Cult Movie Cars on Display in Los Angeles

The yellow and green Ford Explorer XLT from Jurassic Park, the Pontiac Firebird from Supercar (better known as Kitt), the Lexus Roadster from Minority Report and the legendary DeLorean DMC-12 from Back To The Future. All cars that we are ready to stake, as betting with Energy casino promo code, are part of the collective imagination of the vast majority of readers of this article. And these are just some of the models that have appeared in the most famous science fiction films and TV series in history, all brought together in a single exhibition that opened a few days ago at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard, one of the most famous streets of the Miracle Mile, the Los Angeles art district on the slopes of Beverly Hills.

The exhibition, entitled “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” and defined by the museum’s management as “the largest of its kind in the world”, shows more than 40 vehicles that became true icons, spotted and used in over 20 cult films where the authors imagined, and reproduced, future worlds, technologies that today appear almost within reach and dystopian societies dominated by robots.

The executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum Terry L. Karges, talking about the exhibition, defined it as the largest in the museum’s 25 years of history, describing it as “an ode to the industry that Los Angeles was built upon”. The exhibition also includes a mixed reality experience using the Microsoft Hololens wireless device to try the DeLorean from Back to the Future and the Warthog from the Halo video game.

Vehicles on display include classics such as Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder in Star Wars: A New Hope and Deckard’s saloon in Blade Runner. Among the most recognizable vehicles, we find also Trasformer Bumblebee, Will Smith’s futuristic concept Audi RSQ 2035 from “I, Robot” and the R8 from the first Iron Man movie driven by the great Robert Downey Jr, protagonist this year of the undisputed success Avengers: Endgame. Not only cars or spaceships, but also some of the strangest motorcycles in the history of cinema. We can admire the futuristic bike from Tron Legacy, the one from Terminator Salvation and the Honda from Ghost in the Shell.

The exhibition will be open until 15 March 2020 but is only a part of the whole museum. The models listed are in fact displayed in the pavilion dedicated to temporary exhibitions inside the “Grand Salon”, belonging to the 79-year-old Californian tycoon Peter Mullin. The other rooms are dedicated to his collection, which also includes several examples from the 1920s and 1930s French period, such as the Bugatti T44 and Type 54 Roadster, or the Delage D6 Grand-Prix and D8-120 Cabriolet. All of them of incalculable value.

The Petersen Museum is one of the most important permanent and public museums in the world. It houses over 400 legendary cars of all time, including many Chevrolet or Ford muscle cars and some legendary sports cars, such as the Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti, the Aston Martin DB5 or the Mercedes W196 Streamliner driven in Formula 1 by Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.

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