Smaller, more affordable, and easier to maneuver than motorcycles, motor scooters offer an efficient and stylish means to run quick errands and travel short distances. The Petersen Automotive Museum’s exhibition Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter takes museum visitors through a fascinating chronological tour of motor scooter development beginning with the quirky Autoped of the mid-1910s to the alternative power vehicles of today. It also illustrates how scooters have been adapted to business and industrial uses, how they have been utilized by the movie and television industry, and how Southern California was once a major scooter manufacturing hub. Wild or tame, foreign or domestic, old or new, scooters continue to offer a viable and economical alternative to other more traditional vehicles in our motoring landscape and provide a desirable means for free spirited motorists to boldly express themselves without saying a word.
June 1, 2011 - May 1, 2012
- Pickups: The Art of Utility
- Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code
- Town Cars: Arriving in Style
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