Petersen Automotive Museum to Host Virtual Car Week

Jul 29, 2021

In the spirit of Monterey Car Week, the Petersen Automotive Museum will host its second annual virtual car week from August 12-14, the museum announced. The week of virtual events will include historic content, unseen garage tours, exclusive interviews, event livestreams, and celebrity car meets.

Below is the final schedule of events, premiering live daily for three hours starting at 11 a.m. PST on the Petersen YouTube channel:

Thursday, August 12

  • Tour of the Pima Air Museum, one of the premier historical aircraft museums in the world
  • International garage tour featuring Kay Hafner Germany
  • DMC factory tour
  • DMC 30-year celebration, exploring the storied history of DMC and touching on a cultural icon with Bob Gale
  • Audrain Auto Museum private tour with host and CEO Donald Osborne

Friday, August 13

  • Future of Collecting livestream hosted by Bonhams with prolific collectors and industry leaders Philip Sarofim, McKeel Hagerty, Miles Collier, John Shirley and Chip Conner
  • Tour of the Lyon Air Museum, featuring authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on World War II
  • Collection tour featuring real estate mogul Manny Khoshbin
  • History of the EB110 with Petersen Chief Historian Leslie Kendall
  • Garage tour featuring notable collector Anne Brockinton Lee

Saturday, August 14 – Petersen Concours

  • Bob Petersen mini documentary, exploring his initial publishing of Hot Rod magazine to his current legacy of the Petersen Automotive Museum
  • Garage tour featuring legendary customizer and fabricator Gene Winfield
  • Garage tour featuring Aaron Weiss, co-founder of San Marino Motor Classis
  • Tour of the Nissan Heritage Collection, which houses hundreds of trucks, cars and concept vehicles ranging from the company’s inception to the latest decade
  • British-themed event featuring Jaguar, looking back at the design philosophy of the iconic E-type and its evolution into the F-type
  • Interview with Donald Osborne, who gives his unique perspective about the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
  • Influencer Virtual Concours featuring vehicles from Doug Demuro, Donut Media, Jeff Dunham and more

“Monterey Car Week is special because of the camaraderie and passion of the enthusiasts who attend,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “For individuals who are unable to attend the events in Monterey, or for the car fanatics who would like to learn more in addition to attending the events, Petersen Car Week will be a fun and interesting way to learn more about cars and celebrate the spirit of the world-class Monterey Car Week.”

Petersen Car Week will be hosted on the Petersen Automotive Museum YouTube channel. To be considered for the Concours, users must submit their vehicles by July 30, 2021.

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