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TOP GEAR Taxis @ The Petersen

To celebrate

the U.S. version of TOP GEAR, HISTORY® is bringing its fleet of TOP

GEAR “Taxis” to the Petersen Automotive Museum on Friday November 19,

2010.





Come by and check out this amazing fleet featuring a Ferrari 458 Italia,

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Lamborghini LP640 Coupe, Rolls Royce

Phantom, Porsche 997 Carrera,…
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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on November 16, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Petersen Garage sale and Swap Meet

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM TO HOLD

GARAGE SALE AND SWAP MEET SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, 2010



(LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2009) If you are looking for that hard to find part, a unique Christmas gift for the car enthusiast in your life, or you need to clear out your garage of parts, books, literature, and… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on September 23, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

FILM SCREENING AUTOMORPHOSIS

Film Screening



Automorphosis



Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:30 p.m.



Grand…

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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on August 14, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Registering a hot rod, kit car, or one-off vehicle in California? Don't miss this Informational Session this Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Registering a hot rod, kit car, or one-off vehicle in California? Don't miss this Informational Session this Saturday, June 26, 2010.





If you own, plan to own, or are currently building a car using a replica or one-off body you probably already know that the State of California makes…

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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 24, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Griot's Garage Car Care Demonstration This Saturday, June 26, 2010



Griot's Garage Car Care Demonstration This Saturday, June 26, 2010





Griot's Garage is the Official Car Care Product Provider of the Petersen Automotive Museum! Join their…

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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 24, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

See Grease Lightning and Win Tickets!

See Grease Lightning at the Petersen Automotive Museum and enter for a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Grease Sing-A-Long brought to
you by the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, June 25!




Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 18, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Margie and Robert E. Petersen: Driven to Collect





Margie and Robert E. Petersen: Driven to Collect opens June 19, 2010



During his lifetime, Robert E. Petersen, together with his wife Margie, acquired dozens of important automobiles on behalf of the Petersen Automotive Museum.…

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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 17, 2010 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Petersen Automotive Museum Fiberglass Day and Car Show June 26, 2010



In conjunction with its feature exhibition “Fantasies in Fiberglass” (on view until October 2010), the Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting Fiberglass Day on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Museum’s…

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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on May 21, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham by Pinin Farina on eBay

The Petersen Automotive Museum is offering a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham by Pinin Farina on eBay. This car is #63 of just 101 built. It runs and drives (see video on auction page) and has very minimal rust. It does need a restoration, but is a great opportunity to own a rare and beautiful piece of automotive history. Auction ends Monday, May 24.…

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Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on May 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fantasies in Fiberglass



When hearing the word "fiberglass", most people think of the Chevrolet Corvette, an iconic American sports car with humble beginnings. When Chevrolet wanted to dip a toe into the sports car pond, it knew the production numbers would be low and took advantage of fiberglass' simple and inexpensive construction technique to create a sporty body to sit on top of Chevrolet sedan underpinnings. A cottage industry of limited production sports cars,… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on January 13, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Petersen Automotive Museum's Bugatti EB 110 Stretches its Legs

Check out our latest video featuring a "warm up" session with our Bugatti EB 110 that will be at The Caruso Concours d'Elegance at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA this Sunday. The Show is free to the public.

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on October 7, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

200MPH Supercar Show This Sunday

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on October 7, 2009 at 6:42pm — No Comments

GRAND OPENING Johnny Rockets and SO-CAL Speed Shop Exhibit and Retail Experience!

Grab a burger and meet SO-CAL Speed Shop's Alex Xydias and Pete Chapouris this Saturday!

Hamburgers are an American icon, and so are hot rods. These two icons will come together on the Miracle Mile on September 19, 2009. The world renown Petersen Automotive Museum will hold a Grand Opening Celebration for the new Johnny Rockets restaurant located in the Museum right on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.



Order food all… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on September 18, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

California Car Design Exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum OPENS SATURDAY

CALIFORNIA CAR DESIGN: LOCAL STYLE, GLOBAL INFLUENCE

Opens June 27th at The Petersen Automotive Museum.



From the Packard Darrin to the Mazda Miata, cars designed in Southern California have ranked among the most highly regarded throughout automotive history. California Car Design: Local Style, Global Influence will tell the story of these and other locally designed automobiles and explains how progressive local designers like Harley Earl and Dutch Darrin brought a fresh approach… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Book Talk and Signing With Humorist and Gearhead Writer P.J. O'Rourke at the Petersen Automotive Museum This Saturday!



For more than thirty years, famed humorist and gearhead P.J. O’Rourke has written about his love affair with the automobile. His new book, DRIVING LIKE CRAZY: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending, Celebrating America the Way It’s Supposed to Be – With an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in Every Carport, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Mowing Our Lawn, combines his most classic articles with new material and traces the… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 10, 2009 at 1:57pm — No Comments

See Us At the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance June 21st!

The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills, presents the 2009 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, a unique collection of luxury cars. This annual Father’s Day event will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2009 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. It is free and open to the public and will take place on the 300 and 400 blocks of North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.



The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will feature more than 100 exotic cars on display in Beverly Hills, lining Rodeo… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on June 5, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Cool Britannia Event May 6 at the Petersen Automotive Museum!

COOL BRITANNIA



Wednesday, May 6, 2009

6:30 until 11 pm



Great Cars, Live Music featuring “Decades”

British Invasion Hits from the ‘60’s to the Present!

Set against the backdrop of the great British cars of the last one hundred years

Including the new exhibit, “The Morgan Century.”

Celebrating 100 years of the Morgan Motors

Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres and Dancing



BABC and British Car Club Members $65 • Non-Members $85 • Ten Tickets… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on April 28, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Brian Wilson Playing at Petersen Museum Gala May 7th



Petersen Automotive Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Honors Chief Auto Club Executive Tom McKernan at “California Dreaming” Themed Event



The Petersen Automotive Museum announced today that legendary Grammy award-winning musician, Brian Wilson and his band, will perform at the Museum’s annual charity Gala on May 7. The Museum will celebrate its 15th Anniversary this year during the “California Dreaming” themed event that will… Continue

Added by Petersen Automotive Museum on April 17, 2009 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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