Diane Darcy is a female race car driver who appears in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and the TV series Herbie, the Love Bug.


Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Diane is the only female race car driver in the Trans-France Race and first meets Jim Douglas by accident when they bump into each other.

Diane owns a 1976 Lancia Scorpion which, like Herbie, is alive, however, she didn't know it at the time. When Herbie first sees her car, he falls in love and she gets annoyed every time he gets in the way while racing. She starts accusing Jim and his mechanic, Wheely Applegate, of trying to keep her out of the race because she's a female driver.

As the film goes on, Diane learns to like Jim and finally believes her car is alive and encourages Herbie to win the race for his friends and loved one.

In the end, Diane starts dating Jim and names her car "Giselle."

Herbie, the Love Bug

Diane returns in the third episode of the series. She discovers Jim is now dating another woman named Susan MacLane but it is clear they are just good friends. She is last seen racing Herbie when Susan thought it was Jim behind the wheel.


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Films: The Love BugHerbie Rides AgainHerbie Goes to Monte CarloHerbie Goes BananasThe Love Bug (1997 film)Herbie: Fully Loaded

Television: Herbie, the Love BugHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Herbie: Fully LoadedHerbie Rescue Rally
Books: Herbie's Special FriendDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

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The Love Bug Found a New FriendHerbie, My Best FriendBorn to Be Wild
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See Also
Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show SpectacularThorndyke SpecialSun Princess
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