Bernie’s Museum Trip: Back to the Petersen Automotive Museum

Front of the Petersen Automotive Museum

Front of the Petersen Automotive Museum

While I was in Los Angeles, I absolutely had to go back to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Last year, the Petersen went under the knife, had some plastic surgery and underwent an extensive $125 million renovation. Basically everything was changed except the parking garage. Ford Mustang and Dodge Brothers Car at Petersen Automotive Museum I couldn’t wait to see the new changes…. and also the cars.┬áSince the last time I was there in 2014, the interior is completely different- more modern, more interactive, and the vehicles are displayed as they’re pieces of art (and they are).

BMW Z4 Roadster in the BMW and the Art of the Automobile exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum

BMW Z4 Roadster in the BMW and the Art of the Automobile exhibit.

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic in the Rolling Sculpture Exhibit at the Petersen automotive Museum

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic in the Rolling Sculpture Exhibit.

The first floor focused on automotive artistry with BMW and the Art of the Automobile and Rolling Sculpture Exhibits.

1967 Ford GT40 Mark III in the Race Cars for the Road exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum

1967 Ford GT40 Mark III in the Race Cars for the Road exhibit

1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow in the Precious Metals exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum

1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow in the Precious Metals exhibit

The second floor had more going on with such exhibits as Cars Mechanical Institute, Race Cars for the Road, and Precious Metals.

1915 Ford Model T Runabout in the Why We Love Automobilies exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum

1915 Ford Model T Runabout in the Why We Love the Automobiles exhibit

1966 Yamaha YDS-3 Batcycle that was on the Batman TV Show in the Automobiles in the Movies exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum

1966 Yamaha YDS-3 Batcycle that was on the Batman TV Show at the Automobiles in the Movies exhibit.

Keep climbing those stairs to the third floor to take part of such exhibits as Why we Love the Automobile and literally my favorite exhibit- Automobiles in the Movies.

If you love automobiles, going to the Petersen automotive Museum is something you definitely have to experience. To check out the rest of the photos, go to Bernie’s Trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum gallery.

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