ガリバーUSAの中古車個人売買仲介サービス www.gulliverusa.net The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. One of the world's largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a non-profit organization specializing in the education and history of the automobile.
Founded on June 11, 1994 by Robert E. Petersen (who founded Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines) and his wife, Margie, the $40 million dollar Petersen Automotive Museum is owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. Previously located within the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, today the museum is permanently housed in the former Ohrbach's department store. The store was originally built in 1962 for a short-lived U.S. branch of Japanese department store chain, Sogo.
The museum can display over 100 vehicles and owns over twice that. The scope of cars ranges from concept cars, exotics, muscle cars, famous actors personal automobiles, and famous movie cars such as The General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazzard”, and the time machine DeLorean from “Back to the Future”. The ground floor displays a virtual history of the automobile in Los Angeles, complete with vintage vehicles and buildings. The second floor houses both permanent and special exhibits. The third floor features the May Family Children's Discovery Center, a hands-on exhibit for children to learn science through the workings of a car. The fourth floor houses an all-glass penthouse conference center for business gatherings. If you are an automotive enthusiast interested in anything from classic muscle cars to hot wheels toys you will enjoy a trip to the Petersen Museum. (Henry)