The Love Bug
DIRECTOR: ROBERT STEVENSON
CAST: DEAN JONES, MICHELE LEE, BUDDY HACKETT
Way back before Bumblebee there was Herbie, a 1963 Volkswagon Beetle with a mind of its own who befriends down-on-his-luck San Francisco race car driver Dean Jones, not only jump-starting his moribund career, but helping him along in his romantic pursuit of mechanic Michele Lee. A smash hit for Disney, it’s a pure souped-up tire-squealing delight from the first turn of the key in the ignition to the climactic El Dorado race through the Sierra Nevada mountains.