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.
Plus this is the 2009 Subaru WRX STI driven by Paul Walker in the new movie.
Stunt car from The Fast & The Furious
I do know that this is a 1970 Dodge Charger.
Stunt cars from 2 Fast 2 Furious
These classic cars are on display during the Studio Tour ride along with other famous movie cars and vehicles.
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
Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez
More movie props and behind-the-scenes glimpses from Universal Studios Hollywood to come, so come back soon...