The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

I wrote about our family visit to this auto museum at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. across the street from the new Academy Museum on August 9 of 2022, and I still do not fully understand it. I focused my article mainly on The Vault, an area of this museum that requires a separate ticket. Some rate The Petersen as the #1 auto museum in the world. At any time it has 350 vehicles on display in 25 galleries. It is said to have undergone a major renovation in 2015. #1 is not to be confused with largest. The largest auto museum in the world is said to be The Gilmore in Hickory Corners, MI. It regularly displays 400 cars. Or the best. According to reviews, the best auto museum in the world is in The Netherlands and is called Den Haag. The internet insists that the best way to see the Petersen is to take a tour that costs from $145 to $600 dollars.

The exhibits that were available to see when we were there included “Bond in Motion”. It closes in about 3 weeks on October 23. Hypercars 2 is there until May 23, 2023. It was a marvelous show but contained only cars that Hollywood action heroes who live in California mansions could afford. “The Allure of the Extreme Part II” opens this month on the 17th. Warhol’s cars has not announced a closing date that I could find. “Cars of film and TV” was in the Omaze Hollywood Gallery. “Forza Horizon 5” cars with a tie-in to video games is there through May 22. “Building an Electric Future” is now opened, but no closing date has been announced. “The Color of Success” closes on April 9, 2023. “McLaren Papaya Livery” is in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery for now. “The Deuce turns 90” is scheduled through 9/24/23 in the Ross and Beth Myers Gallery.

“The Deuce Turns 90” looks interesting and unique. It features the 1932 Ford that was released during The Depression. It was the first popularly priced car with a V-8 engine. Despite its unfortunate release time, it sold 275,000 models. I was reminded of “Electric Revolutionaries” earlier this week when I read a letter that mentioned people trying to sell electric cars with batteries that need to be replaced in the future. They will have a tough time selling them. This exhibit about electric cars closes on 2/26/23. An exhibit called “Alternating Currents: The Rise and Fall of Ev’s” has opened but no closing date has been announced.


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