Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Samsung Transportation Museum Part Thirteen: Movie Cars

There’s one more category of vehicles in the Samsung Museum’s first floor to look at: Cars in Film.

1977 Volkswagen Beetle
1977 Volkswagen Beetle by Kate Tompkins

Here we have a ’77 Beetle made to look like Herbie the Love Bug. The original 1968 Disney film The Love Bug actually featured various 1962 to 1965 VWs that played a race car with a mind of its own. Poor old Herbie’s looking a little worse for the wear in this scene.

1981 DeLorean DMC-12
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 by Kate Tompkins

And here we have a DeLorean like the one in the 1985 Back to the Future feature film. Can it really travel through time? Doc might think so, as he’s staring across at the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL gullwing coupe.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 by Kate Tompkins

I doubt it was coincidence that the two gullwing cars were placed so they could easily be compared. The DeLorean does not come out on top.
by Kate Tompkins
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 by Kate Tompkins

Tomorrow I’ll start looking at all of the uncategorized cars, beginning with the curved dash Olds.

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