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Race, Rock ‘N Rally Gala


October 24, 2013

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Music, Live Auction and Awards

The 2013 Race, Rock ‘n Rally Gala will acknowledge a trio of stars for their contributions to automotive culture: Patrick Dempsey (Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and race car driver), Jeff Beck (Grammy winning guitarist and car lover), and Ken Block (World Rally Championship driver and internet sensation).

The fundraising gala, an evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment, is known for its exciting auction that raises money to support the museum’s educational programs. This rare opportunity to mingle with a rock legend, an A-list actor-racer and a stunt-driving race car star is something you won’t want to miss.

Standard seats: $500 / Museum member seats: $400

Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT!

Information: 323-964-6348.



Patrick Dempsey


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Patrick Dempsey, a dedicated, multi-talented race car driver who also happens to be an Emmy award nominated actor, known for his roles in Grey’s Anatomy, Sweet Home Alabama and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Dempsey has competed in many notable races, including 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Previously a co-owner of the Vision Racing IndyCar Series Team, he currently owns Dempsey Racing competing in the American Le Mans Series in a Porsche 911 GT3.

Jeff Beck



Jeff Beck, one of the world’s preeminent English rock guitarists, is a seven-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. Ranked fifth on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Beck has been described by the magazine as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.” Beck has played guitar with some of the biggest names in rock history and has recorded such hits as, “Beck’s Bolero” (The Jeff Beck Group, 1968), “Heart Full of Soul” (The Yardbirds, 1965), and “Freeway Jam (solo, 1975).  His passion for cars dates back to his youth, when he fell in love with American hot rods and rock and roll. His collection includes a replica of the 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe featured in the film, American Graffiti and a ’59 Corvette resto-mod.

Ken Block 


Video: DC Shoes

Ken Block, co-founder of DC shoes, is a hugely successful professional rally driver with Hoonigan Racing Division (formerly known as Monster World Rally Team) and is known for his extraordinary Gymkhana series of videos on the internet, which as a series has received over a quarter billion total views. Applauded for reaching a younger crowd of automotive enthusiasts, Block has helped put the sport of rallying on the map and has medaled at three of the four X Games he has competed in.