Champion race car driver Alex Pareno arrives in Hawaii to attempt to break the record for driving up Tantalus Mountain. However, his chief mechanic is bludgeoned to death after catching someone tampering with Pareno's car. Later, a second mechanic is killed while test driving the car. McGarrett eventually discovers plenty of suspects ranging from Pareno's fiancée Angela, who was being blackmailed by an ex-lover, to Pareno himself. However, it is eventually discovered that the killer is someone very close to Pareno.
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
Did You Know?
A De Tomaso Pantera was used for the sports car in this story as the Ford Motor Co. was the sole provider of automobiles for the show. Ford had an exclusive license to import De Tomaso cars into the U.S., which meant that the show's producers could get a fancy sports car for the show and Ford got a lot of free advertising. See more
The car is supposed to be racing on Tantalus Drive which is a residential area. It indeed has many switchbacks and tight curves. The car is actually driving on Kamehame Drive up behind Koko crater in the Hawaii Kai area. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
How many people want you dead, Mr. Pareno?
How much paper do you have, Mr. McGarrett?