The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has announced a new exhibition of things. Which is fitting, considering it is a museum that exhibits things. Now it’s the turn of Hollywood, and the machines that have graced some of the most popular films of all time.
Welcome then, to a preview of the upcoming ‘Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy’ exhibition. Catchy title, you’ll agree.
Contained within the walls of the museum will be a plethora of movie – and video game – motors so ingrained into your spirit it’ll practically feel like your own car. After all, the Back to the Future DeLorean has breached cliché. Ditto 1989’s Batmobile from Batman. And of course, Knight Rider. After all, who could forget that immortal cabin (above) filled with screens and buttons and William Daniels’ dulcet, measured tones?
“Hollywood Dream Machines will be the biggest exhibit of our 25th anniversary,” explains Petersen’s exec director Terry L Karges. “With more than 40 vehicles from the silver screen spread across the museum, the exhibit is an ode to the industry that Los Angeles was built upon.
“We can’t wait to explore the fantasy and fictional concepts behind these extraordinary vehicles with the world,” he added.
If you too cannot indeed wait, then we have a treat – over the following pages, we’ve got images of the highlights from the new exhibition, which kicks off on 4 May in California.