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Street Neo Classics Hit That Sweet Spot of Japanese Cars

Japanese cars started off as cheap-and-cheerful econoboxes. They were cute little low horsepower/high MPG compacts that took America by storm. Cut to the mid-80s and these “econoboxes” morphed into highly capable sports cars. By the end of the decade, they were able to go toe-to-toe with the world’s finest cars at…

Tanner Foust & Vaughn Gitten Jr. Kill Every Tire at Auto Enthusiast Day

The Petersen Automotive Museum’s CarStories Podcast traveled to Angel’s Stadium for Nitto Tire’s 3rd annual Auto Enthusiast Day. Over 1000 show cars and 5000 fans showed up to watch Formula Drift champions, Ulta4 drivers and stunt bike riders kill as many tires as humanly possible. We caught up with Vaughn Gittin Jr.,…

This Guy is Driving to the South Pole in a Hybrid. Spoiler Alert: It Isn’t a Prius.


Nick Baggarly is Zero South’s expedition leader and creative mastermind. He’s driven around the world multiple times, and has a new project in which he’ll be taking some incredible, fully custom-built, alt-fuel Hummer H1s to the South Pole to raise awareness for the need to clean up global car fleets

We Have This Man To Thank For Alex Roy's Transcontinental Record

Alexander Roy would have piloted his BMW M5 coast-to-coast in a Guinness World Record time of 31 hours, 4 minutes… if Guinness World Book officials recognized such dangerous and illegal record attempts. Roy joined A.J. on the Petersen Automotive Museum’s weekly CarStories Podcast to talk about the years of preparation…

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…