Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > Automotive forums > Classic cars


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-13-2015, 12:01 PM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
Petersen Museum Re-opening

We went to the remodeled and totally new and different Petersen Museum yesterday and it was nothing short of spectacular, both inside and out. After being closed for over a year we were expecting great things, and were not disappointed. It is very modern and has a lot more room for cars, having completely done away with the 'street scape'. With no less than three Pebble Beach 'Best of Shows' there, it was utterly fantastic. Accompanying photos were taken by me with my little Nikon digital which seems to adapt very well to low lighting with the required no flash. Hope you like the show.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN4585.jpg (104.7 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4644.jpg (107.3 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4676.jpg (112.4 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4795.jpg (76.9 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4835.jpg (93.1 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN5004.jpg (138.1 KB, 17 views)

Last edited by C-4 guy; 12-13-2015 at 07:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
The Embiricos Bentley is beautiful.
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-13-2015, 04:48 PM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
The Embiricos Bentley is beautiful.
Yes, it is truly one of the great classics; beautiful, fast, rare, and a great story behind it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-13-2015, 05:10 PM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
More from the Petersen

Here are a few more cars from the Petersen. There was a fantastic number of fabulous cars. They've acquired the Peter Mullen Collection (he is now the Chairman of the Board of the Petersen). Still, not all of the cars there were owned by the museum. The Nethercutt Museum would never cut loose with the 'Twenty Grand' and it was in the mix.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN4824.jpg (92.0 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4719.jpg (94.9 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4853.jpg (82.9 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4697.jpg (93.9 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4781.jpg (120.9 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4969.jpg (111.2 KB, 17 views)

Last edited by C-4 guy; 12-17-2015 at 07:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-13-2015, 07:56 PM
f6fhellcat13's Avatar
f6fhellcat13 f6fhellcat13 is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,225
└A & Connecticlump
Send a message via AIM to f6fhellcat13 Send a message via MSN to f6fhellcat13
I was going to say, that looks very much like the Mullin. It'll be nice to have that collection more-centrally located, rather than way out in Oxnard.
I hope to visit when I go home for the holidays.
__________________
"Kimi, can you improve on your [race] finish?"
"No. My Finnish is fine; I am from Finland. Do you have any water?"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-14-2015, 07:15 AM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
I was going to say, that looks very much like the Mullin. It'll be nice to have that collection more-centrally located, rather than way out in Oxnard.
I hope to visit when I go home for the holidays.
You won't be disappointed.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-14-2015, 11:19 AM
henk4's Avatar
henk4 henk4 is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27,312
Rozenburg, Holland
So the Oxnard facility has been closed?
__________________
"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-14-2015, 07:26 PM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
So the Oxnard facility has been closed?
The Oxnard facility is currently open and it looks as if it will be through 2016 at least. I have a feeling they will move the cars back and forth between locations. I went to their web site and they have the days they are open through Dec of 2016 listed. It appears to me that they have no immediate intention of closing that museum. Check it out by googling it. It's worth the time.

