Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by KITT » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:45 pm

here's another article about the festival:
http://newsblaze.com/story/200903240537 ... story.html

haven't seen anything from the review journal though...
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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by Tiger Warrior » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:10 pm

I was at the Knight Rider Festival in Las Vegas, and let me tell you, it was an awesome experience in more ways than one. Not only did I meet some of the cast members of the 80's Knight Rider, but also met some great people, such as Kat and his wife, as well as Craig and some of the other owners of their own KITT or KARR replicas. I'm workign on my own Mustang KARR replica and got me thinking of some ideas for my conversion. So far, I got the voice box, with some neat tricks it can do (watch my video on you tube "Mustang KARR lives"). KAT or anyone that took pictures of me are out there, could you please send the pics to me at your earliest convenience, I'd appreciate it. Again, thank you for making my first Knight Rider convention an awesome experience and look forward to corresponding and meeting you all in the future. Take care and God bless.

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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by MR2NR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:00 am

Well I guess I'm the only one left in Vegas . The last KR I seen was one KITT in the lot from Washington at the 4 Queens stay till Monday . We hit Vegas hard and visited the Damn and Red Rock Canyon. I'll be leaving tomorrow morning and posting pics tomorrow night . Thanks again too everyone who attended and I hope everyone made it home safe I got worried for you guys Sunday as there was almost a sandblasting/sandstorm on the rental car on I-15N . I'll be sporting the KR Festival Tshirt tomorrow on the plane and keep people informed on the awesome time they missed lol.
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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by jup » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:15 am

It was way too early into the morning by the time number five finished uploading. So, I waited until tonight to post links. So, here's the Q&A session footage. All 45 minutes of it.

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY2O7_buFA

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyC_JXKA3uQ

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTemVv-y3iw

Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBdFLOS0mPk

Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2MWrElW8wE

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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by Slade » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:54 am

Heres hoping theres another Festival next year,would sure love to have gone to this one but alas,so heres hoping for next year :good:
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Post by KITT » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:51 pm

yay jupness!
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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by blackfeathers » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:23 pm

just made an album where i'll be putting videos up gradually (when i have time):

http://vimeo.com/album/76572

first video up, freemont street experience 01:

http://vimeo.com/3846372

my pictures (made an easy link to flickr):

http://www.tinyurl.com/knightriderfestival2009

nice seeing other people's pics & videos too. :good:

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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by kitt351 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:55 pm

Not sure if anyone can answer these but figured I would ask anyway. Does anyone know how much was raised for Childrens Miracle Network? Would be nice to know how much this festival raised for the charity.

Second question is did anyone get to look under the attack mode kitt to see if they had that metal plate with the new knight rider symbol on it under the car? Did they ever turn on the blue neons on to make the underbody of the attack mode kitt?

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Post by MR2NR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:27 pm

Well guys here's some pics from me. I was the one with the "rent a KITT" :D .
My first up and close with a KITT replica :)
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KI3T in sneak by the baddies mode :).
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A cool pedal car that was brougt. I need to find out who's it was though ;)
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My daughter in Mike's (KNI1GHT) KITT hopefully he won't sell it in 10 years and we can get another one ;)
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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by ws6air » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:48 pm

Hey guys, I just got to say , it was great finally meeting everyone. Was this a great show? YES!. Not just the show as much as meeting everybody face to face. I for one enjoyed the company of many and I can't say that enough. I tried to get around and say hey to everyone, but man, this place is busy 24-7.... I didn't sleep Thurs, Friday, and finally got some sleep Saturday night... WOW...Anyway, I guess I'll show you all some pics. Just so you all know, this was my first time flying so here are some shots , everything is ok , right?


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Then, the plane goes WOW, what the?


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That was on the way out , then when I got there , I met up with these two....

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I guess that's that Billy guy and I don't know the other guy, I think his name is Ken from some company called Wraith Innovations... He kept telling me he had some cars out here with his nose on it...I said , yey right?! Just jokin Ken... Glad to have finally met you in person....Killer times....

Then, came Friday, WOW, what a freakin day! I'm trying to be short here , but I knew my post would be long but worth it... Here's my second day here!

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The only thing that comes to mind is , what happens in Vegas , Stays in Vegas... What are they looking at? HMMMM!!!

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This is where he said, where's the bar guys? Really just joking...

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Here's just meeting everybody... You all know who these people are , or you should by now
Ladies first

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This is one of the coolest guys I met, if not the coolest on the freakin planet...BUZZ Bundy

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Well, I have to admit, the one getting all the girls was this man right here.... lucky guy there! Nice mug Barris! He started drinkin out of it as soon as he got it...KILLER!

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Now, if you want to have a freakin good ol time in Vegas, this is the guy to hang out with. Ron Martinez.... Party on Martinez! your the coolest and thanks again for all the shows...

