This weekend, the Petersen Automotive Museum—reopens December 1st!—turned Japanese with an all-Nippon cruise-in. It was an event long overdue, and certainly welcomed. They put the word out to Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals, mirrors off the moon, etc. And then, over 500 cars showed up.
Cars filled up every lot and every level of the Petersen garage, from the shadows to the roof. Mazda brought one example of every Miata, including the new MX-5 Club Edition. Toyota brought over a Lexus LFA and parked it next to another notable Lexus. (Current count: 905 thousand miles or so!) Nissan brought over some Nismo Edition sports cars, and Sage Nissan brought over an example of every AWESOME Zee and ZX out there. ZZZap! Jonathan Ward of ICON brought an FJ40 that was too tall to fit anywhere but the first floor, so the first floor it went. Honda hauled up a Mugen CRX, which garnered its fair share of attention, and the red NSX from its secret car museum that I’m not supposed to tell you about. (Whoops.)