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Petersen Automotive Museum Opens New “Legends of Los Angeles” Exhibit

On November 10, 2018, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its latest exhibit, “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders,” in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery presented by Lucas Oil. The display features 12 Los Angeles-built race cars powered by engineering masterminds such as Ed “The Old Master” Pink and Fred Offenhauser and piloted by legends such as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Parnelli Jones, Bill Stroppe and Dan Gurney.

“Legends of LA” is highlighted by a stunning180-degree panoramic video, which surrounds the collection of race cars and provides an immersive way to experience the fastest race cars ever built in Los Angeles as they are raced on the region’s famed tracks. Featuring vehicles from every major racing type including midgets, sprint cars, dragsters, off-road cars, IndyCars, land-speed cars and road-racing cars, the panoramic video works alongside the display to take viewers on a visual journey down historic tracks such as El Mirage, Willow Springs International Raceway and Perris Auto Speedway.

Key vehicles on display include a 1963 Ol’Yaller Mark IX, which was one of the last race cars designed and built by Southern California hot rod legend Max Balchowsky; a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA, one of five FIA-spec factory team cars that competed in the 1964 World Championship and was raced by Dan Gurney in the Targa Florio; a 1967 Long 
“Shelby Super Snake” with an Ed Pink racing engine, which made history when driver Done Prudhomme accomplished four quarter-mile runs in the six-second range at the 1967 NHRA Spring Nationals; and Big Oly, a 1970 Ford Bronco which was raced to a back-to-back victories at the Baja 1000 in 1971 and 1972 by the legendary off-roading team of Parnelli Jones and Bill Stroppe.

“From the early years of auto racing to today, Los Angeles has played a key role in the development and growth of motorsports in North America,” said Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Our new exhibit honors the region’s rich history through some of the finest examples of race car engineering and design, telling a comprehensive story about the legends that helped establish Los Angeles as the diverse racing destination that is today.”

Preceding the public opening, the Petersen hosted a formal cocktail reception and media preview on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The evening paid homage to LA-based racing icon and race car constructor Parnelli Jones, a motorsports legend known for his victories in nearly every major auto racing event in the United States. Jones, whose voice is featured in the gallery video was praised on stage while guests bid on his signed racing memorabilia during a silent auction.

“Legends of Los Angeles” will run through December 1, 2019. To learn more about the new exhibit or the Peterson Automotive Museum, please click here!

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit here!

Petersen Auto Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut its latest exhibit, “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders,” to the media and ticket holders on November 8, 2018. Located in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery, the display will feature 12 race cars, racing artifacts and 180-degree panoramic video, providing an immersive way to experience a variety of the fastest and most famous cars built in and around Los Angeles. The reception will pay homage to racing icon Parnelli Jones, a motorsports legend known for his exploits in Indy Car, sports car and off-road racing.

Southern California’s passion for racing became apparent in the early 1900s. The temperate climate and diverse landscapes provided limitless opportunities for racing. Metropolitan cities became home to large racing venues, dry lake beds became the site of land speed trials, airport runways became drag strips and mountains became off-road courses and hill climbs.

Reflecting this diversity, the exhibit will present race cars by the region’s renowned designers and engineers including Fred Offenhauser, Harry Miller, Frank Kurtis and Max Balchowsky. In addition to two racing engines on display, key vehicles will include the 1924 Miller 122, the 1929 Ford 22 Jr. Model A Roadster, the 1963 Ol’Yaller Mark IX, the 1966 AAR Eagle #31 and the 1975 Edmunds Tamale Wagon.

“Although people tend to associate different cities with car racing, Los Angeles has played one of the most consequential roles in the sport,” said Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Our new exhibit pays tribute to this rich history and honors racing greats such as Parnelli Jones, who has been a hero to fans around the nation for decades. We are thrilled to host and recognize Parnelli at the opening night reception as one of the most successful racers to come out of Los Angeles with accomplishments in a wide range of motorsports.”

