A member of the influential Chevrolet engineering team, Zora Arkus-Duntov became instrumental in transforming the Corvette from a docile boulevardier into a fearsome sports car by installing a succession of ever more powerful engines beginning in 1955 with the 195-horsepower small block V-8. He later spearheaded the development of CERV I (the 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle), the Corvette Grand Sports, the magnesium-bodied Super Sport, and numerous others.

In celebration of Zora Duntov, “the Father of the Corvette,” and his role in immortalizing the Corvette name, the Petersen will be hosting the West Coast public unveiling of the Corvette C8 with an exclusive two-day celebration. On July 27, enjoy a night of entertainment, food by Drago, and a one-of-a-kind Corvette display featuring the first prototype Corvette, the CERV I, and the all new Corvette C8. The VIP reception will be followed the next day by a Corvette rally from the ArtCenter in Pasadena to the Petersen, a Corvette Car Show, and a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion.


TICKET OPTIONS

Sportsman VIP Night | $155 | Includes access for 1 to the VIP evening on July 27, museum admission on July 28, complimentary parking, access to the Corvette Car Show, a limited edition Corvette poster ($20 value), and an exclusive Corvette book ($50 value). Does not include access to the Constellation Rally.


Corvette Car Show | $50 | Includes 1 guaranteed display space at the Corvette Car Show on July 28, access to the panel discussion, museum admission, complimentary parking, a limited edition Corvette poster ($20 value), and an exclusive Corvette book ($50 value). Does not include access to the VIP Night or the Constellation Rally. This ticket is valid for the vehicle driver. All other passengers must purchase a spectator ticket. If you purchase your ticket after Friday at 4:00pm, your load-in time is 7:30am-8:30am. Please be prepared to present your ticket confirmation upon arrival.


Spectator | $21 - Includes access for 1 to the Corvette Car Show on July 28, the panel discussion, a limited edition Corvette poster ($20 value), and museum admission. Does not include complimentary parking, access to the VIP night, or access to the Constellation Rally.


Constellation Rally | $53 - Includes participation for 1 vehicle in the rally from Pasadena to the Petersen, a limited edition Corvette poster ($20 value), an exclusive Corvette book ($50 value), and museum admission on July 28. Does not include complimentary parking or a display space at the Corvette Car Show. If you purchase your ticket after Friday at 4:00pm, you can find rally information HERE. Please be prepared to present your ticket confirmation upon arrival at the ArtCenter.


Events are subject to change.

VIP night dress code: Cocktail attire

Please note, all event tickets are non refundable.

 

JULY 27, 2019 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Check-In | 6:30PM-7:30PM
C8 Unveiling | 7:30 PM

JULY 28, 2019 | 7:30AM - 2:00PM

Check-In | 9:00AM
C8 Unveiling | 10:00AM
Panel Discussion | 10:30AM


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FAQ

  • Who is Zora Duntov?
    He is widely considered to be the “father of the Corvette” making Corvette an internationally recognized sportscar.

  • Where do I park for the Corvette Cruise-In?
    If you are showing a vehicle, you will receive an email next week detailing your load-in information. Please park on P3.
    If you are NOT showing a vehicle, parking is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming interest in this event. We ask that spectators park on P1, P2, and P4. Please do not arrive prior to 8:30am as we will be loading-in Show Cars.

  • Do you have a child ticket?
    Not for this event. All attendees are required to have a ticket.

  • Does the Corvette Cruise-In ticket get me access to the Rally?
    No. Your Rally ticket will need to be purchased separately if you are interested in participating.

  • Do the tickets include General Admission to the Museum?
    Yes. The museum opens at 10am. Please check-in to receive your admissions sticker.

  • Is parking available on the Sportsman VIP Night?
    Yes, parking is available in the structure that is attached to our building.

  • Will there be food and drinks?
    Food and drinks will be provided for the Sportsman VIP Night. Complimentary coffee and bagels will be provided for the Corvette Car Show.

  • For additional questions and concerns please contact Tayler Young at tyoung@petersen.org or 323-964-6444.

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