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BRE 50th anniversary this weekend at the Petersen


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The Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates the BRE 50th Anniversary reunion this weekend, with racer and car designer Peter Brock  on site giving a history presentation, including a question and answer session with the team and a BRE team autograph session.

Additionally,  Sunday is the Enzo Ferrari Birthday cruise-in from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The following weekend is a Breakfast Club cruise-in is scheduled.

The National Packard Museum holds a “Cars & Donut” seminar  Saturday, February 20, on the topic of historical motorcycles – restoration or preservation. The seminar begins at 11 a.m.

Saturday is Muscle Car City’s monthly car show from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The monthly auto flea market and car corral is February 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Punta Gorda, Florida.

The British Motor Museum, previously known as the Heritage Motor Center, located in Gaydon, United Kingdom, has reopened under a new name. Along with the name change, the museum has updated its exhibits and features a modern and immersive display of British motoring history.

Vehicle from the BMW Art Car Collections

The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, continues its Winter Education Series on February 27 with former Group 44 driver John “Mac” McComb presenting “the Greatest Race Car Driver You’ve Never Heard Of;” March 26 with David Percival, sidecar motorcycle racer and owner of DP Motorsport, presenting “Sidecar Racing;” and April 30 with writer and museum professional Mark Wilkins presenting “The Lafayette Escadrille.”

The first class in a six-part series on the foundations of automotive photography takes place at the Simeone Museum on March 5. The first class focuses on exposure; April 16 will look at composition; June 4 will be about lenses and filters; July 30 will cover principles of white balance, color, temperature and backlighting; the September 17 class will focus on flash fundamentals; and the October 29 class will deal with capturing speed.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, stages a trivia game night  March 12 at 7:00 p.m. The cost for the event is $20 or $150 for a team of eight.

Monday, guests of the AACA museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be able to build their own “Kissmobile.” The museum also has an exhibit through April 30 titled “Pioneers in African-American Auto History.” The exhibit presents a history of the African-American community’s impact on the automotive industry.

“Museum in Motion” tours by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have begun. The next tours include a visit to Tucson, Arizona, on March 7-12; the Tail of the Dragon tour May 1-4; and the Marble and Glass tour through New England from May 19-22.

The museum also has opened registration for the Michelin NCM Bash, to be held April 28-30. Attendees will be able to get up close to the next-model-year Corvette as well as hear from the engineers and designers of the car.

BMW Art car on display at Petersen Museum

The museum holds its seventh annual “One lap of Kentucky” fund-raising event in October over the course of three weeks: October 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. The event previously has been a one-day Corvette excursion led by the state troopers, but the event this year is open to enthusiasts of all different years, makes, and models, and it is a multi-day drive visiting Kentucky’s significant landmarks.

The NCM Motorsports Park has a Michelin TrackX day planned for February 27. The day is autocross style, although there are no classes and the runs are not timed. Later, NASA Great Lakes region will hold an open test day at the track March 18, followed by a full NASA weekend March 19-20.

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento has its Beer Prom, a “radical night of craft beer tasting” from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  March 4. The museum encourages attendees to dress in ’80s-themed attire.

The museum also has three car-themed tours scheduled. The first is March 12-20 and takes enthusiasts to Florida for visits to the Amelia Island Concours, Daytona Speedway, the Dezer Collection and Walt Disney World.  The next trip is May 14-21 and goes to Cuba. The third trip goes to France from June 15-24 for the 24 hours of Le Mans, including a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ford’s victory and the 25th anniversary of Mazda’s victory in the race.

The World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon holds its 2016 Spark Gala on September 17. The event is an effort to raise funds for the museums educational programs.

Science Saturdays return to the National Automobile Museum, in Reno Nevada,  on March 12 with “Chasing storms on Mars,” followed by “exploring the Titanic with a passenger” on April 9, “Exploring planet Earth” on May 14, “Roving Marz” on June 11, “Journeying to the moon” on July 9, and “food in space” on August 13.

The next discussion as part of the Speaker series at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, is scheduled  April 2 with Wayne Carini from “Chasing Classic Cars,” followed by Allen Grant discussing the 1965 Shelby Team Driver.

Saturday, April 9 is a tribute to the USRRC at the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. The event is to celebrate the SCCA’s first pro-racing series of 1963-1968.


Nicole James
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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

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