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@petersenmuseum

One of the world's premier automotive museums, with over 400 vehicles!

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The So-Cal Special, created by the founder of the original So-Cal Speed Shop, Alex Xydias, is the most famous of the belly tanks built. It began toppling records as soon as it hit the salt flats and dry lakes, but its most memorable performance came in 1952 at Bonneville when the car shattered five class records using three different Ford flathead engines.

Can you guess the top speed of this Belle Tank Racer?

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The So-Cal Special, created by the founder of the original So-Cal Speed Shop, Alex Xydias, is the most famous of the belly tanks built. It began toppling records as soon as it hit the salt flats and dry lakes, but its most memorable performance came in 1952 at Bonneville when the car shattered five class records using three different Ford flathead engines. Can you guess the top speed of this Belle Tank Racer? 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #bellyracer #flathead #ford

The 906 was one in a series of lightweight race cars developed under Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson, Ferdinand Piëch. Drag-reducing features included a generously rounded windscreen, cutoff “Kamm” tail and covered headlights. Its tubular space frame, which replaced the steel chassis of the 904, supported a lightweight fiberglass body. One of the original Ben Pon Racing Team Holland cars, #134 was raced by Gijs van Lennep, later a Porsche factory driver and Le Mans winner.

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #porsche906 #porschecarrera #racecar #porschemotorsport #porsche

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The 906 was one in a series of lightweight race cars developed under Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson, Ferdinand Piëch. Drag-reducing features included a generously rounded windscreen, cutoff “Kamm” tail and covered headlights. Its tubular space frame, which replaced the steel chassis of the 904, supported a lightweight fiberglass body. One of the original Ben Pon Racing Team Holland cars, #134 was raced by Gijs van Lennep, later a Porsche factory driver and Le Mans winner. 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #porsche906 #porschecarrera #racecar #porschemotorsport #porsche

Designed as economical transport for urban errands, the fiberglass-bodied Electric Shopper was produced by the Electric Car Company of California, which had manufactured electric vehicles since the 1950s. Much like a European microcar, the Electric Shopper, with its low power and small size, was designed for low-speed short-distance travel around cities. As it lacked a traditional steering wheel, the car’s speed was regulated a vertical bar which was pushed forward to accelerate and pulled backward to brake. Describe this car in an emoji!!

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Designed as economical transport for urban errands, the fiberglass-bodied Electric Shopper was produced by the Electric Car Company of California, which had manufactured electric vehicles since the 1950s. Much like a European microcar, the Electric Shopper, with its low power and small size, was designed for low-speed short-distance travel around cities. As it lacked a traditional steering wheel, the car’s speed was regulated a vertical bar which was pushed forward to accelerate and pulled backward to brake. Describe this car in an emoji!! 📸@iamted7

The Porsche Type 64 60K10 is the progenitor of all Porsches and the foundation of the Porsche aesthetic. It was built to compete in the 1939 Berlin-Rome endurance race, which was canceled due to the outbreak of war. A mere three identical cars were built, each of which used a Volkswagen platform and a streamlined aluminum body designed by Erwin Komenda and crafted by Reutter. This car was reconstructed of major components from the second Type 64, which had been dismantled after World War II.

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #porsche #vintageporsche #type64

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The Porsche Type 64 60K10 is the progenitor of all Porsches and the foundation of the Porsche aesthetic. It was built to compete in the 1939 Berlin-Rome endurance race, which was canceled due to the outbreak of war. A mere three identical cars were built, each of which used a Volkswagen platform and a streamlined aluminum body designed by Erwin Komenda and crafted by Reutter. This car was reconstructed of major components from the second Type 64, which had been dismantled after World War II. 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #porsche #vintageporsche #type64

Equipped with a 470-horsepower Chevrolet V-8 and four-wheel independent suspension, the Reboot Buggy was built up from common salvage yard parts that were assembled using basic tools and Ruiter’s welding expertise.  Defined by what it is not as much as what it is, the Reboot Buggy exemplifies Ruiter’s method of creating the desired aesthetic by first deconstructing, then reconceptualizing a “timeless” design.

