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Mullin Automotive Museum's 1937 Delahaye wins at Pebble Beach


1937 Delahaye Type 145

(August 21, 2019) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum located in Oxnard has announced that one of its vehicles has won a coveted “Best in Class” award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Monterey Car Week in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 18. The Mullin’s 1937 Delahaye Type 145 Chapron Coupe received the highest award in the “European Classic Closed” class, from a field of competitors around the globe.

Petersen to bring seven iconic Hollywood show cars to Monterey Car Week


1946 Ford Greased Lightning

(July 26, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced it will display seven legendary Hollywood star cars and custom hot rods at several events during the world-famous Monterey Car Week. Guests of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have an up-close view of one-of-a-kind icons.

Petersen Automotive Museum to pay tribute to 'Father of the Corvette'


1953 Chevrolet Corvette

(July 10, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will host two days of special events celebrating the life and accomplishments of former Chevrolet chief engineer, race driver and “Father of the Corvette” Zora Arkus-Duntov. The two-day celebration will feature several high-profile events including a VIP reception, exclusive Corvette rally event, Corvette cruise-in and a special panel discussion on the history and future of the Chevrolet Corvette.

Gilmore Museum to hold Pre-1942 Showcase and Swap Meet May 18


Gilmore Museum photo

(April 29, 2019) HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. — The Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday May 18, is not your “typical” car event. It’s actually authentic “time travel” back to the early days of motoring. Here you’ll see vehicles produced during the first 50 years of the automobile in motion as they drive around the Museum’s historic campus.

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Petersen Museum to feature 10 groundbreaking race cars in exhibit


1962 Shelby Cobra

(January 25, 2019) LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open its newest exhibit featuring 10 groundbreaking race cars, each with a unique story of triumph and victory, from the collection of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer. Titled “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous,” the exhibit will include exceptional competitors including Le Mans winners, land speed record setters, dragsters and road racers.

'Legends of Los Angeles' motorsports exhibit now open at Petersen

(November 20, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has 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 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.

Volo Auto Museum to sell some of its famous TV and movie cars


Bugs Bunny carrot car

(August 28, 2018) VOLO, Ill. — When the Volo Auto Museum sells some of its famous TV and movie cars and other novelties this September, it won't be because officials are downsizing or cutting their losses. Rather, it will be the continuation of a winning strategy that has helped this increasingly eclectic museum located in a small northern Illinois town to buck the trend that has been closing the doors of other auto museums nationwide.

Nissan supports two Japanese car culture exhibits at Petersen museum


1937 Datsun Model 16 Coupe

(May 29, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Nissan has announced its support of two new exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum that celebrate and explore the intersection of American and Japanese car culture. Both opened to the public on May 26.

Two exhibits on Japanese car culture to open at Petersen museum


1967 Toyota 2000GT

(May 9, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced plans for its upcoming exhibits set to debut on May 26. The first part of the exhibit, titled “The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking” will illuminate key elements of Japanese design philosophy in the years preceding its climb to market dominance in the 1970s.

Mullin Museum presents 'The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders'


1936 Bugatti Type 57SC

(March 28, 2018) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum has revealed that the “crown jewels” of its collection will return to the museum as part of its upcoming exhibit, which will debut to the public on Saturday, April 14. Entitled “L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders,” this new display will showcase the finest and most renowned sculpture, artifacts and vehicles from the Mullin Museum’s permanent collection, each representing the skill and unparalleled craftsmanship of the most esteemed French master coachbuilders.

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