LOS ANGELES, California – To celebrate Los Angeles’ love of both the automobile and Hollywood the Petersen Automotive Museum there is to host a President’s Day (Feb 18) festival that will feature iconic Hollywood cars.
The museum sees the parade as a “thank you” to the people of Los Angeles for their support over the previous 25 years.
The parade will pass several city landmarks – South Africans have probably seen them on movies – Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Walk of Fame – with a 20-minute stop at Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice, near the beach.
The cars will return to the Petersen at around 1pm for display, among them:
- The 1951 Chrysler Camera Car (pictured above) owned by billionaire movie mogul Howard Hughes.
- The VW Type 2 Microbus from the 2006 American comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine.
- The 1998 VW New Beetle convertible from the second instalment of the Austin Powers franchise The Spy Who Shagged Me.
- The 2002 Jaguar XK-R stunt car used as the anti-hero’s car in the 2002 James Bond Die Another Day.
- The Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton (pictured above) which belonged to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- The Honda S2000 from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Museum director Terry Karges told The Corner in a media release: “The Petersen would not be what it is today without the steadfast support of the Los Angeles community. For 25 years we have captured Angelenos’ hearts, igniting within them a passion for the automobile.
”The parade will serve as a fun tribute to the industry upon which Los Angeles was built.”