Petersen Automotive Museum: Scooters vs Supercars event

 

By Posted 20 Jun 2011, 10:05

Saturday July 9, 2011 will be a day where two-wheels and four-wheels come together, as a special event will be held by Petersen Automotive Museum. Scooters and Supercars day will start at 10am and finish at 2pm and will help celebrate these two different modes of transport. The event is open to all types of these two vehicles and costs just $15 per vehicle to enter.

Now I have never been a fan of the two-wheel variety, as I prefer comfort, how horrible is it to go on a long journey and then it rains? When you are in a car you have no such issue, although the former comes into its own when you hit a huge amount of traffic. We have no doubt that these arguments will not take place in this summer auto event, as those who attend will be more interested in the machines that are on show.

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How often can you say that you will see a Vespa standing right next to a Ferrari at an auto show? This is where the Petersen Automotive Museum comes into its own, as they do not always stick to traditional. There will be a guest of honor at the event, and that is Steve Saleen, who is not only an American businessman, but also a former racing driver.

Fans will want to learn how Saleen went from racing to manufacturing tuned vehicles. One session that you will want to keep an eye out for has to be Griot’s Garage, as they will give you a chance to polish your vehicle with their products. However, we are not sure how many people will turn up to the event with their pride and joy without waxing or polishing it.

We have to inform you that you just cannot turn up on the day, you will need to complete a registration form, which you can download the PDF file here. Required details are as follows: Name, Address, Email, Cell Phone Number, Vehicle and Payment Details.

We have to wonder how these two very different vehicles can be pitted against each other? One is built and manufactured for fun and to get around the city easy. The other is built to test the limits of current automobile technology. How many scooters can you say pushes the boundaries when it comes to design, handling and that all-important top speed?

If you are unable to make the Scooters and Supercars event then do not worry, as the museum has another running now, which started on June 11 and will run until May 28, 2012. For more details visit Petersen.org.