Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, Part 1

Jun 24, 2020,16:30 PM

I guess you have seen the teaser of my visit, which was prompted by notice that the CyberTruck would be there. But there's more to the museum than the newest Tesla...

How do I start? Well, let's choose my favorite room today, which I must say surprised me. 

Honestly, I had no idea who Metallica was (other than "a band"), or that founder James Hetfield loved cars. Here's a selection from his collection:

OK, so that's the customs / rock 'n roll room. Come back for part 2, the Apocalypse Room 

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The Petersen Museum, Part 2

 By: cazalea : June 24th, 2020-16:41
Apocalypse - we will all be ready for it when we have a Cybertruck, but there are other vehicles suitable for outback survival: That "Terminates" our first display area... NOW, mixing our genres a bit, I present the Batman corner And this ends the second ...  

Mad Max Apocalypse Now!

 By: patrick_y : June 24th, 2020-17:23
Those are some great Max Max machines!

Which Batmobile?

 By: cazalea : June 25th, 2020-11:22
The old one (TV) or the newer one (Movie)? ...  

The first one. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 25th, 2020-11:25

The Petersen Museum, Part 3

 By: cazalea : June 24th, 2020-16:50
Car Couch? Electric Motorbike Chrome Blinding Hard Edges Ouch Skateboard City Bike 36" wheels - My back hurts already not to mention my private parts More "cars" Sno-Ped snowmobile that will fall over Just outside this room was the Tesla truck, so I took ...  

The Petersen Museum, Part 4

 By: cazalea : June 24th, 2020-17:02
I liked the hot rods in this museum. Here are a few you might enjoy: This "sort of El Camino, sort of Nomad" was cool. Sort of 1960 Cadillac Cadzilla lives here! If you didn't know, Mr Petersen started HOT ROD magazine and that's where lots of the money c...  

The Petersen Museum, Part 5

 By: cazalea : June 24th, 2020-17:05
Just a few Motorcycles! From OLD TO Italian TO Futuristic (Tron) Part 6 will probably wrap it up; let's go ahead and see ... ...  

Very cool!

 By: kkochheiser : June 24th, 2020-19:07
For a moment I thought that Laverda SFC was my old one, but not so. A wonderful memory nevertheless. Thank you! Kent

The Petersen Museum, Part 6

 By: cazalea : June 24th, 2020-17:15
Regular sort of cars, starting with a VW Corporate display From here we went into silly little electric cars and such ... Of course there were some classics that no museum could be without and some fast and fiery red cars A few home-made cars Some boxy be...  

Thanks, Mike!

 By: mkvc : June 24th, 2020-20:08
We're still too cautious to go out, but with pictures like yours, we barely miss it!

More on the Bugatti

 By: cazalea : June 25th, 2020-11:08
... and a few years later ...  

I always associate cars and guitars...

 By: mdg : June 24th, 2020-17:40
...with ZZ Top : )

Wow Mike!

 By: renerod : June 24th, 2020-21:11
That’s indeed heavy metal! Thanks for sharing. René

Thank you Very much, Mike

 By: George Gently : June 24th, 2020-23:11
Some Very nice and interesting vehicles you Shared with US. I’ll Take the Bugatti and the black Lincoln Regards, George

Are you sure about the Lincoln?

 By: cazalea : June 25th, 2020-11:10
He calls it "The Dead President" I like it too, regardless. Mike ...  

I’m sure, Mike

 By: George Gently : June 26th, 2020-05:25
I’ve got a ‘thing’ with older Lincolns. George

American dreams. [nt]

 By: aris d : June 25th, 2020-08:14

Here's Elvis' Amer-Italian dream car

 By: cazalea : June 25th, 2020-11:12
Apparently it was "not" such a dream car one day, and the King or Rock n Roll shot it two or three times in frustration. ...