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Petersen Museum Hosts Killer James Bond Car Collection






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This is the ultimate display of the 007 cars.

The Petersen Museum is known for displaying some of the coolest car collections and historical automobiles. Recently, they opened their doors to welcome fans of the James Bond saga with the largest official Bond vehicle exhibit in the United States. Called “Bond in Motion” this showcase of vehicles is pretty expansive.

“Oh, Bond was the car guy,” said Terry Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.






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In the collection are the 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), 1985 Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights (1987), 1999 BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough (1999), and the 2019 Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre (2015).

The Petersen Automotive Museum will present a new exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond

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James Bond car exhibit coming to L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum

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The Petersen Automotive Museum was already a must-see for any car enthusiast visiting Los Angeles, and it’s about to get a little better should you also be a James Bond fan. Opening Sept. 25 in the museum’s appropriately named Grand Salon gallery will be the “Bond in Motion” exhibit of more than 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and scale models used during the creation of the 24 official James Bond films. The timing corresponds with the Oct. 8 release of “No Time to Die,” the upcoming 60th anniversary of the first Bond movie … and hey, the release of our “All 24 James Bond movies ranked only by their cars.”

Highlights include many of the most famous Bond cars, including a 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 in submarine guise from “The Spy Who Loved Me,” an Aston Martin

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Petersen Museum to exhibit iconic F1 cars

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is set to open a brand-new exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 cars.



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Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition

Opening on July 24, “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection”, includes F1 racers from the 1980s through to 2018.

Ten cars owned by Juan Gonzalez, Chairman of the Board of Mission Foods, will be accompanied by an immersive 180-degree video experience.

Taking pole position



Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition


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Petersen Museum F1 Exhibition

Two of the cars on show at the Petersen Museum will have a link to the late Ayrton Senna

The bright yellow Lotus 99T took the Brazilian driver to two victories in the 1987 season. This included the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix.

The 1994 Williams FW15D is one of the last Formula 1 cars driven by Senna before his tragic death.

Video: Lewis Hamilton takes

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Volkswagen Electric Cars Showcased at the Petersen

Looks like the future is going to be all-electric, and the Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating it with their exhibit, “Building an Electric Future: The Technology of Today for the Vehicles of Tomorrow.”

While that title isn’t exactly spot-on—sounds like we’ll have outdated technology in the future—the exhibit itself is pretty cool. Actually, the Petersen has had some sort of Cars of Tomorrow-type exhibit its whole existence, from the day the museum first opened in 1994. Those cars have included everything from whacky, university-built solar cars for the World Solar Challenge race to steam cars and early electrics.

“We endeavor to do two things, learn from the past and become inspired for the future,” said Petersen Museum chief historian Leslie Kendall. “With electric cars, we’ve done both of those things.”

The museum has a 1901 Detroit Electric car that it exhibits to remind people how long EVs have been

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