This show contains exampples of:
- The Alleged Car
- Boring, but Practical
- Cool Car
- The road test cars fall into each of the above categories. The show's early years coincide with the peak of the Detroit muscle car and high points like a 1969 Dodge Charger with 426 Hemi, '68 Shelby Mustang, and 1969 AMX are examined, while the Dodge Colt wagon is notable for being treated like an Alleged Car while it was really only Boring, but Practical.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Speed last aired the uncut show (and the road tests in any form) in 2002. YouTube is pretty much the only place you'll find them.
- Tech Marches On : Some of the test cars' cornering behavior when pushed to the limit and almost all their stopping distances (especially the all-drum-brakes models) are appalling by today's standards.