Fans Flock to Huddersfield For Chitty
I'm told that there was much excitement over the weekend in Huddersfield due to a 'flying' visit from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! The original car from the popular 1968 film was on show at CALA Homes' new Hexagon development, Birkby Lodge Road and admiring fans of all ages were there to take pictures with the impressive car which is reported to be in perfect condition.
Everybody has films that they fondly remember growing up with, and this is why most of us have an entry on our 'Favourite Movies' list that we prefer to keep secret. (Personally, mine is Babycakes, a disastrous 1980s film starring Rikki Lake, but i just have to love it.) For many, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one of those films you can't help but cherish, and this explains the great turnout for the famous car's visit.
I didn't grow up with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang so I can't really get as excited about it all as genuine fans. However, I was interested to see that the car sports its very own personalised number plates, GEN 11. I took it upon myself to find out the significance of this car registration. Apparently, if read as 'genii', this means 'magical being' in Latin. Ah, I see. It is a flying car after all!
It's great to see that number plates were given such importance back in the 60s too. I might just go and watch the film now. Though, can I stand a whole two hours of a singing, dancing Dick Van Dyke? Hmm, we'll see...