• May 3rd 2006 at 7:59PM
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We're not sure how K.I.T.T. didn't see this coming, but Matt Cyr-Knight, a 22-year-old college freshman in Texas had his heart broken when his Knight Rider clone was burglarized last month while attending class at San Antonio College.*

We're not exactly sure how a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am qualifies as a K.I.T.T. K.A.R.R., but  we feel bad for the David Hasselhoff super fan, who has become so engrossed in the defunct 1980's television staple that he's "...gone by the name Knight since age 19 and plans to legally change his last name."

Apparently, Cyr-Knight's car was damaged when a thief pried open the T/A's t-top, thereafter copping K.I.T.T.'s ICE - head unit, amplifier, subwoofer and radar detector. Grand total? $400.

No suspects have been apprehended, but Autoblog has it on good authority that Garthe Knight (pictured) is on the local authorities' short list. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Cyr-Knight's Hasselhoffmobile was parked adjacent to the "Chance Academic Center." Or perhaps not.

Regardless, with his insurance settlement squared, Cyr-Knight might consider putting a downpayment on this eBay beauty. Or this one. Or this one. Decisions, decisions...

(*Yes, we know the article is almost two weeks old, but it's Knight Rider, people... priorities!)

[Sources: The Ranger.org; KnightRiderOnline.com; eBay]


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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      Knight Rider is the best show ever!

      But only $400 for all that stuff? But that sucks...it really does. There have been a lot of break-ins around here. People stealing subs and stereos. I just bought a nice Alpine stereo for my car. I would be pissed if it got stolen. But fortunately, the place I got it from covers theft :).

      haha Those auctions are amazing. That first T/A is amazing. People need better hobbies lol...
      • 9 Years Ago
      another pointless fact:

      when i was at texas tech in 1998, there was a guy in my dorm who had the little backy and forthy red light on the front of his 1992-1994 (not sure what year) black trans am with red interior.

      he competed at car shows against an original dukes of hazzard charger that you would see around town...

      • 9 Years Ago
      Little known fact:The voice of the car was the same actor who played Higgens in Magnum PI.

      Useless fact, yes.


      • 9 Years Ago
      Stoneman you forgot to spam your blog in your last post. Are you feeling alright?
      • 9 Years Ago
      The KITT voice was actually William Daniel from St. Elsewhere.

      Higgins was played by John Hillerman, on Magnum P.I.

      Crazy that I would be old enough to remember these useless facts. Carry on.

      • 9 Years Ago
      I read that K.A.R.R. was voiced by Peter Cullen.

      Who also voiced... Optimus Prime.

      This has been another Useless Fact.
      • 9 Years Ago
      When I lived in central Texas in the early '80s it seemed like every third car was a 2nd gen. Trans Am. Considering how rusted all of them were, I'm amazed that any still exist 20 years later. It must be some extra-ordinary T-A that an insurance claim of $400 didn't result in the car being totalled.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Man.....say one thing and people just jump on your ass. All right. I take it back. Sorry. Jeez. I will test out a Hyundai in a month to see if I am mistaken.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Don't really think that was a little known fact, I think it is an unknown fact because you are wrong. William Daniels was the voice of K.I.T.T. and John Hillerman played Higgins on Magnum P.I.
      Don't you have some hyundai threads to crap on?