Supercars at the Petersen Automotive Museum

1966 Lamborghini MiuraThe Petersen Automotive Museum show, Supercars: When Too Much Is Almost Enough opens March 5, 2011.

The first supercar I remember was the Lamborghini Miura. In the ’60’s, I read a road test in Car and Driver or Road and Track, where the author (Brock Yates? P. J. O’Rourke?, David E. Davis?) recalled driving at a sedate 100 mph in Nevada when a Porsche came up from behind flashing it’s headlights. He said they’d normally be polite and move over, but in the Miura, they downshifted two gears and left the Porsche way behind.

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4 Replies to “Supercars at the Petersen Automotive Museum”

  1. In the early seventies I worked in Houston on the night shift as a
    respiratory tech at the Methodist Hospital. Beneath the Fondren Brown
    surgical building, there was a driveway that led past a few reserved
    parking spaces for the big wigs of surgery. One of them was for
    Michael Debakey, and he owned a white Maserati, I guess late 60’s,
    that I thought was a Ghibli or Miura, but it was a beauty. I’ve never
    seen one like it since then, except in photos. Thanks for the story.

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