Raybestos® ’32 Roadster Pickup On Display at Petersen Museum
Hollywood Hot Rods Masterpiece Honored with Invitation from L.A. Auto Museum
Los Angeles, CA —
- This past week, the Raybestos® ’32 Roadster Pickup — built by Troy Ladd and his team at Hollywood Hot Rods — went on featured display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
“We’re honored that the Petersen was excited enough about the Raybestos RPU to invite it into the museum, for display alongside their amazing collection of historic and iconic rods, racecars, classics and motorcycles,” said Josh Russell, Dir. Sales & Marketing at Affinia Global Brake and Chassis, manufacturer of Raybestos brand brake and chassis parts. “With this build, Hollywood Hot Rods truly delivered an amazing blend of traditional hot rod style with modern-era technology & performance.”
The Raybestos Roadster Pickup has been called the ultimate parts hauler & shop truck, and its design was directly inspired by vintage Indy roadster open wheel race cars of the late 1950s and early 1960s. “Troy and the guys at Hollywood Hot Rods went absolutely wild demonstrating their talent, embracing the Raybestos heritage in racing and performance brakes, and essentially engineering a full-on race machine that was cleverly disguised as an early 60s era hot rod,” said Russell.
Museum guests can view the Raybestos Roadster Pickup on display at The Petersen Automotive Museum through January 25, 2011. It will then be removed in preparation for its next high profile scheduled appearance at the 62nd Grand National Roadster Show, held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, from January 28-30.
As part of a Raybestos national promotion, the winner of the Raybestos ’32 Roadster Pickup was announced earlier this year. During the sweepstakes, a new interactive web site, RaybestosGarage.com, offered a behind-the-scenes view of the entire build process. Visitors received the inside scoop on everything from design inspiration, to chassis and suspension fabrication, powerplant selection, brake package engineering, custom paint and finishing work.
ABOUT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Admission prices are $10 for general admission adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members and children under five are admitted free. Covered parking is available for $2 per half hour with an $8 maximum for Museum visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum’s Web site at: www.petersen.org.
Raybestos® brand brake parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems in the transportation industry. Including everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes and hydraulic parts, Raybestos brand brakes are the only brakes used by Joe Gibbs Racing in competition. In addition, the Raybestos brand is the preferred brake friction of the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit Raybestos.com.
Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.8 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and India. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.