K&F Show #244: California Dukes Adventure for 2023? Movie Review – The John Hughes Movie Car Spectacular!


Kibbe and Friends

Welcome to the official Kibbe and Friends Show with myself, Justin “Corndog” Cornette, and Show Producer Bernie McPartland! With this show we’re basically setting up the Boars Nest for the entire automotive media world to swing through for a couple watered down beers, stale popcorn, and fantastic waitresses. You can find every episode here on The MuscleCar Place as well as iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and Google Play. From time to time we’ll also be posting video clips and full shows to The Kibbe and Friends YouTube channel.  If you click the “Download” link at the top of this post you’ll be able to stream it on your phone directly. You can also pull the RSS feed as well.

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Holley LT GiveAway!

Presented with Holley!

Phase 3 of Kibbe and Friends is officially here, and Holley is back for more fun, foolishness, and flying orange Chargers!

We’re happy to let you know that Holley is doing another amazing engine giveaway but you only have until Dec 5, 2022 to get signed up for it! This time it’s the latest and greatest LT motor filled with some of the best parts money can buy, including a forged rotating assembly that brings displacement to 427 cubic inches, Mast Motorsports Black Label cylinder heads, a custom ground camshaft, and as many Holley parts as we could throw at it. All of this will be controlled by a Holley Terminator X EFI system, making it capable of up to 700 horsepower. https://www.holley.com/win/ltenginesweepstakes/

In addition to that, the “Holley Days” deals are just around the corner as well! Just visit Holley.com to peruse and view for yourself and signup for the mailing notification. Once you go and buy ….. be SURE to tell them that we sent you!


Dave Stitzinger and his amazing Dukes collection!

California Dukes Adventures with Dave Stitzinger!

Thanks to an introduction via Corndog and a recent trip to California, I got the chance to meet with Dave Stitzinger and tour the Valencia filming location (Season 5-7 of the Dukes) and see a few pieces of his amazing Dukes collection. What a guy! He has a heart for the show and a knack for finding cool pieces that have an incredible backstory. His replica General Lee has been used by Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel and (today) is sitting at Melody Ranch in the Valuzet museum.

Dave suggested a future California Dukes event….and we all agree that it’s overdue. Maybe this should be our 2023 event! Be sure to check out Dave’s website at https://dukesonline.com.

Thanks, Dave!

Hazzard County – Valencia Location.



Hughes Cars!

The John Hughes Movie Car Spectacular!

K&F Show Summary:

Kibbe created the criteria for all of this, so if a major one got missed or you disagree with the reasoning it’s his fault. First, the movie has to be well known. It has to have been released within his lifetime. He could have written it, directed it, or both. Most importantly there has to be a car that you instantly identify with that movie or that someone would be wacky enough to make a replica of!

1983 Mr. Mom (written by)
1982 Mustang GT 5.0

1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation (screenplay) / (short story “Vacation ’58”)
It is – or was – a 1980 Ford LTD Country Squire, remade into the Wagon Queen Family Truckster painted in Metallic Pea

1984 Sixteen Candles (written by)
1983 Porsche 944

1985 National Lampoon’s European Vacation (screenplay by) / (story by)
1977 Ford Cortina 1300 MkIV

1985 Weird Science (written by)
1984 Porsche 928 S
1983 Ferrari Mondial QV Cabriolet

1986 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (written by)
1961 Ferrari 250GT California

1988 The Great Outdoors (written by)
1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer [SJ]

1989 Uncle Buck (written by)
1977 Mercury Marquis Brougham

1989 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (written by)
1989 Ford Taurus Wagon [DN5]
1972 Condor II on Ford chassis
Honorable Mention – 1963 Dodge D-200 Crew Cab

1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles (written by)
1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible ‘Gran-Detroit Farm & Country Turbo’


KF Patreon Show:

John Schenider and Justin Cornette at the recent JSS event. Click the photo for the exclusive interview in Patreon!

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