Museums

Timeless Bugatti models set new auction records

Mullin Automotive Museum lots
met with intense excitement

(May 4, 2024) Over the course of its 115-year history, Bugatti has produced some of the most sought-after cars of all time. Renowned for their engineering ingenuity, their inherent beauty and their rarity, the opportunity for enthusiasts to buy a Bugatti at auction is always met with an intense excitement that demonstrates the timeless appeal of the Bugatti brand. At the recent Selections from the Mullin Collection Auction by Gooding & Company, each Bugatti model outperformed its estimated sale price.

Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol art featured at Petersen Automotive Museum


Vik Muniz (b. 1961), Standard Station (Night), after Ed Ruscha, 2008

'Eyes on the Road: Art of the Automotive
Landscape' showcases artists, designers

(March 15, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut its newest exhibit, “Eyes on the Road: Art of the Automotive Landscape,” on March 30. The display, which explores the intersection of art, the motoring environment and automotive innovation, will feature a curated selection of concept cars and artwork from iconic artists, including Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. 

Petersen Automotive Museum to debut 'GM’s Marvelous Motorama'

New exhibit will feature six 'Dream
Cars' from the Joe Bortz Collection


(February 29, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate “Dream Cars” from the 1950s with its newest exhibit, “GM's Marvelous Motorama: Dream Cars From the Joe Bortz Collection,” which will open on March 16. The exhibit will feature six concept cars, together for the first time under one roof, originally displayed at GM Motorama shows in 1953, ‘54 and ‘55.

Outdoor Utah museum features gas station signs, old cars


Photo by Carol Highsmith

(February 10, 2024) The Petroliana Museum at the AAA Lakeside Storage, 4095 West Center St., in Provo, Utah, has offered visitors a walk through automotive history since 1983. Items like antique porcelain signs, an antique gas station, and close to 100 antique gas pumps from 1917 to the the late 50s are available for viewing.

The Mullin Automotive Museum — AU REVOIR

By David Boldt
MyCarData

(February 7, 2024) My dad was born on 80 acres outside of Bennet, Neb, in 1922, while my mom joined four older siblings near Ohiowa, Neb., in 1930. Both were as far removed from Paris, the Bugatti headquarters at Molsheim or Le Mans as was possible in that part of the 20th century. In the early ‘20s my dad’s family had a Model T and tractor, while in the ‘30s my mom’s folks had enough car to get their family to Idaho — and then back to Lincoln in that same Depression-riddled decade.

New American Honda Collection Hall showcases Honda history in the U.S.

Located in main lobby of Honda
headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

    
(September 13, 2023) TORRANCE, Calif. — The new American Honda Collection Hall officially opened its doors this week in Southern California. The hall offers visitors a glimpse of more than 60 historic and significant Honda and Acura automobiles, motorcycles, power equipment, race machines, engines and concept models, plus images, graphics and video presentations.

Corvette's 70th anniversary celebrated by Petersen Automotive Museum

By David Boldt
MyCarData.com

(August 15, 2023) LOS ANGELES — It began (as I did) in 1953. The American economy was booming, but then, so was Wisconsin’s senator, Joe McCarthy. And while the election of Dwight Eisenhower put World War II fully behind us, the Cold War was heating up. With that, a handful of execs at General Motors believed the company should be building a sports car, and while the all-new Corvette was not yet America’s Sports Car, the basics were there, and at least one engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, recognized its potential.

World’s most famous hot rod donated to the Petersen Museum

(March 20, 2023) LOS ANGELES — A recent donation to the Petersen Automotive Museum will ensure that generations to come can enjoy one of the quintessential American hot rods.
Renowned car collector Bruce Meyer recently handed over the keys to his 1932 Ford “McGee Roadster” to Terry L. Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

'Ducati Museum and Automobili Lamborghini Museum experience' is born

(March 13, 2023) BOLOGNA, Italy — Ducati is updating the Borgo Panigale Experience, a path the company has developed for everyone who wants to enter the world of Ducati in Borgo Panigale. Ninety years of history and passion inside the Ducati Museum where, walking between the production lines, you can have the chance to see what goes on within the factory.

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Hispano Suiza showcases its history in the Peralada Castle Museum

(May 30, 2022) GIRONA, Spain — The history of Hispano Suiza is showcased, for the very first time, in the Peralada Castle Museum here where visitors will be able to contemplate the past and present of the legendary car brand founded in 1904 by Damián Mateu and Mark Birkigt.

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