The late Margie and Robert E. Petersen were epic people. Mr. Petersen was the founder of HOT ROD magazine, and did a lot to support the birth and growth of the hot rodding phenom in the late 1940s, 50s and 60s. With that came Petersen Publishing Company, and fleet of popular enthusiast titles. The Petersens over time also built two significant car museums. Born of humble beginnings, they were highly successful, yet very philanthropic. I’m honored to announce my newest book, entitled HOT ROD Empire, chronicling Mr. and Mrs. P’s early days, the founding of Petersen Publishing Company, their car collection, their later days, and both car museums.
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