The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is about to open a new exhibit called “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy.” If you’ve ever wanted to get close to the coolest rides the big screen ever shared with us – like, say, the DeLorean in “Back to the Future” – this is your chance. Plus: a guy in Arizona tries to skirt the carpool lane rules with a scheme that could have come straight out of one of the “Mannequin” movie franchise.
I’m not much of a car guy, but I am really excited about an exhibit opening this weekend at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
It goes by the name of “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” and if you’ve ever wanted to get close to the coolest rides the big screen ever shared with us, this is your chance.
For people my age, you get to see the Delorean from “Back to the Future,” the Ford Thunderbird convertible Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon drove while they were on the lam in “Thelma and Louise,” and the Batmobile Michael Keaton drove in the 1989 film.
There are some Bat-vehicles from the Christopher Nolan movies too, a full-size Lightning McQueen from “Cars,” and others from the Fast and the Furious Franchise, Black Panther and more.
All of which sounds pretty fun, though I think I’ll keep my distance from the bright red Plymouth Fury used in the movie version of Stephen King’s “Christine.”
A man in Arizona may owe authorities a couple hundred bucks after one of the oldest tricks in the driving book.
According to that state’s Department of Public Safety, the man was driving in one of the carpool-only lanes on State Road 202. Riding shotgun… was a mannequin, complete with a baseball cap, sunglasses, and a seatbelt.
That wasn’t enough to fool the authorities, who issued a citation, but A for effort on the mannequin.
As they say, you can learn a lot from a dummy.