The Petersen’s 25th Anniversary Parade

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00am
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The Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates two things deeply ingrained in LA culture, cars and Hollywood, with an automotive parade on President’s Day.

Featuring iconic Hollywood cars, (and one with a Presidential pedigree!) the parade starts in Playa Vista at 10am, and passes through a number of LA landmarks including The Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

There is a planned 20-minute stop at Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice, where viewers can take pictures with the parade cars.

After the parade, the cars return to the Petersen at around 1 pm and are displayed on the third floor of the museum parking garage.

Participating vehicles include:

  • the 1951 Chrysler Camera Car once owned by billionaire movie mogul Howard Hughes
  • the 1966 Chrysler Imperial “Black Beauty” that was driven in the Green Hornet television series
  • the Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus from the 2006 American comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine
  • the 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible from the second installment of the Austin Powers franchise The Spy Who Shagged Me 
  • the 2002 Jaguar XKR Stunt Car that was the anti-hero car in the 2002 James Bond flick Die Another Day
  • the Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton, which belonged to President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • the Honda S2000 from 2 Fast 2 Furious 
Route goes from Playa Vista thru Hollywood, ends at the Petersen
6060 Wilshire Blvd
90036 Los Angeles , CA 34° 3' 42.3" N, 118° 21' 40.8816" W