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In photos: The multi-million dollar Bugattis and other famous cars at the Petersen Museum Add to ...

The Petersen Automotive Museum sits on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue like a great, alien ark; its surface is liquid and irregular, like sunlight glinting on the deep metallic flake of some ruby-hued customized hot rod.

Los Angeles is a city where the car is king, and this building houses the spirit of automotive enthusiasm in all its glittering facets.

It is a museum of rolling artwork, a treasure trove of famous and infamous objects, a gathering place for all those who love the automobile.

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