By eliminating gratuitous complexity, Joey Ruiter has imbued his creations with a technical sophistication that could not have been achieved otherwise. Deliberately titled Disruptors, the Petersen Automotive Museum exhibition presents the works of Joey Ruiter and Rem D Koolhaas whose markedly different approaches upend the norm by superimposing technology and art on one another. Be the first to experience this new exhibition >> Petersen.org/disruptors-reception
Nearly 300 pounds lighter than its competitors, the A110 dominated rally racing in the early 1970s and accumulated enough victories to make Alpine the winner of the 1971 International Championship for Manufacturers. Driven by Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Bernard Darniche, this factory-prepared A110 helped the French brand win the inaugural World Rally Championship in 1973.
Primarily known for their coachwork on Ferrari racecars, coachbuilder Scaglietti handcrafted just three Corvette Italias. The Italia was intended to be produced in limited numbers for sale to affluent buyers who liked the exotic looks of a European sports car, but preferred the reliability and ease of maintenance of a vehicle with American underpinnings.
Happy #nationalmartiniday! We here at the Petersen prefer a different type of martini and this #martiniracing 2015 Porsche 918 “Weissach” Spyder is exactly how we would shake and stir things up! If you had this car for a day, where would you drive it?
Bodied as an ordinary cabriolet when new in 1925, Rolls Royce chassis number 94MC was rebodied with its current coachwork by Jonckheere of Belgium in 1934. It's round doors, large fin, and sloping radiator shell were appreciated by connoisseurs of the day and it won the Prix d'Honneur at the Cannes Concours d' Elegance in 1936.
What is your favorite vehicle from the Petersen Collection?
We’ve got a very special mid-engine @porsche exhibit coming next month. Vehicles like this #550spyder will tell the story of Porsche’s uncompromising design. Let us know your favorite mid- engine #porsche in the comments!
There is never a dull moment as we prep for our fun-filled weekend! Volume up! Don’t miss out on your chance to see this car and win HRE FlowForm wheels and Michelin tires at the Michelin Le Mans Challenge! >> https://www.petersen.org/michelin-24
In partnership with @michelin, @hre_wheels, and @forzamotorsportofficial.
Following the hot rodding tradition, Ray Brown built this 1932 Ford Roadster in his backyard when he was just 16 and successfully raced it on the dry lakes in 1946 and 1947, earning 11 timing tags. This Roadster has won AACA Junior and Senior Awards and was the recipient of the 1994 AACA "Past Presidents' Award."
On this day in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its doors to the waiting public. We are now home to over 400 vehicles. Take a look at a few of the gems we have acquired over the years! Which Petersen vehicle is your favorite? 📷: @iamted7
Believed to be the most original Mercer Type 35-J in existence, this car was delivered new by the Whiting Motor Co. in New York to Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gray, and has also been owned by famed race car driver, Phil Hill. Can you guess the price of this brass era car when new?
The 2018 Heritage edition Ford GT pays homage to the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J Foyt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. Who is your favorite race car driver?
Race like a pro at our Michelin Le Mans Challenge >> petersen.org/michelin-24
In partnership with @michelin, @hre_wheels, and @forzamotorsportofficial. 📷: @iamted7