Went to this very famous museum today and I must say I was majorly disappointed and not a little annoyed that a "world class" facility set aside a whole wing for the Mustang (at least 15 or so specimens) and couldn't make room for ONE Model T, the car that put America on wheels! I mean, really?
That's why I haven't been back in 15 years.
This was on the 4th floor, the kiddie play area. The T in back is a mural. I bet some guy donated his prize speedster, just to have it end up like this.
I belive that they change out the cars from time to time. that way we get to see a larger spectrum of cars. A lot of they are on loan and the owners want them back after a length of time. Its a great museum. I will go when I get the chance again. Scott
Yes they definately do change out the cars they have a vault as well that only VIP's used to get in but now they opened it up to the public for a nominal fee.
I know of at least occasional poster on this forum that has had one of his cars on display at Peterson. I saw a beautiful Hudson on display behind a window and the sign stated that Paul was the owner. Between bad memory and Paul's privacy I didn't (can't) post his last name as I don't recall it
They have a T on the ground floor on permanent display, and another T fashioned to look like the Laurel and Hardy squish between two streetcars. I believe they rotate their displays twice a year on the second floor with different themes. Just recently, I had my truck on display there for 9 months.
The Mustang exhibit is a temporary exhibition running through the middle of October. I believe that it was put in place for the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.