Back To The Future
1986 DeLorean Time Machine

The DeLorean DMC-12 (commonly simply the DeLorean) is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company for the American market in 1981-82. Featuring gull-wing doors with a fiberglass "underbody", to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels are affixed, the car became iconic for the appearance of a modified version as a time machine in the Back to the Future film franchise. The first prototype appeared in March 1976, and production officially began in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of south west Belfast, Northern Ireland (with the first DMC-12 rolling off the production line on January 21). During its production, several features of the car were changed, such as the hood style, wheels and interior. Approximately 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production halted in late 1982. The DMC-12 was the only model produced by the company which would go into liquidation as the US car market went through its largest slump since the 1930s. Today, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars are believed to still exist.

Costume Worn by George Clooney
in the 1997 film, "Batman and Robin"

Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the fourth and final installment in the Burton/Schumacher Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Forever (1995), with George Clooney replacing Val Kilmer as Batman. Batman & Robin also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, and Michael Gough. The film tells the story of Batman and Robin struggling to keep their partnership together while trying to stop Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and Bane from covering Gotham City with ice and vegetation. Development for Batman & Robin started immediately after Batman Forever, and Warner Bros. commissioned the film for a June 1997 release. Principal photography began in September 1996 and finished in January 1997, two weeks ahead of the shooting schedule.

The Batmobile
From The '60s TV Series

The live action television series was so popular that its campy humor and its Batmobile (a superficially modified concept car, the decade-old Lincoln Futura, owned by George Barris whose shop did the work) were quickly introduced into the Batman comic books. But the high camp and general silliness of the television show did not sit well with long-time Batman comic book fans. So, when the series was canceled in 1968, the comic books reacted by becoming darker and more serious, including having Batman abandon that Batmobile. Its replacement for a number of years was a much simpler model with a stylized bat's head silhouette decal on the hood being the only decoration of note. The 1960s TV style Batmobile still appears from time to time in the comic books, most recently in Detective Comics #850 and the issues of Batman Confidential.
The Bat Car
From the 1989 Movie
"Batman Returns"

Tim Burton's live-action film Batman Returns presented a different version of the Batmobile, which reflected that film's Art Deco version of Gotham City, which was designed by Anton Furst. It is long, low and sleek, and is built on a Chevy Impala chassis. Spherical bombs could be deployed from its sides. An afterburner was housed in the back. Two M1919 Browning machine guns were hidden behind flaps in each fender. Its grappling hook, once hooked on a structure, serves as an anchor to allow the batmobile to make an extremely sharp turn at high speed that its pursuers typically cannot duplicate. Other gadgets included chassis-mounted shinbreakers, oil slick dispensers and smoke emitters. Inside, the two-seat cockpit featured aircraft-like instrumentation, a passenger's side monitor, self-diagnostics system, CD recorder, and voice-command recognition system.


The Batmissile - From the Movie "Batman Returns"

The Batmissile is a kind of escape vehicle integrated into the Batmobile. When needed, the Batmobile can shed it's outer "skin" and form this bullet train-like vehicle that is able to pass through narrow spaces the Batmobile would not ordinarily be able to go. Batman used the Batmissile to escape from the GCPD after the Penguin's hijacking of the Batmobile. After failing to activate a different function due to the Red Triangle gang's tampering, Batman intiates this mode as a last resort to ditch the chasing police cruisers. The Batmissle managed to pass through an incredibly narrow alleyway, causing three police cruisers to crash behind it and allowed for a speedy retreat back to the cave.
The Family Truckster - From National Lampoon's Vacation

Clark Griswold (Chase), wanting to spend more time with wife Ellen (D'Angelo) and children Rusty and Audrey (Hall and Barron), decides to lead the family on a cross-country expedition from Chicago to the Los Angeles amusement park, "Walley World", billed as "America's Favorite Family Fun Park". Although Ellen wants to fly, he insists on driving, so he can bond with his family. In preparation, Clark has ordered a new sports wagon for the trip, but when he finds it is not ready in time for the trip, is forced to take a failing behemoth Wagon Queen Family Truckster.


ECTO-1 Driven by the Cast in the Film "Ghostbusters"

The Ecto-1 was the vehicle that the Ghostbusters used to travel throughout New York City busting ghosts and other entities. The vehicle used for the Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, built by the Miller-Meteor company. The ambulance/hearse combination was the end loader variety. Dr. Ray Stantz found the vehicle shortly after he mortgaged his mother's house to buy the Firehouse. Because of his mechanical skills, he was able to repair the vehicle, which he acquired for $4,800 (a rather large sum at the time for a used vehicle in such disrepair).After repair, the vehicle had quite a unique character. It became a well-recognized symbol for the Ghostbusters franchise, both in the film itself, and in real life. The vehicle had enough room in it to store Proton Packs for all of the crew, along with Ecto Goggles', P.K.E. Meters, and a slew of Traps.
The Glasses From
National Treasure


The Flintstones Vehicle From the 1994 Movie "The Flintstones"
and Police Uniform From the Flintstones Movie "Viva Rock Vegas"

The Flintstones is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza. A live-action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon television series The Flintstones, the film stars John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone, and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble, along with Kyle MacLachlan as an executive-vice president of Fred's company, Halle Berry as his seductive secretary and Elizabeth Taylor, in her final film, as Wilma's mother. The B-52's performed a different version of the theme song. The Flintstones was shot in California at an estimated budget of $46,000,000. The film was released on May 27, 1994 and was a box-office success.

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