Free Block Party at the Petersen, Vroom Vroom

The free event will spotlight a host of super-cool cars, all in celebration of the museum's big 25th.

What to Know

  • Saturday, June 15
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Free admission

If you've owned a car, how long did you have it?

Five years, or a decade, or maybe a little longer than that?

That seems to be the case with plenty of auto owners, but it is harder to find the person who still has a car they purchased a quarter century ago.

But the Petersen Automotive Museum, on the Miracle Mile, has kept close to its car-cool mission for 25 years now. In fact, the museum has tended to that mission as carefully as a person loves upon a special set of wheels, with periodic make-overs, needed updates, and awesome additions.

It's something to celebrate, a 25th anniversary, and the red-neon swirl of an out-sized and outlandish structure is throwing a block party with vroom to spare.

It all revs the gas pedal on the evening of Saturday, June 15, and as the "block" in "block party" suggests, attending is free.

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What can car buffs, neighbors, mavens of the Miracle Mile, and Petersen-obsessed people expect to zoom by, on foot, once there?

So much eye-popping, vehicle-vivacious stuff, including an "(e)xclusive Petersen vehicle display," "(h)istorical video projection," activities for the tots, and, way-cool, a showcase featuring the Ford GT.

Oh yes, and KCRW DJs'll be in the house, acting as the turn-up-the-knob car radios to this car-tastic extravaganza.

The block party will be block-party-ing from 6 to 9 o'clock. Where to RSVP, to let the museum know you'll be there?

You can find it on this page.

It's true that few car owners keep a vehicle for 25 years. But the Petersen's first quarter century is wrapping up in spectacular fashion, showing that keeping a car museum for 25 years, and keeping it well, is quite the cool thing to do.

Wish it a happy anniversary, and stop by on Father's Day Eve for a host of wowza automobiles, and automobile-adjacent goings-on.

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