Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

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Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby littecaser » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:10 am

Dear Members

I am planning to go to KR festival this year from JAPAN.

And I would like to see real KITT used in the TV show.

I know that one very precise 1~2nd season version KITT for close up shot was in the festival in the past.

Can I see that KITT this year at the same place, I mean in the festival.

Please see the link below about KITT that I am talking about.

http://areaten-one.com/knight2000/kr-fe ... al_bn.html
http://areaten-one.com/knight2000/kr-fe ... al_bn.html
http://areaten-one.com/knight2000/kr-fe ... al_bn.html
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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby corlando52 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:54 pm

As far as I know, all screen used KITT were destroyed after Knight Rider was cancelled. It was an agreement Universal Pictures made with GM for providing them with the Trans Ams. The only KITTs that are around, besides the fan conversions, are either from the Universal Studios theme park, or those that went on tour for car shows.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby littecaser » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:20 pm

Thank you for your reply!

So, you say that linked pictures of KITT on the before festival was not original one ?

Is it right ? Did you see real one in the festival ?

If that is not the one used in the TV.

I wonder that the same vehicle will participate to this year festival or not :dash: ?

How do you think ?

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby KITT » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:16 pm

actually, a screen used KITT (afaik) was at the first Knight Rider Festival.
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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby littecaser » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:41 am

Thank you KITT for your kind reply.

I was sure that we had the original KITT on the first festival.

Now I wonder that the car is coming to the next festival on this May.

Cause I am living in Japan and it`s useless to go to Las vegas if they don`t have original one.

KITT, Do you think that the original one is coming to the festival this year too ?

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby KITT » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:22 am

I don't know, but I can email him and ask if he's bringing it again.
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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby Joe Huth » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:16 am

I can answer these questions - the original KITT that appeared at the first Knight Rider Festival WILL NOT be at the festival this year. The owner wants to, but it simply costs too much to transport the car.

There are a very small handful of original, screen used KITT cars left. It's true that most were crushed after the series ended, but Universal wasn't required to crush them all, just the ones involved in the train accident.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby Knight Racer » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:02 am

Thanks Joe for confirming what I thought always happened.I knew the show had to have had a few kitts since the pilot movie and then after a few episodes the train derailment that had to have Pontiac get rid of those trans ams since there's some law about cars affected in an accident before getting to the dealership.I knew there had to be some reason people were able to validate vin numbers to be the original kitts and many knew for a fact that the kitts were destroyed.Also who's to say new trans ams weren't purchased after that agreement especially for spm mode and convertible kitt.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby corlando52 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks for clearing that up for me, Joe. Maybe I'll clarify that by saying there are no 1st Season Cars with the original Scheffe nose left.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby KITT » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:18 am

ah thanks for that reply joe.
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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby kitt1 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:59 am

Just an update. All the details have not been worked out, but that original KITT is tentatively scheduled to be at the SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA 2012 30th anniversary event. Hope to see you all there!

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby corlando52 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:07 pm

kitt1 wrote:Just an update. All the details have not been worked out, but that original KITT is tentatively scheduled to be at the SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA 2012 30th anniversary event. Hope to see you all there!

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I wish you guys would move these shows up north!!!

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby kitt1 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:45 pm

If I moved it up north it wouldn't be called SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA anymore. :lol: We have several folks coming from "up north", including the New York area. You should come on down. The 30th anniversary comes along only once. So far, this is the only ALL KNIGHT RIDER event for the 30th anniversary in the US. Don't miss out!

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kitt1 wrote:Just an update. All the details have not been worked out, but that original KITT is tentatively scheduled to be at the SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA 2012 30th anniversary event. Hope to see you all there!

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By tcb4ep at 2012-03-05


I wish you guys would move these shows up north!!!

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby KITT » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:23 pm

oh man, i wish i could go. i might not be able to afford it.
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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby corlando52 » Tue May 01, 2012 5:23 pm

Funny, Mark. How about NORTHERN KNIGHTS NEW YORK! :lol:
I can't travel...disability since those SOBs screwed me up during 9/11. Anyway, best of luck and maybe, someday, they'll have something this good up here that I can attend.

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kitt1 wrote:If I moved it up north it wouldn't be called SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA anymore. :lol: We have several folks coming from "up north", including the New York area. You should come on down. The 30th anniversary comes along only once. So far, this is the only ALL KNIGHT RIDER event for the 30th anniversary in the US. Don't miss out!

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corlando52 wrote:
kitt1 wrote:Just an update. All the details have not been worked out, but that original KITT is tentatively scheduled to be at the SOUTHERN KNIGHTS ATLANTA 2012 30th anniversary event. Hope to see you all there!

Mark Puette
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I wish you guys would move these shows up north!!!

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby OKC KNIGHT » Wed May 02, 2012 8:25 am

Wait a minute I learned last year at KR festival,That there was a original KITT stored somewhere in Nevada ?? :?

And how about that original KITT I found for sale near San Francisco (Dublin) at Kassabian motors back in 2007 ?? For $150K :shock: Everyone FLIPPED out when I posted that car on Knight Registries,Then days later It was ALL OVER national news,radio,Internet, EVERYWHERE !!!!! and then the car sold-disappeared and never heard of again ??? :shock: :?

Would be nice to know some on screen car Vin's for my private research and my 1982 trans am documentation :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby TONY1977 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:43 am

That's the car folks, the screen used Kitt #1083/1197 found about 7 years ago, restored and sold at Kassabian motors on 2007. This is the car you saw at KR events in Vegas, one of the pilot cars.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby Joe Huth » Wed May 02, 2012 8:45 am

I talked to the owner of the original kitt the other day...due to the high cost of transport, kitt will not be appearing at any shows this year.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby Joe Huth » Wed May 02, 2012 10:28 am

Hey guys, i need to clarify my last statement...the original kitt is definitely not going to be in vegas....not 100% sure of the other events. Sorry for any confusion

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby corlando52 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:05 pm

TONY1977 wrote:That's the car folks, the screen used Kitt #1083/1197 found about 7 years ago, restored and sold at Kassabian motors on 2007. This is the car you saw at KR events in Vegas, one of the pilot cars.

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Tony,
If this was a pilot KITT, has any modifications been done on it? I would LOVE to see a picture of the overhead console if it is a true, original first season, and not modified.

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Re: Is the original KITT coming to the festival ?

Postby TONY1977 » Wed May 02, 2012 6:52 pm

Well, that car was used in the pilot but has since been reworked, I mean It was modified during the show's run...Inside out, ha ha...
And after the show was cancelled Mr. Carl Casper was given this and other cars to be used in the Budweiser/World of wheels circuit, so he altered this car's shape once again. I think the Casper's switches used in this same car are displayed by the current owner at the latest KR events.
In short every sign of Its usage in the Pilot was gone,I presume. Anyway ol' #1083 should be a Turbo blast to see in person, and his current owner is giving all the cares due to such a vehicle.

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