During his lifetime, Robert E. Petersen, together with his wife Margie, acquired dozens of important automobiles on behalf of the Petersen Automotive Museum. Each one of these vehicles helps us explore the history of the automobile and the thriving car culture he helped create. Today the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection contains one of the most diverse samplings of important vehicles ever assembled. Each one offers a look into our rich motoring heritage and if they appear familiar, it is because you have likely seen them on television, in movies, or in displays at other museums and events around the world. From brass-era sports cars like the 1913 Mercer Raceabout to modern supercars like the Bugatti Veyron, each one speaks to our collective enthusiasm for the automobile and spirit of individuality.
Margie and Robert E. Petersen: Driven to Collect
September 1, 2009 - September 1, 2010
- Fins: Form Without Function
- Pickups: The Art of Utility
- An Icon Re-invisioned: The Jaguar Sports Car
- Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code
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