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Knight Rider Car

Knight Rider Car

The Knight Rider Car toy was a black and wonderfully sleek '82 Pontiac Firebird modelled on the car used in the Knight Rider TV series. When I was a kid, I used to marvel - not at the fact it could be driven by a pompous computer named KITT - but that its steering wheel didn't have a top or bottom! It wasn't round, it was like a circle with the top and bottom cut off it!

KITT stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand and it seems that although we reached the year 2000 we still don't have talking cars with a personality (including the ability to tell very ordinary jokes) and that are able to drive themselves. Given that, I'd say the producers of Knight Rider should have done better research!

I remember getting to see KITT during its world tour (obviously there were numerous KITT's worldwide, but try telling a kid that there is more than one Santa!. I was in the State of Tasmania in Australia. I looked upon it with wonderous amazement, and still couldn't figure out how the red light on the front grill danced from side to side, or indeed, what it actually did.


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Do You Remember Knight Rider Car?

Do You Remember Knight Rider Car?

  • Anonymous user
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    I will never forget when I was a kid in the '80s, my parents took me to Universal Studios tour and I saw KITT there sitting on a concrete platform surrounded by water. I waited in an incredibly long line to go have my turn talking to KITT. I walked out the platform alone and seated myself in KITT who proceeded to greet me cheerfully, ask my name, and without any preamble, somehow guessed the name of my hometown (!) and started paging through maps of it on the screens in the dash! I was so amazed by that that I can not even remember the rest of our discussion, I was just so floored at how KITT could be so good as to have known all that about a complete stranger just by asking my first name! Years later I realize I was wearing a school jacket with my town's name in huge letters on the back, that KITT was probably some guy hiding nearby with a microphone and binoculars, and some crude 1980s map program, but even knowing all this now, it does not reduce the magic I still feel when I recall the amazement of that moment. I still grin like a fool every time I see a black '80s TransAm on the road, and I don't even like Pontiacs! And oh yeah, the Knight Rider theme song, THE BEST TV SONG EVER MADE!
  • Anonymous user
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    I got this Knight Rider car for my 5th birthday - which was 20 years ago. My eyes lit up with amazement. My grandmother did a running commentary on me and the car whilst I was eating cereal, "No KITT, Cameron cannot play with you, he has not finished eating his cereal..." Unfortunately for me, my little brother got his hands on KITT one day and dumped him in my parent's swimming pool. KITT fell apart after that, he never got to go through his first 9 volt battery. I am 25 now and searching for another one - even with the David Hasselhoff figurine, as my brother cremated the original doll that came with the car.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was turning 13 when David Hasselhoff came to Toyrus in London Ont .I saw him he saw me and I had a t-shirt with a picture of him and the car kitt.He sign it.I am now 32 years old and to this day I still have that t-shirt.