El Mirage Lake Bed
The lake bed is a flat playa formed in an undrained basin. Silt and clay are deposited into this basin during heavy storms. When this "lake" dries, the hard pan dry lake bed is left. This hard, smooth surface is ideal for the unique activities conducted at El Mirage. These include ultra-light aircraft and gyrocopter flying, model rocketry, remote control airplane flying, landsailing and straight track racing. Many private pilots land on the lake bed and spend the day. The surface character has attracted the interest of many filming companies. A visit for the day will remind one of scenes from recent commercials, music videos, television series and movies. Camping is permitted on the lake bed, but no further than 100 feet from the edge. This keeps the smooth center section of the lake bed clear for night riders.
The Shadow Mountains
The Shadow Mountains are a group of eroded igneous peaks that border the northern edge of the riding area and run down the center section, east of the main access, Mountain View Road. These peaks offer moderate to hard riding terrain, and a challenge for the experienced rider. The canyons in these mountains make excellent camping areas, offering seclusion for the four-wheel drive camper.
Knight Rider Archive wrote:I'm pretty sure I have it! (Boy, was it a toughie.)
The key to finding it is the elevation, so I looked for some of the highest properties in the surrounding areas. Look at the attached shot, and let me know what you think. The shape of the house, especially around the pool area (look at the rooftop), and the shape of the driveway leading to the house leads me to think it's the right one. Also notice there is a gate where there should be, too.
I checked out the angles on the map aerial settings, and it seems that the view is everything it should be. As with many of the other properties we've found, there have been developments nearby since Knight Rider was there.
The property is located on Place Moulin, Belvedere Tiburon, CA.
1982 wrote:One thing that has to be taken into account is, the lens used in filming distorts the perspective of what is real life. Objects will appear closer than they really are, i.e. the filmed picture with the Golden Gate Bridge as opposed to the Heathcliff Dr picture Joe posted.
These 2 pictures should have made it the easiest to find. At least given a straight line in which to look.
With the TransAmerican Pyramid being on the left, and the 555 California Building being on the right, along with water inbetween, the location would be to the north. Now if you notice the object directly in front of the Pyramid (roughly eye-level of the girl in red on the right in the first picture, and also just above David's hair at the forehead), it could only be Alcaraz. In both pictures, the Pyramid looks to be right in the center of Alcatraz. On a map, drawing a line from the Pyramid and through the center of Alcatraz and extending the line over the land masses to the north, the line passes right over the location.
Reference points, a bit of logic, and sometimes the use of some math, make finding picture locations easier.
I really appreciate your posting, especially this Locations one.
If you get a chance please join us at one of those locations namely Saugus Speedway it would be great to meet you in person.
So if you can fit our show into your plans we would all love it.
David D. Time to button up & burn out ........
Acid_John_Byrock wrote:Hey guys!, how you doin' ... well I am new in the forum and I'm very happy to had joined now!. I'm from Mexico and my english is not good at all but I try to explain me more clearly.
For the first, I like to contribute with the incredible work that you are doing here specially for the locations and today when I was watching "DEADLY KNIGHTSHADE" episode, I discover another location that can be interesting and I don't know if anyone of you had recognized yet.
The hotel that appears in this episode was the "AMBASSADOR HOTEL" and was located on 3400 Wilshire Boulevard but now this hotel has dissapear because was demolished three years ago.
These are some clues that I finded for you, check it out and if I'm wrong, please tell me, ok?.
knightconuk wrote:sue did you take any video if so can i use it for knightcon hehe
all the best
Showpro1 wrote:Im not certain about the fictious White Rock
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