Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Little Miss Sunshine's VW Transporter bus...

This brightly painted van is one of five identical 1979 Volkswagen Transporter vans used during the filming of the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine.

1979 VW Transporter used in Little Miss Sunshine 
Little Miss Sunshine movie 1979 VW Transporter
The fantastically quirky comedy followed the adventures of the dysfunctional Hoover family on a cross country drive from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Redondo Beach, California for the finals of a beauty pageant.

Little Miss Sunshine's Volkswagen Transporter bus
The film stars Greg Kinnear (who drives the VW van in the movie), Toni Colette, Alan Arkin and Steve Carell, but it's maybe best known for launching the career of child-star Abigail Breslin, who stars as pageant contestant 'Olive Hoover'.

Little Miss Sunshine movie poster
Little Miss Sunshine movie poster
During the eventful three-day journey, the family has to overcome emotional and mechanical problems in order to reach their destination on time.

1979 VW Transporter
After filming was complete, the distinctive yellow VW T2 bus was used for promotional purposes before being donated by Big Beach Films to The Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. These photographs were taken on July 28, 2009.

Buy the DVD in the USA: Little Miss Sunshine

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