The award winning documentary film Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels will be screening on Sunday Feb. 9th at 1:00pm at one of the coolest museums in Los Angeles - the Automobile Driving Museum. What sets this museum apart is that they actually take you out for a ride in one of their vinatge cars... so come early and take a spin. The cars scheduled to be available include a 1935 Chrysler Airflow, a '36 Packard Phaeton and a 1941 Cadillac Convertible.
Make sure you check out the Airflow in particular because although it was a commercial flop - it was also a truly revolutionary car. It not only turned automotive aerodynamics on its head, it also featured innovative body construction and a near 50/50 weight distribution. Carl Breer, the man behind the Airflow was a native Angelino who in 1901 built one of the very first cars in Los Angeles at the age of 17. Here he is with his 2 cylinder steam engine and later in life as one of the three founders of Chrysler.
This AWESOME Chrysler film Fashioned by Function explains it all.
Both Harry Pallenberg (Director) and Harold Osmer (Host) of the film will be on hand most of the day to talk about more early L.A. automotive history… you know, before smog & traffic.
Feb. 9th at the Automobile Driving Museum at 1PM.
610 Lairport Street. El Segundo, CA 90245 310) 909-0950
Free Admission & Popcorn - but there is a $5 suggested donation. You can also buy ice cream, candy, chips and drinks. If you can’t make this screening there will be another at The Petersen on Feb. 26th. Details to follow.