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P4-2018-06 – RECAP OF THE PORSCHE EFFECT EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

Pictures and photos by Michael Cohen

The Petersen Automotive Museum in downtown Los Angeles is one of the great car museums in the United States. It was initiated by Robert Petersen, founder of Petersen Publications which publishes Ht Rod Magazine, Rod & Custom, Motor Trend among others. In 2015, the museum was the recipient of a dramatic $90 million dollar exterior and interior renovation. Currently on display to celebrate Porsche’s 70th anniversary  is the Porsche Effect, a 48 vehicle exhibit of some of Porsche’s most significant vehicles. The exhibit is highlighted in the March 2018 issue of Panorama. Among my favorites are the Mark Donohue 917/30 Can-Am car, the Whittington Bros 1979 Le Mans winning 935 K3, Steve McQueen’s Speedster and the Yellow RS Spyder that Roger Penske campaigned and I saw run in the 2008 Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Since a picture is worth 1,000 words, take a few minutes to look at photos of some of Porsche’s finest.

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