Sunday, April 19, 2009

The cars of the Fast & Furious movies...

Imagine my surprise when I visited Universal Studios Hollywood to find a whole assortment of movie memorabilia and film props on display around the theme park, from the Apollo 13 space capsule to these fabulous cars from the various 'Fast & Furious' movie franchise.

Forgive me for not knowing what makes and models these stunt cars are (I've only been driving for about a year), but they have pretty colours and obviously that's what's most important (I say with tongue firmly in cheek).

Original hi-octane muscle cars from
the Fast & Furious movie

I have managed to gleam from my limited knowledge (and some internet surfing) that this is a 1987 Buick Grand National driven by Vin Diesel.
2 Fast 2 Furious black car on display
Plus this is the 2009 Subaru WRX STI driven by Paul Walker in the new movie.
Fast & Furious Subaru WRX STI movie car driven by Paul WalkerFast & Furious Jordanna Brewster and Paul Walker
Stunt car from The Fast & The Furious
Movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez

I do know that this is a 1970 Dodge Charger.
1970 Dodge Charger movie stunt car

Stunt cars from 2 Fast 2 Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious car
2 Fast 2 Furious racing car

These classic cars are on display during the Studio Tour ride along with other famous movie cars and vehicles.
2 fast 2 Furious movie car at Universal Studios
Stunt car from 2 Fast 2 Furious movie

On the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour route you also get to see The Fast and The Furious Extreme Close-up Experience, which is a special effects sequence with fake bullets, smoke, explosions and (I kid you not) dancing cars on hydraulics.

In addition to snapping the shiny racing cars, I also got to pose like a total tourist with cut-outs of the new Fast & Furious movie's stars...

Paul Walker and Jordanna Brewster
The stars of Fast & Furious and me

Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez
Jason with the Fast & Furious movie stars
More movie props and behind-the-scenes glimpses from Universal Studios Hollywood to come, so come back soon...

2 comments:

Nate said...

Everyone has a favorite movie car, and a lot of them live at www.starcarcentral.com Nate Truman has put these famous cars to good use at charity events around Hollywood and the world! Cool site and lots of cool cars!

Jason in Hollywood said...

See even more cars from the Fast & Furious movies at:

http://hollywoodmoviecostumesandprops.blogspot.com/2009/04/original-cars-from-fast-furious-movies.html

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