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Exhibitions

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Join Us At The Reagan Library- Oct.28th

October 21, 2014 - May 01, 2015

Whether it’s the 1913 Mercer Raceabout, long considered the first race car, the Cadillac Papal Parade Phaeton known in pop-culture as the “Pope-mobile” or the car Danny Zuko races in “Grease,” cars play a memorable role in history. And now these cars are all on display at the Ronald . . .

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Everyone Has A Story About A Car

October 21, 2014 - December 01, 2015

The automobile has been fully integrated into our society for many decades, and thus finds itself used in narratives worldwide. We all share anecdotes where cars played an integral role in the event. Events that occurred early in our lives are often cemented permanently in our memories because of . . .

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Follow The Construction

October 21, 2014 - December 01, 2015

Follow the construction of the iconic Petersen Automotive Museum as we transform both the exterior and interior. Watch in real-time or time-lapse here: www.workzonecam.com/projects/petersenmuseum/

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Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend

May 03, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Few cars have captured the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide like the Ford Mustang. Introduced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Mustang helped define automotive youth culture in America and was so eagerly embraced by the buying public that it quickly shattered all sales records. Whether . . .

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The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

April 10, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Sports coupes and celebrities will share the limelight in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s latest exhibition. In a rare change of pace, the Petersen Museum has asked celebrity automobile enthusiasts to choose what sports coupes they would most like to own. The museum then scoured the collector . . .

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Town Cars: Arriving in Style

February 15, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Today the name Town Car is closely associated with Lincoln, but that was not always the case. From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, the term “town car” referred to a body style distinguished by an open chauffeur’s compartment and an enclosed passenger area. Elegant and dignified, they were . . .

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