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October Breakfast Club Cruise-In
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

October Breakfast Club Cruise-In

Immersed in the heart of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, extraordinary cars will be gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum for our monthly Breakfast Club Cruise-In. Join us for a morning of conversation, laughs and some truly amazing performance and classic cars. Enjoy strolling through rows of classic, custom, exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more! Complimentary parking, coffee and bagels are provided to those attending!

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August Breakfast Club Cruise-In
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

August Breakfast Club Cruise-In

Immersed in the heart of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, extraordinary cars will be gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum for our monthly Breakfast Club Cruise-In. Join us for a morning of conversation, laughs and some truly amazing performance and classic cars. Don’t miss Jay Leno selecting “Best in Show” and Bruce Meyer picking “Petersen Perfection.”

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Cosplay Day
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cosplay Day

For more than 100 years, Hollywood has painted a picture of what the future may look like. In all of these “imagined futures”, cars or car-like transportation as well as costuming has played an integral part of the storyline. Celebrating Hollywood’s vision of the future, the museum will hold a Cosplay Day.

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Zora Duntov Tribute Weekend
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Zora Duntov Tribute Weekend

In celebration of Zora Duntov, “the Father of the Corvette,” and his role in immortalizing the Corvette name, the Petersen will be hosting an exclusive 2-day event featuring a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion, live entertainment, food by Drago, and a Corvette display. The VIP reception will be followed by a Corvette cruise-in, featuring over 300 Corvettes.

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Movie Screening: Rocket
Jul
27
12:30 PM12:30

Movie Screening: Rocket

Join the Petersen for a screening of the short film Rocket, followed by a Q & A with Director Brenna Malloy and Collector/Driver Tom Malloy. Rocket tells a bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950s dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, a young woman strives to build a destiny all her own.

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Exclusive Experience: 1956 Jaguar XKSS Ride-Along
Jul
5
to Jul 8

Exclusive Experience: 1956 Jaguar XKSS Ride-Along

Don’t miss your chance to get an up close and personal look at one of the Petersen’s crown jewels, the 1956 Jaguar XKSS. Originally owned by noted Riverside Raceway designer James Edward Peterson, this example was later sold to TV personality Bill Leyden before being acquired by actor Steve McQueen. The excursion will include a one-hour cruise on Mulholland Drive, as well as lunch at Drago Ristorante with the museum’s director and a private tour of the museum’s vault.

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June Breakfast Club Cruise-In
Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

June Breakfast Club Cruise-In

Immersed in the heart of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, extraordinary cars will be gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum for our monthly Breakfast Club Cruise-In. Join us for a morning of conversation, laughs and some truly amazing performance and classic cars. Enjoy strolling through rows of classic, custom, exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more! Complimentary parking, coffee and bagels are provided to those attending!

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Michelin Le Mans Challenge
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Michelin Le Mans Challenge

The Petersen will host an immersive viewing party to coincide with the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. During this Le Mans viewing party you can watch Le Mans live, enjoy a one-of-a-kind car show and Ford GT Showcase, and compete in person for digital on-track dominance in the William E. Connor Penthouse . All attendees will have the chance to set a lap time in Forza, entering them to win prizes from Michelin, HRE Wheels, and the Petersen.

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Japanese Car Cruise-In
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Japanese Car Cruise-In

Petersen Automotive Museum joins forces with Super Street Magazine for its annual Japanese Car Cruise-In, set to take place on Sunday, May 26th. Last year’s event brought out hundreds of Socal’s finest street, show, and track cars, from Civics to Skylines and everything in between. All Japanese makes and models are welcome.

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Air Meets Water - Luftgekuhlt 6 Kick-Off Reception
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Air Meets Water - Luftgekuhlt 6 Kick-Off Reception

To kick off the 6th edition of Luftgekühlt, the Petersen Automotive Museum has collaborated with Luftgekühlt to host AIR MEETS WATER, on Friday, May 10th. The event will dawn with an all-Porsche display featuring both Air and Water cooled cars and a special corral of GT3. Live entertainment, a special vehicle unveiling, and drinks will elevate the night's festivities and close with a Porsche projection wall.

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Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy Exhibition Opening
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy Exhibition Opening

Celebrating the museum’s 25th anniversary and strong connection to Hollywood, we have collaborated with the Comic-Con Museum to create our newest exhibition, Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy. On May 4th,* we invite you to join us for the exhibition’s preview night, where you’ll experience the hundreds of stories and artifacts prior to the public opening. The night will be elevated by live entertainment, an immersive augmented reality experience, gourmet appetizers, and cocktails.

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Star Wars Day
May
4
to May 5

Star Wars Day

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Join us in the Rob and Melani Walton Discovery Center on Star Wars Day, May 4th, for a variety of activities related to the Star Wars universe. Make your own wookie bookmark. Color your favorite Star Wars characters. Test your mind at Star Wars trivia. All of these exciting activities will put you in the perfect mood for the Sunday public opening of the Petersen's newest exhibit, Hollywood Dream Machines.

