The Petersen’s Vault adds at least 9 more reasons to visit reopened museum

Courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum recently reopened to the public and has added more than eight new vehicles to The Vault, presented by Hagerty. New Vault cars include a 1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupé (shown above), a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro art car, a 1960 Plymouth XNR Replica, a 1982 Knight Industries Two Thousand “K.I.T.T.,” a 1948 Bentley Mk VI “New Look” Saloon, a 1939 Packard Twelve Landaulet, and the legendary 1964 Impala lowrider “Gypsy Rose.” (The last is a member of the National Historic Vehicle Register.)

Also new to the Vault is a 1974 Dale mock-up. A recent HBO docuseries on the Dale and the 20th Century Motor Company makes that addition particularly timely.

1975 Dale Three Wheel Car Brochure
Twentieth Century Motor Car Corporation

“During the closure, our team continued to curate our collection and build exhibits to tell new stories about the automobile and appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts,” says the executive direct of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Terry L. Karges. “We are excited to be open again and are committed to providing a more intimate and safer place for our guests to gather.”

The museum has been working hard while it was closed to the public and curated four new exhibits. “Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed” walks visitors through a timeline of performance cars, showing the evolution of the supercar. “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina” uses four examples to capture the Italian designer’s scope. “Extreme Conditions” uses 11 off-road vehicles to showcase the breadth of off-road competition and recreation. “Redefining Performance” celebrates Porsche’s road racing success.

If you’d like to visit the Petersen, you must purchase tickets in advance on the museum’s website. However, if you’re a verified healthcare worker or first responder, your ticket (plus tickets for up to three immediate family members) will be on the house for the rest of 2021. If you’re interested, you can find tickets here.

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