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cover of the book "Treasures of The Vault" - about the vehicles downstairs at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Uncover The Gift Of The Vault

The Petersen Automotive Museum has put together a book uncovering what goes on "behind the scenes" as they prep cars for display.

By Doug Stokes

Fri, Jan 28, 2022 10:57 AM PST

Not to brag on myself, but I’ve been downstairs at the Petersen and it truly is a whole different world down there. New acquisitions are being readied for display - and in a lot of cases they are apart and revealing many of the secrets of their success. And, there’s always a supply of new, significant cars that are destined to take their place in this always amazing place.

page spread from the book Treasures of The Vault.
Page spread from "Treasures Of The Vault"

The best thing about the Petersen Museum is that it’s always changing, always discovering, and always honoring motorcars - The Vault is where all the automotive alchemy begins.

Get a look for yourself, I think that you’ll thank me.

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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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