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Petersen Museum Cruise In - 2/28

Sunday, February 28, 2016

 
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Petersen Museum Cruise In - 2/28
 
Left Glendale in sunshine on my way to the Petersen Museum for the monthly breakfast Cruise In.  But once I got into Hollywood the weather turned and I was driving in a chilly fog.

 

The overcast and chill did put a slight damper on the turnout, but there were still some amazing cars on display.  I joined Dex Kaytis and Phil Caliva on the Promenade deck of the parking garage where we took in the many types of cars on hand while enjoying the free coffee, bagels, muffins and breads.

 

There was a grouping of first generation Mustangs, a bevy of rat-rods, some interesting American iron; from the 1946 Lincoln Continental, to a Corvair, to a Ford Capri.

 

And European goodies: a D-type Jaguar, a gull-wing Mercedes convertible, and a Porsche 356.  But the most interesting was a 1957 Rometsch Beeskow that was restored in 2000.  The car has an aluminum body designed by the German coachbuilders Rometsch Karosserie, in Berlin, on a Volkswagen chassis.  It is a three-seat convertible that was produced from 1950-57 and was considered the VW for high society.  The first unit produced was purchased by the King of Sweden and actors Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn also owned Beeskows.