Best of the Hollywood Dream Machines Exhibit at the Petersen Museum

The Comic-Con Museum team helped the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles to create a major new exhibition. “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” uses props, design drawings, and vehicles to bring pop culture’s visions of dystopian, utopian, and science fiction worlds to life.

With more than 50 iconic vehicles drawn from 20 films including Back to the Future, Star Wars, Tron, Black Panther, Mad Max, Blade Runner, Transformers and Hunger Games, it’s the largest exhibit of its type ever assembled. This impressive display is an exploration of cult classic films and stories that have envisioned fantastic futuristic worlds, technologies, characters and cars.

“Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” is now open to the public, and will run through March 15, 2020. If you are a film or vehicle enthusiast (or both), this is an event you don’t want to miss if you live or are visiting the Los Angeles area. Tickets are available here.

2015 Hill Valley Police Cruiser used in BACK TO THE FUTURE II
TRON Light Cycle
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE Sorosuub X-34 Sandspeeder
Vehicles used in MAD MAX FURY ROAD
2035 Audi RSQ Sport Coupe Concept driven in I, ROBOT
TERMINATOR, SALVATION: 2017 Skynet Moto-Terminator
BLADE RUNNER (1982): 2019 LAPD Police Spinner
Items from BLADE RUNNER 2049
THE JOKERMOBILE driven in the BATMAN TV Series (1966-1968)
1989 BATMOBILE as depicted in BATMAN (1989) and BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
2017 Honda Custom Ridden in GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)

About the Petersen Automotive Museum:

Founded on June 11, 1994 by magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen, and his wife Margie, the Petersen Automotive Museum is owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation and seeks to explore and present the history of the automobile. 

Located at the end of “Miracle Mile” and the third-most travelled intersection in Los Angeles, the museum appropriately uses the city as a prime example of the impact of the automobile on American life and culture. The museum is housed in a historic department store building dating back to 1962, the façade of which was redesigned by the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox in 2015. As a result of the $90 million renovation, the interior of the original Welton Becket-designed building now features 25 rotating exhibitions with more than 150 vehicles on view.

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