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#TBT: The Petersen Automotive Museum on Virtual Autostadt Tours

#TBT: The Petersen Automotive Museum on Virtual Autostadt Tours

Our friends at the Petersen Museum have just released the latest edition of #TBT, which covers the past, present, and future of mobility with virtual tours of the Volkswagen Group’s automotive theme park, Autostadt. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by the Petersen Automotive Museum, which covers aspects of Volkswagen that are historic and...

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Petersen Automotive Museum Announces Sponsors and Concours Information for Petersen Car Week

Petersen Automotive Museum Announces Sponsors and Concours Information for Petersen Car Week

The Petersen Car Week will begin on August 12, 2020, to help provide a sense of community usually created by the Monterey Car Week, which has been cancelled for 2020. The very first virtual Petersen Car Week now officially has sponsors and the car classes to be featured in the Petersen Concours d’Elegance. The concours...

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Auto Club Speedway to Host Graduation Ceremonies for Fontana Unified School District

Auto Club Speedway to Host Graduation Ceremonies for Fontana Unified School District

Fontana Unified School District Graduates will be individually recognized via a special drive-up ceremony in pit road of the SoCal racetrack. The effects of the coronavirus have been felt by everyone all over the world. However, seniors graduating in 2020 are among the people uniquely affected. Missing their graduation ceremony means a lack of closure...

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#TBT: The Petersen Museum on Ten Movies Co-Starring Volkswagen Classics

#TBT: The Petersen Museum on Ten Movies Co-Starring Volkswagen Classics

Our friends over at the Petersen Museum have issued the latest edition of #TBT, which lists 10 appearances by classic VWs on the silver screen. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by the Petersen Automotive Museum, which covers aspects of Volkswagen that are historic and intriguing. All content and photos are courtesy of the...

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LACar Contributor Harold Osmer’s Stunning 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Was Nationally Featured

LACar Contributor Harold Osmer’s Stunning 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Was Nationally Featured

Harold’s period-correct 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 was featured as the cover photo on an article written by Autoweek. Notes below by Harold Osmer. If you obtain a fully restored, period correct 1966 Ford Galaxie 500, you will be confronted with drum brakes, three-speed transmission, and woefully inadequate climate control system. Nostalgia can take you only...

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#TBT: The Petersen Museum on “Shared Architecture, But Different Designs”

#TBT: The Petersen Museum on “Shared Architecture, But Different Designs”

Our friends at the Petersen Automotive Museum have released their newest edition of #TBT, which talks about the Volkswagen MQB chassis and the roots of the brand. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth edition of #ThrowbackThursday, which talks about some unknown Volkswagen lore and fascinating tidbits on a weekly basis. All content and photos are courtesy...

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Letters of Acceptance Issued for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Letters of Acceptance Issued for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

WeatherTech Raceway will host this annual event which will boast thirteen run groups this year. One way to know if the car you own has extreme historical significance is by receiving an elusive invite to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. A 12-person team debates on which vehicles are worthy of that invite, which brings together...

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Auto Sales Added to List of Essential Services

Auto Sales Added to List of Essential Services

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has determined auto sales to be essential. EDITOR’S NOTE: The NIADA (National Independent Automobile Dealers Association) wrote up this press release detailing the decision to specify vehicle sales as essential. I can see why selling cars could be determined as essential, but is travelling to buy a...

 

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