Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy explores cult classic films and stories that have envisioned fantastic futuristic worlds, technologies, characters and cars. Through props, design drawings and physical vehicle models, this exhibit brings pop culture’s visions of dystopian, utopian, and science fiction worlds to life.
BEHIND THE SCENES - “BACK TO THE FUTURE” DELOREAN
The DeLorean DMC-12 time machine, made famous by the 1985 smash hit, Back to the Future will be on display, courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood, at the Petersen Automotive Museum starting Friday, April 22nd, 2016. This marks the first time the on-screen hero car has been at the museum. The unveiling will kick off a month-long celebration of the iconic car and film trilogy, including panel discussions, a DeLorean cruise-in and an ‘80s themed “Enchantment Under The Sea” dance; all events co-sponsored by Belkin and Mattel.
“The Back to the Future films are part of Universal Studios’ legacy, and we take enormous pride in preserving its history,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “From the original movie sets on the Universal backlot to the DeLorean that has been on display for guests from around the world to enjoy, the films continue to resonate and we are incredibly pleased to share this iconic hero car with the Petersen Automotive Museum to enable future generations to go back to the future.”