Since taking the reins as Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Terry Karges has changed its business model, created “must see” exhibits, and delivered profitability to the organization. Terry was raised in the California car culture, and is a well-known figure in the automotive industry. He has great stories to tell about his life, and shares insights into what makes the Museum such a great institution.
Without Monterey Car Week to anchor August and usher the automotive hobby toward fall, the Petersen Automotive Museum stepped up to take the action online. Petersen Car Week Presented by Michelin will run August 12-16, bringing worldwide YouTube viewers a stream of video content. The includes the Petersen Concours d’ Elegance, car shows, auctions and eight vehicle debuts.
As a dedicated auto enthusiast, our CEO, Mitch Katz, has for many years been a member of the Checkered Flag 200 Club, which consists of supporters of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Mitch was recently profiled in Finish Line, Peterson’s flagship publication.
The early results of automotive streamlining were nothing less than art, which is why the Portland Art Museum is celebrating the era with a special exhibit. Featuring 19 rare streamlined vehicles,The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930-1942, opened June 16 and runs until September 16.
Since 1994, all 100,000 square feet of the Petersen Automotive Museum have occupied the well-travelled corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles’ famous “Miracle Mile.” The brainchild of the late Robert E. Petersen, the museum focuses on sharing his passion for the automobile and exploring its impact on American culture.