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Ability First Star Car Central red carpet event!

It happened on Friday May 1st, but here’s the post now! AbilityFirst provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities reach their full potential throughout their lives. They offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs.

Last year was Star car Central’s first time participating in the Red Carpet Oscar like event, and it was such fun we brought a different group back for the second year!

Mark G and his Adam-12 cruiser showed up, and then got a call to fix a helicopter, so he got himself moved up in the line up, and delivered Jim Carrey (does he seem a bit too tall?) to the red carpet area where Joan Rivers was greeting all the ariving stars.

Mark G's Adam 12 meets Jim Carrey look alike

Mark G's Adam 12 meets Jim Carrey look alike! Mark ran the red carpet, then ran to keep the police in the air! Always on call, his job is to keep them flying!


“One Adam-12  see the woman dressed like Joan Rivers, use caution, she is armed with a sharp wit. that is all.”


(In a side note, I am trying to locate an “ACE VENTURA” car for the Jim Carrey Impersonator… we shall see…)

Scott Sebring is in the Batman costume, with his Wife Vicky together they were a big hit with the “consumers” and all the attenders

of the event!



Check out the “circe” reflective red paint on Tom’s car!  Cool! 


Just so no one is confused, that is TOM driving HIS batmobile, no I didn’t let someone else drive my bat. So don’t ask. 🙂 Don’t ask Tom either.


Sue and Get Smart and Lucy Ball?

Sue and Get Smart and Lucy Ball?

Sue brought her Get Smart Sunbeam with working machine gun in the hood, along with a great Get Smart Look-A-Like

and were teamed up with a  “I Love Lucy” impersonator.  Maxwell Smart entertained the crowd with his Shoe Phone!

harley hearse with Elvira?

harley hearse with Elvira?Not sure if it's a "star Car" but a great Elvira look a like rode up in this harley pulled hearse! COOL!

Were’s Obiwan?  See if you can find all the odd combinations in one photo, Batman, Obiwan, Get Smart Car,
Herbie the Love bug, and Catwoman!
Where's Waldo?

Where's Waldo?



We met a new friend at the event, a GREAT Austin Power’s impersonator, who connected us with
a SHAGUAR!  Look for the british flag on a jag at future events!  (Now find KITT from Knight rider,
the batmobile, and get smart and shrek in that photo!
Austin Power's "Shaguar" Yeah Baby!
  Austin Power’s “Shaguar” Yeah Baby!
Batman and Robin?

Batman and Robin?

There’s Tom!  he went early, then took off when it started to rain!  I know the feeling, batman goes out when it’s cool, dark and dry….
The bat was a big hit!
the line up!

the line up!

The Batmobile, KITT, Get Smart, Herbie, Star Wars H-wing, but Adam-12 had to answer the call before I got there to take any photos!

Austin in the Love big, that makes sense!

Austin in the Love big, that makes sense!

Jerry was our “Herbie” Owner this year, and he got to deliver Austin Powers to the center stage.

Steven Speilburg in KITT

Steven Speilburg in KITT

O.K. so Steven Spielburg had nothing to do with knight rider, but the car has a kind of a “shark” nose, so they played

the theme to Knight Rider, and JAWS!

Sue "Beaming" next to her Get Smart Sunbeam

Sue "Beaming" next to her Get Smart Sunbeam

Brian walks with the stars!

  Brian walks with the stars!

Brian brought his nephew and rode in a Limo this time, instead of in Herbie or Horace the Hate bug.

 So why all this fuss, and driving in the rain through traffic on a Friday night?

For the smiles!

For the smiles!

this last photo says it all!  It was a big night for all of us, but the smiles on the faces of all those attending and helping when they saw

the famous cars and impersonators was worth any and all trouble it was to be apart of this big event!  See you next year!


Back to the Future, after the parade, to see new old star cars!

After the Parade, just a few miles away there was a big Back to the Future cast reunion, and lots of our Delorian friends were over there, so we decided to keep the parade going and stop by!   So Lou and Linda, AKA Starsky and Hutch, Nate aka KITT from Knight Rider, Sue – Get Smart Sunbeam, Jerry and Jason’s Herbies, Brian’s Horace the Hate bug, Oscar’s Magnum P.I. Ferrari and Shawn’s Star Wars car all paraded over.  Mark G. and his Adam-12 had to answer a call, Chuck and his Rod got back in their trailer, but all the rest went over to the Burbant Airport Mariott for more star car action!


We all got into the parking lot, and it wasn’t hard to find the Delorians!  Paul BTTF was there in the front making fistfulls of cash, so we went around the corner to find a few other BTTF delorians, and other Star Car central members!  


Still getting everyone’s names right, a few new (to BTTF conversions showed up! Always room for more!

Herbie Get smart Horace and starsky

On this side, the line up, Herbie, Get Smart Sunbeam, Horace the hate bug, and Starsky and Hutch


starsky, KITT and Magnum

starsky, KITT and Magnum

Starsky and Hutch Torino, KITT from Knight Rider, and the Ferrari from Magnum P.I. represent the team.


But on this day, we were outnumbered by the Delorian fans.


We met up with lots of new and old Delorian pals, Jay was in town with his great BTTF replica,


Danny Botkin “aka Mr. Delorian” as well as getting face time with Sean “Ecto-1” who said he will be on the road with this summer!

Bill Murray, get your proton pack!

Bill Murray, get your proton pack!

We also met up with Dan and two big Knight Rider fans from Knights of the West coast, and Dan T’s KITT.   After losing a few people who wanted to go inside and get autographs, we had a great lunch impromptu meeting.  The KOTWC fit right in with the gang, as the star car disease tends to grow into other shows, so everyone had fun swapping star car stories over lunch.

What did i learn?  The Burbank parade was fun, and I discovered I like taking KITT on hot days, a lot more than driving the batmobile with no roof, sun visors, or Air conditioning!     The Batmobile will be back on the road for future events this summer, but Tom’s Batmobile was up next for the Ability First red Carpet Event May 1st.   Stay tuned, star car fan…. the best is yet to come!  And if you are a member of any star car web boards for just one car, please feel free to post my web blog link! Maybe next summer – an ALL STAR CAR – CAR SHOW!

A ROW of Herbies, Generals, KITTs, delorians, Torinos…. ya gotta have big dreams!   

Next up the Ability First event, and our ranks swell by a few new cars…. YEAH BABY!!!

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