Petersen Museum: Seeing Red

One of the most elegant and immaculate models ever built, the Ferari 250 GTO now on display at the Petersen Museum: Seeing Red. Photo courtesy of Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction.

Seventy Years of Ferrari

Just in time for the week leading up to the Mille Miglia, the Petersen Automotive Museum unveiled its new gallery “Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari,” honoring the seven decades of the man, Enzo Ferrari, and his automobile.

Housed in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, the new exhibit will celebrate and highlight the innovation behind the automobile through seven decades, as well as its prowess in motorsport.

See Red: Fuel to the new Petersen Museum Fire

The Petersen Automotive Museum went through extensive renovations that finished in 2015. In addition, the premier automotive museum added a new 95,000 square feet facility, able to house 25 new galleries.

The new exhibit will feature 11 prized prancing horses: a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, a 1958 250 Testa Rossa, and a 1965 250 LM that won Le Mans in that same year.

Other spirited horses from historic motorsports runs include, the 2001 Ferrari F1 from the infamous run by Michael Schumacher and a 1976 Ferrari 312T2 raced by Niki Lauda to victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The 1976 Ferrari 312T2, driven by Niki Lauda in a victorious effort at the Monaco Grand Prix. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.

Of particularly timeliness, a 1949 166 MM Barchettta that won the Mille Miglia will also be featured at Seeing Red.

The extent of famous cars in the display is unbelievable. Throughout the history of the Italian automobile, the lore and history surrounding some of these vehicles are unmatched. Petersen Museum brought the prancing houses to an astonishing display.

Already one of the more popular and ground-breaking automotive museums in the country, adding this exhibit will further cement the museum’s dexterity. Flocks of automotive enthusiasts should arrive in droves to catch a glimpse of this fabulous exhibit.