Petersen-Style Presidents Day Parade Goes City-Wide

A caboodle of incredible cars, including a presidential limousine, will take to the local roads in honor of the holiday.

What to Know

  • Monday, Feb. 18
  • 10 a.m. start time in Playa Vista
  • Free to see

Saying that anything is "city-wide" in Southern California is quite the loosey-goosey claim to make.

For our "city" is actually multiple cities, municipalites that ramble over a vast spread, and few events could possibly reach every corner.

But a parade that starts in Playa Vista, then loops through Hollywood, and ends on the Miracle Mile? That's leaning in the direction of city-wide, yes.

And a parade that can cover such a great distance would surely lead you to suspect that cars are involved.

And so they shall be, but the Petersen Automotive Museum's Presidents Day Parade won't boast just your everyday automobiles.

Rather, a caboodle of iconic cars will cruise along the landmark-laden map, all in honor of the presidential holiday, as well as the institution's 25th anniversary.


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A presidential limousine will be at the lead of the eight-car parade, in fact, but an eclectic assortment of great machines will follow.

The Honda S2000 from "2 Fast 2 Furious," the 2002 Jaguar XK-R from the James Bond film "Die Another Day," and the Volkswagon Type 2 Microbus from "Little Miss Sunshine" will be in the eye-catching line-up.

The "fun 'thank you' to the people of Los Angeles" will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 in Playa Vista.

The cars' ultimate destination? Why the Petersen Automotive Museum, of course, at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, on the Miracle Mile. But, yes, they'll toodle through Tinseltown, widely, before heading home.

If you want to find a spot to see the sweet wheels roll by, stop by the Petersen Automotive Museum page devoted to the event, and the 25th anniversary. There's a map, and information on the cars you can expect to "whoa" over, as well as, yes, that all-important hashtag: #Pete25.

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