News: The Petersen Automotive Museum Will Be Bringing Some Of Its Star Movie Cars To The Monterey Car Week

The Petersen Automotive Museum Will Be Bringing Some Of Its Star Movie Cars To The Monterey Car Week

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July 26, 2019
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The Petersen Automotive Museum will be adding some Hollywood glamour to this year’s Monterey Car Week with a selection of seven star cars from its vast collection of historically significant vehicles. Six of these cars will be displayed on the pristine lawns of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 16 during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering event.

Visitors will be able to see such timeless classics as the DeLorean time machine from the 1985 film Back to the Future, the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in the 1989 Batman movie and the 1961 Love Bug from the 2005 Herbie film. In addition, the 1999 Mach 5 Prototype race car inspired by the ‘60s Speed Racer animated series will be in attendance as well Austin Power’s 1998 VW Beetle ‘Shagmobile’ and the world-famous ‘Greased Lightning’ 1946 Ford built by George Barris for the 1975 movie musical Grease.

“Our selection of display vehicles for 2019 is set to be one of the most exciting groups we’ve ever sent to Monterey,” said Petersen Automotive Museum executive director Terry L. Karges. “Monterey Car Week is one of the centerpieces of the automotive world, and its luxurious events are a perfect opportunity to share this group of Hollywood hero cars and timeless customs with the public outside of the museum.”

Visitors staying for the star-studded Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18 will also see the 1959 Outlaw custom car built by renowned builder Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth. This vehicle pushed the boundaries of what was possible when it was launched and will be displayed in the Historic Hot Rod “Cover Cars” special class at the event. Further information on the Petersen Automotive Museum collection follow the link below.

Images courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum

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