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Hollywood's most iconic television and movie cars to go on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

By Doug Stokes

Thu, Mar 10, 2022 09:08 AM PST

images courtesy The Petersen Automotive Museum

With a moniker like "LA Car", what more can we say about this exhibit than to quote William Mulholland's legendary words about a different, but just as celebrated a commodity:  "There it is. Take it."

We should, perhaps, paraphrase the great man a wee bit by making it "Go see it." - but you get the idea.

Sure ... go ahead, take those out-town-guests to Universal Studios and Disneyland, Farmer's Market, and Knott's Berry Farm too, but don't miss the best (movie) show on wheels at the Petersen. "Iconic"? Yeah, but even better than that: cool, outrageous, silly, strange, scary, powerful, pretty, and graphic proof of the passion for automobiles that Hollywood has had since the movies began.

The grey DMC 12 car from Back To The Future
DMC 12 from Back To The Future

From the press release:

Located just down the street from Hollywood’s most iconic production studios, the Petersen Automotive Museum is set to present a brand-new collection of some of the most famous vehicles ever to appear in film and television. Opening to the public on March 12, 2022, in the Omaze Hollywood Gallery, located on The Otis Booth History Floor, the exhibit will include a diverse selection of cars, motorcycles and custom creations that have starred in popular movies and television series throughout the decades.

... Tell them LACar sent you.

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MotoTerminator from Terminator 2 - Salvation

Opening to the public on March 12, in the Omaze Hollywood Gallery on the museum’s third floor, the space will include vehicles from “Black Panther,” the trilogies “Men in Black” and “Back to the Future,” and the “Batman” and “Ghostbusters” series of movies. Check out petersen.org for more information.

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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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