“AirTalk,” the popular NPR show, recently did an informative segment at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Show host Larry Mantle interviewed Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry Karges and Curator Leslie Kendall about the current World’s Greatest Sports Coupes display and the limited-engagement exhibit of cars formerly owned by actor Steve McQueen.
The 10-minute show also guided listeners through The Vault, a basement collection of 150 unique cars that aren’t in the regular museum display. Hidden gems here include the “Greased Lightning” hot rod from the movie “Grease,” Saddam Hussein’s limo, and a popemobile. The segment was booked by Kahn Media, an automotive public relations firm and the agency of record for the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Audio of the show and photos of the “AirTalk” tour are archived on the 89.3 KPCC website.