If They Could Transform: The Art of Darren Rawlings


A recent Knight Rider post here at The Retroist received a comment that suggested that KITT might be the first Cylon from the universe of Battlestar Galactica. This amused me enough to search the internet for more about this theory and I certainly found some interesting theories and fan-art but nothing to suggest the two were in any way linked.

And then I found the deviantArt website of Darren Rawlings and the image above. As it happens, I don’t think the artist intended this image of KITT as a transformed robot to look like a cylon, but that red strip in its eyes sure does make it look the part!

Even if the intent was not there, the artwork is still amazing, and best of all, KITT isn’t the only vehicle in the series.

If they could transform...

The GMC van from The A-Team, Back to the Future’s Delorean, Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters and General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard are all wonderful pieces of art and I would love to hang a series of these on a wall at home!

Take a look at the artist dA website for even more pieces including Herbie, Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine, the Starsky & Hutch Grand Torino, the Party Wagon from TMNT, the Mach 5 from Speed Racer… the list is amazing and continues to be added to!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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