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Are you visiting Los Angeles or do you live in Los Angeles and find yourself with nothing to do? If you like cars, movies and video games, then you should definitely think about getting yourself down to the Petersen Automotive Museum to check out its new “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” exhibit.

Over 50 cars from well-known movies and video games will be included in the exhibit, like the the Audi RSQ from I, Robot, Bumblebee from Transformers, the DeLoren time machine from Back to the Future, the Tron Light Cycle from Tron: Legacy and the Batmobile from 1989's Batman.


In addition to the vehicles, the exhibit will also feature concept artwork, props and costumes from various science fiction and fantasy movies and video games such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell.

If I were in town, though, I’d be running toward the Warthog from Halo. Yes, I don’t like to drive it much, but I’d still like to see one in real life. For that, there will be a special Microsoft HoloLens experience called “Worlds Reimagined,” which is apparently a mixed reality experience that will let people see the Warthog “in a whole new way,” according to an emailed press release.

From the release:

Using Microsoft HoloLens, “Back to the Future” co-creator and producer Bob Gale will guide fans into the world of Hill Valley to tour the ins and outs of the legendary Time Machine. For those looking to explore the “Halo” universe, the “Monitor” 343 Guilty Spark will offer guests an inside look at the systems and weaponry of the mighty Warthog.


343 Guilty Spark, that bastard. Will I need to keep my guard up for any potential backstabbing?

Anyway, seeing the Warthog’s weapons system will surely be a treat. According to the museum, the display Warthog will be the M-12B variant that was used in Halo 4, though the Rocket Hog and Missile Hog would have been cool to see, too. Who here was driver and who was the gunner?


Also, also!! While we are on the topic of Bungie, you know what else will be there? The S-10V Sparrow from Destiny. It was a red, Uncommon-class Sparrow that came as part of a Gamestop or EB Games pre-order bonus. True, the paint job isn’t as epic as the one on the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow, but it’s still awesome to get to see a full-scale one.


Anyway, this exhibit sounds amazing and awesome and I wish that I was around to see it. It certainly seem like no matter how old you are or what you’re into, there will be something there for everyone.

Hollywood Dream Machines opens this Sunday, May 5 and will run through March 15, 2020.


You can find a full list of vehicles below.

