Tag Archives: Car Shows

Pebble Beach Concours 2017

Third Sunday in August Any car buff worth his or her Bonneville Salt has few items on a bucket list more important, and if done right more enjoyable, than at least one chance to attend the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. … Continue reading

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The Italians Again

Seaside, California Hosts the Concorso Italiano Even at a time when many young people are more interested in having the latest electronic teat to latch onto than they are in getting a driver’s license, you might be surprised how many … Continue reading

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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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Another Kind of Art of the Automobile

Another Local Resource With all the hooplah over the reopening of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles it’s good to remember that the edifice is founded in a hobby. Robert Petersen’s fortune, and the collection that it allowed him … Continue reading

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