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This vintage Jaguar engine forms the table base, which got a new glass top to fit Karges’ office. It is topped with a brass Ferrari Testarossa model, a piece from the museum. (photo by Thomas Wasper)

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Terry L. Karges - Petersen Automotive Museum

When Terry L. Karges, executive director of Petersen Automotive Museum, talks about the institution, he’s more likely to compare the place to Disneyland than to nearby Los Angeles County Museum of Art or the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

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