Does Guy Fieri Actually Drive To Every Place On Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives?

On his popular Food Network show, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," Guy Fieri spends his time traipsing across the country to visit some of America's classic greasy spoons. With the premise involving a road trip, the show needed a signature vehicle. Fieri, a known car enthusiast, decided on the 1967 Chevy Camaro convertible. Later, the car was updated to the '68 Camaro. Almost every episode of "Dinners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" starts and ends with Fieri driving his signature cherry-red convertible. But does he actually use this car to travel around the country? The public demands answers.

In 2019, People magazine got an exclusive look behind the scenes and found that the car is used for filming just a couple of quick moments per show. The vehicle is carted around the country just so that Fieri can open and close the door. Even though he may not drive it on the show, the '68 Camaro is one of the many cars in his impressive collection, which includes an Aston Martin DB9 and Lamborghini Gallardo (among others). He is said to own around 30 different cars, with most of them painted yellow.

He has a driver

When you think about it, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Guy Fieri and his crew don't travel across the country, shooting the TV series out of the back of a $100,000 convertible. The '68 Camaro, a classic muscle car, is an important figure of the show. Why make things riskier by driving it everywhere if it can be kept pristine and in good working condition? Now that this truth about Fieri has been revealed, the question becomes "If he doesn't drive his car, how does it get to each location?"

Instead of being driven to each location, the Camaro is packed up into a trailer and transported. Fieri himself is escorted to filming locations by his own driver while a crew member handles the Camaro. In fact, Fieri barely touches the car during filming. In between shoots is another story. In a 2008 interview with Motortrend, the Food Network star admitted to taking the car out on nice days when he's not filming. He showed his appreciation for the convertible in true Guy Fieri fashion, saying, "The gas is expensive but the tan is free."

But when it comes to "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," we can only imagine Fieri flying down the highway in his bright red convertible, his heavily waxed hair just barely moving in the wind, while he makes his way to a burger joint.