Most remembered for his accomplishments at the Indianapolis 500, Jones is often regarded as one of the most versatile racers of all time. He has won nearly every major auto racing event in the United States including six Indy Car wins, four NASCAR wins, 25 sprint car wins and 25 midget car wins. Apart from racing, Jones has operated several successful automotive-related businesses. The preview evening will conclude with an auction featuring signed Jones memorabilia.

“Legends of Los Angeles” will officially open to the public on November 10, 2018 and will run through December 1, 2019. To purchase tickets to the opening or learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.

Rarest Japanese Performance Cars

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM CELEBRATES JAPANESE CULTURE WITH 19 OF THE WOLRD’S RAREST JAPANESE PERFORMANCE CARS

Placed throughout the museum, the collection includes the Infiniti Prototype 9 and Prototype 10, two Toyota 200GTs, the only 1998 Nissan R390 GT1, a 1978 Dome Zero, a 1969 Mazda Cosmo Sport 100S, two MkIV Toyota Supras, the Mazda RX-7 FD concept model and much more.

360 Magazine, 360, Vaughn Lowery, Petersen Automotive Museum

360 Magazine, 360, Vaughn Lowery, Petersen Automotive Museum Photos by Ted7

LOS ANGELES – As part of its ongoing celebration of Japanese culture and automotive tradition, the Petersen Automotive Museum has gathered the most unique and iconic Japanese performance vehicles in the world under one roof. On each of the museum, guests will find rare examples of Japanese craftsmanship that encompasses a broad range of styles including post-war classics, heavily-modified tuners, supercars and futuristic prototypes.

Beginning in the Vault presented by Hagerty, visitors will find a 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo. Continuing up the elevator to the first floor is a selection of post-war classics such as a 1968 Honda S600 Coupe, which is considered Honda’s first mass-marketed automobile.

On the second floor, the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery and Customization Gallery are home to “The Roots of Monozokuri” and “Fine Tuning,” which represent the interchange that has taken place between east and west for the past 60 years. Key performance vehicles on display in “The Roots of Monozokuri” include Nissan’s first V12-powered racecar, a 1969 Nissan R382, and the world’s first mass-produced two-rotor vehicle, a 1969 Mazda Cosmo Sport 100S. “Fine Tuning” presents a more avant-garde selection of tuner cars including the 1974 Mazda RX-3 built by DNA Garage and a 1993 Toyota Supra Mark IV, which famously became a pop culture icon following its appearance in the film “The Fast and the Furious.”

Offering a third perspective on Japanese design philosophy, the new “Japanese Supercars” exhibit in the Chuck Wegner Gallery gives visitors a rare glimpse of boldly styled, ultra-high performance vehicles. Cars on display include two one-of-a-kind cars straight from Japan. The 1978 Dome Zero, widely recognized from the video game “Gran Turismo,” is continuing its first-ever tour of North America as a key feature in this display. Sharing the Zero’s exclusively, the world’s only 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 has just arrived at the museum following the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where Nissan was this year’s featured marque.

In addition to the above cars. the Petersen is showcasing two Infiniti prototypes for a limited time only outside the Mullin Design Studio. Representing Infiniti’s innovative and ambitious plans for an electrified future, the 2017 Infiniti Prototype 9 and the 2018 Prototype 10 have never before been displayed together in a public setting.

The Petersen’s third-floor Perspectives Gallery contains a broad look at automotive history including Hollywood star cars such as the 1967 Toyota 2000GT Roadster from the film “You Only Live Twice.” Driven by James Bond’s love interest, this 2000GT was one of the only two models turned into a convertible.

“In one day at the Petersen, guests can experience 60 years of Japanese culture and automotive tradition,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Our Japanese car collection not only covers the past six decades of Japanese dominance in the domestic market but truly illustrates the artfulness and shrewd attention-to-detail that is characteristic of Japanese design philosophy.”

To learn more about the individual exhibits the Petersen Automotive Museum collection, please visit www.petersen.org.

Petersen Automotive Museum

The Kenford Truck by Von Dutch

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Petersen Automotive Museum will debut the first in a series of “California-themed” exhibititions to kick off its 25th anniversary in 2019. Titled “Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School,” the display will examine a mix of art pieces and automobiles from the artists of “Juxtapoz Magazine,” who have helped redefine the role and imagery of automobiles in contemporary art.

