The Delorean Time Machine at the Petersen Automotive Museum

“Hollywood Dream Machines” brings iconic cars to life

At the Petersen Automotive Museum, mixed reality gives fans an inside look at the iconic cars from Back to the Future and Halo.

The Petersen Automotive Museum is home to one of the greatest collections of automobiles in the world, including many one-of-a-kind vehicles from film, television, and video games. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Petersen teamed up with the Comic-Con Museum to spotlight iconic cars in their collection. “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” brings some of the most recognizable automobiles of all time into one exhibit.

Putting these vehicles into one exhibit was just the beginning. The Petersen wanted to bring a new element of theater to the iconic DeLorean from Back to the Future and the “Warthog” from the Halo gaming franchise. They wanted to create an immersive mixed-reality experience with HoloLens, bringing these fan-favorite vehicles to visitors in a whole new way.

Anyone who sees a DeLorean on the street says the same thing: 'It's the Back to the Future car!'

- Bob Gale, creator and producer of Back to the Future

The stories of the Warthog and DeLorean come alive through mixed-reality technology in a way that sparks fans’ imagination all over again. It makes for a museum experience as unforgettable as the vehicles themselves.

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Experience the Hollywood Dream Machines
Head to Los Angeles to experience “Hollywood Dream Machines: Worlds Reimaginedin person. The exhibit is open to the public through March 15, 2020.
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