ORIGINAL HIGH-OCTANE ‘FAST & FURIOUS” MUSCLE CARS REV UP AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AS THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF L.A. UNVEILS DISPLAY OF NEWEST ADRENALINE-CHARGED MOVIE VEHICLES

The high-octane muscle cars featured in Universal Pictures’ upcoming action-thriller “Fast & Furious” are on display exclusively at Universal Studios Hollywood as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. adds the exotic street racers to its world-renowned collection of authentic movie picture cars and props.
The 1987 Buick Grand National and a 2009 Subaru WRX STI that are driven by the stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are parked inside the theme park within arm’s reach of fans and car aficionados.

“Fast & Furious” re-teams Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the ultimate chapter of the film franchise built on speed. Heading back to the streets where it all began, Diesel and Walker rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. The film arrives in theatres on April 3, 2009.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s fleet of famous cars parked along the Studio Tour route currently features more than 16 recognizable prop vehicles from famous movie and TV productions including “Back to the Future” (DeLorean, a futuristic Edsel and Biff’s Cadillac), “Serenity” (Mule), “Animal House” (Death Mobile), “The Blues Brothers” (Blues Mobile), “The Mummy” (Dusenberg), “The Little Rascals” (‘Norman Schwarzkopf’ go-cart), “Magnum P.I.” (Ferrari), “Jurassic Park” (off-road Mercedes SUV), and from the Marx Brothers movies, a 1932 Ford Model A.

Adding to the collection of automotive classics, other cars from the “Fast & Furious” franchise are on display adjacent to the popular “The Fast & The Furious Extreme Close-Up” experience on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex; the Universal CityWalk Cinemas; and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue. The theme park features such groundbreaking attractions as “The Simpsons Ride,” “Revenge of the Mummy™ – The Ride,” “Shrek 4-D™,” “Jurassic Park® – The Ride,” and the world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations and sets as Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds.”

Universal CityWalk features 65 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and dynamic entertainment options. Universal CityWalk Cinemas, offering the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles, features 19 screens including one of Southern California’s largest IMAX® venues and newly renovated stadium-style seating.

Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

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