On Sunday, Dan and I joined our SoCal Smarties group at the Petersen Automotive Museum's monthly event, Breakfast Cruise-In. The event is held on the roof of the museum's parking structure and is open for the public to display their personal collection exotic, classic and special interest cars. As a participant, we were given free parking, 2-for-1 tickets to the museum and coffee/donuts. Great deal!
We brought Hopper, our new Electric Drive Smart and arrived at the event a little early, meeting up with a few members, including the event host, Victor. Thanks for planning a fun event Victor!
Even if you don't own a special car, it's worth visiting the Petersen Automotive Museum during the monthly event as it essentially adds another area of the museum to visit. It's free for anyone who happens to be visiting the museum (technically you don't even need to go into the museum, just walk up to the roof of the parking structure) and was advertised throughout the museum. Some of the cars brought to the event were even more impressive than the museum's collection.
There was a lot to see at the cruise-in. We had a medium sized turn out, but I think that we had the most amount of cars for any single club at the event.
There were so many beautiful cars.
The most unusual vehicle by a long-shot was this old fire truck, that had been lovingly restored and modified. I love all of the details, especially the bee.
We went into the museum when it opened at ten. In the section displaying early cars, we saw the first electric vehicle, a Detroit Electric. The Detroit Electrics started being manufactured in 1906 and like our Electric Smart, it was a quiet drive!
The museum has three levels and we took about an hour to go through it. We were a bit on car overload and ended up rushing it, as on previous visits, I spent over two hours enjoying the Peterson. It's a very well done museum with highly immersive displays and education slickly snuck in among the fun exhibits.
Dan likes to give his son Hot Wheels and the kid has amassed quite a collection. I knew that Dan would like the Hot Wheels section of the Petersen, where they have on display every body model ever made.
There were several signs promoting the Breakfast Club Cruise-In event.
On the third floor we found a picture opportunity. I've joined the police force to bust people for parking Non-ED vehicles in ED Charging stations. We had some issues this weekend and it's our new crusade!
We wrapped up our visit to the Petersen with lunch at Johnny Rockets, located on the first floor of the museum. We had a great time at the meet-up and I enjoyed introducing Dan to another new place in Los Angeles. The Petersen does a great job with hosting the monthly Cruise-In and I highly recommend the event.