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Petersen Automotive Museum

Everyone else uses transporters, but not Petersen founding chairman Bruce Meyer. Watch as Bruce and friends take to the streets of Beverly Hills to personally deliver some of his winningest cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum ahead of the opening of “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous.”

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its newest exhibit featuring 10 groundbreaking race cars, each with a unique story of triumph and victory. Titled “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous,” the exhibit is comprised of Le Mans winners, land speed record setters, dragsters and road racers from the personal garage of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer.

Key vehicles on display include the winningest Ferrari road racer of all time, the 1957 Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa, which claimed first prize in more than half of the 50 competitions in which it was raced; the first production 1962 Shelby Cobra, CSX2001; the 1962 Greer Black Prudhomme, which was raced by drag racing legend Don Prudhomme who won 237 of the 241 races in which he piloted the car; the renowned 1952 So-Cal Speed Shop Belly Tank Racer, which was fashioned from a P-38 Lightning fighter belly tank from World War II by hot rod racing icon Alex Xydias; the 1979 Kremer Porsche 935 K3 that took first place overall at Le Mans; and the 1929 Ford “747” Bonneville Racer that Meyer ran 204 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats.

“Affectionately called ‘the car guy’s car guy,’ Bruce Meyer epitomizes true automotive passion,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “The charisma with which Bruce shares his passion is what sets him apart. ‘Winning Numbers’ reflects his discerning tastes as a collector and motorsports enthusiast, and we’re proud to share his fervor for the hobby with the community.”

The exhibit’s public opening was preceded by an evening reception and media preview on February 22, 2019. Guests of the exclusive event were treated to passed appetizers by the Petersen’s exclusive catering partner Drago, a full cocktail bar and a Fireside Chat discussion between Meyer and Karges.

“Winning Numbers” will run through January 19, 2020. For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum exhibits, visit www.Petersen.org.

 

ABOUT THE PETERSEN

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, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four 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.

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!

Beverly Wilshire

By Alexandria Baiz x Reid Urban x Vaughn Lowery

When you first step into the iconic hotel, you are met with fresh seasonal flowers, chandeliers, and the warm setting of pure luxury.

The Beverly Wilshire, built in 1928, is located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills in one of the most famous cities in the world. This timeless hotel has housed some of the most notable people and presidents, as well as being used as a shooting location for films and television series. The groundbreaking film “Pretty Woman” gave the Beverly Wilshire its most profound feeling of promiscuity and glamour.

The grand hotel of 14 floors includes 395 variety of rooms and 137 suites suited for whatever occasion or stay one is looking for. The rooms, some as casual as the Signature Balcony room or the One-Bedroom Rodeo Suite, is perfect for a getaway weekend with great space and comfort. Bathrooms are notable for the marble floors and adjacent glass showers. The hotel is classified as a wrap around with great panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles area. Although prices vary from date and size, the typical stay in a one bedroom suite is around one thousand dollars. For a longer stay, there are specialty suites like the Penthouse Suite or Presidential Suite, with a sentiment of royalty that includes multiple bedrooms and extensive dining rooms. Varying on the room, the impressive amenities include a round-the-clock concierge team and in-room dining. Also amenities include overnight shoeshine, complimentary newspaper, and much more. The team at the Beverly Wilshire works extremely hard to make your stay as charming and comfortable as possible.

Aside from the rooms, the hotel itself includes modern centers of activities and on-site restaurants. The chic spa that customers rave about offers every service you can think of like face and body treatments with five star treatments, even those specifically for men and kids. The modern pool is blue and beautiful, and for a bite or a glass of wine by the pool you can eat at “The Pool Bar and Cafe“. Overlooking the pool is the fitness center, to stay in shape and feeling your best, with an assortment of different state of the art machines and private yoga classes.

The onsite sleek restaurants, like the high ranking “CUT” by Wolfgang Puck has amazing reviews and ratings on their unique cuts of beef and seafood prepared in a live open kitchen. Our stay included handcrafted cocktails from the Cut Lounge, our favorites being Johnnie Walker Blue on the rocks and Sloppy Kisses. The “Blvd” inside the hotel is a perfect spot we had for brunch offering an original selection like the divine shrimp cocktail appetizer with Chilean sea bass and short rib patty “Blvd Burger” for lunch. With all the activities and dining, the Beverly Wilshire suits everyone.

As a result of the city’s location in the most glamorous city in the world, it is within an arm’s length of the affluent streets of Rodeo drive. Rodeo Drive is where you can find greatest brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Jimmy Choo. This street also offers the finest dining in the region, whether you are in the mood for Indian cuisine or a fine steak. The Beverly Hills atmosphere, with the Beverly Wilshire in the middle of it all, define what class and beauty look like.

Ranked in the top 10 of Los Angeles hotels, this five-star hotel is known for its excellent customer service at every part of the stay. Ratings from AAA give the hotel 4.8 outstanding diamonds for its customer service, cleanliness, and overall appearance. Travelers speak highly of the modern decoration and style of the rooms, floors, bathrooms, and amenities. Competitors do not come close to the extensive care and allure of what the famous hotel offers. The Beverly Wilshire is not just a hotel, but an enchanting experience for all.

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