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Petersen Automotive Museum to Host Bruce Meyer’s ALL-AMERICAN CRUISE-IN Celebrating Carroll Shelby and ‘FORD V FERRARI'

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The Petersen Automotive Museum will host Bruce Meyer’s ALL-AMERICAN CRUISE-IN with special programming celebrating Carroll Shelby and “Ford v Ferrari” Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m.

On the last Sunday of each month, the Petersen hosts a themed cruise-in. This month, the event will bring in a great variety of classic and modern American performance and custom cars with a fantastic selection of original Cobras, Shelby vehicles, continuation cars and others. While all American cars are welcome, special parking will be available for Shelby vehicles.

After the cruise-in, Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer with be moderating a panel discussion which spectators are welcome to attend. The panel will feature a number of Shelby American VIPs who will discuss the portrayal of the real-life events that inspired the movie "Ford v Ferrari," leading up to the team’s unprecedented victory at Le Mans. Among them will be designer Peter Brock; Peter Miles, son of racing driver Ken Miles; crew chief Charlie Agapiou; Carroll Shelby’s grandson Aaron Shelby; driver Allen Grant; film producer Lenny Shabes; and A.J. Baime, whose book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans” served as direct inspiration for the film.

“Each month, our breakfast club cruise-ins gather enthusiasts from every corner of Los Angeles for a morning of conversation, laughter and some truly amazing cars,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Bruce Meyer’s American Car Cruise-in will deliver all that and more with the addition of a special PANEL discussion about ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and the early days of Shelby American. We can’t wait to welcome our VIP guests and spectators for this one-of-a-kind event.”

Bruce Meyer’s ALL-AMERICAN CRUISE-IN will begin at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Petersen’s parking garage, with load-in starting at 8 a.m. Awards and auction will take place at 9:50 a.m., and the panel discussion will commence at 10 a.m.

Spectator tickets to the cruise-in are free. Museum admission, vehicle submission and admission to the Daytona Viewing Party carry an additional cost. For more details, visit https://www.petersen.org/events/january-bcci - or to learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, visit www.petersen.org.