Movie car ma­nia builds

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many of us car nuts, showbiz and cars go hand-in-hand. We of­ten con­sider the automotive cast mem­bers to be the big­gest celebri­ties on the en­ter­tain­ment stage. Mem­o­rable names like In­ter­cep­tor, Gen­eral Lee, Eleanor, Bul­litt, Her­bie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang im­me­di­ately evoke im­ages of iconic ma­chines rather than peo­ple. In the vein of head­line act rather than sup­port­ive side­kick, Meguiar’s Mo­torEx Syd­ney is host­ing Movie Car Ma­nia – Aus­tralia’s big­gest, ever gath­er­ing of ev­ery­one’s favourite TV and movie cars.

The cap­ti­vat­ing, 30-strong dis­play will host sev­eral gen­uine ex­am­ples used dur­ing ac­tual film­ing. They in­clude; Her­bie the Love Bug ( Her­bie goes to Monte Carlo), Smokey and the Ban­dit Trans Am, Su­per­man Crown Vic­to­ria, XY ute ( A Coun­try Prac­tice),Prac­tice Blues Broth­ers Dodge, El Camino ute ( My Name is Earl), Mer­cury Cus­tom from Babe and the Gen­eral Lee from the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard.

Join­ing these real stars will be a num­ber of faith­ful repli­cas such as the 1960s Bat­mo­bile, Drag-U-La, Mun­ster Koach, Eleanor (2000-ver­sion), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Amer­i­can Graf­fiti ’32, Mys­tery Ma­chine (Scooby Doo), Mon­keemo­bile, Back to the Fu­ture DeLorean, Juras­sic Park Tour Ve­hi­cle, Bul­litt Mus­tang and an ar­ray of Mad Max ma­chines – in­clud­ing an In­ter­cep­tor, MFP Pur­suit and the bub­ble trike from the orig­i­nal Mad Max movie.

Movie Car Ma­nia at Mo­torEx, Syd­ney Olympic Park (July 25-26), will have some­thing for all ages, along with a once-in-a-life­time ap­pear­ance by Mr Movie Car him­self, the leg­endary Ge­orge Bar­ris. This is just a small por­tion of what’s on of­fer at this mas­sive 50,000sqm event, there’s much, much more. Head to the web­site to check out all the at­trac­tions.

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