Tag Archives: Car Collecting

Grand National Roadster Show 2017

A Different Kind of Hot Rod There is a Jay Leno Big Dog Garage segment about him, and the Petersen Museum is blessed to have his “Rusty One” in its Vault, but Gary Wales is always looking for another project. … Continue reading

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The Petersen Automotive Museum – II

There is nothing permanent except change – Heraclitus Keep ’em Coming Back! When Board Co-Chairman Peter Mullen cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum back in December, 2014, one of his stated goals was to reverse the … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Favorites

Ground Hog Day for Auto Journalists Like Phil Conner (Bill Murray) at the beginning of Groundhog Day, in August when writers for all the mainstream car magazines gather to cover the events at Monterey, they must get a bit jaded. Every year they … Continue reading

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Italian Gems

2016 at Concorso Italiano It may be unwise to begin a story about beautiful cars with pictures of an ugly one. Nevertheless yes, there are ugly Italian cars. There. I said it. This one was at the Concorso Italiano three years ago and … Continue reading

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The Petersen Re-Imagined I

H Los Angeles’ Museum Row Gets New Landmark Look The exterior treatment of the new Petersen is stunning, especially at night. As media reaction to the new Petersen Automotive Museum exterior’s hot rod flame treatment rolls out it’s difficult not … Continue reading

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Monterey 2015 III

Chrome, Crystal and Brass – Monterey Mascots Up until the late thirties, classic cars do not have hood ornaments. That’s partly because their “hoods” are usually huge panels connected with long piano hinges that fold upward to gain access to large … Continue reading

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Monterey Favorites

Just Cool Cars We try not to make our blogs just a bunch of pictures of pretty cars, but there are so many at Monterey, and we just have to share. A Walk down the Street Your neck gets a … Continue reading

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