The Hollywood Car Museum showcases a series of vehicles from TV and Movies. There is also an exhibition of cars owned by the flamboyant pianist Liberace.
Our visit was part of our May/June 2019 USA Trip – click here for all the USA trip reviews.
The museum is housed in a warehouse unit not far from the Las Vegas strip – but far enough that you’ll need your car or a taxi to get there.
Admission is $20 (cash only), but there is a $5 coupon on http://hollywoodcarsmuseum.com/
If you’ve previously visited the Petersen museum in LA, or the Mercedes and Porsche museums in Frankfurt, you’ll find yourself a little disappointed. This museum is a more amateur affair, so lower your expectations – there’s still plenty of cars to see!
Most of the cars were created by Jay Ohrberg. Some were used in TV shows/movies, many are replicas – then there those weird creations that are just made just for fun. I believe the museum is a collaboration between Jay Ohrberg, Michael Dezer and local car dealer Hot Rod City.
The K.I.T.T Knight Rider cars looked good.
The Back to the Future 3 DeLorean was a really poor replica – they really need to send this to Bruce Coulombe to be converted properly.
This is how the interior is supposed to look:
There were plenty of James Bond cars.
More cars from movie and TV.
The last room was all Liberace.
Outside in the parking area we found an unintended exhibit – the same truck used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future. I think it just belonged to someone who worked nearby.
We love movie and TV cars and so we enjoyed our visit. I suppose you need to be a real enthusiast to leave the Las Vegas strip and make the trek over to the Hollywood Cars Museum. The admission charge is only $15 (with coupon) and so it’s not really expensive. There were hardly any visitors when we were there and I’m not sure how I would encourage more. I’d be tempted to do a deal with a casino and rent the cars to them to attract visitors.
What I would change in the museum:
- Remove the cheesy mannequins that cheapen the displays.
- Remove some lesser-known cars so there is more room to walk around and photograph the more interesting cars.
- Return the DeLorean to stock, or have it professionally converted by Bruce Coulombe.
- Improve the wall displays with professional movie imagery.
Hollywood Cars Museum
5115 Dean Martin Dr #905
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Admission $20 (cash only) but there is a $5 coupon on http://hollywoodcarsmuseum.com/
Open every day from 10am – 9pm
(Closed Christmas Day & July 4th)