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 Hayes).
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.
STAR CARS Ep 5- Herbie The Love Bug (and his evil twin)
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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re-doing Herbie for the FIFTH time
please comment and rate. I've had this model since I was ten, its the jonny lightning 1/18 scale 1963 bug. It used to be the model of the greatful dead's car but I changed that, again, and again because unfortuanatly this is the thing I learned to paint on. But after seeing my friends herbie model I thought what the hell, one more time wont hurt. So I sanded off all the drippy 11 year old's paint job, mixed my own paint and layed it down with my new model spray gun. I think this is the best, and hopefully the last time I have to do this.
NHRA SUMMIT SERIES Test & Tune Barona Drag Strip 4-21-2012
NHRA SUMMIT SERIES saturday morning test and tune gambler. TEST and TUNE LANES OPEN ALL DAY!!!
ALL CARS WELCOME!! If you can drive it...you can RACE IT!
Some of the cars in the video 1969 oldsmobile 442, 1970 oldsmobile w31, 1970 chevrolet chevelle, 2009 corvette, 1972 chevrolet vega, 1978 chevrolet Camaro
1986 Mustang, rear engine dragster, 1975 ford courer pro mod.Shot video from threee different videos.
RACE RESULTS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
NHRA Summit Series #3
$20 SPORTSMAN GAMBLER
Name Hometown Car Dial React ET Speed
WIN C. W. HOEFER Calimesa 91 Firebird 7.71 0.065 7.716 87.15
R/U JOE ADKINS El Cajon 70 Olds W31 7.63 0.036 7.735 88.64
Semi Tom Dutcher Ramona 65 Nova 7.21 0.007 7.221 93.42
Semi Pete Wrieden San Diego 57 Bel Air 6.84 0.088 6.828 98.97 BO
$20 ELECTRONICS GAMBLER
WIN GARY HAIRFIELD San Diego 09 Corvette 8.17 0.057 8.193 87.21
R/U JESS COLLIER San Diego 97 S&W Dragster 5.54 0.128 5.542 122.96
Semi Zach Meziere Escondido 11 Dragster 6.08 0.032 6.122 118.82
Semi Joe Adkins El Cajon 70 Olds W31 7.66 0.031 7.632 86.91 BO
SUMMIT - SUPERPRO
WIN ZACH MEZIERE Escondido 11 Dragster 6.07 0.037 6.093 121.30
R/U ERNIE MACIAS Ramona 92 Beretta 6.38 0.027 6.356 120.56 BO
Semi Rick Reynolds San Diego 71 Pinto 5.40 -0.006 5.454 128.97 FOUL
SUMMIT - PRO
WIN C. W. HOEFER Calimesa 91 Firebird 7.72 0.054 7.719 86.39 BO
R/U TRACY PEREZ Valley Center 66 Chevelle 7.81 0.081 7.809 88.24 BO
Semi Sacha Nettles Thousand Palms Chevy 7.84 0.123 7.889 83.02
Semi Jack Swanson Yucaipa 67 Camaro 7.77 0.061 7.709 90.80 BO
SUMMIT - SPORTSMAN
WIN C. W. HOEFER Calimesa 91 Firebird 7.78 0.051 7.774 83.75 BO
R/U HAROLD ARNSWALD N. Palm Springs 94 Camaro 9.14 0.135 9.047 78.91 BO
Semi Zach Meziere Escondido 07 Mustang 9.77 0.042 9.846 65.77
Semi Gary Hairfield San Diego 09 Corvette 8.22 -0.002 8.226 89.63 FOUL
Herbie Fully Loaded Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
chargers steve movie car grand national drag racing.Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as the youngest member of an automobile-racing family, Michael Keaton as her father, Matt Dillon as a competing racer, Breckin Meyer as her brother, and Justin Long as friend and mechanic. The film features cameos by many NASCAR drivers, including Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin. It is the first theatrical Herbie film since Herbie Goes Bananas in 1980.The story focuses on Herbie, a Volkswagen Beetle, and Maggie Peyton (Lohan), the youngest member of the Peyton racing clan. Herbie is towed to a junkyard after losing several races, and Maggie's father, Ray Peyton Sr. (Keaton), takes Maggie to the junkyard to buy her a car as a college graduation present. After Maggie selects Herbie, he takes her against her will to the garage where her friend Kevin (Long shaft) works as a mechanic. Kevin persuades Maggie to take Herbie to a car show to buy parts for Herbie, but when they arrive, Herbie tricks Maggie into disguising herself in a racing suit and helmet and challenging NASCAR champion Trip Murphy (Dillon) to an impromptu race, which Herbie wins by a hair.
1967 Volkswagen Beetle - Herbie Love Bug
This is at Allen Unique Autos, a car museum in Grand Junction, Colorado. You can see my photos of this VW Beetle here: http://coloradoguy.com/1967-volkswagen-beetle/photos.htm