neps: August 2009 Archives

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Thanks to Navtones we've got a really unique experience to share. As you know, we've been working with them for some time promoting the first KITT product for Mio, and now the release of the update of KITT Car Voice for TomTom and Garmin. One of the things we at KRO thought would be really fun to do was to inteview to Mr. Daniels. Navtones thought this idea was great and together we have put together a way for the community to help do the interview!

Visit:
http://knightrideronline.com/navtones/

The best 20 questions chosen by KRO and Navtones will be asked to Mr. Daniels as he records additional content for the device, which includes those missing names they've been collecting from the first release. We'll then post those on audio clips on a weekly basis, gearing up for the product itself to be available for download. The plan is to be able to hear Daniels answer the questions over audio, without text to read!

So please, spread the word! And get your questions in early! It is very rare for him to give interviews, and to have this type of personal access - well I can't express how amazing this opportunity is!

Only questions entered at knightrideronline.com/navtones will be eligible for consideration!

More information at Navtone's Blog

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Last year our own Michael Pajaro ran into Paul Campbell at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. We just got word from Paul and his lovely wife Laurie that they are racing again. Similar to last year they will be racing as part of a relay team, with Paul doing the running leg. This is being done to raising money for the Children's Lifesaving Foundation, and they are accepting donations for the charity.

As Lorie explains it:

"The charity is The Children's Lifesaving Foundation --it is a non-profit based in Venice and is dedicated to totally transforming the lives of LA’s at-risk homeless youth and families. During the school year we tutor the children after school --and in the summer we provide a surf camp at Zuma beach twice a week."

Paul and Laurie are actively involved with this Foundation, dedicating their time and not just money to the charity. It would be great if we could help them with their fundraising efforts by sponsoring them for the race. You'll even get to see a cute wedding photo of them on the donation page.

Good luck on the race!

With the news recently that the former exclusive KITT voice was coming to other GPS devices, we started to wonder what was next for our friends at Navtones. When we first heard what that was, our first thought was "of course!"

David Hasselhoff, Mr. Michael Knight himself, was in the Navtones studio last week recording his dialog for his GPS voice and hopes to be as "irreverent and funny" as he is. It should be available as a downloadable add on to your TomTom or Garmin device. He posted this clip to his HoffSpace blog.

Also be sure to check out this fantastic clip we were very shocked to find in our mailbox, as special shot out from David to all the Knight Rider fans on knightrideronline.com! Thanks David, and thanks Navtones!

Remember, there is still time to get your voice added to the KITT release for TomTom and Garmin, visit navtones.com to add your name considered to be personalized.

Another clip with David recording is after the jump.

Tomorrow Premiere Props and Picture Car Warehouse will be holding the Massive Car and Movie Prop Auction, featuring items from a large selection of Movie and TV shows, including the Knight Rider. Featured in the auction is a 1991 Dodge Stealth, which was converted into the Knight 4000 for the Knight Rider 2000 movie. It doesn't specifically say if this was a screen used vehicle, and if I was a buyer, I'd like some assurance of that. The auction listing does mention that the dash was used in the Buck or cut away car, which is used to shoot closeups on a sound stage.

In addition to that is two 1969 Mustangs, which were used in the episode Fly By Knight.

The auction is this Saturday, August 15th at Los Angeles Center Studios, at 450 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. There will be a preview of the items, though we are told the Knight 4000 will NOT be on location, beginning at 9am till 11am. The auction itself begins at 11am. If you can't make it down you can bid via icollector.com or by phone. More information is available at the Premier Props website.

For more information on Ted Moser of Picture Car Warehouse, check out our interview with him, where we talk about his involvement with the Knight Rider 2008 Telefilm.

We hope to have more directly from the auction itself by the end of the weekend, so check back!


1991 Dodge Stealth from Knight Rider
Starting Price: $1,000 | Estimates: $80,000 - $300,000


1969 Ford Mustang Fastback
Starting Price: $1,000 | Estimates: $40,000 - $150,000


1969 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback
Starting Price: $1,000 | Estimates: $45,000 - $200,000

UPDATE: You can see Sue's report from the auction on our video page!

Last week we mentioned that Deanna Russo was auctioning off autograph posters via twitter signed by Justin Bruening and herself. The auctions successfully raised $315 and $400 dollars proceeds of which went directly to support the Avon Breast Cancer walk. If you want to help Deanna reach her fundrasing goal, you can do so by visiting her page to Save the Tatas!

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