Sci-fi and video game vehicles to wow L.A. museum

Back to the Future Time Machine DeLoreanThe prestigious Petersen Automotive Museum will showcase cars from cult classic movies and video games in its new exhibit, “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

Produced in collaboration with the Comic-Con Museum, the exhibit will feature concept artwork, props, and costumes from the speculative fiction genre, with an emphasis on dystopian future films.

Back to the Future Time Machine DeLorean

Iconic series like “Back to the Future,” “Blade Runner,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Transformers” and “I, Robot” will be explored in an effort to examine the ways the genre pushes the boundaries of human imagination.

Some of Hollywood’s biggest four-wheeled sci-fi stars will have center stage, like the Warthog from “Halo,” the 2035 Audi RSQ from “I Robot,” the time machine from “Back to the Future,” and the Weyland Industries RT01 Group Transport from “Prometheus.”

Batman and Batman Returns Batmobile

Cars from the “Transformers” series, “Demolition Man,” multiple “Batman” movies, “Iron Man,” “Mad Max,” and more will make up the extensive collection of over 40 vehicles.

“’Hollywood Dream Machines’ will be the biggest exhibit of our 25th anniversary,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive 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.”

The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises Batcycle

With support from Microsoft, the exhibit will also feature a Microsoft HoloLens experience called “Worlds Reimagined.” The immersive technology experience will allow guests to experience the Warthog from “Halo” and the DeLorean from “Back to the Future” in a whole new way.

Back to the Future Time Machine DeLorean

The opening reception complete with live entertainment, gourmet appetizers, and cocktails will take place on the evening of May 4. VIP ticket holders will be given priority access with a curator-led hard-hat tour beginning May 1.

For tickets and more information, visit the Petersen Museum exhibit website.

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