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"Behind the Headlights" Lecture with Guest Curator Ken Gross

Sunday, November 18, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Did you know that the 1959 Corvette Stingray Prototype was designed completely in secret by General Motors' top designers, without the management being any the wiser?

Or that the Egyptian-inspired Stout Scarab was the 1930s-era forerunner to the Chrysler minivan? 

Or that the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone's black "nose cones" at the front of the car contained sensors for a radar-operated collision avoidance system? 

Come learn all these amazing fun facts and more during an afternoon with noted "Car Guy" Ken Gross, the guest curator for DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles. From the origin stories of the prototypes to the quirky requests of Hollywood celebs who owned famous roadsters, Ken will regale the audience with insider tales about the legendary vehicles on view during his lecture titled "Behind the Headlights."

As the former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and an internationally respected author, test driver, concours judge and more, Ken is a definitive expert on all things automotive. 

This event is free for Museum members and $20 for visitors. 

Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Click here to secure your seat today!

Immediately following the lecture, Ken will be signing copies of his books, which are available for purchase. 

Top Image: 
1959 Chevrolet Sting Ray Prototype, Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI © Peter Harholdt

Image Thumbnail: 
1960 Plymouth XNR, Collection of Paul Gould, Pawling, N.Y., Image ©2011, Courtesy of RM Sotheby's