With cables showing, this was
the light weight mock-up
I set out to locate all the remaining Blade Runner Vehicles that were built by the
famous custom car builder, Gene Winfield. Many were destroyed after the movie, Paul Sammon
touching on this in his book Future Noir. But some of the vehicles remained. I checked the
reports that the Disney/MGM spinner had been destroyed, and found it to be true.
Spinner at Disney/MGM Florida
On or about December the 8th of last year I called the Disney/MGM park (located in Orlando, Florida) and
located the supervisor in charge of "guest relations" he confirmed that the spinner that they had on the tour was
indeed dismantled in January 1999. I asked about the location of the dismantled parts and was told "No one knows
where the parts are! And we have no further comment!" That would only leave the spinner that is privately owned
and located some where in Japan.
Syd with Spinner circa 1982
So I now concentrated my efforts on finding my second favorite vehicle, the Deckard Sedan. After several months
of researching every movie car site I found Terry Tweedy's website.
Terry remembered the spinner and it going to Japan, but did not know where the sedan was located now. He was kind
enough to give me the email address of a friend Paul Sher Jr. who knew the spinner and the Deckard sedan. After
some thought he gave me the location, and some great photographs. I want to thank those two for their help.
I can now say that I know where the Deckard Sedan is, and it's safe and sound in Miami. Please drop by the Miami
Police Museum at 3801 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, Florida 33137 telephone(305) 573-0070 for their hours.
Thanks goes to James Ebenhoch for his shots of the Disney/MGM Police Spinner, Mr. Hiroyuki Hukushima for the
Japan photo and Paul Sher Jr. for the Miami Police Museum shots. All photos are the property of each photographer
and not the property of BladeZone. We also want to thank Mike Fritz, Matt Lord and Brian Bolin.