Meet Jim Douglas, a down-on-his-luck race car driver who lives in an old run-down fire house in San Francisco with his friend Tennessee Steinmetz, a occasional drunk mechanic. One day, Jim went to a luxury car dealer and surprisingly seen a strange Volkswagon Beetle with a unusual problem, it tends to drive on it's own almost having its own mind. Then this car drove all the way to Jim's home. Believing that the owner of the car dealership Peter Thorndyke, planted the car on him. Then, Jim wanted to try out the car for himself, then, he experienced the nature of the car for himself. Then, Jim fixed it and now is in more control. Tennessee dubbed the car "Herbie". Then, Jim used Heribe for races. Jim then, was rising to fame and becoming more successful in racing, Then, Thorndyke wants Herbie back, but Jim refuses and Thorndyke wanted to compete against Jim in the races, then Thorndyke sabotaged Herbie before a race so, he can win. then, a big race known as the "El Dorado" was coming up... Written by
Can Herbie, a clean-living, hard-working small car find happiness in today's hectic world?
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The climax "El Dorado" race begins at Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel. See more
When Tennessee finishes welding Herbie, the view out the back window shows the scenery traveling sideways, but in the next scene it's going straight again. See more
I'd like another shot at that prize money. Okay for next Sunday?
No, Jim, it ain't okay.
Now, look, Bice, I know...
No, *you* look. All my drivers are eighteen, nineteen... You're too old for these kid snorts. You're liable to get hurt in there.
At the end of the end credits, the words "The End" turn into an animated bug which drives away from the screen. See more
Written by Johann Strauss See more