A lot of people have come to odds with the fact that while Jim married Carole Bennett in The Love Bug
, he is seen actively courting both Diane Darcy in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
and Susan McClane in Herbie the Matchmaker
. Then, Fridge Logic
sets in when you can forgive Jim for courting Diane as both are fellow drivers whose cars have fallen in love instead of them, and with Herbie the Matchmaker, being a TV miniseries, that can be counted as 'non-canon', thus solidifying his 'canon' marriage to Carol as of the 1997 TV Movie The Love Bug
The Opening Montage
suggests that this is in-continuity with the rest of The Love Bug series. So no one - not former opponents, not race historians, not race officials - no one
recognized Herbie? Really?