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.”
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.
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.
World renowned collector and businessman will assume chairmanship of L.A.-based museum immediately, along with Vice Chairs Bruce Meyer and David Sydorick, ushering in new era as The Petersen Automotive Museum approaches its 20th Anniversary.
For the first time ever over the 2012 holiday season the Petersen opened the doors of its legendary Vault to the public. Previously an experience reserved strictly for staff, docents, curators and industry insiders, the response was unprecedented. Due to the overwhelming popularity, the museum will extend the Vault tours further, allowing automotive enthusiasts additional opportunities to view over 150 vehicles and other automotive treasures not on display in the museum itself – many of which belonged to world leaders, actors, rock stars, famous collectors and museum founder Robert E. Petersen.