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Petersen Museum To Host Bruce Meyer’s All-American Cruise-In

Published on Tue, Jan 7, 2020

By: Collin Morgan

The cruise-in will focus on celebrating Carroll Shelby followed by an all-star panel discussion about ‘Ford v Ferrari’.

Make sure to mark your calendars on January 26, 2020 at 8 a.m. for a unique morning at the Petersen Automotive Museum. This month’s cruise-in focuses on celebrating everything Carroll Shelby, and the Petersen is expecting a massive turnout of Cobras, Shelby models and continuation cars. If the massive gathering of highly sought-after muscle cars doesn’t toot your horn, perhaps the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ discussion panel will.

Cars & Coffee at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Cars & Coffee at the Petersen Automotive Museum

The panel features a few Shelby American VIPs who will discuss the film’s portrayal of the real-life events that led up to eventual victories at Le Mans. Featured panelists will include designer Peter BrockPeter Miles, son of racing driver Ken Miles; crew chief Charlie Agapiou; Carroll Shelby’s grandson Aaron Shelby; driver Allen Grant; film producer Lenny Shabes; and A.J. Baime, whose book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans” inspired the film itself.

For the cruise-in, all American cars are welcome, but special parking will be provided for Shelby vehicles. Along with the massive turnout of Shelby models, expect a large amount of classic and modern American performance and custom cars as well.

“Each month, our breakfast club cruise-ins gather enthusiasts from every corner of Los Angeles for a morning of conversation, laughter and some truly amazing cars,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Bruce Meyer’s American Car Cruise-in will deliver all that and more with the addition of a special panel discussion about ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and the early days of Shelby American. We can’t wait to welcome our VIP guests and spectators for this one-of-a-kind event.”

Petersen Automotive Museum PC: Austin Poon
Petersen Automotive Museum PC: Austin Poon

The All-American Cruise-in will begin at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s parking garage, with load-in beginning at 8 a.m. At 9:50 a.m., awards and an auction will take place, while the panel discussion begins at 10 a.m. Tickets for spectators to the cruise-in are free. Museum admission, vehicle submission and admission to the Daytona Viewing Party are an additional cost.

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