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A Tour Of The Petersen Museum Including The Porsche Effect And Cars Of The Movies Exhibits

By   December 30, 2018

Porsche Carrera GT Prototype

Porsche Carrera GT Prototype

If you are an automotive enthusiast and you visit the Los Angeles area then a trip to the Petersen Museum is a must. The three story Museum (four if you count the basement vault) always displays historically significant vehicles from the past and present.

We recently enjoyed a trip to the museum and were treated with historical cars from the time we entered the parking garage. Some vintage vehicles were in parking spaces and a few cars, including an early Porsche 356, were on display just before entering the building.

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How The Original Mazda MX-5 Miata Saved The Roadster

By   August 13, 2018

Original Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

When you look at classic cars, many of the most desirable vintage cars offer an open-aired driving experience. Cars like the Porsche 550 Spyder and Shelby Cobra are roadsters that any enthusiast would love to have in their garage. Those two examples are so popular and rare that they have become some of the more common replicas.

In the 60’s roadsters like the MGB, Lotus Elan and Triumph TR6 showed the model that a roadster should follow (other than reliability). They weren’t the most powerful cars, but they let you have the wind in your hair in a fun to drive package.

In the early 90’s Mazda wanted to bring back the roadster in the spirit of these great British examples, but in a more reliable package.

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Mazda MX-5: The Answer Is Always Miata

By   July 19, 2018

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is an important car. The little roadster opened the door to cars like the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4.

The Miata showed that the public would once again buy a small roadster, like they did with European small convertibles of the 60’s. The Japanese sports car was a departure from the 60’s open-aired cars that were mainly built by British manufacturers.

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