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April Breakfast Club Cruise-In
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

April Breakfast Club Cruise-In

Immersed in the heart of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, extraordinary cars will be gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum for our monthly Breakfast Club Cruise-In. Join us for a morning of conversation, laughs and some truly amazing performance and classic cars. Enjoy strolling through rows of classic, custom, exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more! Complimentary parking, coffee and bagels are provided to those attending!

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50th Anniversary of Andretti's Indy 500 Win
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

50th Anniversary of Andretti's Indy 500 Win

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti's legendary Indy 500 win and his contributions to automotive motorsports in-whole, the Petersen will host a sit-down reception that will include a video presentation on Mario’s accomplishments, as well as a VIP meet and greet in the museum’s rooftop Penthouse.

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Free  Movie Night: Oil in the Blood
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night: Oil in the Blood

The philosophy of individualism is embedded in motorcycling. The desire to be different and unique, is at the root of the motorcyclist’s imagination. Modifying, customizing, and changing bikes is at the very heart of the biker. Custom motorcycle culture has experienced a renaissance in recent years, and what was once a niche subculture now bears a significant influence on the international mainstream motorcycle industry.

‘Oil in the Blood’ is a documentary feature film on the contemporary custom motorcycle culture. The film is directed by life-long biker Gareth Maxwell Roberts and produced by Lucy Selwood.

As part of a pre-release Community Tour for the movie, the Petersen will be offering a screening of 'Oil in the Blood.' This is a free event, and light refreshments will be served. Standard parking rates apply.

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Electric Revolution Exhibition Opening
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Electric Revolution Exhibition Opening

Join the Petersen Museum, the Motorcycle Arts Foundation, and Harley-Davidson as we open the world’s first all electric motorcycle exhibition.  This VIP reception will be attended by the world’s most talented builders, designers, and thought leaders in the electric vehicle industry. The evening will feature exclusive access to the new exhibition, music, food and drinks by the legendary Drago Ristorante, and a live “electrifying” panel discussion.

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JDRF Track Day Invitational
Apr
4
7:30 AM07:30

JDRF Track Day Invitational

Live the dream of driving on the world-class Auto Club Speedway. Now in its 8th year, the JDRF Track Day Invitational is the ultimate experience for any car enthusiast or beginner. Bring your own car or rent one of our track ready exotics: Ferrari 458 Challenge Evo, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, or Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

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8th Annual European Car Show #Euro19
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

8th Annual European Car Show #Euro19

California Car Cover, dub-Nation Events and HRE Wheels are back with their 8th Annual European Car Show. The event will be returning to the Petersen Automotive Museum along the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. We look forward to another incredible event with amazing cars, people, raffle prizes and much more. Due to last year's overwhelming turnout, we have an expanded show area for 2019 to accomodate more vehicles than before. #EURO19 is open to all makes and models, new or old, of European automobiles. There is a great mix of Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, MINI, Volvo and Mercedes automobiles.

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Exhibit Closing: Custom Revolution
Mar
10
8:00 AM08:00

Exhibit Closing: Custom Revolution

Custom Revolution gathers the most avant-garde and influential custom motorcycles from independent builders around the world. These young mavericks push the creative edges of motorcycle design, using both new and old engines, new and old chassis ideas, and truly innovative styling. It’s a whole new scene, led by globally connected, internet savvy designer and builders, whose work has grown beyond the “show” circuit to dramatically influence the current generation of factory-built machines.

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Petersen Volunteer Open House
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Petersen Volunteer Open House

Immerse yourself in 400 of the most significant cars in history and join one of the largest automotive volunteer networks in the United States. If you are an enthusiast who is ready to inspire and help create the next generation of automotive thinkers, the Petersen is the place for you. We are looking for individuals to be a part of our exciting and impassioned volunteer team today. 

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From Car to Canvas: The Juxtapoz Factor
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

From Car to Canvas: The Juxtapoz Factor

Please join us Saturday, February 23rd for a panel discussion with artists and curators featured in our current exhibit Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School, including Robert Williams, Meg Linton, Phil Linhares, and Kenny Scharf moderated by Pat Ganahl. Event is free with paid admission. Light refreshments will be served.

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Never Lift: Winning Numbers Exhibition Opening
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Never Lift: Winning Numbers Exhibition Opening

Southern California is considered the epicenter for car collecting and there are few collectors that have the reputation of Mr. Bruce Meyer. With iconic cars like Cobra #1, the winningest Ferrari 250TR, and Le Mans winning Kremer 935, the newest exhibition at the museum will feature 11 of Bruce Meyer’s Cars.

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