Events: April 2009 Archives

2009-gumball-offici2cacf4web.jpgNews broke last week that David Hasselhoff will once again participate in the Gumball 3000, an annual car event in the vein of "Cannonball Run". This year the cars will trek from the west coast starting in Los Angeles, all the way to the east coast finishing in Miami Beach Florida.

We followed the Gumball 3000 last year and even got to catch up with David Hasselhoff at the LA finish line. Hopefully we'll have the same luck this year.

The official word from Gumball 3000:

STOP PRESS: HASSELHOFF FOR GUMBALL
20.04.2009 Rally News

Alert the media, alert the authorities – David Hasselhoff will be driving this year’s "Coast to Coast" Gumball 3000.

Accompanied by his daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley, the Hoff will be joining over 100 supercars in the seven day drive from Los Angeles to Miami, which departs from Santa Monica Pier on Saturday 2nd May.

The actor, whose hit show ‘Baywatch’ remains the most watched television show in the world with over 1.1 billion viewers, waved the starting flag in San Francisco for the 2008 Gumball.

Gumball blogger, Georg Fecthter, convinced the star to join him on last year’s rally. As the Hoff’s godson, Georg was given one of the original Knight Rider KITT cars as a gift on his birth and, after spending $40,000 on restoring the 1982 Pontiac Trans Am to its original condition, entered the world famous car in the 2008 rally.

Unfortunately, KITT came a cropper with a broken fuel pump in Los Angeles just one day into the rally. Luckily though, the Hoff had already swapped vehicles to a more up to date and reliable Audi R8.

The star, who in 2006 saw a musical based on his life open in Australia, is still to confirm what he will be driving on this year’s rally. But you can rest assured it will be one of the most photographed cars on the route.

thanks to dhasselhoff.net for spotting it first.

Paul Casey, the producer behind Knight Rider Festival, has put up on eBay some parts he received from Cinema Vehicle Services that were screen used from the Knight Industries Three Thousand for the current series. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network. Remember - Knight Rider Festival returns next year March 19-20, 2010. Auction Link

At the opening night of Knight Rider Festival, Mayor Goodman presented Paul Casey and Knight Rider Festival a proclamation dedicating March 21's as "Knight Rider Festival Day." Here now is that proclamation, what an amazing honor for all those involved!


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Proclamation
From the office of the Mayor


Whereas;
Knight Rider Festival pays homage to the television series both past and present and the revolutionary car of the future KITT; and

Whereas;
Paul Casey and the cast and crew of Knight Rider will be recognized for their contributions to the entertainement community in Las Vegas; and

Whereas;
The observance of Knight Rider Festival raises public awareness about family values and broadens our understanding and appreciation of the Knight Rider Theme "One Man Can Make A Difference"; and

Whereas;
Money raised at today's event will be donated to Children's Miracle Network to help children and their families across the country; now

Therefore;
I, the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas, County of Clark, State of Nevada, hereby proudly proclaim March 21st to be:

Knight Rider Festival Day
In the City of Las Vegas and ask all citizens to show their support for Paul Casey, the Cast and Crew of Knight Rider and the KITT replica car owners.

In witness whereof:
By the powers granted to me,
I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of the
City of Las Vegas to be affixed
this 21st day of March, 2009.

Honorable Oscar B. Goodman
Mayor, City of Las Vegas

krf2.jpgIn an exclusive interview for our 11th edition of the Knight Rider Online Podcast, Honnziva speaks with Paul Casey. Paul was the producer behind the Knight Rider Festival, that took place this year in Las Vegas for Knight Rider and Children's Miracle Network. We catch up with Paul and get his thoughts about how the event went, the money raised for the charity and talk to him about the future. In particular he lets us know about the confirmed date for Knight Rider Festival 2 - March 19-20, 2010.

Please welcome Honnziva and Weeezl for their first podcast for us! There is more than just the interview with Paul, so please check it out! We hope to get under a regular schedule for these, so please check back. You can find the podcast here.

And thanks again to The Shadowy Flight for hosting last weeks podcast!

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