All the way back in 1982 aged just 8, I discovered my (then) ideal man.
He was tall, dark, handsome, brooding and drove the most remarkable car.
I must have watched every episode at least half a dozen times, as the series was repeated over and over again as I was growing up. If you’ve never seen or heard of Knight Rider – where have you been?
The series starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight – a modern day hero fighting crime with the aid of his advanced, artificially intelligent almost indestructible car, called KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand).
Ok, so the fashion wasn’t the best (it was the 80’s), but to 8 year old me he was perfect. He fought on the side of the good guys, had a good sense of humour – he had to – he drove a talking car and could flirt his way out of trouble!
I was very lucky to have visited Universal Studios around that time and actually got to meet KITT (and talk to him), sadly I was only photographed with David’s cardboard cut out, but I was more than happy at the time!
I was devastated when Knight Rider finished, but by 1989 David was back – this time as Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch.