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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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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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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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Auto Show Trends – Luxury

How the Other 0.01% Drives Actually, those others are quite often driven. A busy CEO often uses travel time to get work done. That’s why many luxury auto makers are equipping their top lines with all the accoutrements of a … Continue reading

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Auto Show Trends – Fun Stuff

The Cars that Draw us to the Show Sporty! The first car I found for one of the clients I squired around the show was an Audi TT. The iconic shape has hardly changed, but they have actually gotten lighter (a … Continue reading

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