Tag: Petersen Automotive Museum

Barn Find in Hancock Park: Ian Fleming 1953 R-Type Bentley

Barn Find in Hancock Park: Ian Fleming 1953 R-Type Bentley

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the 110th annual Los Angeles Auto Show opening from Nov. 18 to 27, and with the local Petersen Automotive Museum launching its new exhibit, “Art of Bugatti,” this seemed like an appropriate time to learn about a local auto discovery made recently. To report, we welcome guest writer Leslie Kendall. The term “barn find” […]

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Renaissance underway on, over Wilshire

Renaissance underway on, over Wilshire

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Museums in the Mile Art museum director Michael Govan is perhaps the greatest fan of the futuristic design in the works for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “I think it’s going to be beautiful… It will be fantastic,” he enthused one day last month. The $600 million project, which includes a gallery space […]

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Petersen—it’s what’s inside that counts

Petersen—it’s what’s inside that counts

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether the shiny metal ribbons wrapping the remodeled museum engender feelings of love or hate­—or something in-between—it is the inside of the building that really counts. The vast inside spaces finally were put on public view in December, on the day following a successful fund-raising gala at the museum (that generated an additional $1.5 million […]

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Petersen Museum races  to its gala re-opening

Petersen Museum races to its gala re-opening

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Love it or hate it, it’s hard to miss the new Petersen Automotive Museum. Racy metal ribbons encircle the red exterior walls at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. Exhibits inside show off sports cars and legendary models, plus the latest in automotive technology. Visitors can get behind the wheel of racing simulators […]

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Block party on Lucerne; firemen, psychic, egg toss featured

Block party on Lucerne; firemen, psychic, egg toss featured

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hot dogs for the kids and a Persian menu for adults will be served at the 39th annual Lucerne Blvd. Block Party on Sun., Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the 300 block of S. Lucerne. “New this year will be psychic readings by Melinda Hess. Readings will book quickly so sign up […]

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Petersen Museum’s renovation debuts ‘racy’ first phase

Petersen Museum’s renovation debuts ‘racy’ first phase

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Petersen Automotive Museum officials unveiled a racy exterior as the first phase of a $125 million renovation at the site at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Featured are 308 stainless-steel “ribbons” that wrap around a red-painted building to evoke an image of speed. “This is a landmark, and it was a big step. Car guys are like […]

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