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Museum namesake Robert E. Petersen founded Hot Rod magazine in 1948, the start of a publishing
empire that funded the museum’s launch. (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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