|Tucker No. 1030|
We head west to sunny Southern California to the Petersen Automotive Museum on the next leg of the Tucker Road Trip. Our goal: Tucker No. 1030 in Los Angeles, CA.
The Petersen Automotive Museum, originally operated as a part of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum system, is located on Museum Row in the "Miracle Mile" section of world-famous Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax Boulevard). In 1994, Margie and Robert E. Petersen fulfilled a longtime dream when they became founding benefactors to start the Petersen Automotive Museum. Overall, their gifts to the museum now total over $30 million,and the Petersen Automotive Museum stands as the nation’s premiere automotive museum, serving thousands of visitors each year. The museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, just north of I-10 between I-110 and I-405. It's open year-round Tuesdays through Sundays, as well as on Monday holidays. Visit the museum's website for more information.
(Sources: http://www.tuckerclub.org/, http://www.petersen.org/)
(Post credit: Kit Fox; photo credit: TACA website)