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.
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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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1967 Volkswagen Beetle - Herbie Love Bug
This is at Allen Unique Autos, a car museum in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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From the Mid America Motorsport collection.
Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
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Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds,
Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and
Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two
sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.
There were also a series of 1994 television films (Bandit Goes Country,
Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit, and Bandit's Silver Angel) from
original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version,
with actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original films
introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am. The film was the fourth
highest-grossing film of 1977.
Rich Texas wheeler-dealer Big Enos Burdette and his son, Little Enos, are
trying to find a truck driver willing to haul Coors beer to Georgia for
their refreshment. At the time, Coors was only distributed in certain
states west of the Mississippi River, and truck drivers who had taken the
bet previously had been discovered and arrested by "Smokey" (truck driver
and CB slang for highway patrolmen). At a local truck rodeo, the Texans
locate legendary truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville and offer him US$80,000,
the price of a new truck, to haul 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana,
Texas to the "Southern Classic" in Georgia -- in 28 hours, driving a total
of 1,800 mi (2,900 km) (This was an artistic liberty, as Texarkana, Texas,
is located in a dry county and Coors was not legally sold there,and the
trip is actually only 1260 miles.)
Bandit accepts the bet and recruits fellow truck driver Cledus "Snowman"
Snow to drive the truck; Snow brings along his dog, a Basset Hound named
"Fred", for company. After requesting an advance from the Burdettes for a
"speedy car", Bandit purchases a black Pontiac Trans Am, which he will
drive himself as a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck
and its cargo. The duo reach Texas ahead of schedule, load their truck with
Coors, and immediately head back towards Georgia. Shortly thereafter,
Bandit picks up professional dancer and apparent runaway bride Carrie, whom
he nicknames "Frog" because (in her anxiety) she was "always hopping
around". However, by picking up Carrie, Bandit becomes the target of Texas
Sheriff Buford T. Justice, "a respectable law officer of over thirty years
seniority", whose handsome yet very simple-minded son Junior was to have
been Carrie's groom.
The remainder of the film is essentially one big high-speed chase, as
Bandit and Frog attract continuous attention from local and state police
Dukes Of Hazzard General Lee Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
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lee vs smokey and the bandit trans am, general lee vs the green hornet,
general lee vs the back to the future delorean. General Lee is the Dodge
Charger driven by the Duke cousins Bo and Luke in the television series The
Dukes of Hazzard. It is known for the chases and stunts, especially high
jumps, in almost every episode, and for having the doors welded shut,
leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. The car appears
in every episode but one ("Mary Kaye's Baby"). The car's name is a
reference to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and indeed the vehicle
embodies the Southern United States, bearing as it does a Confederate naval
jack on its roof and a horn which plays the melody from the first line of
the song "Dixie".
The idea for the General Lee was developed from the famous bootlegger Jerry
Rushing's car, which was named for Lee's favorite horse, Traveller.
Traveller was also the name of the car in Moonrunners, the 1975 movie
precursor to The Dukes of Hazzard.
Engines in the TV show General Lees varied; 318, 383, and 440 CID V8s big
blocks were used. None of the TV series cars had the 426 HEMI. However, the
"close-up" Lees (except for the first one) were 383-powered. The special
purpose built "Ski Car" (the car that was used for stunts involving driving
on the left side or right side wheels with the opposite side wheels in the
air) had a 318, as it was lighter weight. Most of the 'workhorse' stunt
cars had 318s and 440s. The stunt drivers tended to prefer 440s (a higher
performance engine) for jumps, so 440-powered stunt Lees were often saved
for the higher bobby and longer jumps. Also, though early sound effects led
many people to believe otherwise, only a handful of Chargers had manual
transmissions; most had 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmissions. Also, in
The Dukes of Hazzard motion picture, Cooter replaced the General's original
engine with a Hemi.
Knight Rider GT500KR Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
charger steve's movie car drag racing grand national The Mustang Shelby GT500KR is the car
used in the 2008 reboot of the "Knight Rider" television series and was
created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its 1968 namesake, the
Shelby Cobra GT500KR. The 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR, also known as
the "King of the Road"
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Two Thousand (KITT) vs knight rider gt500kr , knight rider vs starsky and
On September 26, 2007, NBC announced that it was creating a two-hour
backdoor pilot to air later that season. In the new version, Justin
Bruening stars as the estranged son of Michael Knight, Mike Traceur.
Deanna Russo plays Traceur's one-time girlfriend and love interest, Sarah
Graiman. Bruce Davison co-stars as her father, physicist Charles
Graiman, the original designer of KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand).
Wayne Kasserman co-stars as Mike's roommate and friend. David Hasselhoff
also has a cameo as Michael Knight. The new KITT (Knight Industries
Three Thousand) is portrayed as a Ford Shelby GT 500 KR Mustang.
Supervising producer Dave Andron wrote the pilot script, Doug Liman and
Dave Bartis executive produced it. NBC announced on December 13, 2007
that the 2-hour pilot would air on February 17, 2008. Val Kilmer recorded
the voice for the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) Mustang, after Will Arnett, who
initially won the role, was asked to withdraw by General Motors due to his
prior advertising agreements with them. Sydney Tamiia Poitier, the
youngest daughter of Sidney Poitier, played FBI agent Carrie Rivai.
After receiving good ratings, NBC announced that Knight Rider would return
as a weekly series beginning in the fall of 2008. The show aired Wednesdays
at 8:00pm/7:00pm CT. The series premiered September 24, 2008 on NBC. In
November 2008, NBC announced that the series had been picked up for a
complete 22-episode season but that several cast members would be leaving
and the story lines revamped after the original 13-episode order. On
May 19, 2009, NBC announced that Knight Rider was canceled after one season
because of poor ratings.
The 2008 update to Knight Rider includes a new KITT -- the acronym now
standing for "Knight Industries Three Thousand". The KITT platform is
patterned on a Shelby GT500KR and differs from the original Two Thousand
unit in several ways. For example, the 2008 KITT utilizes nano-technology,
allowing the car's outer shell to change colors and morph itself into
similar car forms temporarily. The nanotech platform is written as
needing the AI active in order to produce any of these effects, unlike the
original car's gadgets and "molecular bonded shell" which allowed it to
endure extreme impacts. These down-sides to the use of nanotech have been
Back to the Future Delorean Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
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Paul Nigh and Houston Courtney, replicar, Kern County, Ca.
History: Built by General Manager Dan Botkins at the Delorean Motor Company
in Garden Grove, Ca. and completed in March 2007. Dan had one of the
original screen used cars as a template. Original Owner Paul Nigh took on
investor and now co-owner, Houston Courtney to work as a team.
Awards: Delorean Motor Company "People's Choice Award" 1st Place, May 5,
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Magazine articles & TV appearances: Paul was interviewed in the December
2007 issue of the "Robb Report" magazine. The BTTF II car performed a photo
shoot with the band "Bullet for my Valentine" for the front cover, pull out
poster, and inside spread of March 2008 issue about the future of metal
music in "Revolver" magazine. BTTF II has appeared in several live TV news
remotes. In September 2008, BTTF II will be in The Fireball Run
Transcontinental Rally 2 across America. #15 "Team Time Car" - the second
Star Car Association member to run in the Fireball!
Purpose: Help bring awareness to people about Parkinson's Disease, raise
funds, and find a cure. And of course, bring back the joy and love of all
of the "Back to the Future" movies to everyone watch as he races
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