Monday, November 17, 2008

My World Tuesday #5

Thanks to my sister I discovered the Petersen Automotive Museum located in the Wilshire District of Los Angeles. It's in the building that used to be home to an old favorite department store of mine, Orbach's. They have a wonderful collection of cars. I took these earlier this year and I think it's time for me to go back because they periodically have new exhibits.




One of the exhibits was a Hot Wheels exhibit. They had a huge collection of Hot Wheels and then the life sized one in the photo below.



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No one should ever say there is nothing to do around Los Angeles. I'll be gladly showing more next week.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wow! Those are really some fancy cars! and great photos! Thanks for sharing!

chrome3d said...

Those cars looked just fantastic! I think I will ride that violet retrocar in the second photo.

magiceye said...

wow all stunning beauties!!

ewok1993 said...

Now those are beauties. I love looking at these oldies but goodies.

Louise said...

Wonderful cars. I like the pink one best!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Those are pretty spiffy cars. I love that super-sleek curvy purple one in the second photo. Va-va-va-VROOM!

Carletta said...

These look like concept cars - very cool! I would love to have the pink one.
And what 'little boy' wouldn't love that hot wheels one in real life.
Nice post.

Maria said...

Wow, these are really wonderful cars and you made them look on your photos still more attractive! Really nice post!

I just went over to your other blog and saw your picture of those lovely pigs again. I think this is the best picture of pigs I ever saw, no kidding! Sooo cute!
I think the picture reveals their real character!
And it makes you dislike roast pork...

Luiz Ramos said...

Great automotive World.

Greyscale Territory said...

What stunning cars! I have never seen anything like these! And the colours are extraordinary! Great shots!

Leora said...

Love the pink car. I bet it would be fun to go for a ride with my daughter in that one.

Jayne said...

How fun! Love all the bright colors. :c)

JennWasHere said...

Those are very sleek cars! I wonder how it feels to drive one.

Have a look of my world here. It was so great seeing your world!

Shellmo said...

These are some sharp & slick looking cars!

Bevson said...

Too cool. I love the pink Rolls Royce. I could see myself in that on a sunny day.

iriegal said...

The green car is too wild! I love the pink car (rolls).Of course I could get SHOT driving that in Los Angeles, because that is a "steal me color" if I ever seen one

Darla said...

That's some fancy cars there. We have a car museum here too, Batman's car was there don't know if it still there or not.

AphotoAday said...

Oh man, that purple one is just the one for me...

fishing guy said...

T: What a neat look at the cars in the museum, the Hot Wheels car was cool. My grandson will love it.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Those were great cars... the purple one is my favorite!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i remember orbach's...it was a great place to shop. kind of dates us...lol.

needless to say i have zero shopping selections here in my part of the world.

have a wonderful week.

erin

Wren said...

That's interesting - woudldn't it be fun if you could take them out for a spin?

Arija said...

A fun post with the ostentation of yesteryear.

Jeanne said...

I love the purple and pink ones. Do these belong to former stars or are they from the movies or just someone's collection?

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They certainly made a wonderful display and you got some great shots here. I will take the "Hot ones" one thank you!! :)

Denise said...

These old cars are just gorgeous and you have taken great photos of them. Every now and again we get classic car shows around here. I always fall in love witht he Model 'T' Ford and in my next life would actually like to have one :) Wonderful post, wish we had a car museum like this around here.