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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.

Hollywood Car Museum - Entrance

Hollywood Car Museum – Entrance

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!

Hollywood Car Museum - Inside

Hollywood Car Museum – Inside

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.

Roller Skate Hot Rod

Roller Skate Hot Rod

40 ft Pink Hot Tub Convertible Limo

40 ft Pink Hot Tub Convertible Limo

The K.I.T.T Knight Rider cars looked good.

K.I.T.T. Knight Rider

K.I.T.T. Knight Rider

K.I.T.T. Knight Rider Interior

K.I.T.T. Knight Rider Interior

K.I.T.T. Knight Rider (rear)

K.I.T.T. Knight Rider (rear)

K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode - Knight Rider

K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode – Knight Rider

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.

Back to the Future 3 DeLorean

Back to the Future 3 DeLorean

Back to the Future 3 DeLorean Flux Capacitor

Back to the Future 3 DeLorean Flux Capacitor

Back to the Future 3 DeLorean Time Circuits

Back to the Future 3 DeLorean Time Circuits

Back to the Future 3 Rear

Back to the Future 3 Rear

This is how the interior is supposed to look:

There were plenty of James Bond cars.

Aston Martin Volante - The Living Daylights

Aston Martin Volante – The Living Daylights

Aston Martin Volante - The Living Daylights

Aston Martin Volante – The Living Daylights

AMC Matador coupe - Man with the Golden Gun

AMC Matador coupe – Man with the Golden Gun

Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me

Underwater Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me

Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me

Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me

Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me

Underwater Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me

Workshop with Underwater Lotus Esprit S1

Workshop with Underwater Lotus Esprit S1

More cars from movie and TV.

Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino

Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino

Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino - rear

Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino – rear

Bond Lotus Esprit S1 and Looney Tunes Race Car

Bond Lotus Esprit S1 and Looney Tunes Race Car

Fast and the Furious Cars

Fast and the Furious Cars

Original TV and Movie Batmobiles

Original TV and Movie Batmobiles

Original Batmobile

Original Batmobile

GMC Vandura van - A-Team

GMC Vandura van – A-Team

Batman, Bond, A Team & Capt. Phillips

Batman, Bond, A Team & Capt. Phillips

Doc Hudson and I think that is supposed to be Mater

Doc Hudson and and I think that is supposed to be Mater

General Lee - Dukes of Hazzard

General Lee – Dukes of Hazzard

The last room was all Liberace.

Liberace Cars

Liberace Cars

Liberace crystal-covered roadster

The crystal-covered roadster in which Liberace arrived on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Liberace Rolls Royce

Liberace Rolls Royce

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.

Marty McFly's Truck

Marty McFly’s Truck

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

(702) 331.6400

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)

steve@luckmedia.com

http://hollywoodcarsmuseum.com/