Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Museum Hours:
Wed-Sun | 10AM - 5PM

  1. matt Cwynar

    matt CwynarHour ago

    How long is the hollywood dream machines exhibit staying there?

  2. James McGinn

    James McGinnHour ago

    Laura I think you did a great job with this video a great representative for a cultural icon in the Peterson. It would be a dream come true to work at the great Peterson, but I will let you do this since your work is top notch! Very professional, classic apparel and stunning looks! Keep it up!

  3. Romius Stonestreet

    Romius StonestreetHour ago

    Dream Car

  4. Bacon Sarny-Geddon

    Bacon Sarny-Geddon2 hours ago

    With race-cars especially, you really need to see under the skin to appreciate them. I get that this is just an overview, but a minute or two on each car, with no real specifics or technical details, just isn't enough- especially with motorsports; mixing up landspeed cars with Indycars with drag cars with midgets, is just weird and unfocussed, like comparing a heavyweight boxer, a tiny Russian gymnast, a golf pro, and a sprinter. Better to do 10 or 20m video on each car, briefly explain the competion/series it was built for, then talk about the actual car, and at bare minimum, at least open the hood and show the engine.

  5. Robert Baird

    Robert Baird5 hours ago

    Wonderful collection. Thank you sharing both your cars and your passion for design and engineering.

  6. Super Dave

    Super Dave6 hours ago

    I didn’t think about it tell now but when the Porsche Carrera gt came out, Leno spun one at like 180 on a nascar track

  7. Super Dave

    Super Dave6 hours ago

    Omg you lucky bastard you got a mint ford rs200, It did kill Group-B rally racing and 7 people in that crash, but what an amazing car

  8. David T

    David T7 hours ago

    I see a Barry sanders jersey in the wall

  9. K Foley

    K Foley8 hours ago

    Great job Laura! I always appreciate the attention to detail the Petersen is known for with their exhibits.

  10. bronson osborne

    bronson osborne9 hours ago


  11. lanny allen

    lanny allen11 hours ago

    I wish you had the Nomad.

  12. William Fugman

    William Fugman12 hours ago

    Awesome show very relative young man north east ohio. Trying to build a drag car with a engine ready cool to see what some time and desire will come I have been l9oking at some rat cars around but always wanted a 60 ish nova to put together. Thought s of American graffiti

  13. Curtis Thornton

    Curtis Thornton12 hours ago

    One is gt one is a gt40

  14. King Mal

    King Mal12 hours ago

    I LOVE what P. A. M is doing! No magazine or influencer can compete with the volume of cars you have available to you. Get the right people in front of the camera and you guys will be a force to be reckoned!

  15. 0911

    091112 hours ago

    The front bumper fitment on that 918 is cringeworthy.

  16. Chad Nolan

    Chad Nolan12 hours ago

    Get the Nomad. I loved it on home improvement

  17. brandon gohm

    brandon gohm12 hours ago


  18. Ever Last

    Ever Last12 hours ago

    He totally nailed it on the last car , people stare and head right for you, great collection sir, watched home improvement as a kid all the time.

  19. B

    B13 hours ago

    A electric hot rod yeah now beside a electric go-kart that sounds cool man. Thank you for the beautiful share. And the show about to finish all man..

  20. gary grant

    gary grant13 hours ago

    I would like to see the gun room too, come on Tim.

  21. Richard Norfleet

    Richard Norfleet14 hours ago

    Tried watching till the end but found myself dozing off, due to the lack of enthusiasm from the storyteller

  22. Monte Stu

    Monte Stu14 hours ago

    Loved the cars, HATED the music.

  23. Guns r the answer

    Guns r the answer16 hours ago

    Great collection, just had to watch in 2x playback speed to get through it.

  24. Death2Rum

    Death2Rum17 hours ago

    this guy has the personality of a steering wheel

  25. Steve D'Auria

    Steve D'Auria17 hours ago

    Glad you've made a nice place for your collection up there. I miss your old haunt in Pasadena.

