If that’s not enough, how about cars owned by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Mike Tyson, and Elvis? Also throw in a DeLorean used in Back to the Future, an original 1966 Batmobile, and the black Ferrari Don Johnson drove in Miami Vice? Plus a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey & The Bandit, several cars from The Fast and The Furious movie series, the 1977 yellow Camaro from Transformers, the 1959 Cadillac ambulance from Ghostbusters, and you have The Hollywood Star Cars Museum.
Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (not Hollywood, CA), Star Cars is a priceless find for fans of historically noteworthy classic cars…and truly an enjoyable day of family entertainment. Open seven days a week, entry passes are priced at a moderate $13 each. The museum features two floors of displays featuring over 40 cars. Truth be told, you don’t need to be a fan of the celebrity aspect to appreciate the cars shown here – all of them would be classics in their own right even if they were never famous.
(Click on the SLIDESHOW to the left to see pictures from the museum. A partial list of cars featured is further below).
Most movies or television shows featuring a car as the centerpiece paint and decorate a large number of them exactly the same way. For example, two dozen 1958 Plymouths were restored in bright red paint for the movie “Christine”. Over fifty “Herbie” Volkswagen Beetles were produced with the number 53 on the side for use in five films over a dozen years. And over 300 Dodge Chargers from 1968-70 vintage were used in the filming over six seasons of Dukes of Hazzard. While over 90 percent of the above mentioned were typically destroyed in stunts, explosions, and crashes, the remaining survivors tend to end up in the hands of collectors…coming up for sale every so often. Which is what allows a museum like this one to build its inventory.
A partial list:
-1959 Cadillac ambulance from the movie Ghostbusters.
-1960 Porsche 356 Speedster Michael J. Fox drove in the movie Doc Hollywood.
-1981 DeLorean from the movie Back To The Future.
-1982 Pontiac Trans Am known as “K.I.T.T.” from the tv show Knight Rider.
-1967 VW Beetle known as “Herbie” from Disney’s The Love Bug movie series.
-1977 Pontiac Trans Am driven by Burt Reynolds in the movie Smokey & The Bandit 1.
-1972 Ferrari Daytona repica driven by Don Johnson in the first two seasons of Miami Vice.
-2000 Lamborghini Diablo owned by boxer Mike Tyson.
-1969 Dodge Charger used in the tv series Dukes Of Hazzard.
-“Flinstonemobile” used in the 1994 movie The Flinstones starring John Goodman.
-1966 Batmobile used in the original tv series Batman.
-1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 driven by Nicholas Cage & Angelina Jolie in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds.
-1985 Mercedes 500SEL owned by Michael Jackson.
-1955 Ford Thunderbird two-seat convertible owned by Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys
-1986 Jaguar XJ6 sedan owned by Frank Sinatra.
-1993 Jaguar XJS convertible given to Anna Nicole Smith by Hugh Hefner.
-1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Vin Diesel in The Fast and The Furious I.
-1987 Buick Grand National used in The Fast and The Furious IV.
-1977 Chevrolet Camaro known as “Bumblebee” from the first Transformers movie.
-1990 Chevrolet Lumina NASCAR stock car driven by Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder.
-“Dragula” coffin shaped drag racer driven by Fred Gwynne in the tv series The Munsters.
-1970 Formula 1 racecar driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 movie LeMans.
-1958 Plymouth Fury used in the Stephen King movie Christine.
-1991 Ford Explorer island touring vehicle used in the movie Jurassic Park.
-1964 Ford police car used by Andy Griffith in that season of The Andy Griffith Show.
-“Mach 5” race car from the movie Speed Racer.
-1975 Lincoln Mark V owned by Elvis Presley
-1996 BMW Z3 convertible used by Pierce Brosnan in that year’s James Bond movie.
For more information or to reserve tickets, see http://www.starcarstn.com/index.html
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