Petersen Museum to Host Automotive Author Book-Signing Event

Oct 11, 2011

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will host its first Automotive Authors Book Signing on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event, which will benefit the museum’s library and educational programs, will give automotive enthusiasts the chance to meet their favorite automotive book authors. The authors will discuss the history of the automobile, in addition to talking about their own books and experiences, according to the museum.

The museum has released the following list of authors who have confirmed that they will attend the event:

Richard Adatto,  author of “French Curves Part II”

Norm DeWitt, motorcycle and racing book author

Michael Furman, author of “The Art of Bugatti”

Pat Ganahl, author of “Lost Hot Rods: Remarkable Stories of How They Were Found”

Mike Gulett, author of “European Style with American Muscle”

Drew Hardin, author of “Hot Rod Magazine: All the Covers”

Michael Harrington, author of “Rusty Pickups: American Workhorses Put to Pasture”

John Heitmann, author of “The Automobile and American Life”

Ed Justice Jr., representing Tom Madigan, author of  “The Chrisman Legacy: Always Faster”

Margery Krevsky, author of “Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models”

Randy Leffingwell, author of “The Complete Book of Porsche 911” and “Porsche: A History of Excellence”

Steve Lehto, author of “Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise & Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation”

Darwyn Lumley, author of “Breaking the Banks in Motor City”

Phil Noyes, author of  “Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America”

Matt Stone, author of “My First Car,” “The Ferrari Phenomenon” and “McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon”

Wallace Wyss, author of “Ferrari Hunters”

The authors will be introduced and give their presentations in the museum’s Racing Corridor from 2-“3 p.m. The book signing will run from 3-“5 p.m. in the museum’s Grand Salon. The event is open to the public and will be included with regular admission to the museum that day. For more information, visit or call (323) 964-6396.