Last edited by C-4 guy; 12-14-2015 at 07:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-14-2015, 08:01 PM
f6fhellcat13's Avatar
f6fhellcat13 f6fhellcat13 is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,225
└A & Connecticlump
Send a message via AIM to f6fhellcat13 Send a message via MSN to f6fhellcat13
I believe henk and W swung down Oxnard way on one of their trips to Pebble.
__________________
"Kimi, can you improve on your [race] finish?"
"No. My Finnish is fine; I am from Finland. Do you have any water?"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-15-2015, 12:10 AM
henk4's Avatar
henk4 henk4 is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27,312
Rozenburg, Holland
Yes, we have been to Oxnard and as far as we understood from Peter Mullin back then, the Petersen Museum was to be reconstructed and reopened (as has just been done) with Peter Mullin as chief of the board. I guess that becasue of the reopening the Mullin collection put some cars there temporarily. There were also cars owned by Bruce Meier, who is also a bord member of the Petersen museum. So I think it goes one step too far to say that the Mullin collection has been taken over by Petersen. (It is actually more of the other way around)
__________________
"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-15-2015, 08:41 PM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
DSCN4697.jpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
Yes, we have been to Oxnard and as far as we understood from Peter Mullin back then, the Petersen Museum was to be reconstructed and reopened (as has just been done) with Peter Mullin as chief of the board. I guess that becasue of the reopening the Mullin collection put some cars there temporarily. There were also cars owned by Bruce Meier, who is also a bord member of the Petersen museum. So I think it goes one step too far to say that the Mullin collection has been taken over by Petersen. (It is actually more of the other way around)
Yes well, there are several ways of looking at it. However, the facts are that Peter Mullin is now the Chairman of the Board of the Petersen Museum, and that the Petersen Museum houses some of the Mullin Museum cars. I believe I stated that in a prior reply. By stating that they had acquired the Mullin Collection, I merely meant that Mullin cars are now housed in the Petersen location. I absolutely did not intend to mislead anyone. To demonstrate my heart is in the right place, here's more cars.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN4692.jpg (120.5 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4709.jpg (122.6 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4958.jpg (100.7 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4968.jpg (118.7 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN4946.jpg (114.7 KB, 12 views)

Last edited by C-4 guy; 12-16-2015 at 07:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Manel Baró Manel Baró is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 49
Apparently on the clouds
The building external treatment reminds me the singular organic front of "Suites Av. 83 " apartments in Barcelona, due to the 2013 Pritzker winner Toyo Ito, a Japanese architec great admirer and follower of Catalan genious Antoni Gaudí whose famous "Pedrera House" is located nearby
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-16-2015, 10:51 AM
henk4's Avatar
henk4 henk4 is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27,312
Rozenburg, Holland
C4Guy, no bad feelings, it was just that I was surprised to hear that Petersen had overtaken the Mullin collection. I knew that Peter Mullin was sort of taking over the board at Petersen. Perhaps in order to increase the number of (initial) visitors to Petersen, which is indeed more favourably located than Oxnard, a number of cars from the Mullin collection have temporarily moved to LA. When we were in Oxnard several cars from the collection were also on loan to other musea, which is a sort of common practice.
__________________
"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-16-2015, 08:30 PM
C-4 guy's Avatar
C-4 guy C-4 guy is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 120
Long Beach CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
C4Guy, no bad feelings, it was just that I was surprised to hear that Petersen had overtaken the Mullin collection. I knew that Peter Mullin was sort of taking over the board at Petersen. Perhaps in order to increase the number of (initial) visitors to Petersen, which is indeed more favourably located than Oxnard, a number of cars from the Mullin collection have temporarily moved to LA. When we were in Oxnard several cars from the collection were also on loan to other musea, which is a sort of common practice.
I totally agree with your assessment, Henk. My statements were vague at best. I also wanted to mention the fact that David Sydorick is now on the board of the Petersen and has more of his cars in the museum. This helps make the Petersen a powerhouse of super cars and board members with deep pockets. Also, tickets will go on sale Jan. 2nd for tours of the Vault. You had better make your plans to come to L.A. soon.

Last edited by C-4 guy; 12-16-2015 at 10:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-17-2015, 12:04 AM
henk4's Avatar
henk4 henk4 is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27,312
Rozenburg, Holland
David S was also one of the forces behind the set-up of the Oxnard facilities.
__________________
"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Louwman Museum in full detail .... Wouter Melissen Website discussion 2 04-16-2014 08:22 AM
National Museum of USAF in Dayton, Ohio RacingManiac Multimedia 11 09-05-2011 12:57 PM
Maranello Rosso museum visit and Ferrari 330 P ... Wouter Melissen Website discussion 0 04-15-2011 01:16 AM
British National Motor Museum visit and a look at one of the loudest cars ever built Wouter Melissen Website discussion 2 07-20-2009 10:32 PM
Went to the Petersen Museum Here's some pics... mattmacklind Classic cars 1 10-12-2006 09:45 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:39 PM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com