STAR CARS- Herbie The Love Bug & Horrace The Hate Bug (Ep. 5)
Athena meets a hot-rod Herbie Beetle that actually comes alive, thanks to
robotics. Plus Herbie's screen-used evil twin, Horace The Hate Bug, and a
special message from Love Bug star Dean Jones himself.
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Knight Rider transformation.mp4
All of KITT's transformations from the short-lived 2008-9 TV series. Shame
it was cancelled; it was silly and campy, but a lot of fun!
I personally think that part of the reason it didn't catch on was that
KITT's 'attack mode' looked fairly ridiculous, and lacked the "I want to
drive that car" factor that the original Trans-Am KITT - and the normal
Shelby Mustang of the new
series - possessed. If it had looked more like a supercar than an
8-year-old's idea of a hot rod, maybe the show would have lasted longer.
But who knows?
1963 Herbie the Love Bug Movie Car
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Sunroof Sedan. This VW Bug was the "hot rodded"
version used in the movie "The Love Bug" to race fancy European sports
Herbie The Love Bug Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
charger steve's movie car drag racing grand national watch as herbie
becomes the movie car champion Herbie is an anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen
Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures
starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his own
and is capable of driving himself, and is a serious contender in auto
racing competitions. Throughout most of the franchise, Herbie is
distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back
bumper, a racing-style number "53" on the front trunk lid, doors, and
engine lid, and a yellow-on-black '63 California license plate that says,
"OFP 857". One exception to this is his introduction in The Love Bug, where
he initially appears as a nondescript white vehicle with a gray colored
fabric sunroof (a.k.a. "ragtop"), the style of sunroof offered on VW
Beetles made through 1963.
Herbie's origins are established in The Love Bug, wherein Herbie was bought
from Peter Thorndyke's showroom by San Francisco socialite Mrs. Van Luit
for her upstairs maid, but returned shortly afterward and purchased by
race-driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones), who had earlier stood up for him
against the pompous Thordyke. Tennessee Steinmetz, Jim's friend and
roommate, names the car "Herbie" after his uncle Herb.
In Herbie Rides Again, after several successful races with Herbie, Douglas
enters foreign racing circuits, while his sidekick Tennessee is residing in
Tibet to help his ailing instructor. Before Tennessee departs, he leaves
Herbie in the care of his great-aunt, the widowed Mrs. Steinmetz (Helen
By Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Douglas enters Herbie in the Trans-France
Race and recruits mechanic friend Wheeley Applegate (Don Knotts) to assist,
after Herbie falls in love with a Lancia Scorpion named Giselle and Douglas
with her driver Diane Darcy (Julie Sommars). Herbie also finds himself in
the wrong place at the wrong time when the stolen Etoile de Joie diamond is
hidden in his gas tank.
In Herbie Goes Bananas, Douglas has retired from racing after the Monte
Carlo race and leaves Herbie to his nephew, Pete Stancheck (Stephen W.
Burns), who plans to enter Herbie in the Brazil Grand Primeo race. In the
interim, Herbie befriends an orphan named Paco, with whom he wreaks havoc
onboard cruise ship the Sun Princess, prompting the overzealous Captain
Blythe (Harvey Korman) to force Herbie to "walk the plank". Having fallen
into the ocean, Herbie is rescued by Paco and disguised as a taxi, later to
stop a gang of con artists from stealing ancient Inca gold. Early in their
partnership, Paco gives Herbie the nickname "Ocho", the Spanish word for
the number 8; purportedly because the digits 5 and 3 in Herbie's racing
number, 53, were combined to produce '8' (5+3 = 8) and possibly to rhyme
with "Vocho", the Beetle's name in Mexico.
After the Mexico debacle, Douglas takes Herbie and opens a driving school
in Herbie the Matchmaker.
Hank Cooper (Bruce Campbell) becomes the owner of Herbie in the 1997
made-for-television movie The Love Bug, wherein Herbie's designer, an
elderly German engineer named Dr. Gustav Stumgel, designed him as a "living
machine"; but was forced to build an evil Volkswagen counterpart to Herbie,
"Horace the Hate Bug," responsible for killing the true Herbie at one point
in the film. Horace is of course painted monochrome black, with louvered
windows, contributing to his "evil" look. Cooper then buries Herbie; but
the return of Jim Douglas sets Cooper to rebuild the fallen Love Bug (with
the help of repentant Dr. Stumgel) and have him race against evil
doppelganger Horace. In this race, Herbie ultimately divides himself in
half (as in the original film) to win the race.
sleeper vw bug
I took a 60 vw bug that was sitting for 25 years, rebuilt a motor for it,
and took it to the track. Didnt even wash it! to Prove whats on the outside
isnt what counts. Its what we DONT see that does. Motor is all VW with
stock block clearenced for stroker crank, stock crank is welded stroker,
has 92mm pistons to equal 2180, vw heads ported, and dual IDF webber
carbs. mild 125 engle cam. I know its not a super fast car like most other
videos on here, but for what it is, a stock bug with skinny 165 metric
tires, and a stock vw motor with very old hot rod technology, it does
pretty good. The way it is I a ran a 13.41@100mph on the stock tires.
GSXR Powered VW Bug HotRod
Check out this crazy creation from the minds of Hudlow Axle in Georgia.
They made a Hot Rod VW Bug with a GSXR 1000 Motor! This thing rips. It uses
air bag suspension, custom 2wd cherokee front axle, sidekick rear axle, and
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