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #offroad #buggy #chevy #v8 #customcar

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Equipped with a 470-horsepower Chevrolet V-8 and four-wheel independent suspension, the Reboot Buggy was built up from common salvage yard parts that were assembled using basic tools and Ruiter’s welding expertise. Defined by what it is not as much as what it is, the Reboot Buggy exemplifies Ruiter’s method of creating the desired aesthetic by first deconstructing, then reconceptualizing a “timeless” design. 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #offroad #buggy #Chevy #V8 #customcar

State-of-the-art for its day, the Greer-Black-Prudhomme dragster was one of the most beautiful ever built and also the most successful. Tuned by Keith Black and driven by Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, it immediately dominated the drag racing circuit and consistently ran the quarter mile in under eight seconds, at speeds in excess of 190 miles per hour. With an unparalleled record of 237 wins and only 4 losses, the Top Fuel racer was acquired by Bruce Meyer as the ultimate example of a pioneering-era dragster.

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #brucemeyer #bonnevillebruce #dragster #dragracing

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State-of-the-art for its day, the Greer-Black-Prudhomme dragster was one of the most beautiful ever built and also the most successful. Tuned by Keith Black and driven by Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, it immediately dominated the drag racing circuit and consistently ran the quarter mile in under eight seconds, at speeds in excess of 190 miles per hour. With an unparalleled record of 237 wins and only 4 losses, the Top Fuel racer was acquired by Bruce Meyer as the ultimate example of a pioneering-era dragster. 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #brucemeyer #bonnevillebruce #dragster #dragracing

Though many custom and tuning styles feature racing influences, the Works style is one of the most expressly race-inspired styles. DNA Garage, based in Santa Ana, California, built this homage to famed Japanese motorcycle and racecar driver Yoshimi Katayama. A factory driver for Mazda, Katayama’s RX-3 Savanna was distinguished by its large fender flares and green and yellow livery. The interior was stripped of all extra weight, leaving only a single bucket seat, custom roll cage constructed by RAD Industries, and a Racepak dash.

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #mazdarx3 #mazda #rotary

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Though many custom and tuning styles feature racing influences, the Works style is one of the most expressly race-inspired styles. DNA Garage, based in Santa Ana, California, built this homage to famed Japanese motorcycle and racecar driver Yoshimi Katayama. A factory driver for Mazda, Katayama’s RX-3 Savanna was distinguished by its large fender flares and green and yellow livery. The interior was stripped of all extra weight, leaving only a single bucket seat, custom roll cage constructed by RAD Industries, and a Racepak dash. 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #mazdarx3 #mazda #rotary

In the early 1980s, @Mclaren re-established itself as a Grand Prix winning team with the assistance of this 1987 McLaren TAG Porsche. Under the guidance of Ron Dennis, McLaren commissioned the development of a bespoke turbocharged engine from @porsche. McLaren then partnered with the company TAG to fund the engine and badged the engines TAG Turbos. Who do you have winning this weekends race??

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #mclarenf1 #prost #porsche #formula1

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In the early 1980s, @Mclaren re-established itself as a Grand Prix winning team with the assistance of this 1987 McLaren TAG Porsche. Under the guidance of Ron Dennis, McLaren commissioned the development of a bespoke turbocharged engine from @porsche. McLaren then partnered with the company TAG to fund the engine and badged the engines TAG Turbos. Who do you have winning this weekends race?? 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #mclarenf1 #prost #porsche #formula1

When director Robert Zemeckis and Robert Gale conceived of the first film, the DeLorean was cast, in part, because the car’s gullwing doors made it look like an alien spaceship. Over the course of the two sequels, the Time Machine eventually emerged as a character of its own, undergoing progressive transformation as a result of its time travel experiences. Three visually distinct DeLoreans were created for the trilogy, however, this is the only example to appear in all three films.

