|Some news from my friends at the Petersen Automotive Museum as they gear up to reopen.
I for one can’t wait — MS
The Petersen invites you to preview three brand-new exhibits before the museum reopens to the public. This unveiling marks the first time ever that a major museum has displayed three new exhibits through an online showcase.
- Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed
- Extreme Conditions, supported by Land Rover
- Redefining Performance, supported by Porsche
“Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed” showcases the evolution of the supercar. For the better part of half a century, supercars have been the objects of desire, with posters hung on bedroom walls around the world by kids who dare to dream of future possibilities. These cars have defined on-track performance and show the halo effect one extraordinary limited-production model can have on an entire brand’s image. Now, the most iconic supercars of the past century will be gathered in one place at one time for this exhibit. Whether you grew up in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s, the supercar you lusted after is likely on display. Notable vehicles on exhibit include several all-time favorites: a 1991 Ferrari F40, 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO, 1998 McLaren F1 LM, and more.
Supported by Land Rover, “Extreme Conditions” highlights 11 custom competition, recreational, and utilitarian off-roading vehicles. Vehicles on display will include the “Desert Flyer,” a 1989 Porsche 964 raced in the Mexican 1000, and “Goldirocks,” a rock crawler Jeep raced by the late Jessi Combs, and a 2020 Land Rover Defender Trek vehicle. A special feature of the display includes two Zero South Hummer H1s with Mattracks conversions; these vehicles famously traveled over 1,000 miles across Antarctica and through the South Pole.
“Redefining Performance” will highlight Porsche’s transfer of technology from the track
to the road with vehicles such as a 1951 Porsche 356SL Gmünd Coupe, the 1979
Porsche 935 Kremer K3, and a 2016 Porsche 911 RSR.