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NEW EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM LICENSE PLATES: UNLOCKING THE CODE

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM LICENSE PLATES: UNLOCKING THE CODE

November 20, 2013

Over 220 license plates will be examined in the newest exhibit opening at the Petersen on Nov. 26th. These artifacts, which showcase the unusual stories behind license plates, offer a unique look not only at the history of the automobile, but also the history of California, the U.S. and the world.

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AN ICON RE-ENVISIONED: THE JAGUAR SPORTS CAR EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

AN ICON RE-ENVISIONED: THE JAGUAR SPORTS CAR EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

November 18, 2013

The newest exhibit opening at the Petersen on Dec. 7 will look at some of Jaguar’s most iconic vehicles ranging from the 1937 SS100 to the latest F-TYPE roadster. A sneak preview of the exhibit, including Steve McQueen’s 1956 XKSS, will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the Petersen’s booth.

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THE NEW PETERSEN

THE NEW PETERSEN

August 18, 2013

Iconic Southern California museum unveils plans for a stunning, sculptured metal exterior and cutting-edge interior with interactive displays, transforming it into the world’s finest automotive museum. The L.A. cultural landmark will showcase Southern California’s rich automotive heritage and will serve as a gateway to the city’s “Museum Row.”

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A Furor Over Sales by the Petersen Museum

A Furor Over Sales by the Petersen Museum

July 26, 2013

The New York Times posted an article with Petersen Executive Director, Terry Karges, on the sale of vehicles from the museum's collection.

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Petersen Museum responds to concerns about change in focus

Petersen Museum responds to concerns about change in focus

July 19, 2013

Hemming's Daily posted a question and answer article with our Executive Director, Terry Karges, on our upcoming plans for the museum.

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‘RACE, ROCK ‘N RALLY’ GALA FUNDRAISER TO HONOR AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRITIES AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUS

‘RACE, ROCK ‘N RALLY’ GALA FUNDRAISER TO HONOR AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRITIES AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUS

June 20, 2013

Patrick Dempsey, Jeff Beck, and Ken Block celebrate automotive passion while raising funds for the museum’s educational programs.

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ARLEN NESS HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY BASH

ARLEN NESS HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY BASH

June 14, 2013

CUSTOM BIKE BUILDER ARLEN NESS HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY BASH AND SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

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PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ALTERNATIVE FUEL SYMPOSIUM

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ALTERNATIVE FUEL SYMPOSIUM

March 20, 2013

The Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting its first public alternative fuels symposium titled “Why Alt Fuels Now” on April 18, 2013.

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2014 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY TO MAKE WEST COAST DEBUT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

2014 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY TO MAKE WEST COAST DEBUT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

February 19, 2013

The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate the 60th anniversary of “America’s Sports Car,” the Chevrolet Corvette, with an unforgettable tribute March 1-2, 2013. The most anticipated and significant event of the weekend is the 60th Anniversary Gala featuring speaker Kirk Bennion, the Exterior Design Manager of the Corvette C7 Stingray and the west coast unveiling of the vehicle.

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BREAKING NEWS: C7 STINGRAY DESIGNER KIRK BENNION TO LEAD STYLE & DESIGN TALK

BREAKING NEWS: C7 STINGRAY DESIGNER KIRK BENNION TO LEAD STYLE & DESIGN TALK

February 06, 2013

60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum includes rare prototypes, seminars, a car show and a gala dinner featuring stars from the brand’s history capped by a presentation and Q&A session on the newly unveiled and highly polarizing C7.

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