Peter Thorndyke is the main antagonist in The Love Bug, played by David Tomlinson. He was the owner of a European Car Shop and sold Herbie to Jim Dougalas. He was discovering that Jim was winning by Herbie and wanted to dispose of him. When Mr. Wu meets him, Thorndyke bargins with Wu if he wins, Thorndyke can have Herbie. But if Dougalas wins, Wu can have his shop, and Dougalas won. Throndyke is now a mechanic in Wu's Car Shop.