|When:||Back to Calendar » February 23, 2013 @ 10:15 am – February 23, 2014 @ 10:30 am||Where:||6060 WILSHIRE BLVD. LOS ANGELES
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PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM PRESENTS NEW EXHIBIT FINS: FORM WITHOUT FUNCTION
When thinking about the 1950s, images of poodle skirts, leather jackets, sock hops and soda shops usually come to mind. It’s also an era in which the cars had spectacular tailfins—inspired by a post World War II fascination with the jet age. The Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest exhibit, Fins: Form Without Function, which opens Feb. 23, 2013 will examine fins and cars, a design intended to resemble a contemporary jet fighter or space rocket’s tailfin and engine sections. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 2, 2014 will feature more than a dozen vehicles ranging from icons like the 1959 Cadillac to the 1937 Delage Aerosport.
Petersen Curator, Leslie Kendall will host an in-depth tour of Fins: Form Without Function on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit, which features over a dozen vehicles, speaks to a period of automotive history in which the public craved chrome-laden dream machines and imagination was the stylist’s only limit. Reservations should be made my calling the museum.
The complete list of vehicles in the exhibit include: 1937 Delage, 1948 Cadillac, 1951 Crosley Skorpion, 1951 Ford X-51, 1953 Spohn, c. 1956 Cosmic Concept “Mystery Car,” 1957 Chrysler 300C, 1957 Toyota Toyopet, 1958 Dual Ghia, 1956 Lone Star Meteor (boat), 1959 Cadillac, 1959 GSM Dart Alfa, 1960 Electric Shopper, and 1962 Chaika.
For more information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum’s Web site at: www.petersen.org.