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If you’re going to be travelling through Gardena, California, in the near future, listen up. That’s the site of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles‘s storage facility, which will open its doors to the public for the first time. Housed inside is a collection of 63 vehicles – dating from 1900 to 1984 – that, at one time or another, might have been on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum on a rotating basis.
Among the vehicles that can be seen is the original, unrestored 1908 Pierce Great Arrow, pictured here the day it won the first prize in the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Prewar Preservation Class, as well as the Chairman’s Trophy. Other automotive highlights are a 1902 Tourist (produced in Los Angeles), and a 1932 Duesenberg (the body of which was designed and fabricated in Pasadena).
Tours are conducted on the first Friday of the month and reservations are required, as there is a 20-person cap; group tours can be arranged. Visitors must be 16 years of age or older, and admission is a maximum of $10.