Video: The Afficionados Checks Out a K.I.T.T. Replica
If you were a kid of the 80’s like I was, you probably have a soft spot in your memory for K.I.T.T. like I do. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, K.I.T.T. is the hopped-up Pontiac Firebird Trans Am David Hasselhoff used as a crime fighter in Knight Rider, well before he traded his trademark black leather jacket for those bright-red lifeguard trunks. In any case, The Afficionados produced a video review of K.I.T.T. that brought back a lot of memories, largely because the replica car looks almost identical to the TV car I came to grow and love.
The replica K.I.T.T. car is actually owned by Jennifer Catano, who, like me, grew up as a big fan of Knight Rider. But her devotion to the show, especially to the car, remains to this day, which is why I admire her dedication in building her own K.I.T.T. car. It’s got pretty much everything that the show car had, including the trademark all-black look, the iconic scanner, and the plane-like dashboard with all those switches.
It’s an incredible piece of restoration that even caught the Hoff’s attention. Yes. David Hasselhoff is in this video and he even got a chance to drive K.I.T.T. around like a certified boss.
This is a the true personification of a walk down memory lane. The only thing missing is K.I.T.T. actually talking.