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A look back at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, soon a bigger line up in Burbank April 6th!

Ok, This is from a blog I found about the 2012 Hollywood Christmas parade, but he got our whole line up and had nice things to say about all of the members who came and participated!   On April 6th we will have more than this epic line up, with a few new members and surprises as well! Come out to the Burbank parade and meet the Star Car Central team!

Wait, what!? The 1960s Batmobile from the Adam West “Batman” show and the 1989 Batmobile riding together??
Awesome. The 1989 one even unleashed a bunch of firecrackers underneath it. Where does he get those wonderful toys?

Another shot of the two Batmobiles.

I’ll take one of each.

Yeah, baby.

Remember when cars looked cool?

Okay, apparently the Christmas parade just turned into a pop culture cars parade, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Here’s the DeLorean DMC-12 from “Back to the Future”.

Another shot of the DeLorean.

Not one, but two Herbie Volkswagen Bugs drove by.

Herbie fully loaded, with stickers and new rims!

The Pontiac Trans-Am from “Smokey and the Bandit”.

Look out, it’s them Duke boys speeding by in the General Lee!

I wonder if Boss Hog will ever catch ’em.

Apparently this was Bumblebee from the Transformers movie.
I wouldn’t know, because I tried blocking that bastardization of a beloved childhood memory from my mind long ago.

Starsky & Hutch. Word.

Scooby Doo riding on by in The Mystery Machine van!

Well whaddaya know! It’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van along with April O’Neil walking beside it!

And yes, that’s the same van from the TMNT video I appeared in earlier this year.

Probably the most intimidating van in history – the classic van from The A-Team.

It’s KITT from Knight Rider.
(fun fact: KITT stands for “Knight Industries Two Thousand)

There was a second Knight Rider car that drove by and the motion lights on the front were gold instead of red.
Must’ve been KITT’s brother, KATT. (HAR!)

Time to go off-roading with Jurassic Park.

Smile while you can kid… you’ll be devoured by a Velociraptor soon enough. Merry Christmas!

Now this one was a real treat for me… I’m a HUGE fan of John Carpenter’s “Christine”, so getting to see the Plymouth Fury
from the film was nothing short of awesome. I do wish they had it playing 1950s rock & roll when it drove by though.

I’ve seen it plenty of times over the years, but the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters is always a welcome sight.

Are you kidding me!? Alright, they definitely saved the best for last. An X-34 Landspeeder occupied by
two Jawas with perfect glowing yellow eyes, a Tusken Raider, and Leia in the Boushh disguise. Amazing.

Nothing says “Christmas” like an X-34 Landspeeder chasing after the Ecto-1 chasing after Christine.


Concept cars and dream cars, sometimes turn into Star Cars!

Concept cars have always had a place in my automotive heart, as they were works of art and design first, and practical vehicles second. Because of that freedom, designers went wild and not only gave us new ideas of what a car could be, now and then they turned into movie cars.   I think you should be able to figure out which went on to fame on the screen as arguably the most famous move/tv car of them all!

Enjoy this collection of amazing cars of tomorrow, that were built in the heyday of chrome and imagination!

Nate Truman

The Age of Chrome, Aerodynamic Excess and Sheer Excitement XP-21 Firebird 1954.jpg

Jet-like GM XP-21 Firebird from 1954:
1959 Cadillac Cyclone “Motorama” dream car:
1959 GMC Firebird III – truly a product of the Jet Age! –
Little-known 1953 Cadillac Ghia Coupe: Dodge Firearrow I (Ghia).jpg
1953 Dodge Fire Arrow, designed by Ghia, with total of four vehicles built between 1953-1954: Lincoln XL-500 2.jpg Lincoln XL-500.jpg
Dressed in chrome and full of curves is this 1953 Lincoln XL-500: Oldsmobile Cutlass 2.jpg
1953 Lincoln XL-500 (the first Cutlass) was also quite remarkable: Lincoln Indianapolis.jpg
Aerodynamic and bold 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis (intended for the 1955 Turin Motor Show):
Also from 1955 is this cool and often over-looked Oldsmobile 88 Delta concept: Lincoln Futura (Ghia).jpg
1955 Lincoln Futura, designed by Ghia , Italy (which later evolved into a Batmobile): Ford Mystere 2.jpg Lincoln XL-500 3.jpg
1955 Ford Mystere: streamlined shapes and lots of chrome – Ford Mystere.jpg
This is somewhat less-known concept, but perhaps one of the most flamboyant from Ford: life dec 1955.jpg
1955 Ford La Tosca: Cadillac La Salle II Hardtop Sedan.jpg
1955 Cadillac La Salle II Hardtop Sedan : Buick WildCat III.jpg
1955 Buick WildCat III sports huge bumper “bombs”: golden rocket 1956.jpg
1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket had a spokeless steering wheel! –
Here is extremely rare and stunning 1957 Chrysler Diablo, also the result of collaboration with Ghia (considered the most valuable concept car from the 1950s):
Some discarded original Corvette design makeover concepts: Xp882 Z and Aero Z –
Another Chevrolet Corvette concept that did not make it was 1957 Chevrolet SS
Beautiful view of the 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, one of many such concepts in 1960s.
1969 Chrysler 70X concept with unusual doors:

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