TBT – Classic Car in Hollywood
Private Tour Guests Treated to Classic American Car
This 1958 Dodge Coronet is not even a movie car. It is purring smoothly as it glides down Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Tinseltown. We have just been up to the Hollywood Sign and are coming into town with our private Los Angeles tour guests to walk around the Walk of Fame. On the way to Grauman’s Chinese Theater this cherry antique drives right in front of us. One of our guests had been asking us about all the great cars seen in television shows depicting the past (Fargo, Agent Carter and recently the Coen Brothers’ film look at old Hollywood, Hail Caesar!). Where do these great cars come from? Well, when you see classic automobiles everywhere around Los Angeles on a day-to-day basis they can understand that cars do not die here in Southern California. Our great weather and car culture keep these machines running and well maintained. We have a whole industry of car buffs who collect the vehicles from the earliest days of cars and provide them to film production companies. Antique autos, buses, vans all the way up to modern day vehicles. There are even collectors with science fiction vehicles like the Batmobile. No cars are ever junked or discarded because someday a film is going to need them. Perhaps the owner of this Coronet is in someone’s contact list who needs a car for a remake of Grease.