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

The streets of Los Angeles' Miracle Mile will once again resonate with the sounds of finely tuned V-8s when the Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates the 80th Anniversary of hot rodding's most popular car, the 1932 Ford, during Deuce Week in March 2012. Mention the word "Deuce" at any hot rod event around the world and no matter what the native language is, they will instantly know you are talking about a Ford vehicle built in 1932.

Come celebrate Deuce Week at the Petersen! Choose to participate in any or all of these fun-filled events, and know that the money is going to a good cause! All proceeds raised during Deuce Week will help fund educational

Petersen Museum Deuce Week

programs and exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

In addition to the events below, historic 1932 Fords will be on exhibition inside the Petersen from February 29, 2012 through March 25, 2012. Guests will also have the opportunity to see 1932 Ford pedal cars customized by nine of the top hot rod shops in the country.

Remember, you can participate in most of the events even if you do not bring a 1932 Ford. Only the Deuce Day car show itself is restricted to 1932 Fords with original or reproduction bodies.


Evening: Hot Rod Round Table/Dinner  Thurs. March 1
Cocktails start at 6:00p.m. Dinner / Panel Discussion runs from 7-10 p.m.

Join noted automotive author and former Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Ken Gross, as he moderates the Hot Rod Round Table panel discussion: "The Past, Present, and Future of Hot Rodding". Noted panelists will include:


Tony Thacker: Automotive Author and Executive Director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Former Marketing Vice President of So-Cal Speed Shop and the first editor of Performance Aftermarket magazine, now called SEMA News.

Alex Xydias: Founded So-Cal Speed Shop in 1946 in Burbank. In 1950, he drove the first streamliner powered by a Flathead Ford to go over 200 mph. He is a member of the board of directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Andy Brizio: Known as "The Rodfather" for his development of the "Instant T" hot rod kits, Brizio has long been a driving force and leader in the hot rodding world.

Greg Sharp: Curator of the NHRA Motorsport Museum. Called "the rod and custom trivia king" by Rod and Custom magazine. He's participated in all forms of hot rodding, from racing at Bonneville to judging custom car shows all over the country.


Roy Brizio: Owner of Roy Brizio Street Rods, Brizio has a unique "hot rod heritage" that has lead to the specialty construction of cars for celebrities, professional sports figures, famous musicians as well as for notable people throughout the automotive aftermarket industry.

Pete Chapouris: Started "Pete & Jakes Hot Rod Parts" and built the hot rod seen in the Martin Sheen movie, "The California Kid." Former VP of Marketing at SEMA. Licensed the SO-Cal Speed Shop name from his friend, Alex Xydias and opened the legendary shop once again in 1997.

Dave Lane: Dave Lane of Fastlane Rod Shop in Donahue, Iowa is known worldwide for his one-man hot rod shop. Lane is one of the true superior craftsmen in today's hot rod scene. He has won numerous awards including most recently, Goodguys Street Rod of the Year 2011.

Troy Trepanier: Started Rad Rides by Troy. In addition to building hot rods, Troy has worked closely with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, and sports and Hollywood celebrities. He was featured on two "Rides" feature length shows and participated on two "Overhaulin'" episodes.


Stewart Reed:
Chair of the Transportation Design Department at Art Center College of Design. Creator of over 20 concept vehicles. Owns Stewart Reed Design, specializing in advanced design concepts, spanning from high-end/performance-luxury to off-road and transforming vehicles.

Troy Ladd: Hollywood Hot Rods owner Troy Ladd is steeped in tradition, but uses his keen eye to create artistic, technology-laden designs to build unique cars that are known world-wide. True to the Hollywood name, his shop is featured often on a variety of automotive television shows.

Chip Foose: Founded Foose Design. His creations have won both the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award and the Riddler award several times.. Host of the TLC program Overhaulin'. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Progeria Research Foundation, California Chapter.

Larry Erickson: Designed Cadzzilla and Aluma Coupe. Currently Chair of Transportation Design at College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Previously Chief Designer in Ford Motor Company's Strategic Design Group. Chief Designer on the 2005 Mustang Design Team.

Price: $95 per person (includes dinner and cash bar)

Friday March 2nd, 2012
Dynamat presents Deuce Week Celebration Concert Benefitting The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation brought to you by Fender

This event is limited to 800 guests and will sell out! Buy your tickets early!
Cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. / Concert goes from 7:30 -10:00 p.m.

Join us for a rock concert you'll never forget! Some shows bring you cover bands - we bring you the real legendary rock n' roll artists you know and love and put them on stage together! Not only are these musicians the best of the best, but they are all hot rodders too! The lineup is top secret, but if you were at our last Deuce Week Concert in 2007, you know what kind of party it will be! You will also have the opportunity to bid on Fender guitars and a 1932 Ford pedal car signed by the artists on stage.

Price: $125 per person (includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

Saturday March 3rd, 2012
Deuce Day Car Show

Vehicle registration and final set-up 6:00 a.m-9:00 a.m. / Show open to the public 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

This is what Deuce Week is all about! See over 400 Deuces gather in the Petersen Automotive Museum parking structure. See your favorite magazine cars on Cover Car Row and visit vendors who specialize in parts for 1932 Fords! Event participation is open to original or reproduction 1932 Fords ONLY. No exceptions.

Meet your favorite hot rod authors who will be on hand with their newest publications at the book signing running from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration is only $32.00 per car. Spectator admission is included with purchase of General Museum Admission ticket.

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 www.DeuceWeek.org.

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: www.petersen.org.

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