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Hey California Folk, Or Anyone Going To L.A. In Early October!! Check Out This Awesome KNIGHT RIDER Reunion Event!! Cool Guests!! KITT Cars!! More!! + A Trivia Contest To Win Admission And Prizes!!





Merrick here...

A while back, we posted a write-up of a rather well-done book chronicling the development and history of KNIGHT RIDER (available HERE).  Nick Nugent, that book's author, is now behind a rather extraordinary undertaking - some details of which we wanted to share with you.  

It's been 30 years (!?!?!?!?) since the David Hasselhoff starring, Glen A. Larson-created series ran on NBC for four years, before siring various follow-ups (KNIGHT RIDER 2000, KNIGHT RIDER 2010,  a long-gestating feature film is said to be in the works, etc).  To commemorate this anniversary, Nugent and a team of extremely hard-working and wholly dedicated souls are busting their asses to bring us The KNIGHT RIDER Reunion - which is happening October 5-7 at The Beverly Garland Holiday in Universal City, CA.


If you're traveling to the event, you can book your stay at The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, a screen used location seen in five episodes of the series (Hearts of Stone, Forget Me Not, Let It Be Me, Speed Demons, Custom KITT)  - a  special reduced group rate of $139.00 per night will end this coming Friday, September 14th.   You can book your stay at the following url using the group code "KRR."  All guests who book will recieve (1) free admission to the event and a special limited edition print!  Book HERE, using group code "KRR." 
A bevy of special guests has been lined up - conspicuously, a few slots are being left open to accommodate surprise guests and appearances.  While I can't vouch for which of these mystery folks will actually end up attending, I do know the identities of one or two of these potential special guests and I'll say...they're interesting and important folks to Geek culture in general, and definitely should not be missed.  

Currently confirmed guests include: composers Stu Phillips and Don Peake, producer Ron Martinez, writer/producer Burton Armus, Hasselhoff stunt double Terry James, Assistant Director Louis Race, K.I.T.T. designer Michael Scheffe, actors Peter Parros, Jeff Osterhage, Richard Anderson (YES!!!!!), Daphne Ashbrook, Rebeca Holden, KNIGHT RIDER 2000's Carmen Argenziano, and KNIGHT RIDER historians A.J. Palmgren and Joe Huth IV.

Per the happening's official site, event highlights include...


Tickets are already online and available HERE - while details/tickets to a cool sounding VIP party can be had HERE

Knights of the West Coast invites you to "Celebrate the Knight Life" on the red carpet and party like a rock star at our VIP party in the home of rock history, The Hard Rock Cafe on Universal Citywalk! Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Knight Rider in style! Attendees of our VIP party will receive a special collectible lanyard and other surprises! ​
Get up close and personal with some of your favorite stars from the world of Knight Rider! Our exclusive limited admission engagement takes place on the second floor of the Hard Rock Cafe Universal which features rock memorabilia everywhere the eye can see, a stylized bar, and offers the most spectacular view of the electrifying excitement of Universal Citywalk from three spacious balconies! Our party is the perfect place to hang with the stars and capture those special memories that will last a lifetime! ​
Special Guests are invited to sign and pose for photos with fans at their leisure. Video and photography for non-commercial use is permitted but please be courtesy to the space available and follow all instructions by event producers, staff, and security.​​​ ​
Please respect the wishes of those celebrities who may not wish to participate in signing autographs or being photographed or recorded. We want all of our guests to enjoy the party in as comfortable a manner as possible.​ ​
Limited food and drinks WILL be included in the admission price of your ticket and other optional food/drink services will also be made available to make sure everyone has a great time celebrating the night away like the Hollywood elite! ​
Get your tickets today for this can't miss event! Tickets WILL SELL OUT and no admissions will be offered at the door. Only the "Knight Semi" package includes VIP party admission in the purchase price or select sponsorship levels. ​
Tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis and retail for $50.00 per guest, $30.00 for children. Due to space limitations only a maximum of 150 guests will be permitted inside the event. Wristbands and badges will be required for admittance. Please see the Terms and Conditions listed on the "Tickets" page for our event policies not mentioned below.​ ​




The folks behind the event are offering Aint It Cool readers a very cool chance to snag one of several KNIGHT RIDER REUNION-related prizes.  What's up for grabs?   

(2) Knight Semi Passes - (1) per winner - retail value $270.00 (includes general admission, Hard Rock VIP Party admission, event t-shirt, exclusive badge, Semi Set Access, and Mobile Command Kit consisting of other exclusive goodies.)

(2) SPM Passes - (1) per winner - retail value $140.00 (Includes general admission, exclusive print, and an event t-shirt)

(2) Copies of KRC (KNIGHT RIDER COMPANION book) - (2) winners - retail value $80.00
Winners will be contacted for their full info and if applicable, t-shirt size.
Winners will need to appear in person at the event to claim their prize. Nothing will be mailed out.
Here are the contest questions - be sure to include your answers when sending messages to  that oversized 'Enter Here' e-mail link provided below.  


1. What is the official designated name of the "Knight Semi"?
2. How many buttons total (both sides) are on KITT's switchpod units from Season 1/2? 
3. What other popular 80's super-advanced vehicle show did guest star Catherine Hickland (Stevie) appear on?




The contest is NOW OPEN, and will run until 11:59 PM PDT USA on Sunday September 16.  The names of recipients will be posted on Aint It Cool News early next week - first initial, last name, and your city. Should you be a lucky recipient and you don't want us to post your name or whatever, please indicate this in your e-mail. 

You can learn more about the KNIGHT RIDER Reunion HERE on Twitter or via the event's Facebook page.  The T-shirts mentioned above?  Here's a picture of one...




More soon.  Stay tuned...





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