Dick Van Dyke and his group The Vantastix performed a cappella “on a whim” last week at the Denny’s on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Dick Van Dyke and his group The Vantastix sing at Denny's in Santa Monica. Photo via YouTube.com
Dick Van Dyke and his group The Vantastix sing at Denny’s in Santa Monica. Photo via YouTube.com
Video of the 90-year-old acting legend and his three colleagues was trending Monday on Facebook as they sing “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” from Van Dyke’s movie of 1968.

If Van Dyke doesn’t make another diner appearance, you can check out his group in concert Sunday, Aug. 28, at Cerritos Center.

According to The Vantastix website, the quartet was founded in 2000 in Malibu with vocalists Eric Bradley, Bryan Chadima and Mike Mendyke.

“The Vantastix is the result of a chance meeting of Dick and Mike at a Malibu coffee shop,” the site says. “The group that started ‘just for fun’ has built up an impressive and enjoyable repertoire of children’s songs and standards.”

Vocalist Chadima told MyNewsLA.com on Monday: “We just had breakfast there and decided to sing a tune on a whim.” He said Cindy Rohrbough, who shot the video Friday and posted to YouTube, is the wife of singer Bradley,

“No other [diner] performances that I know of,” Chadima said via email.

His group has performed at benefits and charity events, including City of Hope Hospital, the Beverly Hilton for the Society of Singers concert honoring Dame Julie Andrews; the Hollywood Bowl as part of an evening of TV theme songs; and at the awarding of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Rose Marie.

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