66 PETERSEN MEET
WE RETURN TO THE PETERSEN FOR OUR ANNUAL L.A. CAR MEET, AND THIS TIME, WITHOUT ANY HICCUPS!
For a third straight year, the worldfamous Petersen Automotive Museum joined forces with yours truly, Super Street, to host a meet at its revamped facility in the heart of Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile museum district. If you happened to be there for the last two years, you probably remember the congested streets and a general mess of things. Try as we might, controlling traffic flow and the number of people cutting others off and saving spots, along with the general douchebaggery that comes with just about any modern-day car meet, was unavoidable. Don’t get us wrong… both years had incredible turnouts, but again, not an ideal situation with many left out due to space constraints.
For ’18, the powers that be at Petersen thought it might be a better idea to preregister the vehicles and limit them, not to mention participating cars had to be of Japanese make and model. The powers that be at Petersen were absolutely right. Because all of the spots were reserved, the streets were wide open and it was a surprisingly nice and quiet Sunday morning as hundreds of cars arrived in an orderly fashion. There was no stress, and cars filed into the multi-level garage one after another without issue. In terms of sheer numbers, because parking spaces were limited, the turnout was, of course, much smaller; however, that didn’t mean the quality of cars was sacrificed. It made for an event that was much more enjoyable, tightknit, and far less hectic. A big thank you goes out to the Petersen for letting us co-host one great event in the heart of Los Angeles.