I visited Los Angeles a few months ago and hit all the cool spots for car guys. I went to the cruise-in at Bob’s Big Boy, dropped by Barris’ Customs and talked shop with George’s daughter and checked out the ASTOUNDING Petersen Automotive Museum. When one hits the museum, you MUST also see The Vault, which is a collection of the most sought after vehicles in existence. I saw Enzo Ferrari’s first car he ever built, the Porsche from Risky Business, the most famous hotrods of all time, Cadzilla and countless more awe-inspiring creations. Only the coolest cars make it to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. That’s why a portion of James Hetfield’s collection of highly modified vehicles is currently on display there. That’s big news in itself, but the story became even bigger when James appeared at the show for the first time since he entered rehab last fall. He chatted with spectators and helped to auction some of his guitars for charity. The automotive display, called “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” features incredible creations, such as a custom 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, a 1936 Auburn Roadster, a 1934 Packard, a 1936 Ford, a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck and a 1953 Buick Skylark.
– Sean Roberts