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These amazing movie cars will go on display

Batman’s Batmobile. RoboCop’s Taurus. Iron Man’s Ford. It's all good

  • 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.

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  • 'Batman' Batmobile

    "I want you to tell all your friends about me..."

  • 'Back to the Future' DeLorean

    "1.21 GIGAWATTS!"

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  • 'RoboCop' Ford Taurus

    "Come quietly or there will be... trouble."

  • 'Jurassic Park' Ford Ranger

    "They're... huh, they're flocking this way..."

  • 'Knight Rider' Pontiac Firebird

    "Don't touch Turbo Boost. Something tells me you shouldn't touch Turbo Boost."

  • 'Iron Man' Ford Flathead Roadster

    "Tell you what, throw a little hot rod red in there..."

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  • 'Die Another Day' Jaguar XKR

    Umm... let's not regale you with any of these movie lines. Cool car, mind.

  • 'Tron' lightcycle

    Easiest way to beat inner city traffic. Would be at least, if it were real.

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  • 'Blade Runner' Deckard Sedan

    "I was quit when I come in here, Bryant, I'm twice as quit now..."

  • 'Black Panther' Lexus LC

    "We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe..."

  • "The Dark Knight' Batpod

    "And yes Mr Wayne, it does come in black."

  • 'Terminator Salvation' motorbike

    Wait, which Terminator was this again?

  • 'Ghost in the Shell' (2017) Honda NM4

    Fun fact: the original Ghost in the Shell (the anime film) provided inspiration for The Matrix. Cool bike in the live action film, too.

  • 'Prometheus' Weyland RT01

    Wait, which Aliens was this again?

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