The amazing story of Pontiac and Knight Rider

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The amazing story of Pontiac and Knight Rider

Post by David » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:57 pm

Apologies if this has been posted before, but today I stumbled upon one of the best articles I've ever read on how the Pontiac / Knight Rider hook-up actually happened back when Glen A Larson (RIP) created the series.

If you have a serious Pilot / Pilot car fetish like myself, you have GOT to read this! Some of the pictures alone left my jaw on the floor...

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http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1405-1982-pontiac-trans-am-kitt-confidential/

http://www.hotrod.com/features/history/historic-cars/1406-1982-pontiac-trans-am-part-2

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Re: The amazing story of Pontiac and Knight Rider

Post by OKC KNIGHT » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:28 pm

The story with pics is in the April/May issue of HIgh performance Pontiac Magazine 8) :good:

IMO,Joe Huth/AJ did a great job sharing the story :good:


Was lucky to score a few copies from Barnes and noble !!


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Re: The amazing story of Pontiac and Knight Rider

Post by KITTfan » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:05 am

Fantastic story! It never ceases to amaze me how many things went on behind the scenes & clicked together perfectly to make Knight Rider a hit show :) The '82 Trans-Am was The Perfect choice for KITT and glad it happened that way even that one boss at Pontiac didn't approve it at first.

I can't imagine what I'd think about the 1982-1992 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am today if there was no Knight Rider. Sure the Trans-Am looks very cool even as itself but I don't think I'd know much about it if KITT didn't make it famous as the Trans-Am was very expensive car here in Finland and thus it's very rare.

Very interesting to see those early versions of the front nose and the dash mockup!

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Re: The amazing story of Pontiac and Knight Rider

Post by kitt34 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:14 pm

KITTfan wrote:Fantastic story! It never ceases to amaze me how many things went on behind the scenes & clicked together perfectly to make Knight Rider a hit show :) The '82 Trans-Am was The Perfect choice for KITT and glad it happened that way even that one boss at Pontiac didn't approve it at first.

I can't imagine what I'd think about the 1982-1992 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am today if there was no Knight Rider. Sure the Trans-Am looks very cool even as itself but I don't think I'd know much about it if KITT didn't make it famous as the Trans-Am was very expensive car here in Finland and thus it's very rare.

Very interesting to see those early versions of the front nose and the dash mockup!



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Re: The amazing story of Pontiac and Knight Rider

Post by krrdr2010 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:13 pm

Pontiac and Knight Rider-A Match made in Heaven. Two Iconic legacies coming together. When I think about KR:TOS I can't think of another or better Vehicle to have as KITT and KARR as the Pontiac Firebird. :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:

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