Stars Curate “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” Exhibit At The Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum Sports Coupes 

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Petersen Automotive Museum Sports Coupes Jay LenoCelebrities migrate towards beautiful cars, especially the sport coupe. Jay Leno, Adam Carolla, Lisa Kudrow and more attended the opening of the Petersen Automotive Museum‘s newest exhibit, The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes. There was a fun curating twist: Twelve celebrities—ranging from rock ‘n roll legends, critically acclaimed film directors, actors and world renown car collectors were invited to guest curate one sports coupe each. The exhibit, which is now open, showcases some of the most beautiful sports coupes known to man.

As we’re about to launch the new F-TYPE Coupe, we are proud to be involved with an exhibit that celebrates game-changing coupes,” said Jeff Curry, Brand Vice President, Jaguar.  “This new approach of curating diverse opinions from a range of automotive enthusiasts brings a real energy to the exhibit and fits the Petersen perfectly. One of the great things about being a car lover is that we can all have our own point of view on what makes a sports coupe deserving to be part of the ‘World’s Greatest.’”

“Sports coupes are the reason most of us fell in love with the automobile in the first place,” said executive director of the Petersen, Terry Karges.

The selected sports coupes and their celebrity curators are: 

1948 Jaguar Custom “Black Pearl” chosen by Metallica’s James Hetfield
1954 Plymouth Explorer Concept chosen by film director and producer, Francis Ford Coppola
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing chosen by world renowned car collector, Bruce Meyer
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato chosen by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO chosen by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason
1963 Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso chosen by comedian and TV host, Adam Carolla
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray chosen by Top Gear USA hosts: Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood
1964 Porsche 356SC chosen by actor and race car driver, Patrick Dempsey
1967 Jaguar E-Type chosen by American racer and team owner, Bobby Rahal
1968 Ford GT40 Mark III chosen by Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Disney, John Lasseter
1974 Iso Grifo chosen by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson
1991 Acura NSX chosen by Motor Trend Magazine’s Angus MacKenzie

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