  1. De Lorean Time Machine. Driven in Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future II (1989), and Back to the Future III (1990) Designer: Ron Cobb & Andrew Probert
  2. Tron Light Cycle. As depicted in Tron: Legacy (2010) Designers: Ryan Church, Harald Belker, Tim Flattery, Ed Natividad and Daniel Simon
  3. Durango 95 (Adams Probe). As depicted in A Clockwork Orange (1971) Designer: Dennis and Peter Adams
  4. X-34 Landspeeder. Driven in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Designer: Tom Karen, Ogle Design
  5. Priest’s Bike. Driven in Priest (2011) Designer: Patrick Faulwetter
  6. Main Force Patrol V-8 Interceptor. Driven in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Designer: Peter Pound
  7. The Nux Car. Driven in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Designer: Peter Pound
  8. Cadillac (Cadillac Cien). As depicted in The Island (2005) Designer: Simon Cox
  9. Black Wasp. Ridden in The Island (2005) Designer: Paramount Pictures Corporation
  10. 2054 Lexus Maglev Pod. Driven in Minority Report (2002) Designer: Harald Belker
  11. 2054 Lexus Coupe. Driven in Minority Report (2002) Designer: Harald Belker
  12. Chevrolet Police Cruiser (GM Ultralight Concept). As depicted in Demolition Man (1993)
  13. Audi RSQ Sport Coupe Concept. Driven in I, Robot (2004) Designer: Julian Hönig, Audi AG
  14. Skynet Moto-Terminator. Ridden in Terminator Salvation (2009) Designer: Martin Laing and Victor Martinez
  15. Cricket. Driven in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  16. Biker Hound Motorcycle. Ridden in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  17. Police Amphibicopter. Driven in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  18. 1966 Batmobile (replica). As depicted in the TV series Batman (1966-1968) and Batman: The Movie (1966) Designer: George Barris
  19. Jokermobile (Mongrel T). Driven in the TV series Batman (1966-1968) Designer: George Barris
  20. Wayne Enterprises Batpod. Ridden in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Designer: Christopher Nolan and Nathan Crowley
  21. Batmobile. As depicted in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) Designer: Fireball Tim Lawrence and Julian Caldow
  22. AMG Transport Dynamics M-12B Warthog. As depicted in Halo 4 (2012) Designer: Bungie, Inc.
  23. Autobot “Bumblebee” (Volkswagen Beetle). Driven in Bumblebee (2018) Designer: Hasbro, Inc.
  24. Luv’s Spinner. Appeared in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Designer: Dan Walker and George Hull
  25. K’s Peugeot LAPD Police Spinner. Driven in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Designer: George Hull
  26. LAPD Police Spinner (replica). As depicted in Blade Runner (1982) Designer: Syd Mead
  27. Deckard’s Sedan. Driven in Blade Runner (1982) Designer: Syd Mead
  28. Everyman Car. Driven in Blade Runner (1982). Designer: Syd Mead and Gene Winfield
  29. TUK-TUK TAXI. Driven in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Designer: Zsolt Tarnok and Richard Revesz
  30. Hill Valley Police Cruiser (prototype). As depicted in Back to the Future 2 (1989) Designer: Tim Flattery
  31. 2054 Lexus Roadster. Appeared in Minority Report (2002) Designer: Harald Belker
  32. Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series. Driven in Black Panther (2018) Designer: Tadao Mori (Lexus LC 500)
  33. Ford Flathead Roadster. Appeared in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010)
  34. Sparrow S-10V. As depicted in the video game Destiny (2014) Designer: Bungie, Inc.
  35. Sj-7 Peacekeeper Transport. Driven in The Hunger Games series (2013-2015) Designer: Philip Messina
  36. Weyland RT01 Transport. Driven in Prometheus (2012) Designer: David Levy and Ben Procter
  37. Ford Explorer XLT Tour Vehicle #07 (filming replica). As depicted in the film Jurassic Park (1993) Designer: Universal Pictures
  38. Ford Mustang Ii King Cobra. Driven in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). Designer: Dick Nesbitt, Ford Design
  39. Autobot “Skids and Mudflap.” Driven in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Designer: Paramount Pictures
  40. Mach 5 Prototype. As depicted in the animated TV series Speed Racer (1967-1968) and the film Speed Racer (2008) Designer: Mark Towle
  41. The Alligator (replica). As depicted in Death Race 2000 (1975) Designer: James Powers
  42. Knight Industries Two Thousand “K.I.T.T.” Driven in the TV series Knight Rider (1982-1986) Designer: Michael Scheffe
  43. AMT Piranha. Driven in the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968) Designer: Dann Deaver (CRV)
  44. Ford Taurus Police Cruiser. Driven in RoboCop (2014)
  45. Omni Consumer Products 6000 SUX. Driven in RoboCop (1987) Designer: Gene Winfield
  46. Black Beauty. Driven in the TV series The Green Hornet (1966-1967) Designer: Dean Jeffries
  47. Jaguar XKR. Driven in Die Another Day (2002) Designer: Geoff Lawson (2002 XK)
  48. Honda Custom. Ridden in Ghost in the Shell (2017) Designer: Honda And Dominic Taylor Of Human Dynamo Workshop
  49. Catmobile (Winfield Reactor). Driven in the TV series Batman (1966-1968) Designer: Ben Delphia
  50. Batcycle. Ridden in the TV series Batman (1966-1968) and Batman: The Movie (1966) Designers: Dan Dempski And Tom Daniel
  51. Taxi Cab (filming miniature). Used in The Fifth Element (1997)
  52. Landmaster (remote-control filming miniature). Used in Damnation Alley (1977)
  53. Chariot (remote-control filming miniature). Used in the TV series Lost in Space (1956-1968)

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