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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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The World’s First Carbon-Fiber-Bodied 1967 Shelby GT500CR Mustang Announced

The World’s First Carbon-Fiber-Bodied 1967 Shelby GT500CR Mustang Announced

As if Eleanor wasn’t cool enough, Classic Recreations has taken the iconic Shelby to the next step. Based out of Oklahoma, Classic Recreations expertly builds officially-licensed Ford and Shelby American continuation cars and restorations. But to bring the body of the car to a new paradigm in the design world, SpeedKore Performance Group out of...

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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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Autos, Autonomy, And The Quest For Immunity

Autos, Autonomy, And The Quest For Immunity

Finding ways to feel at peace in our cars while following proper hygiene, could be our ticket to communion with fellow humans. The first weekend, (March 20-21) of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer at Home” public health order was unlike any that any of us have seen before. Typically congested freeways were predominantly free from...

 

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