The Black Shadow Project enables people to experience an icon of 80s TV that's still very popular today. That sleek black car called the Knight Industries Two Thousand, or more affectionately known as KITT, from Knight Rider.
Our work includes supporting the Child Cancer Foundation of New Zealand by taking children from the Foundation for rides in a replica of KITT in the annual Santa Parade in Christchurch - home to the Black Shadow Project. In addition to charity events, KITT is available to make appearances for a variety of other functions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Fundraising events, and product promotion.
Although based in Christchurch, we are happy to travel to where you need KITT to be.
Being black and shiny, KITT would complement any wedding dress or suit either as part of the foreground or in the back. As we are an independent marriage celebrant and because KITT can talk, he can legally solemnise marriages. Of course, we can perform marriage ceremonies more conventionally if you prefer.
Or if you'd rather use KITT in your wedding in other ways, KITT could sit outside your wedding venue welcoming people by talking to them as they come in. The perfect accessory to any wedding. Alternatively, use KITT at a stag's event or hen party.
Imagine how cool it would look turning up in KITT as your mode of transport to your big night out. As you approach the front door, KITT announces your arrival to everyone as they are mesmerised by the gorgeous red scanner beaming into the dark of night.
Knight Rider is a timeless classic with plenty of adults and modern children recognising this 80s icon. KITT loves birthdays so perhaps you'd like him to make a special appearance at one? Perhaps also a trip to the movies or other place.
Are you a non-profit organisation and need to raise funds for an event? KITT can help! Have a look at some of the images in the gallery to see KITT's past work.
KITT is available for all sorts of commercial events. Have KITT endorse your product or service by telling everyone about it.
Naturally, KITT can help with other ideas. If you've got a different need for KITT then let us know.
Check out some of our videos below to get an idea of what KITT can do for you.
In this video we are interviewed by Renée from the Let's Go Shopping channel on CTV. See KITT up close!
In this With This Ring wedding show special interview with Renée, KITT has decided he wants to do most of the talking this time. He even believes that he knows the best wedding music to have!
Find out how KITT can legally solemnise your marriage and provide a novel way of exiting your ceremony venue!
"Steven Sykes has very kindly donated his time and the Knight Rider car to the families of The Child Cancer Foundation for almost 10 years. During this time Steven has taken Children who are receiving treatment for Cancer on a ride in his car and they have also participated in the Santa Parade. The Children have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and had a fantastic time during this extremely challenging time in their lives. Steven has always been extremely professional, caring and compassionate with our families and we are truly thankful for his dedication to The Child Cancer Foundation over the years."
Canterbury/West Coast Business Development Manager, Child Cancer Foundation
"Hello my name is Dylan. I watched knightrider reruns and now have the whole dvd set, so I watch an episode every Saturday. I love it so much that I became a fan of knightrider. Then one day I met a real KITT car and I was so surprised! Then I went for a ride in him, it made me feel so happy. And for my birthday I went to the movies and I even got another ride in KITT. That made me feel extra happy."
Knight Rider fan
"We hired KITT for our friend's birthday. Our friend is the biggest Knight Rider fan ever. Steven at the Black Shadow Project drove KITT to our friend's house. The look of excitement on our friend's face was so wonderful. He has learning disabilities, but Steven was absolutely brilliant with him, showing him the car, talking to him about Knight Rider and Dr Who. KITT even said a birthday message to our friend, which Steven had programmed into the car - our friend couldn't believe KITT was talking to him, and was even talking back to the car, he was so happy. Being a massive fan of the show, there is nothing about the car our friend doesn't know, so the fact he believed this was the one and only KITT is testament to how exact a replica the car is. The detail is astounding. Steven then took our friend for a ride in KITT, and he got to drive around in his favourite car for a good half an hour, even going through the tunnel to Lyttelton. As well as this were able to take lots of pictures with the car as well. The visit from KITT and Steven made our friend's day, and I have never seen him that happy. I am so thankful to Steven and the Black Shadow Project, for taking the time to make this special moment happen, and for the kindness shown to our friend. I would recommend this experience to everyone, it really is a great addition to any event, and will certainly make it a memorable one. I think the work done in support of charity by the Black Shadow Project is truly commendable, and a wonderful initiative. Thank you for making our special moment, an unforgettable one."
"My wife & I hired Steven & KITT for our wedding day in Wanaka. The pride and care Steven has taken with KITT was clearly evident on our day. The detailing on KITT was immaculate, and KITT even spoke to our guests! Steven was absolutely professional & nothing was a bother on the day. He was quite happy to talk to any interested guests about KITT as well as happily letting our guests get pictures. We would absolutely recommend Steven & KITT for any celebratory or promotional events – do it – you won’t regret it!"
Newly married couple