Replacing “The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración” exhibit in the Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery, “Auto-Didactic” will feature more than 50 artists. Artists on display will include skateboarder, designer and OBEY Clothing Founder Shepard Fairey; famous pinstriper of the “Kustom Kulture” movement Von Dutch; and painter, cartoonist and “Juxtapoz Magazine” founder himself Robert Williams.

In addition to the selection of art pieces, the exhibition will highlight notable art cars including the 1932 Ford Roadster named “Prickly Heat” by Robert Williams, “The Orbiton” by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, “The Kenford Truck” by Von Dutch and the 1959 Cadillac titled “The New and Improved Ultima Suprema Deluxa” by Kenny Scharf.

“Our new exhibit will be unlike any other exhibit we’ve ever curated at the Petersen during the last 25 years,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “While the focus is still on the automobile, the range of artwork on display will appeal to both car enthusiasts as well as the progressive art connoisseur.”

Launched with the mission of connecting subculture genres such as psychedelic posters, hot rod art, street art and illustration with traditional “highbrow” mediums, “Juxtapoz Magazine” was founded in 1994. Since its inception, the magazine has continuously addressed themes deemed “unsavory” by staunch art critics. It was not until the Laguna Art Museum’s presented its “Kustom Kulture” exhibition in 1993 that the relative interests of underground artists and collectors were presented as a unified group, paving the way for the creation of the magazine.
Preceding the public opening, the Petersen will host a preview reception featuring opening remarks, music and food by Drago on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The VIP ticket includes early access to the exhibit and a copy of the exhibit book. To purchase tickets or learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.

Prickly Heat by Robert Williams

Robert Williams; Hot Rod Race, 1976; Acrylic on Board; Collection of Gwynned Vitello

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

Fashion Week x Petersen Auto Museum

How LA Fashion Week & Petersen Automotive Museum’s Cool Lineup of Edgy Shows Are All the Rage

Los Angeles – PRNewswire – LA Fashion Week (LAFW) will be hosting its 2019 Spring/Summer runway presentations October 6th – 10th at the Petersen Auto Museum; one of the world’s premier museums and historical landmarks in Los Angeles. In partnership with LA Weekly, over 20 award-winning designers & artists from around the world will take to the stage to showcase their latest work at LAFW.

Praised for “raising awareness of cultural diversity and creativity in the United States, “the LA Fashion Week Team were recently recognized by the honorable Office of Michelle & Barak Obama.

“LA is experiencing a cultural renaissance and being noticed the world around. We’re excited to be driving force behind its development into the premier hub fashion, art, design, and entertainment,” says Arthur Chipman; Executive Producer At LA Fashion Week.

After kicking off a successful summer pre-show event with designers Escada and Porsche Design at the beautiful Petersen Auto Museum, many have flocked to join the latest season of shows on October 6-10th. With each installment, LAFW is building a stronger network of strategic brands and partnerships aimed at increasing the profile of West Coast Fashion. Like Cross Colours, the iconic 90’s hip-hop inspired brand founded by Carl Jones & TJ Walker who created the baggy jeans are making their official runway comeback. LA pioneer Bohemian Society, by Victor Wilde known for his theatrical shows. RSVisualThing by Radka Salcmanova known for her unhinged model presentations, and Vogue Magazines latest featured label Bomme Studio by designer Bo Matthews. Fabiana Milazzo, a high fashion designer from Brazil known for her beautiful gowns & adored by celebrities like Katie Holmes & Gisele Bundchen will be making her US Runway Debut this October. Also featured country Thailand, joins LAFW again with a cool streetwear contingent with ISSUE THAILAND, Q Design and Play, Iconic Official, & LaLaLove, + Rising Star in Thai inspired jewelry, SARRAN.

With innovative designers, influential guests, and over 2.5 billion digital impressions per season, LAFW is a high-caliber fashion platform. Proclaimed by Mayor Eric Garcetti & California State Senator Ben Allen as the Official Fashion Week for the City of Los Angeles.