Five famous and historic cars are going on display at the National Mall, including the Ferrari from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Friday-Sunday) and the recently recovered Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie "Bullitt" (April 17-23).
Each car is set to be showcased in a glass structure between the National Gallery of Art and the National Air and Space Museum for a few days each. (See the complete schedule here.)
On exhibit! Our annual Cars at the Capital exhibition launches today in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall. The first car on display is the iconic “Ferrari” from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Although it might be the most famous Ferrari in America, it isn’t a Ferrari at all. Built by Neil Glassmoyer and Mark Goyette in 1985, the Modena Spyder California, was a replica car that featured a custom tube frame, 302 Ford V8 and fiberglass body. Follow along for more and check the link in the bio for info on the exhibit! #CATC2018 #DRIVEHISTORY #poweredbypennzoil #Pennzoil @Pennzoil @Shell @HagertyClassicCars @shell_ontheroad #QuakerState #Driversclub #Classiccar #Ferris #FerrisBueller #Ferrisbuellersdayoff #Ferrari #CalSpider #FerrariCalifornia #Ferrari250 #Leisurerules #WashingtonDC #NationalMall #NationalHistoricVehicleRegister #carsatthecapital
"These cars are some of the most important automotive and cultural examples that reflect the early days of our American automotive history as well the role automobiles have played in film history,"
Mark Gessler, Historic Vehicle Association president, said in a statement.
"They all tell a uniquely American story and reflect the broad impact the automobile has had on our culture."
This is the fourth annual Cars at the Capital event, hosted by the Historic Vehicle Association, and anyone can come out to see the cars for free at any time during the day or night.
Today is the last day to check out the “last Model T” on display here in D.C.! #catc2018 #drivehistory #CarsattheCapital presented by @shell @shell_ontheroad @pennzoil #quakerstate @hagertyclassiccars Thank you to @thehenryford for sharing this amazing piece of American history! #modelT #prewarcar #nationalmall #nationalhistoricvehicleregister
Source: NBC 4