14,000 horsepower and 14 new vehicles are on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s HYPERCARS: THE ALLURE OF THE EXTREME. The Petersen Automotive Museum’s Hypercar exhibit showcases one of the largest collections of the world’s most high-tech and rare vehicles from premiere manufacturers to emerging startups. Since opening in December 2021 in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery and the museum lobby and through its closing on May 14, 2023, 30 Hypercars will have rotated throughout the exhibit’s ...Read More
PETERSEN MUSEUM: SUPERCAR TOUR
One of the finest collections of high-performance vintage and modern sports and GT vehicles resides at the Petersen Museum. Let’s take a virtual PETERSEN MUSEUM: SUPERCAR TOUR! 1968 Ford GT40 Mark III, P/1105, originally built for world famous conductor, Herbert Von Karajan, Salzburg, Austria. Photo: Ted7. The term Supercar has been in existence for more than a century. While the high-performance vehicles often associated with our modern definition of a Supercar did not arrive until the 1950...Read More
METALLICA’S JAMES HATFIELD: RECLAIMED RUST
Artisan designed and built hot rods & customs showcase METALLICA’S JAMES HATFIELD: RECLAIMED RUST eclectic collection of bespoke, head-turning wheels. Best known as a co-founder, songwriter, singer, and guitarist for heavy metal band Metallica, James Hetfield has also gained recognition in the automotive world for his unique collection of entirely bespoke vehicles. While the vast majority of collectors acquire vehicles by purchasing pre-existing examples, Hetfield elected instead to build h...Read More
JAMES HETFIELD ROCKS THE PETERSEN
Metallica co-founder, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter James Hetfield Rocks The Petersen with 10 of his favorite customs. The Petersen Automotive Museum debuted a new exhibit - Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection - on February 1, 2020 which features 10 custom vehicles donated from the rock star’s personal collection. Located in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, the show celebrates Hetfield’s creativity as a world-renowned artist through his handcrafted custom cars and unique photos....Read More
BUICK POWER: APOLLO GT.
Rare and inventive, the Buick-powered, Italian-bodied Apollo GT is far from forgotten. The sports car history books are chock full of ambitious young folks dreaming big, pooling their cash, and setting up shop to take on the world. Then they often run out of money and close their doors after just a few years. Making cars is a business, after all, and as it turns out, building sports cars, like the stunning BUICK POWER: APOLLO GT and turning a profit is not at all easy. A perfect example of one ...Read More
RM SOTHEBY’S & THE PETERSEN: KUSTOM KULTURE & PRECIOUS METAL!
A trip to one of the most eclectic auctions this year – RM Sotheby’s at the Petersen Museum – and coming face-to-face with the iconic ‘Rat Fink’, relieves Jim Palam’s decades-old car guy guilt. Here’s his photo-report. It was weighing me down, this Car Guy guilt I’ve been lugging around since I moved to California in 1976. How was it that in all these years I had never visited the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles? I really didn’t have an excuse, so when I received an invitation from RM...Read More
MOTORS, NOT MANSIONS: MONTECITO CLASSIC!
The 4th Annual Montecito Motor Classic on Sunday, September 27th, lived up to its promise and delivered a tantalizing display of vintage, classic, custom, sports and race vehicles, celebrities from the automotive world, a special salute to the Ferrari Dino, lots of sunshine and throngs of thrilled spectators. How do you get a hard-to-get BMW i8? You win one – like Tim Tremblay did – working hard for his financial services company clients. This revolutionary plug-in hybrid features twin-turb...Read More
WORLD’S GREATEST SPORTS COUPES: PETERSEN MUSEUM!
Jaguar celebrates the launch of the new F-TYPE Coupe at the Petersen Museum, bringing in 12 celebrity curators and their picks for World’s Greatest Sports Coupes honors. Sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen. For its newest exhibit, The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes, the Petersen Automotive Museum invited twelve celebrities - ranging from rock & roll legends, critically acclaimed film directors, actors and world re...Read More