If you've seen "Eat Me!" you know how important Floyd the car was to the movie -- but he also holds a special place in the heart of the film's director, Katie Carman. First driven by Katie, and now her mother Sue, Floyd the 1973 Volkswagen Squareback has been in the Carman family for nearly 15 years. Lovingly restored and maintained as a daily driver, Floyd is also a member of the Long Island Volkswagen Club, which has been invited to participate in this year's Steuben Parade! Keep an eye out for them driving behind FDNY Ladder Truck 13 (lucky 13!)
Founded in 1957, the German-American Steuben Parade will run from 67th Street to 86th Street up Fifth Avenue, from 11:30AM - 2:00PM this Saturday, September 17th, and will be broadcast on different PBS affiliates, such as the New York based station WNET (Channel 13) which will broadcast live on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 12 Noon to 2 PM with a repeat planned on WLIW the day after.
And if THAT doesn't get you out in your lederhosen, I just learned that this year's Grand Marshall is none other than our favorite Travel Channel star, Samantha Brown! (or maybe you're more into Ice Skating and Bearding? They've got stuff for you too!):