BERLIN - US singer David Hasselhoff has admitted he's a fan of the classic East German Trabant car.
Describing the low-cost oft-ridiculed vehicle that's seen as a symbol of communist society as a funny car, he said he wished he had one in his driveway.
The 67-year-old star of the 1980s US hit show "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" in the 1990s was speaking on Saturday after a video shoot in Berlin.
He had been challenged shortly after the recording to make a 180-degree turn in the car, not renowned for its easy handling. The Hoff - who was wearing a black T-shirt with his nickname written across it in white letters - said he successfully managed to pull it off.
During the video shoot, more than 10 colourful Trabis, as the cars are affectionately known, drove onto Rathaus Bridge which leads to City Hall. The singer himself strode onto the bridge on foot.