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The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade!
by: -RoG-

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Another shot of the two Batmobiles.


I'll take one of each.


Yeah, baby.


Remember when cars looked cool?


Okay, apparently the Christmas parade just turned into a pop culture cars parade, and I couldn't be happier about it.
Here's the DeLorean DMC-12 from "Back to the Future".


Another shot of the DeLorean.


Not one, but two Herbie Volkswagen Bugs drove by. I prefer this one though.


The other had too many stickers and flashier non-Herbie like hubcaps. Classic Herbie all the way!


The Pontiac Trans-Am from "Smokey and the Bandit".


Look out, it's them Duke boys speeding by in the General Lee!


I wonder if Boss Hog will ever catch 'em.


Apparently this was Bumblebee from the Transformers movie.
I wouldn't know, because I tried blocking that bastardization of a beloved childhood memory from my mind long ago.


Starsky & Hutch. Word.


Scooby Doo riding on by in The Mystery Machine van!


Well whaddaya know! It's the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van along with April O'Neil walking beside it!


And yes, that's the same van from the TMNT video I appeared in earlier this year.


Probably the most intimidating van in history - the classic van from The A-Team.


It's KITT from Knight Rider.
(fun fact: KITT stands for "Knight Industries Two Thousand)


There was a second Knight Rider car that drove by and the motion lights on the front were gold instead of red.
Must've been KITT's brother, KATT. (HAR!)


Time to go off-roading with Jurassic Park.


Smile while you can kid... you'll be devoured by a Velociraptor soon enough. Merry Christmas!


Now this one was a real treat for me... I'm a HUGE fan of John Carpenter's "Christine", so getting to see the Plymouth Fury
from the film was nothing short of awesome. I do wish they had it playing 1950s rock & roll when it drove by though.


I've seen it plenty of times over the years, but the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters is always a welcome sight.


Are you kidding me!? Alright, they definitely saved the best for last. An X-34 Landspeeder occupied by
two Jawas with perfect glowing yellow eyes, a Tusken Raider, and Leia in the Boushh disguise. Amazing.


Nothing says "Christmas" like an X-34 Landspeeder chasing after the Ecto-1 chasing after Christine.

There's still plenty more from the
2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade to see!

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Reader Comments

Member
Dec 3rd, 2012, 09:24 AM
Great job as always, Rog. I'm not a huge fan of parades either, but I would have loved seeing all those pop culture cars in one place. Sadly I would have missed them if I'd been there, after being arrested trying to step over so many people to steal that minijet.
Slacking Enthusiast
Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:05 AM
Nice to see one of these things outside of cheesy holiday movies for once. The only float parade we have over here (as far as I know) is the Viareggio Carnival one.
Freelance Artist
Dec 3rd, 2012, 11:04 PM
I'm completely jealous
Where I live, the Santa Clause Parade is at night, but there's never anything worth seeing. it's ALL Christmas themed :P
Forum Virgin
Dec 4th, 2012, 03:49 AM
IRON EAGLE!! YEEEEAH!
Forum Virgin
Dec 4th, 2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks RoG! Awesome post. Have a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Chanukah!
Member
Dec 4th, 2012, 10:42 AM
Rog:

The KITT with the yellow scan bar actually IS KITT's evil twin KARR (Knight's Automated Roving Robot). It was the prototype for KITT that went evil and was featured in a few episodes as well as being the main villian of the Knight Rider video games. Some confusion might come from the fact that in the first appearance he also had a red scan bar (that scanned differently) but in subsequent episodes it was yellow. By the time he appeared in the video games, he was given a two-tone paint job, with his ground-fx painted gun metal gray.

In the first episode it was actually voiced by Peter Cullen... so yeah, Kitt with Optimus Prime's voice! I think Frank Welker went on to do him in later episodes and he was given a more generic bad guy voice.

I'm genuinely suprised you didn't know that!
Coulrophobe
Dec 4th, 2012, 11:25 AM
I hope the parade planners did their due diligence on that Elmo balloon.
Forum Virgin
Dec 8th, 2012, 02:08 PM
I never suspected "The Bold and the Beatiful" were a show that actually exists! I thought Seinfeld made it up for Kramer to obsessively watch...

Great photo series!
Pickled Patriarch
Dec 9th, 2012, 03:58 PM
HowardC - I watched the show here 'n there in my childhood and always loved KITT, but I was a much bigger fan of Airwolf. I dunno, I guess the kid in me always believed that a high-tech supersonic helicopter was cooler than a high-tech sports car. Sadly, after the show ended, the helicopter was sold and later destroyed in a crash, killing all of its crew members.
Strange blob from beyond
Dec 12th, 2012, 03:03 AM
CHRISTINE!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!

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