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Petersen Automotive Museum - PART 1: THE LOBBY

Joined: March 1st, 2013, 4:30 pm

August 6th, 2018, 3:24 pm #1

This past Saturday I took a short trip to LA with a friend to check out a couple of exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The main reason I wanted to go was to see "THE ROOTS OF MONOZUKURI: CREATIVE SPIRIT IN JAPANESE AUTOMAKING," but Ben (250TR) also encouraged me to go, in order to see "THE PORSCHE EFFECT." My friend and I also took this opportunity to take a tour of the VAULT, the museum's basement where even more cars are stored.

I took a whole bunch of pictures, and I think I managed to take at least one photo of almost just about every car on exhibit, although I know I missed a few cars (and all the motorcycles) since my phone battery was drained by the end of our day. I'll be uploading photos throughout the week rather than all at once, since there are so many of them. I hope you'll all enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the cars. Feel free to comment, especially if you know something about any of the cars exhibited.

So let's begin with a brief look at the cars spread throughout the lobby area...

356 SL Gmund Coupe

20180804_105214 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1997 Porsche 911 GT1

20180804_105230 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1967 Porsche 910

20180804_104902 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1968 Honda S600 Coupe

20180804_104955 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1958 Subaru 360 K111

20180804_105008 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1967 Toyota Sports 800
Fun little bit of trivia for me is the fact that both the Honda and the Toyota are on loan from the Lane Motor Museum where my friend Chris Nicholson works.

20180804_105051 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

Slightly modified Toyota Celica

20180804_134306 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1958 Datsun 1000 Sedan L210

20180804_134355 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

1958 Toyota Toyopet Crown

20180804_134055 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr



Entrance to the VAULT
Unfortunately there is no photography allowed in the VAULT, so what we saw shall forever reamin a mystery to outsiders... unless you visit and take the tour. ^_^

2018-08-05_09-58-16 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr


Next up, first stop will be the PORSCHE EFFECT exhibit.
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August 6th, 2018, 3:57 pm #2

they do own 1 car thats a fake that I would build as a real car
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August 8th, 2018, 2:54 am #3

Thank you for the museum tour Michael. There is a Subaru dealership in Grand Forks that has one of the 360's on display in their showroom.
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August 8th, 2018, 7:35 pm #4

I'm right here in So Cal and I haven't been there in many years. Nice pics!
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August 24th, 2018, 11:08 pm #5

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: wow.
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