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Petersen Museum Debuts Three New Virtual Exhibits

Petersen Museum Debuts Three New Virtual Exhibits

The Petersen unveils three major new automotive exhibits through an online showcase before the museum’s reopening. The Petersen Automotive Museum has brilliantly adapted to the challenges brought by COVID, and this is their newest feat. This marks the first time a major museum has displayed three new exhibits through an online showcase. Watch the full...

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All You Need to Know About Classic Morgan Cars

All You Need to Know About Classic Morgan Cars

One of Britain’s most prestigious automakers continues style and craftsmanship of an era gone by, while retaining competitive performance. The Morgan Motor Company is one of the oldest car manufacturers in Britain. Its founder H. F. Morgan began the business more than 110 years ago. Since then, car production has never stopped, and the company...

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#TBT: The Volkswagen Type 4

#TBT: The Volkswagen Type 4

The Volkswagen Type 4 debuted in 1968 with a four-door option – a first for VW – as they attempted to attract larger families to their automobiles. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by Volkswagen, which covers historic and intriguing aspects of VW over the years. All content and photos are courtesy of Volkswagen. -CM _____________________________________________________...

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Petersen Automotive Museum Gala Raises Record Funds

Petersen Automotive Museum Gala Raises Record Funds

The Petersen Museum’s 26th Annual Gala Celebration featured the highest-selling MGA in history, with all proceeds going towards charities. The Petersen Automotive Museum hosted its 26th Annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, September 26, 2020, and enjoyed massive success. The museum raised a record net $1.2 million, with 100% of the generated proceeds benefiting the Petersen...

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Part One: The 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX Supercomputer

Part One: The 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX Supercomputer

Part 1 of this fascinating story by LACar guest writer Dan Banks explores the relationship between the Nissan 300ZX and Cray supercomputers. This six-part story continues the LACar #ExtravaganZa – a celebration of the Nissan Z’s 50th anniversary. Check back on WedneZday to catch part two, and to see previous articles on the ExtravaganZa, click HERE!...

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#TBT: The History of the Beetle’s Bud Vase

#TBT: The History of the Beetle’s Bud Vase

The Volkswagen Beetle’s unique flower vase is a testament to the “flower power” generation. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by Volkswagen, which covers historic and intriguing aspects of VW over the years. All content and photos are courtesy of Volkswagen. -CM _____________________________________________________ To understand how a small German sedan came to represent the “flower power”...

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1994 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTS – The IMSA GT Powerhouse

1994 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTS – The IMSA GT Powerhouse

Part 4 of the LACar #ExtravaganZa dives into the epic story behind Nissan’s replacement of the 280ZX: the Triple Crown winning 300ZX. Tune in on Zunday to follow along with our ExtravaganZa series, celebrating 50 years of the Nissan Z cars! To see previous articles on the ExtravaganZa, click HERE! Editor’s note: The gorgeous artwork at...

 

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