  26. Erhard Baehni

    Erhard Baehni18 hours ago

    Cars need to be driven not standing still.. stop cleaning and get them back on the open road .

  27. Bryan Luntz

    Bryan Luntz18 hours ago

    Beautiful collection Great garage Ron Thanks for the tour

  28. Floyd Larken

    Floyd Larken19 hours ago

    The most interesting part of this to me was Tim’s honesty about these cars. Even though they are his cars and he’s proud of them he still Admits they’re not perfect.

  29. Steven Patterson

    Steven Patterson19 hours ago


  30. crickle47

    crickle4720 hours ago

    You would be my friend. We have the same "ethics" when it comes to automotive. I'm from Benton Harbor, where my neighbor was an exec at Whirlpool, and always had great Chrysler stuff, '64 Sport Fury, '63 Backaruda, and the epic '62 Imperial! It was Anthracite grey, white leather, and black "shag" carpet.

  31. Robert Browne

    Robert Browne20 hours ago

    Where's Beuller?

  32. mrk107

    mrk10720 hours ago

    Wow! and I don’t even have enough to buy the Home Improvement series on DVD.

  33. J E

    J E21 hour ago

    I would love to at least be able to clean these cars lol I pray God gives me a toy half as nice as one of these

  34. Nick Lehman

    Nick Lehman21 hour ago

    Walks right by Ferrari 250 gto

  35. Non Mutual Group

    Non Mutual Group22 hours ago

    He wasn't just a guy we grew up watching on tv...he was getting paid..

  36. Darrell Kuhn

    Darrell Kuhn22 hours ago

    I noticed no AMC's. Sorry my dad loved them. So I drove them till they sold out / went under.

  37. Darren1378 Darren1378

    Darren1378 Darren137822 hours ago

    18:00 min mark, guns, cigar humidor and sick cars. I need to befriend Tim!

  38. Jive Patrol

    Jive Patrol22 hours ago

    Tim Allen is about as funny as "fungus"! 😂😂😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍

  39. Devin du Plessis

    Devin du Plessis22 hours ago

    31:11 some GT40 angles except ugly 😂😂

  40. CarSmarts Radio TV

    CarSmarts Radio TV23 hours ago

    A 914 with 500hp???? I can't imagine. Kudos for a beautiful garage (are there any ugly garages in Carmel?)...and for having a collection that is DRIVEN!

  41. angel casillas

    angel casillasDay ago

    Where u keep the coke

  42. Joe sniff the goods

    Joe sniff the goodsDay ago

    I'm only here for the RS200 ....

  43. Mark Tossell

    Mark TossellDay ago

    What a wonderful, eclectic collection. And an Aussie ute - sweet! Thanks, Petersen. Love your videos.

  44. OvermarsDaria

    OvermarsDariaDay ago

    Finally we have found a gentleman who pronounce Lancia properly, thanks God!

  45. James Goss

    James GossDay ago

    You can’t hear a damn thing speak up tool man

  46. OvermarsDaria

    OvermarsDariaDay ago

    If this is Paradise that is where I want to go , I love the initial two barchetta Ferrari's and also the Torquoise Alfa Romeo sprint.

  47. Shannon Roberts

    Shannon RobertsDay ago

    the 911s seems to have RHD wipers, but it's LHD (compare to the 356 and even the karmann ghia beside it around 14:00 )

  48. rio Efendi

    rio EfendiDay ago

    B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V-e-S-e-X-----۞------------ 》》 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 《《 !❤️ 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1618818579

  49. jreyman

    jreymanDay ago

    That black Cadillac is awesome, and the GTO and '96 Impala, Nova, and COPO Camaro are all bad ass.

  50. Craig Campbell

    Craig CampbellDay ago

    I saw a red 918 in Fresno recently. I wonder if it was this one.

  51. BillyBobJones ElvisMaPelvis

    BillyBobJones ElvisMaPelvisDay ago

    Ford Galaxie👌🏼

  52. Bryan Rioux

    Bryan RiouxDay ago

    C'mon Tool Man!!!! Show the interiors!!! Aaaawhoouuu??!!! @timallen

  53. Ted Tremendous

    Ted TremendousDay ago

    Very Cool Video, Tim Has some great cars in his collection for SDS.

