Before there was Fast and the Furious, before Gone in 60 Seconds, and before other contemporary car movies that were undeniably cool because of their ferocious & sexy cars....there were 3 cars that tickled my fancy from my days of young. Each gave me a car boner as only a 10 year old could have for the following vehicles:
K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand). I would sit in a recliner in my living room post elementary school styles eating a pear and drooling over a car with Mr. Feeny's voice (who also had a fantastic voice in this) Cool stuff it could do: talk, drive itself, jump over shit, and could put up a decent fight versus a like vintage Bond car (K.I.T.T couldn't hang with the Aston Martin).
....and then there are cars that require garbage and 2.1 gigawatts to get down. Cool stuff it can do: time travel, run on trash, leave flamed tire tracks!
It almost looks as if the Delorean is drifting here, which would be awesome except I think most of these cars were FWD.
...and then there's the most underrated of the three, Herbie. I'm talking about original Herby, not goddamn Reloaded with that skinny little Lohan rat. Herbie... with Dean Jones, Don Knotts...that old shit. Herbie goes to Monte Carlo (1977) was my definitely my favorite little kid movie, and if you put me in front of a TV while it was on it meant a guaranteed 104 minutes of me in hysterics about a Bug who falls in love with a Lancia and then races fucking awesome cars throughout the streets of Monte Carlo. Cool stuff he can do: drive himself, do cool tricks, drive REALLY fast when he needed to, and have feelings.
I mean, c'mon...theives hide a friggin' diamond in the gas tank!....there's a chase scene where a giant pig on a rotating spit goes flying in the air and lands through a sunroof! What's not to love???
Not to mention Herbie was racing these cars:
I've been missing in action for the past few days. If anyone has photos or video of me from this past weekend those are the artifacts that will give you the clues to my past. I discovered through a camera that I had sung Michael Jackson, Usher, and the theme song from Aladdin with Kitty. Yes...A Whole New World. ¡Uuuuff!
Ahem...in either case...I had too much fun this weekend, and I'm back now. Have a Tuesday to remember.