Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/8/14 9:19 a.m.

Cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg_6ffiMYhc

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non HalfDork
6/8/14 9:33 a.m.

Why Don Knotts vs an actual race car driver?

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/8/14 9:34 a.m.

That was really cool!! Thanks for sharing.

fasted58
fasted58 PowerDork
6/8/14 10:09 a.m.

who knew

btw, Don Knotts was originally a local guy from Morgantown, WV. Dunno how he made it to TV or film but good for him. Never knew he was a car guy if he even was. There is a boulevard named for him in M'town.

ChrisR
ChrisR New Reader
6/8/14 11:43 a.m.

Looks like he's being pulled behind a car to me. You never see the whole cart in the close-up shots and you can't see the guys face in the fast action shots for a positive ID. Celeb endorsement more then cart racer, perhaps?

Graefin10
Graefin10 SuperDork
6/8/14 1:26 p.m.
fasted58 wrote: who knew btw, Don Knotts was originally a local guy from Morgantown, WV. Dunno how he made it to TV or film but good for him. Never knew he was a car guy if he even was. There is a boulevard named for him in M'town.

He was an entertainer while in the Army. He was in the movie "No Time for Sargent's" in 1958. That's where he met Andy. Then in 60, I think, he got the part for Barney.

In that McCollouch film I thought I saw a pack of cigarettes in his pocket. He had lung cancer late in life. Died in 06.

I've never heard anything about him racing. You never know though. Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) is a good driver in vintage events.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
6/8/14 4:14 p.m.

Don Knotts was also the spokesman for the 1971 Dodge Dude pickup truck.

spear322
spear322 New Reader
6/9/14 7:24 a.m.

Cool video, I love those promotional movies

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