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Oh How Vegas Has Changed Since "Goliath"

Post by Joe Huth » Mon May 17, 2004 3:14 pm

I just returned from my very first trip to Las Vegas. Besides just the amazement of being in such a remarkable place, I've also never been to a place where "Knight Rider" was actually filmed. I wanted to make a point of walking down the same place where Hasselhoff drove KITT into Caesar's Palace...just to get that feeling that they were once there. Not surprisingly, Caesar's has changed consideribly in the last 21 years. The front entrance where Michael pulls into the casino, drives past the water fountains, and parks in front of the entrance, is completely different. The driveway is now a walkway; the front entrance was being completely renovated...it looked nothing like the original. However, the line of tall bushes and the water fountain were still intact. In fact...you can see a headless statue when KITT pulls into Caesar's...it's still there today. Check out a screen shot from "Goliath" and a picture taken last week here:

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Post by Sith » Mon May 17, 2004 3:43 pm

You lucky guy. :P Its pretty cool that they still have some background details there from decades ago. Adds to the glamour.

The real question is.... how much did you lose to the bandits? ;)

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Post by KARR Engineer » Mon May 17, 2004 4:30 pm

Dunes does not exist5 anymore...
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Post by Michael Pajaro » Mon May 17, 2004 5:38 pm

Did you go into Caesers to see KITT? Planet Hollywood in the Forum Shops has one of the KITT miniatures on display. (or at least they used to... I haven't checked in about 2 years.)
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Post by aussieknight » Mon May 17, 2004 6:40 pm

Nice to see those pics. Not nice to get pop-up ads though....
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Post by K.I.T.T » Mon May 17, 2004 7:03 pm

Thats where google toolbar comes in handy!

Nice pics! You got the split from 80's to present done quite well there!

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Post by DJGM » Mon May 17, 2004 7:32 pm

K.I.T.T wrote:Thats where google toolbar comes in handy!


IMO, having popup blocking built in by default (without third party add-ons) comes in handy!

But, back on topic . . . some very interesting pics there . . .

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Post by Joe Huth » Tue May 18, 2004 9:56 am

Mike,

I went into Planet Hollywood in Caesar's but I don't recall seeing a KITT miniature....of course, I wasn't looking for it either...does anyone have a pic of it?

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Post by whet » Tue May 18, 2004 10:59 am

I went to Vagas in august 2001.

My brother had a Vagas wedding, whilst I was there I went to Cessar's It was great.

Of course since Knight Rider you have the newer Vagas where hotel's like New york New york and the Luxor, which I stayed in.

I always makes me laugh when I watch Golaith now after Michael beats Garth and the Gaming table, and Garth chasing him.

The just go right out onto open road.

Seeing as vagas is such a vast busy city I think this would be unlikly and they would get stuck in the que after leaving Ceassars, even 21 years ago it must havee been busy.

I must go back there sometime, ok its around 12 hour's here from the Uk but Vagas is well worth it!

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Tue May 18, 2004 11:06 am

I don't know if it's still there... The model is maybe 18"-24" long.

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Post by Joe Huth » Tue May 18, 2004 11:17 am

I'd like to think that my scanners would have picked up on that if it were there...seems kinda big to miss...plus I'd kick myself for not getting some shots of it. Oh well...

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Post by KARR Engineer » Tue May 18, 2004 11:23 am

I want that model! Anyways, on a Polish site, that photo is listed as being from Universal Tours or something like that and they say that that kind of model made over 50% of the Turbo Boosts. Yeah, right.

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Post by ramon88us » Tue May 18, 2004 9:23 pm

Who doesnt want that model?

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Post by aussieknight » Wed May 19, 2004 12:58 am

Ramon, what the hell is your avatar s'posed to be? :-| A bug leg detached from the body?
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Post by Power Beast » Wed May 19, 2004 5:37 am

Oh yea, would love to go somewhere where episodes were filmed. That's in the future for The Beast.

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Post by Sith » Wed May 19, 2004 7:58 am

aussieknight wrote:Ramon, what the hell is your avatar s'posed to be? :-| A bug leg detached from the body?


lol... I recognise it. Its the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

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Post by kido » Wed May 19, 2004 1:15 pm

Sith wrote:
aussieknight wrote:Ramon, what the hell is your avatar s'posed to be? :-| A bug leg detached from the body?


lol... I recognise it. Its the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.


:shock: some track.
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Post by SwEeTiNsAnItY » Mon May 24, 2004 12:48 am

Michael Pajaro wrote:I don't know if it's still there... The model is maybe 18"-24" long.

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You guys are lucky, I JUST got back from MY very first trip to Vegas, and wouldn't ya know it, I went to Planet Hollywood in Caesar's and sat at the very table where that very model was hangin'... so yes, it's still there :P It was kinda funny how I stumbled upon it, my friends picked the table, I didn't even notice until I sat down, and even then I only noticed the picture, I was all "Holy crap you guys, it's KITT!!!" and after a moment of me all wistfully excited my friend said "Look up!" and I did and I saw the model right above it, what a treat it was... too bad I had JUST run out of film, that would've been awesome, gettin' a picture of that... I'll have to make it a point to go there again, and soon!

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Post by SwEeTiNsAnItY » Mon May 24, 2004 12:51 am

Oh, and it's a lot darker in there without a flash, so I'm not as blind as that picture makes me look :P I noticed that the model was missing the sideview mirror though :( Poor KITT.

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Post by neps » Mon May 24, 2004 9:00 pm

Good to know that it's still around. I have something else KR to check out when I finally make it to Vegas.

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