Thanks to my adventurous parents, the first time I saw Knight Rider, I was a kindergartener in Mexico. The year was 1991, I was almost five, and while back then I didn't realize how funny a Spanish-speaking car really is, I was fascinated by that black Trans Am.
Craigslist has done it again. Now be honest. You know you've harbored a secret (or not-so-secret) Knight Rider fantasy since you first saw that awesome talking Trans-Am back in the '80s. Now, your fantasy can come to fruition, because someone's selling a KITT replica.
If you're a child of the early '80s, there are two cars that sprung from the cathode TV sets and permanently lodged in your little brain. One was the General Lee, and the other was K.I.T.T. — which can now be yours for the right price.
Automobile associate editor and former Jalopnik intern Eric Tingwall changes the voice on the very-limited-edition 2010 Mini Cooper Camden's gimmicky "Mission Control" feature, turning it into KITT from Knight Rider. Don't touch that non-existent turbo boost, Tingwall!
It's been 28 years since KITT had a successful show. In that time his position in popular culture has slipped from hero to laughing stock, making increasingly minor appearances to fuel his hamburger habit. Evidently, he misses Michael too.
The Four Dorkmen of the Carpocalypse are at it again, this time taking their "girlfriends" for a ride in a Rocky Mountain sunset, posing with satellite dishes and adding a Decepticon to the collection.