Thursday, April 10, 2014

WORLD’S GREATEST SPORTS COUPES: PETERSEN MUSEUM!

Jaguar celebrates the launch of the new F-TYPE Coupe at the Petersen Museum, bringing in 12 celebrity curators and their picks for World’s Greatest Sports Coupes honors.
Sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen. For its newest exhibit, The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes, the Petersen Automotive Museum invited twelve celebrities - ranging from rock & roll legends, critically acclaimed film directors, actors and world renowned car collectors - to guest curate one
sports coupe each. The exhibit, which is now open, showcases some of the most
beautiful sports coupes known to man.
“As we’re about to launch the new F-TYPE Coupe, we are proud to be involved with an exhibit that celebrates game-changing coupes,” said Jeff Curry, Brand Vice President, Jaguar, above, left, with Joe Eberhardt, Jaguar Land Rover NA, President & CEO & Ian Callum, right, Jaguar Design Director. “This new approach of curating diverse opinions from a range of automotive enthusiasts brings a real energy to the exhibit and fits the Petersen perfectly. One of the great things about being a car lover is that we can all have our own point of view on what makes a sports coupe deserving to be part of the ‘World’s Greatest.’”

 Selected sports coupes and their celebrity curators:
• 1948 Jaguar Custom “Black Pearl” chosen by Metallica’s James Hetfield
• 1954 Plymouth Explorer Concept chosen by film director and producer, Francis Ford Coppola

• 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing chosen by world renowned car collector, Bruce Meyer

• 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato chosen by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum

• 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO chosen by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason 

• 1963 Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso chosen by comedian and TV host, Adam Carolla

• 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray chosen by Top Gear USA hosts: Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood
• 1964 Porsche 356SC chosen by actor and racecar driver, Patrick Dempsey
• 1967 Jaguar E-Type chosen by American racer and team owner, Bobby Rahal

• 1968 Ford GT40 Mark III chosen by Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Disney, John Lasseter

• 1974 Iso Grifo chosen by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson
• 1991 Acura NSX chosen by Motor Trend Magazine’s Angus MacKenzie

Made possible by Jaguar in celebration of the launch of the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe, “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” exhibit runs April 10 through October 18, 2014 at the Petersen Museum, http://www.petersen.org/

For more information about the F-TYPE Coupe, please visit http://www.jaguarusa.com/all-models/f-type/f-type-models/f-type-coupe.html

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