Petersen Automotive Museum to Host ‘Deuce Week’ Celebration

Dec 21, 2011

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford by hosting Deuce Week Feb. 29-March 3, 2012.

The museum will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate the birthday of this iconic car. All proceeds raised during the events will help fund educational programs and exhibits at the museum.

In addition to the Deuce Week events, an exhibit of historic 1932 Fords will be featured inside the museum starting Feb. 29 and running until March 25, 2012.

In addition, nine 1932 Ford pedal cars that have been customized by some of the industry’s most noted hot rod builders will also be on display.

The following events will take place at the museum during the Deuce Week celebration:

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, Vintage Air will present the Pacific Coast Highway Drive and VIP Museum Tours. Participants will meet at the Petersen Automotive Museum at 8:30 a.m. to receive maps and instructions for a day of coastal driving and automotive museum viewing. The group will leave from the Petersen Automotive Museum around 9 a.m. and will drive up the scenic Pacific Coast Highway arriving at The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, home to examples of the finest of historic French automobiles from prestigious marques such as Bugatti, Voisin, Delage and Delahaye, around 10 a.m. Afterward, the group will be taken on a guided tour through the Mullin Automotive Museum, followed by a drive to Mike Malamut’s Vintage Car Museum for viewing and a light lunch. The cost of this event is $25 per person, including lunch.

Thursday, March 1, will be a day of hot rod shop tours, including stops at the Old Crow Speed Shop and Hollywood Hot Rods. The day will also include a trip to see the private collection of Bruce Meyer. This event is already sold out. On Thursday evening, the museum will host its Hot Rod Roundtable/Book Signing at a special dinner. Several hot rod authors will be on-hand for the book signing, and former Museum Director Ken Gross will moderate the Round Table “The Past, Present and Future of Hot Rodding.” The Round Table will include the following panelists: Tony Thacker, Alex Xydias, Andy Brizio, Greg Sharp, Roy Brizio, Pete Chapouris, Dave Lane, Troy Trepanier, Stewart Reed, Chip Foose, Troy Ladd and Larry Erickson. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the panel discussion from 7-10 p.m. The cost of this event is $95 per person, which includes dinner and a cash bar.

The following day on Friday, March 2, a Deuce Week Celebration Concert to benefit the museum will be hosted by Dynamat. “Not only are these musicians the best of the best, but they are all hot rodders too!” the Museum said in a press release. “The lineup is top secret, but if you were at our last Deuce Week Concert in 2007, you know what kind of party it will be!” Concert attendees will have the opportunity to bid on Fender guitars and a 1932 Ford pedal car that have been signed by the performing artists. The cost to attend this event is $125 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. On Saturday March 3, the museum will host the Deuce Day Car Show, which will feature over 400 Deuces in the museum parking structure, as well as vendors who specialize in 1932 Ford parts. The event is open to only 1932 Fords, no exceptions. Registration is $32 per car. Spectator admission is included with the purchase of a general museum admission ticket.

For more information, or to register for any of these events, visit www.deuceweek.org.