Low Profile: Lowrider's First Lady, Tina Blankenship-Early
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Clara Riviere
4d ago
Published on June 11, 2024 “You let the car speak for itself” Tina L. Blankenship-Early has been a fixture of the Los Angeles lowriding scene for more than two decades. She got the nickname “First Lady” because she was the first woman to join the car club Super Natural. She is also the first woman inducted into the National Lowrider Hall of Fame (2012) and the first woman elected to Lowrider magazine’s Hall of Fame (2023), making her a “first lady” in that regard as well. She bought her Caprice in 2003 and spent years transforming it into “Game Killa”. She calls it a “street show car” because ..read more
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La Dolce Vita Rally Photo Recap
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Daniel Valdez
1w ago
To celebrate the Italian Republic Day, the Petersen hosted a rally from the Petersen to Santa Barbara, ending at the Bellosguardo Foundation - a beautiful estate with Mediterranean inspiration overlooking the ocean, with an evening reception! Captured by @mitokino View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View ..read more
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Meet Eric Kendricks | CarStories Podcast
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Daniel Valdez
2w ago
Eric Kendricks, the powerhouse linebacker of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, recently made waves off the field by appearing on the renowned Petersen Automotive Museum CarStories Podcast. In this captivating episode, Kendricks delved into his deep-seated passion for cars, offering listeners an intimate glimpse into his automotive journey and the vehicles that have fueled his adrenaline both on and off the gridiron. As a seasoned athlete known for his intensity and precision on the field, Kendricks brought that same fervor to his discussion of cars, showcasing his expertise and unwavering enthusiasm ..read more
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Low Profile: Iconic Lowrider Builder, Albert De Alba Sr.
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Andrew Summers
3w ago
Published on May 25, 2024 “The Thrill is the Build” Albert De Alba Sr. is a renowned lowrider builder whose work embodies the rich heritage and artistic tradition of lowriding culture that has seamlessly passed from one generation to the next. Over the years, Albert has crafted numerous iconic and unforgettable lowriders, each reflecting his extraordinary skill and passion. Among his masterpieces is "Touch of Wine," a beautifully transformed 1980 Toyota Corolla, showcasing his meticulous attention to detail and creative flair. Perhaps most notable is "El Rey," a magnificent 1963 Chevrolet Impa ..read more
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What Happened to the 2 Fast 2 Furious Cars?
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Andrew Summers
3w ago
Originally published on May 20, 2024. Where are the 2 Fast 2 Furious Cars? It’s no secret what happened to Suki’s car — it’s in our museum! Here’s where some of the other popular movie cars are nowadays, or where they were last seen. Kicking off with the 2001 Honda S2000 (Fun fact: it’s the same one from the first movie as well! Johnny Tran’s car was rebuilt into Suki’s S2000, making this the same car from both movies). Wanna see these cars on the big screen? Join us on our movie night! We’ll be watching 2 Fast 2 Furious this upcoming Friday, May 24, 2024. Event admission, drinks, and popcorn ..read more
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Meet Bisimoto | CarStories Podcast
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Daniel Valdez
1M ago
Bisimoto, the renowned automotive engineering firm led by Bisi Ezerioha, was recently featured on the Petersen Automotive Museum's CarStories Podcast. The episode delved into the fascinating world of Bisimoto, known for pushing the boundaries of automotive performance and design. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Bisi Ezerioha shared insights into his journey as a self-taught engineer, his approach to building high-performance vehicles, and the philosophy that drives Bisimoto's success. From creating record-breaking drag cars to collaborating with major automakers ..read more
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Best In Low Exhibition Opening Night Recap
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Andrew Summers
1M ago
View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize The Best In Low: Lowrider Icons of the Street and Show Exhibit Opening Night We were thrilled to see the excitement around this event! We had a DJ, food, a live Q&A panel, and more. Crowd favorites included beautiful cars and remote-control lowriders. We also had some guest appearances by some of the builders of these cars, as well as builders from the community who brought in their lowriders to our car show! Another crowd favorite was a car club, Imperials, that set up their hydraulics in increasing order of height — perfectly a ..read more
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Meet Mister Cartoon | CarStories Podcast
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Andrew Summers
1M ago
Mister Cartoon Photograph from https://www.mistercartoon.com/ Mister Cartoon, the iconic tattoo artist and street culture luminary, recently sat down for an exclusive interview on the Petersen’ CarStories podcast, offering a glimpse into his fascinating journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most revered figures in both the tattoo and lowriding worlds. Growing up in a creative household in Los Angeles, Mister Cartoon was surrounded by art and inspiration from an early age. His parents encouraged his artistic pursuits, laying the foundation for his future endeavors. From doodlin ..read more
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This Mitsubishi Eclipse sold fast for a furious $170,500
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Andrew Summers
1M ago
Nik Berg Originally posted 17 January 2022 Photo Courtesy of Mecum Cars with Paul Walker provenance are continuing to command blockbuster prices. This 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse fetched $170,500 at Mecum Auctions Kissimmee sale thanks to its appearance in 2001’s The Fast and the Furious where Walker is seen behind the wheel. Walker’s Brian O’Connor doesn’t have the easiest time with the Eclipse, however. Early on we follow O’Connor trying to get to grips with the car in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. He redlines the engine, the speedo whips past 150 mph and then th ..read more
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Pato Day Event Recap
Petersen Automotive Museum Blog
by Andrew Summers
1M ago
Pato Day Recap and Interview Nothing quite brightens up the room like nearly 300 young students cheering in excitement when Pato O’Ward walked into the room. We are proud to orchestrate an event, in collaboration with our partners Arrow McLaren and Mission Foods, and create a day for students to remember forever. We had activities all day, including photo opportunities, toy model building, flag-weaving, and more! Of course, one of our big highlights was being able to listen to Pato speak about his path into racing as well as what it’s like to race in an IndyCar. Here’s some of our favorite ..read more
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