Petersen Auto Museum Hosting ‘Fiberglass Day’ Car Show & Education Sessions on Saturday

Jun 23, 2010

The Petersen Automotive Museum will host “Fiberglass Day,” a special event that includes educational seminars and a car show dedicated to fiberglass cars, this Saturday.

The “Fiberglass Day” events will include two educational panels. During the morning panel at 11 a.m., Jim McFarland of SEMA will discuss current and upcoming requirements for registering kit cars, hot rods or specially constructed vehicles with the DMV at the event. The afternoon panel at 1 p.m. will feature industry legends that will be speaking about their historic fiberglass vehicles.

Guests expected to attend include:

  • Bruce Meyers, the “Father of the Dune Buggy” and builder of the Meyers Manx.
  • Harry Hansen, who designed and built an award-winning fiberglass car for Robert E. Petersen‘s 1955 Los Angeles Motorama.
  • Merrill Powell, the designer and owner of Victress Manufacturing in the 1950s.
  • Harold Pace, an automotive photojournalist, historian, and author of several books on kit, specialty, and race cars.

The panel will be moderated by fiberglass historian Geoff Hacker of

In addition to these panels, Griot’s Garage will also be hosting three technical sessions on its car care products. The sessions will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

The event will also be host to a fiberglass car show. While the show is open to the public, participation is limited to cars with a primarily fiberglass body. Cars must be driven into place and there will be no on-site parking available for trailers. Participants may bring chairs only, no tables or tents. Cars must be placed onto the covered area of the third level of the Museum’s parking garage by 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 26.

Pre-registration is $10 per vehicle; on-site registration is $15 per vehicle. Registration provides free admission for two to the Museum on Saturday, June 26, 2010, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Car show viewing and all public programs are free to the public with purchase of Museum admission for the day.

For more information, go to the event’s registration page here.