Exhibition supported by @classiccarsdotcom and @microsoft

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#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #backtothefuture #delorean #outatime

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When director Robert Zemeckis and Robert Gale conceived of the first film, the DeLorean was cast, in part, because the car’s gullwing doors made it look like an alien spaceship. Over the course of the two sequels, the Time Machine eventually emerged as a character of its own, undergoing progressive transformation as a result of its time travel experiences. Three visually distinct DeLoreans were created for the trilogy, however, this is the only example to appear in all three films. Exhibition supported by @classiccarsdotcom and @microsoft 📸@iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #backtothefuture #delorean #outatime

Introduced in 1986, the Porsche 959 won immediate acclaim as “the world’s fastest” and most technologically advanced road-going production car built up to that time. Its twin-turbocharged engine and sophisticated all-wheel-drive system transferred power to the road in a way that improved traction under all conditions, while features like run-flat tires and a shatter-resistant windshield helped increase the car’s safety at high speeds. To keep weight as low as possible, the 959’s body was built from an aluminum and Kevlar composite.

Exhibition made possible by @michelin

📸: @iamted7

#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #porsche959 #supercars #michelin #porsche

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Introduced in 1986, the Porsche 959 won immediate acclaim as “the world’s fastest” and most technologically advanced road-going production car built up to that time. Its twin-turbocharged engine and sophisticated all-wheel-drive system transferred power to the road in a way that improved traction under all conditions, while features like run-flat tires and a shatter-resistant windshield helped increase the car’s safety at high speeds. To keep weight as low as possible, the 959’s body was built from an aluminum and Kevlar composite. Exhibition made possible by @michelin 📸: @iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #Porsche959 #supercars #michelin #porsche

The Nissan Silvia CSP311 was an early attempt at a personal car, exhibiting unique design elements by an international design team that included Albrecht Goertz. Each car was handbuilt on a Fairlady chassis to customer specifications, and its “crisp-cut” design of gentle, paper- like folds made it an immediate classic. The Silvia is today a notable example of design-centered craftsmanship and can be considered a predecessor of one of Nissan’s most legendary cars, the 240Z. 

📸: @iamted7

#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #datsun #nissan #silvia #jdm #classicjdm

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The Nissan Silvia CSP311 was an early attempt at a personal car, exhibiting unique design elements by an international design team that included Albrecht Goertz. Each car was handbuilt on a Fairlady chassis to customer specifications, and its “crisp-cut” design of gentle, paper- like folds made it an immediate classic. The Silvia is today a notable example of design-centered craftsmanship and can be considered a predecessor of one of Nissan’s most legendary cars, the 240Z. 📸: @iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #datsun #nissan #silvia #jdm #classicjdm

Its “FC” model name denoting a forward-control cockpit, the body and frame of this four-wheel-drive Jeep were modified, updated, and refurbished by Daystar for the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, one of the largest new product showcase events in Las Vegas. It features 88 Series Mattracks, a conversion introduced in 1994 that replaces each tire with a separate rubber track system. Now popular for recreational, commercial, agricultural, and emergency vehicle use, the system gives four-wheel-drive vehicles vastly increased mobility over the most extreme terrain. 

Exhibition made possible by @landroverusa

📸: @iamted7

#thepetersen #petersenmuseum #jeep #extremeconditions #jeepfc170

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Its “FC” model name denoting a forward-control cockpit, the body and frame of this four-wheel-drive Jeep were modified, updated, and refurbished by Daystar for the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, one of the largest new product showcase events in Las Vegas. It features 88 Series Mattracks, a conversion introduced in 1994 that replaces each tire with a separate rubber track system. Now popular for recreational, commercial, agricultural, and emergency vehicle use, the system gives four-wheel-drive vehicles vastly increased mobility over the most extreme terrain. Exhibition made possible by @landroverusa 📸: @iamted7 #thepetersen #PetersenMuseum #jeep #extremeconditions #jeepfc170

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