Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) was the third of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie - a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own.
Tagline:The Love Bug turns the great race into a HERBIE-DERBY!Dean Jones returns as Jim Douglas, and is joined by 70s Disney stalwart Don Knotts as mechanic Wheely Applegate. Herbie takes part in the fictional Trans-France Race, from Paris to Monte Carlo. This race was (according to dialogue) the first for Douglas in twelve years, and would not be much of a "comeback" if he did not qualify first.
The Trans-France Race was clearly modeled on the world-renowned Monte Carlo Rally, and was apparently run in either 1976 or 1977, although no exact date is expressly stated in the film. Herbie, the "Love Bug", was one of the 18 cars that started the race (the precise number of competing cars in the race is also open to debate, though it is possible that twice as many race cars appeared in the movie).
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