Last Friday night in the worst rain and traffic I have been a part of in years, three intreped StarCarCentral.com members braved the weather and conditions to support GAMERS UNITED.
Harvey Levin’s TMZ TV show had a camera crew at the Beverly Hills event for the first L.A. ComiKaze Comic Con party where three SCC members came to support the cause of the night, giving out comic books and video games to sick kids! Michele Rodriguez was a celebrity guest and was really sweet to all three of us, she loved the cars!
Jon Bumblebee, Paul BTTF, and Nate Knight Rider all braved the rain and REDONKULOUS traffic but all got there before the party and the rain started. Various camera crews were on hand to cover the party thrown by Regina Carpinelli CEO Comikaze Expo and was held at her art gallery “The Celebrity Vault” at 345 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills,Ca 90210 that specializes in celebrity and rock and roll star limited edition photography.
A donation of comic books or cash and an invitation got you into the party, but there was only room for three stars outside: Bumblebee from the Transformers, Back to the future Delorean and KITT from Kinght Rider were parked out in the elements! The buzz and photography around the cars was non stop through the night, but after a few turns in front of the camera we went next door and the three of us had a New York Style Pizza and caught up on a few stories! After some more rain and a few more times lighting up KITT for the cameras I decided it was time to go home, as Monster Jam was the next day. Kitt had other ideas! It let out a terrible sound and the starter decided it didn’t want to play any more! So what does every good Knight Rider do in that situation? TURBOBOOST!!!!
Actually, I just called AAA and they sent out a tow truck to take KITT back to the Knight Industries repair truck.
Paul and Jon stayed a while longer while the paparazzi never stopped taking photos of KITT even while being loaded on the truck!
I got KITT safely home, dropped him in the driveway and got the A-Team van out for Monster Jam the next day. (see previous blog!)
Sadly it was Paul’s turn next to have some bad star car incident, he made it fine to the Monster jam the next day, but on the drive home hit a stalled truck in the road and tore up the side of his BTTF car!
When you play with your toys, stuff like this happens! Luckily the F.L.A.G. mechanic was over on Monday (aka Alex!) and had a new starter in KITT in no time flat and we went out for a nice lunch all before noon! That man has skills and connections! But I don’t think he can get Delorean stainless panels.
Here’s a look at Pauls car before the accident. I am not sure I want to see what it looks like now!
Paul vows to be all back together and rolling by our next event! Many of your favorite star cars will be on display in November at www.comikazeexpo.com
TMZ was also at another SCC event but didn’t get any of the Knights of the West Coast on Camera on Valentines day. A few fans of the Hoff showed up with Knight Rider stories for a new series where stars trade places with celebrities who have their same name!
David Hasselhoff looks different! (click the link to watch the TMZ video)