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Restoring The Davis Divan 3-wheeler

The staff of the Petersen went to incredible lengths to restore a car that is unique in design and a part of Los Angeles’ automotive history. The 1948 Davis Divan was one of 17 that were designed and built in…

Scaled Up

The 2017 ValleyCon Show at the Petersen 2017 marks the second time that the annual ValleyCon scale modeling convention has been hosted at the Petersen. This show brings some of Southern California’s best model makers and their work to one…

Indian’s Electric Empulses

Polaris’ heritage brand looks to step into the future with electric bikes Electric vehicles were, up until a few years ago, not something that most people could live with on a day to day basis. But, since companies Tesla have…

Ford Unveils New 2018 Fiesta ST Ahead Of Geneva Auto Show

How Does Ford’s Smallest Hot Hatch Stand Up To It’s Impressive Forebear? When Ford released the Fiesta ST for the 2014 model year, it quickly became the darling of the automotive press. With a sub-3000 pound curb weight, and an…

2017 Classic Auto Show Los Angeles:

The First Effort for What May Become One Of LA’s Best Car Shows 2017 marked the first year for the newly-minted Classic Auto Show which was hosted at the LA Convention Center and overseen by none other than founding Petersen…

White House To Increase Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

  On Thursday, the Obama Administration announced their next steps in an effort to accelerate the utilization of electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure needed to support them. These actions represent the “continued partnership between the Administration, states, localities, and…

The Art Of Bugatti

The Petersen Automotive Museum recently opened its largest exhibit presenting the art and history of the Bugatti family- a family made up of furniture designers, sculptors, painters, and automobile engineers. The Art of Bugatti exhibit, presents the surviving pieces of…

BMW Limits Carbon Fiber

BMW has always been a leader in design and innovation. Their pursuit to be the “Ultimate Driving Machine” has inspired numerous manufacturers to create similar vehicles with the same innovations. One of BMW’s more recent advances was the application of…

Ford’s Plan For The Future

On October 27, Ford Motor hired Laura Merling as the new Vice President of Autonomous Vehicle Solutions at Ford Smart Mobility, with the intention of bringing self-driving cars to the market over the next five years. Ford Smart Mobility is a…

Ford Wins At Le Mans Fifty Years After Historic Victory

In 1966, Ford Motor Company won the Le Mans 24 Hours, one of the most prestigious and challenging races in the world. The Ford GT Mark II placed first, second, and third place that year, making Ford the first American…

BMW Honors Its Past, Charts A Course For The “Next 100 Years”

In May, BMW unveiled the 2002 Hommage Concept car, a design project that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 02 series, the brand that made BMW an international phenomenon. It also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the BMW Group, an…

Tesla’s “Master Plan Part Deux”: The Tesla Semi, Public Transit, Autopilot And The Shared Fleet

In a new post on Tesla’s blog on July 20, CEO Elon Musk released details on his “Master Plan, Part Deux” to bring Tesla’s vision of the future to its next stage following up on the original Master Plan he…

Ford Nabs Two Wins In Two Weeks

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing earned its second win in two weeks behind a brilliant pit strategy and the strength of its Michelin tires. For the second race in a row, the No. 67 duo of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe…

Modern Supercar Collection Heading To Monterey

Mecum Monterey 2016 will offer an incredible group of bespoke automobiles known as the Modern Speed Collection at its auction on August 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California. These…

Acura NSX Bares Full Carbon Fiber

Acura motorsports is on a roll – fresh off a near production NSX winning its North American racing debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Time Attack 2 class, Acura has released the first official images of…

Aston Martin & Red Bull Unveil AM-RB 001 Hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are today revealing their ground-breaking hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001. The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the…

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