Life: Petersen Automotive Museum

I had the opportunity to visit the Petersen Automotive Museum in downtown LA a few weeks ago. I’ve been wanting to go here for awhile now, once I got word that they had a Mclaren f1 on display, I knew I had to go! I started the day by stopping by Tatsu No Ya 龍の家 in Pasadena, a Ramen shop that just opened up, it opened up 1 week prior to us stopping by.

We got there there 30min before they opened and were 5th in line.
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This is the first location they opened up outside of Japan!

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They flew in the staff from Japan….Full review on the food blog soon at BunnyandPorkbelly.com

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After Brunch we made a B line straight to the Petersen Automotive Museum…

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Immediately we were greeted by this Bugatti Veyron

The Petersen has such a variety of cars, I’ve never seen an automotive museum like this before… the one in Boston only had like 12 cars…

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I didn’t take pictures of every cars, but only the ones that caught my eyes. This Batmobile is pretty badass.

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Steve McQueen’s Jaguar…Them lines…just timeless

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Super High Quality cars here, like this Pantera built by the Ring Brothers.

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Love looking at the little details like the Carbon Fiber Front Vent

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They had the Brand New Ford GT on display

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Rear shot

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I like the details on the mirror

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I like how newer cars are finding ways to implement Carbon Fiber so subtly not so in your face

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This rear flying buttress is stunning.

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Across from the New Ford GT is the Old Ford GT40 Mark II

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I’ve never seen an authentic version up close before

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I love looking at velocity stacks since I used to have ITBS on my S2k years ago.

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I stepped into a room with ludicrously expensive Silver cars… There has got to be over 30 million dollars in this room….
Some crazy expensive Mercedes Race car

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Crazy Expensive Ferrari I’m not too familiar with these so I won’t go into detail….

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What I came here for…. Mclaren F1!

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Along with the Ferrari F40, this is one of my dream cars….. Seeing how these are going up in price and I didn’t win the lottery, these are getting further and further out of my reach. I think these were 10million dollars last time I checked

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This is the ultimate expression in an analogue driver’s car. I like the Center Lock Nut Wheels. I believe these cars came with a crazy torque wrench for this nut.

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The rear looks so right. I want to say these came with a titanium exhaust, I love the JDM burnt tips haha.

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You can see some of the gold foil peaking through that covers the engine bay.

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A Glimpse of the BMW V12 with ITBs with a Carbon Plenum, just my kind of style

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James Bond would be proud of this mint Aston

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They don’t make interiors like this anymore.

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The Mclaren Can AM race car.

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Of Course Velocity Stacks! Can’t get enough of Velocity Stacks!

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More Velocity stack madness from this Ford Engine

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I love perfectly plummed AN lines.

I went into another hall, I believe these were mostly LeMans Race Cars…with some other race cars from other series. I don’t know too much about these nor will I pretend I do. I’ll just post the pictures.

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I do know this classic Martini Livery

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and Gulf Livery

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The last room I really looked at contained some BMW art cars

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That Concludes my trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Hope you all enjoyed it. The museum offers such a vast variety of cars, from old American cars, to vintage ferrari, even the bulletproof Sema show car (Not Pictured) and Ken Block’s Gymkana car (also not pictured), this place seems to have it all! I only took pictures of a small portion of what this museum has to offer. An honorable mention not pictured is the Forza Room, where you compete in Forza with the full wheel and seat setup and they record the fastest lap times. The Petersen was definitely worth the price of admission. I will leave you off with this shot of the rolls royce lady… Sorry for the lack of S2k content in this post. Hopefully a clean S2k will be featured in this museum soon(they did feature the pink S2k from 2 Fast 2 Furious)!

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