Herbie Rides Again

Answer: I don't know specifically why these particular actors did not return. There are any number of reasons why an actor does not reprise a role in a sequel: salary disputes, creative differences, scheduling conflicts, an actor wishing to avoid being stereotyped, and so on.

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Continuity mistake: During the flashbacks to Herbie's racing days, his front license plate disappears and reappears throughout the final racing sequence. (00:22:00)

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Trivia: The producers were originally considering Walter Brennan to play Grandpa Steinmetz as the lead character. But since he was unable to work due to ill health, they cast Helen Hayes as Grandma Steinmetz instead.

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