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Thanks again everybody for being friendly and I know me and Billy hope you all enjoy the mugs. OH, and man did I want the Scheffe signed drawing or what? I think the last bid was at $340.00...way out of my league , but man, this place was of the chain. Music, Cars, Women, a man's dream world, oh gambling, you name it, it went on. I just can't believe I haven't came out here yet. Big, Big party is what this was and I wish I could have talked to more people there. That was my only regret. Me , wifey, and Billy looked like pimps selling those cups, especially when me and Billy went to another side of the event, we just set up camp right beside the stage and went for it. We sold all the mugs for the charity, and we are glad for the Children's Network. I would still like to know the final count of how much, people donated more than what the asking price was, so I think Paul's guys have everything under control and will eventually hear a final word on the amount. Again, I wish I could have met more people, but the people I did meet were all awesome to talk to. This event was really good for all relations between people. I met and hopefully became friends with alot of people. Thanks and we'll see around next year , that's for sure.... I'll have more pics of course(I'm a pic whore) I haven't showed Saturday either....AHHHHHHHH, by this time, I've not had any sleep yet either....I felt drunk the whole time I was there....man, but the adrenaline, (spelling?) was flowing...more pics on there way... I do have alot of the cars also...trust me... so many pics , so little space... Talk with ya in a few....

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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by knight-online » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:10 pm

Hi,

thank you very much from me too!

It was very very great for me (especialy because I'm from Germany) to meet all the stars and all of you! Thank you very much for organising this event and letting me so easylie be part of this.

Pictures: http://www.knight-online.info/knight_ri ... index.html (German)

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Post by MR2NR » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:37 pm

Here is all of my pics if you just can't get enough :) http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q75/ ... ival%2009/
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Post by Vegasmike » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:09 pm

I've mentioned in another post, I've added a new blog to my website about the event . http://blog.vegasondemand.com/2009/03/k ... r-charity/

Comments are welcome!
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Post by Vegasmike » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:16 am

I just wanted to share, the blog i posted about the fest organically comes up #1 on google when you search for
"Knight Rider convention 2009" (no quotes)

For those who have not read it, please take a look at it and send me some feedback.

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Re: Knight Rider Festival - Las Vegas - March 20-21, 2009

Post by ThomasKnight » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:49 am

Hi everyone! I watched all the pics and videos and the life cast of course.
It was great! I wished I could be there! :D

I need some help, because two things are missing for me:

-Who was the mistery guest?
-What happend with the Jay Ohrberg's SPM car? Did someone see it there somewhere?
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Post by MR2NR » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:45 pm

ThomasKnight wrote:Hi everyone! I watched all the pics and videos and the life cast of course.
It was great! I wished I could be there! :D

I need some help, because two things are missing for me:

-Who was the mistery guest?
-What happend with the Jay Ohrberg's SPM car? Did someone see it there somewhere?


The mystery guest I was told was the original KITT from the show owned by Don ? For the life of me I can't find a pic of him but here is original screen used KITT with no VIN numbers :good:

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The SPM KITT George said was supposed to be there but was damaged in shipment from New York not very far from departure. They will have it done next year :).
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Post by MR2NR » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:10 pm

Wait wait wait..........His name was AJ not Don. He won't tell us where KITT is though :). Does anybody know if he is on this forum?
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Post by Sue » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:30 pm

MR2NR wrote:Image
A cool pedal car that was brougt. I need to find out who's it was though ;)

That little car is George Barris's. I'm guessing they decided their museum quality KITT would not make the trip. Considering they drive him and don't tow him. So they brought their little toy instead.
MR2NR wrote:Wait wait wait..........His name was AJ not Don. He won't tell us where KITT is though :). Does anybody know if he is on this forum?

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Post by MR2NR » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:41 pm

But wait at the Q/A forum didn't George say that they where transporting SPMKITT and they had an accident? So is the pedal car in Barris's museum :)
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Post by ThomasKnight » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:39 pm

Thanks for the quick answers :good:
Can't wait for the next festival!
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Post by Sue » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:01 pm

MR2NR wrote:But wait at the Q/A forum didn't George say that they where transporting SPMKITT and they had an accident? So is the pedal car in Barris's museum :)

Well I do believe Barris has many museums across the country. I was thinking of his shop here in LA that is home to many cars like KITT and the batmobile. I'm not sure if I got a photo of that little car when I visited his shop for these interviews. http://knightrideronline.com/news/2008/ ... part_2.php
This is the car I was hoping they could bring out.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, because I know that there is also a replica SPM being made by Jay Orhberg who was not able to make it. But I think the accident Barris was talking about was regarding the person who bought a screen used KITT and is remaking it to be a SPM?
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Post by jup » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:04 am

The pedal car has a working scanner light. Alas, when I was taking footage, the battery was low and it just kind of got stuck on the first light.

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Post by Josch Schulz » Fri May 08, 2009 3:41 pm

Did somebody make pictures from the SPM Car ?
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Post by KITT » Fri May 08, 2009 5:57 pm

the SPM car was damaged while on it's way.. so it wasn't there. maybe next year!
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