Blockbuster movies and epics of the big screen have been helpful ambassadors of the specialty-equipment industry, exposing generations of moviegoers to gadget-laden heroic rides, get-away vehicles in dynamic chase scenes and comedic transporters. Famous movie stars often have notable sidekicks or supporting characters, and, in some cases, iconic cars have filled those roles.

The 2008 SEMA Show was once again a great venue to place these works of art centerstage. From spot-on recreations to spin-offs that pay homage to some of the silver screen’s most memorable cars, the specialty-equipment industry has been the backbone of these legends. From custom parts to handcrafted designs, these vehicles help bridge the gap between both industries.

1970 Dodge Challenger–"Vanishing Point"

2008 Dodge Challenger–“One Lap Vanishing Point”

1968 Ford Mustang–"Bullitt"

1968 Ford Mustang–"Bullitt"

1967 Ford Mustang GT500–Eleanor from "Gone in 60 Seconds"

2008 Dodge Charger–the General Lee from "Dukes of Hazard"

1970 Dodge Charger–"The Fast and the Furious"

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am–KITT from "Knight Rider"

1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor–Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters"

2009 smart fortwo–George Barris-designed Batmobile homage

Custom built from three Ford Model T's–the Munster Koach from "The Munsters"

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am–modernized replica of Bandit from "Smokey and the Bandit."

TIV Navigator from "Storm Chasers," Discovery Channel