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Hollywood’s Unforgettable Dream Machines

Hollywood’s Unforgettable Dream Machines

Behind the limelight of Hollywood’s most iconic vehicles are teams of designers who live for custom builds of car fantasy that show us creativity “at its best”.

CAPTURE Magazine visits the Petersen Museum’s curated exhibit to take an inside look at a few of Hollywood’s legendary machines with imaginary design

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

From the storyboards of the artists to the unforgettable Time Machine.


Batmobile – As depicted in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992)

Designer: Fireball Tim Lawrence & Julian Caldow.

Makes us want to dream fantasy is reality.


Mach 5 Prototype – As depicted in  Speed Racer (1967-1968) and the film Speed Racer (2008)

Designer: Mark Towle.

“This is the car I wanted to build as a child,” Mark Towle


Piranha- The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Specially-designed limited edition Piranha car for the TV Series, powered by a Corvair engine. Vehicle features included flame throwers, machine guns, rocket launchers, laser beams, a radar screen, and parachute.


‘Jurassic Park’ Ford Explorer

The world went mad for dinosaurs. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Jurassic Park spawned a generation of youngsters obsessed with archaeology and all things scaly. Mostly thanks to the Ford Explorer.


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