UK Knight Rider Meet - A Day Out To Billing Aquadrome

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UK Knight Rider Meet - A Day Out To Billing Aquadrome

Post by Sith » Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:04 pm

Just got back from a wonderful American car show near Northampton, here in the UK.

Despite the changing weather, the sun mostly stayed out and there was a wide variety of cars ranging from Mustangs, Dodges, and Corvettes.

Far more importantly was the Pontiacs present. The Trans Ams especially.

And boy was there a number there. Well over 20 dotted around the show.

Kudos to the owners of various KITT replicas who organised the meet up and turned up. All of them looked excellent, and special thanks to Rob for letting me sit inside his car. :)

Was also good to speak to fellow Knight Rider fans, including Sarfraz and K.I.T.T. from this very forum. Although I didn't meet him, I also understand Vinny was there too - the star of Radio 1 yesterday. ;)

I have to say it was great to wander around looking at all the replicas, and for me on my first visit to the show it gave a great buzz. I had a great time.

So once again congrats to those of you who turned up and showed that the Knight Rider fandom is still strong in the UK - over 20 years on. :)

Here are some images from the show taken by a camera phone. Apologies for the poor quality, but I shall post more and better quality ones once I work out how my new digital camera exports the photos I took. lol

The show continues tomorrow if you fancy popping along to Billing Aquadrome. Entry is £10 per car.

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UPDATE: Got my pics uploaded now, thanks to neps for hosting.

See them here.
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Post by FuzzieDice » Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:32 pm

Sith, those are pretty good pictures! Thanks for sharing. :) Unfortunately I don't think there are any car shows in my immediate area that I personally can get to and that would have K.I.T.T. T/As. So it's always a treat to see these pictures online. :)

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Post by Menace » Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:32 pm

Hi Sith,

The last car in your pictures is mine. I was there for about 3 hours,i had a Knight Rider jacket on.
Great show.

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Post by 86chvs10 » Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:55 pm

Pretty cool pics sith looks like it was fun.Hope you and the guys from KRUK had a good time.

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Post by sarfraz » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:02 am

Really good day out. It was seriously strange meeting some of people behind the user names...sorry Sith for taking soo long to figure out who you were :wink: ( probably in awe of the KITT cars on show) hope you had a look around the entire nationals. There was a huge black semi in the middle of the park!

Most bizarre experience was coming back to the KITT's after taking a look around the nationals. Everyone of them had their scanners on and were being drove around the pontiac owners club....looked so surreal.

Hope to have pics developed (35mm cam) once I get back from the Goodwood festival of speed next week.

Wonder how many camera phones now have the UK nationals KITT's on them :lol:

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Post by K.I.T.T » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:53 am

Didnt see you sith! I didnt know you were at the event untill Sarfraz told me you were there.

It was a great event! The best one yet, as within our Knight Rider section (part of the pontiac owners club) we had a total of 10 replicas! and those of whom came for the photo call later on!

I have full pictures and video of the days events! Which i will be putting on Knight Rider Uk as soon as i finish editing the crap out lol.

Maybe next year sith.
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Post by Michael Pajaro » Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:44 pm

Once again, you have a jealous Californian here. Very cool. I know there are several conversion organizations out there, which group or person was responsible for putting together this specific gathering?
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Post by SwEeTiNsAnItY » Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:44 pm

Michael Pajaro wrote:Once again, you have a jealous Californian here.


lol join the club!

Man, I wish I coulda been there, it sounded awesome! Even the car shows around here don't have a good number of Trans Ams! And I've never seen a KITT replica at one :( Thanks for the pictures Sith! And cool that a lot of you guys got to meet!

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Post by Sith » Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:05 pm

K.I.T.T wrote:Didnt see you sith!


lol... yes you did. I was the chap you was talking to in front of your car while you was eating that bread roll. :wink:

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Post by Arjun » Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:00 am

Were all the cars genuine Trans Ams? Or were there any modified Honda Accords out there? Given the nonexistence of Trans Ams here, that is the best option for making a replica.

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Post by K.I.T.T » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:15 am

Ahh so that was you in the green jumper sith!

I thoguht you were DJ Chalky from my forum!! .... when you said about the radio 1 thing i just thought it was him!!

And it was a hot dog from rob i was eating.... just seemed that the hot dog itself was smaller then the roll!

I had so many people come up to me and say hi who did not say who they were!!! ahhhm so next year it i think its best to have a name badge or something!

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Post by neps » Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:26 am

Looks like was a great time!

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Post by Sith » Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:48 pm

UPDATE: Got my pics uploaded now, thanks to neps for hosting.

See them here.

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:49 pm

They should hold the Knight Nationals Or any Knight Rider associatied convention in New York City.
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Post by 86chvs10 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:14 pm

Nice pics sith lots of pics on the replicas this year.

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Post by aussieknight » Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:31 pm

I'm surprised there are so many Trans Ams over in the UK, let alone KITT replicas! I'd have thought we'd have more than that over here in Australia! I'm having trouble finding just one KITT replica! It's funny to think that those sorts of cars are popular over there. Then again, I suppose people would have HAD to import something fast, seeing as no real muscle cars were ever built there. ;-)
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Post by K.I.T.T » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:47 pm

Oh yeah your right about us not having any fast cars here. After all the only things we have our Aston Martin, The Mclaren F1, Bentley, TVR, Lotus to name but a few............Shall i go on.

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Post by 86chvs10 » Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:09 pm

i would like to here more the Mclaren are awesome cars they use those car in F1 Grand Prix.And i have herd of Lotus But only saw very and the TVR car is not the handling kinda car to me.Aston Martin is the car real fast car.

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Post by aussieknight » Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:57 pm

Hang on though, you're giving me examples of SUPER expensive sports cars. I mean, your average person can't afford a Lotus, let alone a Mclaren F1! The Trans Am was an affordable, standard configuration RWD V8-powered 2-door vehicle constructed by a mainstream manufacturer, that looked dammit-nice, an went like a shower of poo off a chrome shovel. Just like we get things like this:
http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/xrt_xr6t.htm
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Post by K.I.T.T » Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:54 pm

well if your coming down the scale then you could have any ford cosworth, be it escort, granada or sierra.....All very fast even by todays standards. and now of course there is the focus RS. Dont get me wrong I wasnt bitching....just didnt want everyone to get the impression that we all drive around in 900cc austin mini's.

Or if you are looking to V8 power plants then the rover sd1 had a healthly 175 bhp from its V8 lump and the little MGB had a V8 as well.
They all come out fo the wood work if you think about it.

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Post by K.I.T.T » Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:44 pm

This years nationals was the best show up ever!!! 10 cars counted which is a record!!!!!! All details and pictures are now up on Knight Rider Uk for those interested in seeing what the show was like! More video is on the way as soon as its ready!!

http://www.knightrideruk.co.uk/nationals2004.html

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Post by neps » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:15 pm

Page looks nice Nick! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

May I make one suggestion? If you're going to put thumbnails, make sure they're not 600x480 in dimensions and over 200 KB in size. You should have your thumbnails at the proper size, not larger and scaled down, thats a sure way to kill both your bandwidth and the viewers.

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Post by Newcastle knight » Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:20 pm

Well i was at Billing too, great show, biggest turn out of KITT replicas too which was good !

you can see me in a couple of pictures over on knight rider uk, lol

the best part of the show for me was when Rob let me have a drive of his car, his is the one with the dash and gullwing too ! very very very cool, i couldnt get the smile off my face driving all the way home.

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