The Petersen Brings a Little (miss) Sunshine To The Petrolicious Rally

At 30, I still like to consider myself a relatively young man. As such, it pretty much takes an act of Congress to get me out of bed before 8am on a Saturday. Well, an act of Congress or the promise of some of Southern California’s finest vintage automobiles and 100+ miles of canyon driving through some of Malibu’s… » 6/29/15 8:56am 6/29/15 8:56am

Don't Laugh, This Mustang II Saved The Pony Car

By 1973, the once-lean Mustang had become bulky and heavy, gaining a foot in length and nearly 700 pounds in weight. Responding to the disappointment of then-current Mustang owners and the general consumer demand for smaller vehicles, Ford’s second generation Mustang was designed from scratch to be smaller and more… » 6/26/15 5:45pm 6/26/15 5:45pm

Japanese Cars Cruise Into The Petersen Museum

Japanese cars filled almost every floor of Petersen Automotive Museum’s parking structure this past weekend. Over 500 import loving car fans showed up to check out the diverse group line-up of vehicles. You couldn’t turn a corner without seeing a vintage Datsun, right-hand-drive import or a fully built tuner car. » 5/18/15 7:49pm 5/18/15 7:49pm

Can a $600,000 Lamborghini REALLY be a SMART Investment?


What did you do the last time you had a bad experience with a company? Did you fill out a comment card? Maybe you left a bad Yelp review? Maybe you went and started a rival company out of spite? Well, probably not that last one, unless your name happens to be Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Automobili Lamborghin origin… » 5/13/15 1:39pm 5/13/15 1:39pm

Jay Leno Donates Huge 'Perk' To The Petersen

Jay Leno, the world’s highest-profile “car guy,” included the Petersen Automotive Museum in his most recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. The show covered the museum’s rare 1948 Davis Divan and the quest to restore it via the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. To help reach The Petersen’s goal of raising $30,000, Jay… » 5/08/15 1:14pm 5/08/15 1:14pm

'Luftgekuhlt 2' Brings Out Who's Who of Porsche Owners

Sunday's forecast called for rain in Los Angeles, lending a bit of drama to the area's regularly-scheduled weekend car gatherings. Yet the group of Porsches that decided to brave the rain and assemble in Culver City yesterday was far from regular. Assembled by Porsche factory driver Patrick Long, “Luftgekuhlt” was a… » 3/02/15 10:51pm 3/02/15 10:51pm

The Petersen's Priceless Gold On Display at the Reagan

This past Friday, February 6th, the Gipper would’ve been 104 years old—and so the Ronald Reagan National Library and Museum commemorated the warm Californian day with a wreath laying, a 21-gun salute, a flyover by Tiger Squadron, and a tribute from Vice Admiral Michael Miller (Ret.), who spoke at length about what it… » 2/10/15 7:43am 2/10/15 7:43am

The Final Cup: RIP Cars & Coffee

It’s not often that the second-to-last of something gets commemorated. It isn’t called “The Penultimate Supper,” after all. But, this past Saturday was the first Cars & Coffee where everyone attending knew the bad news — after eight years and 400 Saturdays, the legendary weekend cruise-in car show planned to… » 12/22/14 1:39pm 12/22/14 1:39pm

Two Patriotic Cars For Veterans Day

CarStories.com and the Petersen Automotive Museum would like to take this Veterans Day to honor all the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. These proud people have helped shape the history of America. This Veterans day, we thought it be a good time to feature two patriotic cars from the… » 11/11/14 3:32pm 11/11/14 3:32pm

'The Snake' on Mulholland Gets Major Roadblock

The Snake, the two-mile and 21-turn famed stretch of Mulholland Highway, is widely considered to be one of the best driving roads in the world. On any given weekend, you will see hundreds of motorcyclists, exotic sports cars and most likely Jay Leno hitting the apex of each turn on this expert driving road. » 10/31/14 1:17pm 10/31/14 1:17pm

Spike Feresten On His Original Car Matchmaker Mentors, Jerry Seinfeld &…

Spike Feresten helps pair everyday people up with the perfect ride on Car Matchmaker. He sat down with Chris and A.J. on the Petersen Automotive Museum's CarStories Podcast to talk about how Dave Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld were his original automotive matchmaking mentors. He also talks about matching Jerry up with… » 10/30/14 11:44pm 10/30/14 11:44pm

Forza Motorsport Teams Up With The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum celebrated the penultimate day before major renovation at its 2014 Bold Moves Gala. New partnerships were announced and three industry icons were honored at this annual benefit for the Robert E. Petersen Free School Bus Program. The fund-raising efforts more than doubled last year's… » 10/20/14 2:57pm 10/20/14 2:57pm