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ROAD READY: THE TOP 10 VEHICLES YOU NEED TO SEE AT TOY AND GEEK FEST 2018

We get it: not everyone’s cut out to pilot more than a Honda. However, it’s fun to imagine being behind the wheel of something with a little more horsepower, isn’t it? So, dream while up close and personal with some of the most notable vehicles – real and replica – from television, movies, and more. Whether you’re looking for a ride that will help you save the galaxy, or get back to the future, we think we’ve got just the one for you!

 

The ’66 Batmobile

Holy hot wheels, Batman! This fan-restored replica of a television icon, the classic 1966 Batmobile, is sure to delight DC fans. Not only will the car be on display, but it will come alongside its own Batman, Adam West-lookalike and Batmobile owner Clint Young, who will be available to take specialty pictures with fans for $25. It’s worth it for dedicated fans: this is the only Batmobile in the world that has been ridden in and signed by both Adam West and Evel Knievel!

 

Doc’s Delorean Time Machine

Great Scott! It looks like Dr. Emmett Brown has parked his Delorean Time Machine in the middle of the Toy and Geek Fest! Specifically, it’s the version you’d see in the sequel from the movie franchise, which means not only does it come complete with a flux capacitor, but also the Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor, as well as several other notable details that make this vehicle a real blast from the… er… future. This car doesn’t just contain movie props, but has even been signed by members of the movie’s cast and crew!

 

Mary the Impala

Fans of the CW’s Supernatural might recognize this 1967 Chevy as the primary mode of transportation for the monster-fighting Winchester brothers.  A painstakingly accurate replica owned and operated by Super-fans, this ride is Fest-ready, and packed with a trunk full of replica weapons from the show, too. If that’s not enough to get your attention, they also collect money for charity… which makes Mary a force for good in more ways than one!

 

Optimus Prime

Roll out! The Autobots Supreme Commander has come to save the Toy and Geek Fest from the likes of Decepticon leader Galvatron, and Onslaught, tactician of the Combaticons. These are no replicas, but the actual semi trucks used in the filming of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, so whether you’re a fan of the franchise or just your average film buff, you’re going to want to meet these robots in disguise up close and personal.

 

Mad Max Cars

While the Mad Max franchise may have wound its way to Fury Road, there are plenty of cool cars that gave the original trilogy its drive… and we’ve got them on display! While the final lineup will be available closer to June 30th, what we know for sure is that a screen-accurate, expertly researched-and-rendered ’73 XA Bat and a ’58 De Soto from The Road Warrior will be there, alongside their owners, who will be happy to answer any questions fans have about these spectacular cars.

 

Luke’s Landspeeder from Star Wars

The force is strong with this landspeeder, a replica of Luke’s from Tatooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. Courtesy of one of the many costumed fan contingents attending the Fest – the 501st Garrison Titan – the speeder will be on display for all to appreciate… including some Jawas, who can’t seem to keep their hands off of it!

 

KITT from Knight Rider

When it comes to quintessential TV vehicles, it doesn’t get much sleeker than Knight Rider‘s Knight Industries Two Thousand. In a world of criminals who operate above the law, you could count on Michael Knight to stop them, with the help of KITT! While Siri might be helping you navigate the roads these days, you can still come and take a picture with this replica of an ’80s icon.

 

Jurassic Park Jeeps

If you’re already excited to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters this summer, then you’re going to want to see these Jeeps at the Fest. These three replicas of different Jeeps used in the Park are owned and operated by members of the Jurassic Park Motor Pool NW Division, and these dedicated experts are ready to answer all of your questions, as well as pose for photos… in costume, no less! Bring your little paleontologists along, to experience the nearby dino dig areas, but be careful what you unearth! We’ve heard a velociraptor has been spotted in the area…

 

’37 Mercedes Benz 320 from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones fans, pack your whips and fedoras! It may look like this car drove straight out of the 1930s, but it certainly doesn’t belong in a museum: this model of the classic vehicle – which you might spot being driven in the Egypt chase scene at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark – is actually built on top of a Jaguar chassis and engine. But while the build might not be genuine, its provenance sure is, as it is one of the two cars actually used during filming!

 

 

Which of these iconic and expert vehicles do you think is most road ready? Where would we most likely find you in the driver’s seat? Let us know!

By | 2018-06-13T19:04:10+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Main Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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