Thanks to a surprise cameo in the seven second of ‘American Dad’ that I accidentally watched this week, I’ve been thinking about Herbie, The Love Bug.  As a child, I always sort of wanted a car that could think for itself, like a pal you have to fill up with gas and occasionally repair.  Sure, he wasn’t quite as cool as KITT or as intergalactic as The Millennium Falcon, but Herbie was my Number One Ride until I realized just how compact a compact car the Volkswagen Beetle actually was, leading to today’s transportational query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also wouldn’t mind having an X-Wing fighter, though that’s probably limited in usefulness, asking: What’s the Number One Ride in all of pop culture?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I don’t have a drivers license, so it would have to be KITT or some decently functional Autobot, like Sideswipe because they drive themselves. I’d get to talk with someone while riding too.

  2. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Land Speeder. Not the one in the movie. The original Mattel toy with floaty wheels. That baby was sweeeeet!

  3. Daniel Langsdale on

    The TARDIS, because even though it might not take you where you want to go, it always takes you where you NEED to go.

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