Iconic Rides Found in Beverly Hills
Thanks to the Petersen Automotive Museum Checkered Flag Club, we recently traveled to Beverly Hills to experience several private car collections. It goes without saying that we saw some incredible vehicles.
Nothing compares to the amazing collection of cars that Bruce Meyer has stashed right in the heart of Beverly Hills. Bruce is a chairman of the Petersen Museum and acts as the “face“ of the museum. He is also the founder of the Checkered Flag Club.
The three cars that I still can’t fully wrap my head around in Meyer’s collection were lined up right next to each other. The lineup began with his Le Mans 1960 Corvette followed by the Le Mans 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. The last vehicle in the lineup was none other than the FIRST ever production 1962 Shelby Cobra (no big deal, right?), which also went through the trials at Le Mans in ‘62 but did not race. Of course, there were plenty of other cars in his collection with just as much significance as these beauts but there was something really special about seeing these three lined up next to each other in sequential order.
The design and paint on each car is utterly perfect and it was a joy to behold them in person and snap a few pictures. Although the three aforementioned cars are my favorites, this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Bruce’s personal pick (if he was forced to choose one). On center stage is his 1979 Porsche 935 K3 – the overall winner of the Le Mans in 1979.
While this barely scratches the surface of the legendary vehicles shared last weekend, here are a few pictures I was able to get of the most iconic rides: