66 PETERSEN MEET

WE RE­TURN TO THE PETERSEN FOR OUR AN­NUAL L.A. CAR MEET, AND THIS TIME, WITH­OUT ANY HIC­CUPS!

Super Street - - Contents - WORDS Ro­drez PHO­TOS John Car­rasco

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.

CON­NECT: petersen.org

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