  54. A D

    A DDay ago

    I thought this was the fonz

  55. This Week With Cars

    This Week With CarsDay ago

    Does he even know anything about the cars besides the Make, Model and how much money he can make off it?

  56. budrowilson

    budrowilsonDay ago

    Chrome and very reflective paint are unforgiving as far as revealing the camera crew movements are concerned [2:23 - 2:34]. If you think a fixed camera angle might work, it's probably best to use another static angle as your backup/second camera rather than relying on a panning shot that is easily discerned. Regardless, the hard exposure adjustment at 2:38 is just unforgivable. Exposure shouldn't jump like that; it's highly distracting and should never have made it to the final edit.

  57. Andrew Green

    Andrew GreenDay ago

    Not a garage, that is a showroom!

  58. Harold Hueler

    Harold HuelerDay ago

    2.5 million? Closer to 10 million!!

  59. Lunch Box

    Lunch BoxDay ago

    One of my few memories from my dad was watching Home Improvement.

  60. Shawn Norton

    Shawn NortonDay ago

    Envy!, that’s right I totally envy your collection Ron. Damnit I should have gone to college. Seriously a wonderful collection.

  61. A D

    A DDay ago

    some nice porsches

  62. Donald Harlan

    Donald HarlanDay ago

    Rock n Roll is dead, so James Hetfield can stop pretending Metallica now.

  63. contain4ft

    contain4ftDay ago

    This Snitch has done very well with his get out of jail free card.. Great collection

  64. Kerr P

    Kerr PDay ago

    Drive a different car Sunday thru Saturday repeat

  65. Richard P vancouver

    Richard P vancouverDay ago

    76 eldorados have 500 cubic inches

  66. Greg Zoller

    Greg ZollerDay ago

    Fantastic collection! Anytime I see someone who’s collected like this I’m always curious how they succeeded in life to afford it. This fellow clearly knows how to enjoy his success.

  67. Shipping Department

    Shipping DepartmentDay ago

    Michael Moron with a mask!

  68. Corbin Anthony

    Corbin AnthonyDay ago

    Saved the best for last...

  69. chris vance

    chris vanceDay ago

    Who else skipped the mustang 😁

  70. Not Visible

    Not VisibleDay ago

    What happened to stock? You have ruined all these cars. He should be trying to get all stock parts. All the money he has and he could have made them all stock. How many classics can you ruin? I have a buddy, he has a Mustang 409, all he does is try to find stock parts...Used to have respect for Tim, no more. He would never sell to you as you would butcher it. Disgusting.

  71. William Burke

    William BurkeDay ago

    Ya know in all car collections I see the one car I never ever see is a Cheetah Corvettes yes Cheetahs no

  72. Chris Carbaugh

    Chris CarbaughDay ago

    Ron is a Hot Rodder 👍. Every car has flawless paint; wow! Love the 914 w 500hp and how stock it looks; sleeper! 😎

  73. gee Tee

    gee TeeDay ago

    Commoner: which is your favorite car? Mr. Swanson: the RED one.

  74. Max Power

    Max PowerDay ago

    That was interesting, I always wondered what was in his collection. That being said maybe it is senility, he doesn’t seem to know as much as he should, about the cars he owns and the “dubbing” of things was terribly done.

  75. Timothy Laws

    Timothy LawsDay ago


  76. Robert Pradella

    Robert PradellaDay ago

    I hope these cars are driven

  77. Mark

    MarkDay ago

    At 19.00 I want to know what's in his armory

  78. David Mazza

    David MazzaDay ago

    A stock 32 hard to drive? Leave them alone and return them to the way they were built. Enjoy them for what they are. Old cars......

  79. troynov1965

    troynov1965Day ago

    Michèle Mouton she gave the boys a run for their money.

  80. Sammy Machbub

    Sammy MachbubDay ago