How Low Can You Go?

We also enjoyed the display of classic lowriders at the Petersen Automotive Museum, titled “The high art of riding low“. The 1963 Chev Impala above is completely covered in striking paintwork, etched surfaces and chrome – even on hidden parts of the running gear.

The low rider below is titled “Gypsy Rose Pinata” and is actually a very large Mexican pinata.

Put Me in the Movies

We were in Los Angeles recently and paid a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum – billed as “the world’s greatest auto museum”. The impressive collection of car displays includes vehicles from Hollywood movies, including the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle from “Herbie:Fully Loaded” and the 1981 Delorean DMC-12 used in “Back to the Future”.

We also liked this Yamaha motorbike with seating for photographers, which was used to shoot car chase scenes.

History Goes Underground

During our visit to Sydney last week, we stayed near Museum railway station – opened in 1926 and one of our favourite underground stations in Sydney.

The station’s name refers to the fact that is near the Australian Museum, but the station is itself a bit of a museum, with old wall tiles, signs and advertisements. A Ford for £173 ($346)? My, times have changed!