This week on YouTube, the Car Wizard, works on a KITT replica! If you haven't seen Car Wizard, be sure to check out his channel. He features a little bit everything from high end to everyday autos. He and his wife run a full service garage based in Newton, KS called Omega Auto Clinic. I've enjoyed watching him for years. But why is KITT in the shop? Car Wizard mentions one of the headlights doesn't pop-up. Pretty common for these cars. The air conditioner compressor is leaking and one of the door handles isn't working. I think these are all great excuses for us to get to see a great replica up close. I'm really impressed with this build. The owner has done a wonderful job of recreating the ionic car with extras! A very clean Crossfire Injection base vehicle Trans Am to boot. We're thankful for the Car Wizard for sharing this with us.
The Mandela Effect, it's real. Ever had a memory that later turned to be false? It's earth shattering isn't it? I recently went through a similar thing with Knight Rider 4000 (KIFT). I remember seeing the Knight Rider 2000 made for tv movie as a kid. That sleek red car blew my mind. It looked so futuristic. I can remember telling myself "That's a Pontiac Banshee." Well folks, it's not. Wait it's not?! Yep, if you thought the same thing: you'd be wrong. Knight Rider 4000 is actually a Dodge Stealth/Mitsubishi 3000GT. Let me give you a minute to let that settle. Believe it or not KIFT is sort of a replica of the Banshee created by car builder Jay Ohrberg. Him and his team did such a good job that most people wouldn't notice the difference. Kinda like a cheaper store brand version: the taste is similar but not the appearance. It all makes sense. Concept cars are too rare to be used and abused the way these cars were in tv/movie productions.
Like you, I had forgotten about this car. Until recently, when Videobob Moseley on Youtube did a video about it. He's had the car in storage for many years. But now it's time to sell it. But where? How? Wouldn't be an On Screen Cars eBay Find without eBay right? In our usual fashion, we bring you another opportunity to own an actual movie car. There's just one catch. It doesn't run and there's no title. Until recently it's been in disrepair. Videobob is in the process of moving his shop and needs to offload this beast. But with all that, he has verified that this vehicle was the hero car of the two used in the film. In fact, it was driven by the man himself David Hasselhoff. You can have all of this for the low low price of $19,999.00 buckaroos. Sure you can't drive it. But you could display it right? Till next time, stay safe folks!
Guys we're back. Been a while since we've last posted. Life got really busy with moving and stuff. But now it's fall. Retreating indoors to begin enjoying some of our winter hobbies. Got a few things already lined up and planned. But to start us off. I was browsing around some of the art work posted on deviantart.com and came across the image below. I thought this would be a perfect addition to our Fan Created Art section.
I just love how this artist really captured all of the popular great On Screen Cars of the day. You've got the Delorean from the second BTTF film hovering above. Next is the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee in mid-air (awesome!). Down below you've got Optimus Prime leading the pack slightly. Let's not forget KITT and Ecto 1. Gotta love this cartoon style artwork. Looks totally like something off of 80's Saturday mornings. Hint the name "80's Highway." He's to you Egocenter on deviantart!
Have you ever wanted to drive a Back to the Future Delorean? That dream may be achievable for some lucky people. However for the rest of us there is a sweet video game modification that allows you to virtually live that dream. A group of Back to the Future fans made a total conversion pack built on the popular game Grand Thief Auto: Vice City and San Andres. Not only can you drive a Back to the Future Delorean. You can drive a number of vehicles seen in the trilogy. Wanta take a spin in the old west? How about the Delorean from the third film? Is flying your thing? How about the version from second film? Even the ELB Time Machine train is available.
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Each of the Delorean cars feature keyboard shortcut activated time circuits. Not to mention working lights and effects. Of course at 88 miles per hour you will see sparks followed by two fire trails left behind as your Delorean travels through time. Each car also has features for the respected version. For example you can run out of pultonium. As mentioned before, the second film version flys.
Oh wait. Did I mention a treat for the Knight Rider fans? There is a the KITT mini-mod as well. You can drive KITT in different modes include the "Super Pursuit Mode." Fire lasers and other neat gadgets as well. These great tv / movie car game mods can be found at moddb.com (direct links below). We'll that's all for now. We'll keep ya informed of other great On Screen Cars happenings! See ya next time.
In the words of Arnold Jackson you might be saying, "What you talk'n about Willis, there wasn't a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am on Diff'erent Strokes!" Believe it or not, yes there was! During a special two part episode in Season 6. Phillip and the boys travel to Hollywood to try and win back his girlfriend, Maggie. While in Hollywood he sends Arnold and Willis to a tour a film/tv production set. The two wonder away from the tour group to find the set of Knight Rider.
As they reach the Knight Rider set, David Hasselhoff drives up in KITT. The security guard doesn't let the boys go any further. However that isn't enough to stop the determined duo from running onto the set. Arnold and Willis duck into a prop cop car and are about to be blown up. This is where the first part of the two part episode ends. Different Stroke fans had to wait till the following week to find out. However you can find the second part on YouTube.
Many '80s television shows had cross-over episodes like this one from time to time. Shows on the same network would have characters from other shows pop-up on a regular bases. It seems like you don't see this quality on newer shows. In this case Arnold and Willis show up on the set of Knight Rider. How else would two shows like Different Strokes and Knight Rider come together? I think that's part of the magic of an '80s tv show. We'll be sure to bring you more On Screen Cars action from the '80s and more! Stay tuned!