Member Spotlight: Jean-Baptiste (J.B.) Hakim


Name: Jean-Baptiste (J.B.) Hakim

Membership Level: Club membership

City: Los Angeles

Favorite Cars: At the risk of being a Cliché I have to say my favorite car at the Petersen is the Rolls-Royce Phantom ‘Round Door’. Due to its unique and inspiring Art Deco style. 

Top three; 

- 1962 Ferrari GTO 250 

- 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500

- 1956 Porsche 356a speedster

Why I support the Petersen:

I visited the museum and fell in love. It gives me tears of joy how beautiful this museum is. Cars and their history need to be recorded not only because of their significance in our everyday lives. But because cars are the physical evidence of what we can and have achieved when Art & Technology harmoniously amalgamate.

I support this museum because this isn’t just some art gallery with paint on canvas this is an exhibition of innovation, passion, intelligence, hard work, perseverance, love, imagination, and sportsmanship. These are the works of the ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’s’ of the late 19th and the whole of the 20th Century’s, of our times.  We as a society need to know how proud we should be of what we have achieved in the world of transportation, in order to imagine and continuously develop its future. This is what I see when I go to the Petersen. 

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