early seasons was restored and now in the hands of a Chicago, Illinois resident. After Season 8, McGarrett drives a 1974 Mercury Marquis Brougham hardtop sedan, and after the original series ended its run in 1980, Jack Lord gave the Marquis to his stunt double, John Boley Nordlum. In Hawaii Five-0
that same car make, model, and color 1974 Mercury is shown being stored in the garage of Steve's house, and Steve explains to Danno that his father had been restoring the old Mercury before he was kidnapped. This is a tribute to the very famous car McGarrett used in the later seasons of the original series. See more
The HPD police cruisers used throughout the series are the civilian-spec Chevrolet Impala sedans (2006 - present) seen with the HPD livery. The Impala squads seen throughout the series have the 5-spoke alloy wheels - which is not available with the 9C1 police package option (2006 - present Impalas come with 16 inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps or the full-wheel hubcaps seen on the civilian 2000-05 base Impala). See more