Petersen Car Week: Day 3 & Day 4 Recap

Gordon Murray T.50, Sonoma Speed Festival, McLaren Elva, and more were all showcased during day 3 and day 4 of Petersen Car Week.

Petersen Car Week runs from August 12-16 this week, and we’re just about to the end. So far, the various automotive content has proved to be spectacular, including several debuts and virtual tours.

To tune into Petersen Car Week, visit the Petersen Automotive Museum’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/petersenmuseum.

We’ve combined highlights from both day 3 and 4, so let’s jump into it.

Day 3 Highlights

Car designer Gordon Murray gave viewers a first look at the new T.50 hypercar.

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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, unveiled six finalists for its virtual car show. It honored the vehicle that best represents the essence of the show based on five criteria: design, history, engineering, enduring relevance, and performance for its era.

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Bring a Trailer has become the go-to online place for enthusiasts to discuss, buy, and auction collectible cars. Follow along as we travel the country to take a look at some of BaT’s past lots and the buyer’s stories.

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Christian Koenigsegg gave a personal tour of the new Koenigsegg Gemera hypercar.

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Ruf Shop Tour with the Ruf family.

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If you love cars, the iconic Yellow Bird, or just want to hear about one family’s passion for perfection and love of people – tune in to “RUF: Love at the Redline.” The company, which began as a repair shop more than 80 years ago and transformed into a manufacturer, gathered interviews and video about the people, places and cars that shaped the company.

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Love Entertainment debuted a new short film, “Beyond Driven: Lella Lombardi & the Women of Formula Racing.”

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Porsche Club of America compiled user vehicle submissions for a Porsche-only car show.

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Petersen Deputy Director Michael Bodell interviewed Top Gear Presenter Chris Harris about his favorite cars and why the car hobby is addictive.

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Alan Peltier, President and CEO of HRE Performance Wheels, dove into the technology, creativity, and craftsmanship behind the HRE brand during a full factory tour.

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Driving Instructor Paris Mullins took viewers on a tour of the O’Gara Coach garage at The Thermal Club.

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Bonhams live-streamed an auction with more than 90 premier lots.

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Day 4 Highlights

LEGO presented a full tech session with designers who built a LEGO Lamborghini Sian. 

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Concorso Italiano went virtual with a user-submitted Italian car show.

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Collector Dick DeLuna offered a walkthrough of his collection, which includes American cars, European cars, vintage race cars, signs, art, and more.

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RM Sotheby’s provided an exclusive tour of RM Auto Restoration, which provides a complete range of services from minor tune-ups and thorough detailing to comprehensive frame-off restorations.

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Exotics on Broadway showcased rare user-submitted supercars and hypercars in a virtual car show.

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McLaren gave viewers a technical exploration of the new Elva, a limited-production mid-engine sports car.

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Collector Bruce Canepa gave a walkaround of the Porsche 959.

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Sonoma Speed Festival presented a montage of heats that range from open-wheel to 1960s sports cars to amaze and excite the viewer.

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Goodwood Revival selected and played the best racing done on its famous circuit.

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca took viewers on 11 laps in cars from the 1960s to today. 

 

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