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Koepke collection a barn-fresh hot rod haven

I wonder what Henry Ford would say today if he saw what has happened since his Model T Ford. This icon of automotive history not only changed the world, but started the revolution to go faster – the art, the scene of hot rodding. Bob Koepke hailed from Gary, Ind., growing up on the...

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‘Art of the Build’ features rolling art at AACA Museum

HERSHEY, Pa. – A new year will begin with an unusual display at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum from Jan. 24-April 27. A new featured exhibit The Art of the Build: Rods & Kustoms is a departure from previous exhibits which have typically featured original vehicles or vehicles restored to original standards....

Pinup model Bekki LaBine and daughter Amelia pose with the mysterious 1940s-built 1932 Ford roadster at Symco.

A rodder’s reverse restoration

Reversing a trend of rodders finding restored cars to build, or original-condition project cars to modify, this highboy was being restored to original condition when the current owner bought it.

This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is the latest in a long line of vehicle donations in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Petersen Museum to preserve LA legacies

LOS ANGELES – The Petersen Automotive Museum recently received two outstanding vehicles to add to its world-class collection of more than 400 vehicles. “Double Dozen” a hand-built roadster whose design is based on a 1933 Ford, and an immaculate 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III are the latest in a long line of vehicle donations...

Builder: Steve's Auto Restoration, Portland, Ore.

Petersen pushing pedals for a cause

Petersen Automotive Museum to sell hot rod pedal cars at RM’s Monterey auction to benefit free school bus program LOS ANGELES – Fulfill your childhood fantasies and help underprivileged children visit the Petersen! As part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Deuce Week celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the ’32 Ford, nine of the...