OsCARS: The 8 Best Vehicles for Making a Red Carpet Splash

OsCARS: The 8 Best Vehicles for Making a Red Carpet Splash
Most Hollywood types elect to arrive at the Academy Awards red carpet event in a stretched Lincoln Town Car or a full-size SUV. But for those who’d like to make a bit more of a statement, we present a few, er, alternative options, which, while retaining elements of the traditional limo/Chevy Suburban paradigm, raise the bar in atypical and unpredictable ways.

Toyota Century Limo

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1. Toyota Century Limo

A silent V-12, electrically silenced door latches, and enough menacing Yakuza presence to offset even the worst dress. If it’s good enough for a guy whose title is Emperor, it’s good enough for June Squibb.

Vintage Mercedes-Benz 600 via 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the M-B 600

2. Vintage Mercedes-Benz 600

It saddens us that the only contemporary star we can imagine filling the international dictator/playboy/arms dealer/superstar backseat vacated by ’70s icons like Ferdinand Marcos, Aristotle Onassis, Pablo Escobar, and Liz Taylor is Sterling Archer, and he’s animated.

Stretched Jeep Grand Wagoneervia Hemmings

3. Stretched Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Is Woody Harrelson nominated for anything this year?

2013 Tesla Model Sphoto by A.J. Mueller

4. Tesla Model S

Because Hollywood.

Renault Espace F1

5. Renault Espace F1

Ideal for any French foreign film nominees. And for anyone who is truly famous, a mid-mounted, Formula 1–derived, 800-hp V-10 is just what you need for outrunning the paparazzi. Also, it’s gold to match your statue.

eleMMent Palazzovia Marchi Mobile

6. Marchi Mobile eleMMent Palazzo

All that hair and makeup takes up an inordinate amount of time and space. Why not just get dressed in the car on the ride over? Also, the entire living room elevates hydraulically to reveal a full-size bar, perfect for an after-party.

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Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight

7. Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight

If you’re going to arrive in a truck, arrive in a proper truck.

Airbrushed Custom Vanvia Popular Mechanics West Coast Editor and owner Ben Stewart

8. Airbrushed Custom Van

Because an acceptance speech always comes out better if you’ve done a couple bong rips first.

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