This 1968 Chev Impala lowrider especially caught our attention at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA.
It is called “El Muertorider” (the Deathrider) and was inspired by both the Mexican Day of the Dead and western art. The painting on the roof (below) references Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”.
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.
There is a good collection of Bat vehicles at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, including the 1989 Batmobile above and 2008 Batpod below.
But maybe the most nostalgic is this cutely retro 1966 Yamaha Batcycle.
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.
There were also a few vintage caravans at the Shannons Classic Car Show on Sunday. This little teardrop was towed by an Austin A70.
And we noticed this twin-axle fibreglass Olympic caravan in the carpark.
There were also some great lineups of sports and muscle cars at the Shannons Classic Car Show at Ascot Racecourse on the weekend, including Corvettes (above) and Austin Healeys.
And somehow the Toranas managed this amazing display of precision parking.
Yesterday we went along to the Shannons Classic Car Show at Ascot Racecourse in Perth.
Despite despite threats of rain and thunderstorms from the weatherman, the cars gleamed in the autumn sunshine beneath blue skies.