Porsche 75th Anniversary Exhibit at Petersen Museum

40 Race Cars from Art, Movies and Celebrities in Record-Breaking Porsche Exhibit

The Petersen Automotive Museum, one of the leading institutions in automobile history, is playing host to Porsche, one of the venerated car companies, to celebrate the brand’s 75th anniversary. The exhibit, titled “We Are Porsche,” opens on April 16 and will be done with assistance from Porsche Cars North America. Its focus lies in detailing how vital figures in the US aided in transforming Porsche from a builder of specialized sports cars to an established symbol of recognition.

Across two floors, the Petersen Automotive Museum assembles a spectacular exhibition of 40 diverse automobiles. This variety comprises:

The exhibit also includes Porsches featured in movies such as “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” It also shines a light on the people who have made an impact on Porsche’s racing legacy, including Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Hurley Haywood, and Patrick Long. The ‘Spyder Women’, a group of race car drivers who drove the 550 Spyder, are also included; among them are Betty Shutes, Ruth Levy, and Denise McCluggage. Furthermore, celebrities, drivers, and artists like Patrick Dempsey, Steve McQueen, Rod Emory, and Daniel Arsham are also featured in the exhibit.

As an enthusiastic admirer of Porsche, I am extraordinarily thrilled that the Petersen is being given the chance to take part in honoring the 75th anniversary of these outstanding vehicles, said Terry L. Karges, Executive Director at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The accomplishment of Porsche in the track and outside is self-explanatory, and we are highly pleased to be assisting them commemorate this momentous occasion.

“We Are Porsche” is set to run through April 2024, and it will be filled with a rotation of vehicles and a variety of events and activities at the museum. Previously, the Petersen Museum showcased an exhibition of Hollywood TV and Film Cars, including the Batmobile from the Michael Keaton movies and the Delorean time machine from “Back to the Future.” The museum also has a vault of at least 250 vehicles and has made a video tour of its facility available on its YouTube channel.

Source: Petersen Automotive Museum

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