Petersen Automotive Museum (@petersenmuseum) — Home to over 250 of the rarest and most iconic vehicles throughout history.
This 1924 Miller 122 built by Harry Miller won a 250-mile race at Culver City Sp
This 1924 Miller 122 built by Harry Miller won a 250-mile race at Culver City Speedway in 1924 with an average speed of 126.9 miles per hour. Bennett Hill drove the car to a fifth place finish at the Indianapolis 500 that same year. 📸 @iamted7
15.11.2018 18:01:45
Nissan in 1937 introduced the Model 70, among the earliest offerings for the nas
Nissan in 1937 introduced the Model 70, among the earliest offerings for the nascent industry and the first-ever Nissan-badged vehicle. Do you know the name of the American car company that Nissan purchased the tooling and designs from? 📸 @iamted7
14.11.2018 18:01:45
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“Unless you were born into it, a Porsche was always something that came with suc
“Unless you were born into it, a Porsche was always something that came with success. Now there is a Porsche you can afford on the way to success.” c. 1970 ad copy promoting the @porsche 914 📸 @iamted7
14.11.2018 02:49:33
The “2 Stroke Attack” is a mashup of Roland Sands’s two loves: racing and buildi
The “2 Stroke Attack” is a mashup of Roland Sands’s two loves: racing and building customs. It is a balanced mix of an air-cooled 1974 Yamaha RD400 two-stroke motor in a 1997 Grand Prix Yamaha TZ250 chassis. 📸 @iamted7
12.11.2018 15:19:31
Now on view in our Legends of Los Angeles exhibit is a 1948 King & Hansen stream
Now on view in our Legends of Los Angeles exhibit is a 1948 King & Hansen streamliner was designed around a fuel tank from a military P-38E fighter plane. Powered by an Edelbrock and Winfield-equipped version of Ford’s 1939 V8/60 engine, this belly tank achieved a top speed of 118.89 miles per hour at the SCTA Time Trials at El Mirage dry lake. What’s the top speed you are willing to race this belly tank? 📸 @iamted7
12.11.2018 03:44:22
Later versions of this @mitsubishimotors 500, including the Super Deluxe, contai
Later versions of this @mitsubishimotors 500, including the Super Deluxe, contained a more powerful engine and placed well in races, including the 1962 Macau Grand Prix. 📸 @iamted7
11.11.2018 02:59:19
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We are excited to announce the arrival of the @Porsche 989 concept, a 4-door per
We are excited to announce the arrival of the @Porsche 989 concept, a 4-door performance-oriented touring sedan developed by Porsche between 1988 and 1991.
09.11.2018 19:16:37
The legendary off-roading team of Bill Stroppe and Parnelli Jones raced Big Oly
The legendary off-roading team of Bill Stroppe and Parnelli Jones raced Big Oly from 1970-1974 and accumulated numerous victories. Do you know how this Ford Bronco got the name Big Oly? _________ See this legend for yourself tonight at the opening of Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and their Builders. Buy tickets at Petersen.org/legends 📸 @iamted7
08.11.2018 18:46:18
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen (193
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen (1930-1980) Le Mans (1971) 📸 @iamted7
08.11.2018 01:22:52
Likened to an enclosed scooter, the jellybean-shaped Fuji Cabin was a creative e
Likened to an enclosed scooter, the jellybean-shaped Fuji Cabin was a creative effort to fill a need for cheap, economical cars during the postwar era. 📸 @iamted7
07.11.2018 01:58:54
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This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was purchased in London by film director
This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was purchased in London by film director John Frankenheimer (director of 51 films including Grand Prix and Ronin) and his wife Evans during a weekend trip to Savile Row while filming The Train in France. Frankenheimer ordered a Rolls-Royce on the spot for his wife as a belated wedding present. 📸 @iamted7
04.11.2018 17:24:12
The @porsche 550 Spyder was the first production Porsche specially developed for
The @porsche 550 Spyder was the first production Porsche specially developed for racing. Porsche utilized wind tunnel testing to perfect the shape of the Spyder and improve airflow. What’s your favorite #porsche racing vehicle? 📸 @iamted7
04.11.2018 03:27:24
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