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Petersen pushing pedals for a cause

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

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

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 hottest hot rod builders in the country were invited to create pedal car versions of their personal style of hot rod. Each builder started with a 1932 Ford roadster pedal car provided by Warehouse 36. They then used their vision, craftsmanship and passion for hot rods to create one-off, remarkable customized collectables.

Builder: Hollywood Hot Rods, Burbank, Calif.

Builder: Hollywood Hot Rods, Burbank, Calif.

The first three pedal cars will be auctioned off at RM Auctions in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 18.

Proceeds raised will help fund the Robert E. Petersen Free School Bus Program at the Petersen Automotive Museum which brings children from under-served schools to the museum for field trips. “We are so thankful to the designers and builders of these pedals cars who donated their time, skill, and craftsmanship to build such unique works of art. Their hard work and generosity will directly provide an opportunity for hundreds of school children to learn all about automotive history on a field trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum this year,” said Petersen education manager Clayton Drescher.

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. Pedal car and charity information is available at For general museum information, call 323-930-CARS or visit the museum’s website at:


Builder: Rad Rides by Troy, Manteno, Ill.

Builder: Rad Rides by Troy, Manteno, Ill.

A tradition spanning over 25 years, RM’s highly anticipated Monterey, Calif., sale, held during the same weekend as the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, returns to the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Aug. 17–18.

The three pedal cars pictured will be available for purchase at RM Auction's sale. Auction information including how to become a bidder, is available at

For further information on the 2012 sale, including a full list of entries and RM’s digital Monterey catalogue, visit or contact RM Auctions at +1 519 352 4575.

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