WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (FOX 13) - Walmart customers in select cities have an opportunity to see some really cool movie cars. Four cars featured in their commercials picking up groceries are on a tour of the country. Now the cars are gearing up for a live action sequel and made a pit stop right here in the Tampa Bay area.
The cars cruised through the parking lot of a Wesley Chapel Walmart. The vehicles featured in the tour include the Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters", K.I.T.T. the Pontiac Trans Am from "Knight Rider", the "Jurassic Park" Ford Explorer, and the "Back to the Future" DeLorean.
"What we're doing here today is Walmart had these wonderful commercials that broadcast intially at the Super Bowl and it included a lot of movie cars and it's promoting their free grocery pick-up service," said Cliff Greenough with Next Pictures. "Well, they had a great success with all of those commercials that they decided to take four of those cars on tour around the country."
Greenough said the best thing about the tour is not even the cars. It's meeting with the people who come and see the cars.
"One of the best things about this tour is meeting the people," he said. "I mean yeah, driving the car is pretty cool, but meeting the people, seeing the kids, the smiles on their face. Not just the little kids, the big kids too."
"I think it's amazing because it's things that I watched when I was in the 80s, all of the movies and watching my kids relive that, their youth, my youth, it's so much fun." Heather Demanche told FOX 13.
Walmart's Iconic Movie cars tour will continue to travel through select cities through next month.
April 10 – Kansas City, 600 NE Coronado Dr, Blue Springs, MO
April 13 – Knoxville, 10900 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN
April 15 – Atlanta, 210 Cobb Pkwy SE S, Marietta, GA
April 18 – Tampa, 28500 FL-54, Wesley Chapel, FL
April 22 – Houston, 5660 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX
April 25 – Austin, 2801 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX
April 27 – Dallas, 18121 Marsh Ln, Dallas, TX
May 2 – Phoenix, 4435 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ
May 4 – Los Angeles, 1301 N Victory Pl, Burbank, CA
May 9 – Sacramento, 8270 Delta Shores Cir S, Sacramento, CA