Ferrari's 70th anniversary will be honoured at The Petersen Automotive Museum, with a selection of the company's finest creations
The title of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s latest exhibition is an apt one. Called Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari, the show features – as one might expect – quite a few Ferraris.
Standing proud in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery at California’s Petersen Automotive Museum, these machines include the 1947 125S (the first Ferrari ever made), Niki Lauda’s 1980 Ferrari 312 T5 and the 2001 Ferrari F1 driven by Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.
The display is a celebration of the marque’s 70 year history and the man behind it all: Enzo Ferrari. Seeing Red showcases several examples of the brand’s most lauded designs, including the 250 GTO, the 166MM, the 250 TR, and the 250LM.
Few brands have captured the world’s imagination more than Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari’s prancing horses have thrilled car enthusiasts over the last seven decades with their road and track machines, and Seeing Red brings eleven of the rarest Ferraris in existence to the public eye.
Bruce Meyer – the founding chairman of the Petersen’s Board of Directors – said: ‘We’re so thrilled to bring some of the world’s most beautiful Ferraris to the Petersen. Seeing that Rosso Corsa paint and the beautiful curves of the body work is always enough to make your heart skip a beat. Seeing Red will be one of the most significant gatherings of Ferraris in the world and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with the public in our gallery.’
‘This new exhibit is another example of how the Petersen views cars, as art, and nothing is more appropriate than red Ferrari models,’ said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. ‘We’re confident this exhibit will helps us continue our success and really get people talking and learning about Ferrari.’
Seeing Red runs until April 2018.