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Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication


Hot Rods Forever takes on new meaning with the '32 Ford roadster stamps | U.S. Postal Service
Hot Rods Forever takes on new meaning with the ’32 Ford roadster stamps | U.S. Postal Service

The two ’32 Ford highboy roadsters that posed for the U.S. Postal Service’s new Hot Rods Forever Stamps will be shown today at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles during a dedication ceremony of the limited-edition collection.

The cars – the red ’32 McGee Roadster owned by well-known collector Bruce Meyer and the black-with-flames ’32 Frank Rogers Roadster owned by Mark Graham – will be at the museum with their owners for the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ceremony, along with U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and emcee Barry Maguiar, host of the TV show Car Crazy.

The colorful Hot Rods Forever Stamps are part of the Post Office’s series of limited-edition designs that celebrate American car culture. Previous sets featured classic icons of the 1950s and another focused on popular muscle cars.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Hot Rods Forever Stamps took place in June at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals East Plus at the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania.

The Petersen Museum event will include a public hot rod cruise-in, and 20-stamp sheets of the hot rod stamps will be available for purchase. They also can be purchased at usps.com/stamps, on the Postal Service’s eBay page at ebay.com/stamps, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), or at Post Offices nationwide.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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