Walt Disney’s Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
And providing motivation for them and police inspectors to chase Herbie on the prolonged race route. Complicating these two is Herbie himself falling in love with another car, a Lancia. It (she?) is owned by a beautiful female race driver (Julie Sommars), whom Jim Douglas begins falling in love with.
Editorial Reviews of Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, starring Dean Jones, Don Knotts – courtesy of Amazon.com
Dean Jones, star of The Love Bug, came back to the fold for this third lap around the block, which finds him racing in Monte Carlo while thieves plant a stolen diamond in Herbie’s gas tank. The plot is forced and conventional, but the cast is the thing: the excitable Don Knotts (The Apple Dumpling Gang) and the tormentable Roy Kinnear (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) are good men to have in a potboiler such as this. —Tom Keogh
Also, if you’re a fan of Herbie, don’t forget to check out LoveBugCentral.com.