The Petersen auto museum, a must in LA!

Next time you are around West Hollywood with a couple of hours to spare, make sure not to miss the Petersen Automotive Museum, based on the car collection of the late Mr. Petersen, publisher of the first hot rod magazine in the US and lots of other car-related publications. Given LA’s extensive movie scene, the collection also includes some famous movie cars, two of which are pictured below. Well worth a couple of hours!

Caddy
At more than 57′ USD, this Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was the most expensive car in the GM line-up in 1957, and certainly one of the longest!
DeLorean
One of the original eight or so DeLorean’s featured in the first “Back to the Future” movie – and my curious son.
Duisenberg
The beautiful, original Duisenberg from “The Great Gatsby” – but unfortunately the original is a replica, built in the mid-80’s.
Lauda
The museum includes a very nice Ferrari collection. Featured here is the front of Schumi’s original 2006 car, with Niki Lauda’s 1974 car in the background.

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