• Can You Count The Cars In This Full Peterson Collection Tour?

Have some napkins ready when you watch this incredible virtual tour

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The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California has released a full virtual tour of its entire museum. The video stars the museum’s deputy director Michael Bodell, who over the course of two hours, takes you through the entire building, starting on the third floor with a new exhibit that hasn’t been seen by the public to the vault where some of the rarest and most prestigious cars in the museum are located. The museum has been closed since July 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, so if you haven’t been to the Petersen yet, leave two hours of your schedule open and watch this incredible virtual tour.

This two-hour virtual tour of the Petersen Automotive Museum is a blessing from the heavens. From the comforts of home, we have the opportunity to see all of the vehicles in the museum, including exhibitions touching on supercars, extreme vehicles, and performance redefining rides.

It’s a mammoth task counting all the cars that you’ll see, but there are some models that definitely stand out. Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari 308 GTS is in the museum, as is Elvis Presley’s legendary 1971 Pantera. You’ll also see the Land Speeder from Star Wars: A New Hope. Bodell does an incredible job talking about each one of them.

Can You Count The Cars In This Full Peterson Collection Tour?
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The best part about the tour, though, is seeing Metallica frontman James Hatfield’s bonkers Reclaimed Rust collection, featuring nine of his favorite custom vehicles. Each model comes with its own name, including my favorite, a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr called Voodoo Priest.

It’s one thing to be in the museum and be in the presence of all these vehicles. But for now, this two-hour virtual tour is the best we’re going to get.

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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