When Robert “Pete” Petersen started his publishing company in the late ’40s, it’s likely he had no idea the grand scale of the things to come. Once he established himself in the media business, becoming friends with everyone from the average gearhead, to leaders in the high-performance industry, to Hollywood types, his personal fame and fortune quickly began to grow.
As a result of his success and being a true car guy, he began to amass a large collection of fine automobiles from all over the world, creating what would become the Petersen Automotive Museum. Opened on June 11th, 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum plants its roots on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
Not all of the cars featured in the collection belong to Pete. Celebrity vehicles, movie cars, and one-off customs built by people like George Barris have came and gone over the years.
However, on March 1st & 2nd of this year, the museum will host a 60th Anniversary party for the Corvette. Many examples will be on display, including Petersen’s own original ’53, a C2 Grand Sport, the Scaglietti-designed Corvette, and several others.
But don’t think that this is merely a two-day event – Petersen will be featuring a Corvette exhibit from February 27th through March 31, 2013. You’ll get to admire some of the finest examples of Chevrolet’s coveted sports car from every generation.
This isn’t just a car show either; there will be a “Corvette Values Seminar,” a “Racing Panel Discussion,” and a “60th Anniversary Gala.” To find out more about ticket prices and dates for each event, go to the Petersen Automotive Museum site by clicking here.