DO YOU REMEMBER the original Hawaii Five-O series with Jack Lord (Steve McGarrett), James MacArthur (Danny "Danno" Williams), and Hawaii actors Kam Fong, Zulu, Al Harrington, Moe Keale and Herman Wedemeyer? Many of us grew up watching Steve McGarrett and his elite police unit investigate organized crime in Hawaii.
JACK LORD insisted the Marquis that he drove in the show be given to John Nordlum, Lord's trusted stunt double. That is John, above. Some say he has a striking resemblance to another celebrity who he also doubled for in another popular Hawaii based television series!
THE MARQUIS was most recently seen in the Hawaii Five-O reboot featuring lead actors Alex O-Loughlin and Steve Caan.
Unfortunately, the Marquis has aged and suffered significantly over the years.
THE FOUNDATION: The John Nordlum Five-O Foundation (JNFF) supports the preservation of historically significant memorabilia from television, film and other media in the State of Hawaii. It's current project is the restoration of the black 1974 Mercury Marquis Brougham driven by Jack Lord in the CBS television series "Hawaii Five-O."
THE RESTORATION: JNFF's goal is to fund a 1,000 point concours-quality professional restoration of the 1974 Mercury Marquis Brougham used in production of the original ”Hawaii Five-O” CBS television program, as driven by Jack Lord as Detective Steve McGarrett and as loved by John Nordlum.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to JNFF, people in Hawaii and across the Globe!
Progress: Stage 1: General assessment (done), secure parts car (done), stabilization, transport to restoration shop, disassembly, detailed body and rust evaluation, and planning.
Progress: State 2: pending
**100% of your donation goes to the restoration effort.
**JNFF does not receive funding from any movie, entertainment, or television studio. JNFF is not affiliated with or funding by CBS or any other broadcast network.
**Cover Photo credit: Ken Sakamoto and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HSB). Used with permission and subject to HSB usage rules outlined by its editors.