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Petersen Automotive Museum Celebrates "Deuce Week" honoring 80th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford

(LOS ANGELES, January 3, 2012)  This year marks the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, a milestone car that combined the engineering innovation of Henry Ford – in the form of the first mass-produced V8 engine – with the styling sophistication of his son Edsel Ford.  Nicknamed the “Deuce,” the ’32 Ford also played a major role in another automotive revolution – the hot rod.  This uniquely American form of automotive enthusiasm dramatically changed the direction of motorsports and has become a global symbol of youth and inventiveness.   The 1932 Ford was a watershed vehicle for Ford, the automotive industry and American culture.

The Petersen Automotive Museum is honoring this anniversary with Deuce Week.  The 2012 program will be a continuation and expansion of its very successful Deuce programs for the 70th and 75th anniversaries of this iconic and important car.

Petersen Automotive Museum Deuce Week agenda:

--Wed., Feb. 29
, Driving Deuces Museum Tour – Exclusive caravan tour of some of Southern California’s greatest, private automotive collections

--Thurs., March 1, Shop Tour Caravan – Fun-filled day getting behind-the-scene look at a number of today’s best hot rod shops

--Thurs., March 1, Hot Rods: Past, Present & Future – Special evening presentation will explore the roots and what’s next for the hot rod.  Panelists include legendary builders, designers, and journalists

--Fri., March 2, Deuce Week Gala – Star-studded evening featuring some of the biggest names in rock ‘n roll

--Saturday, March 3, Deuce Day Display –Hundreds of historic ’32 Fords on display from around the country

All proceeds raised during Deuce Week will help fund educational programs and exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum.  For more information, to buy tickets, or to register your 1932 Ford for Deuce Day, go to

The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles.  For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum’s Web site at:


The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Admission prices are $10 for general admission adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for military and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members and children under five are admitted free. Covered parking is available for $2 per half hour with an $8 maximum for Museum visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

 For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS