The Hollywood Car Museum showcases a series of vehicles from TV and Movies. There is also an exhibition of cars previously 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.
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)