This exclusive Robert E. Petersen Library collection tour, led by the Petersen Archivist, Laura Fisher takes you into the labyrinth of the Petersen lower level. Covering 2 city blocks the Robert E. Petersen library houses photographs, film, and 3D objects.

Consisting of more than 10 million images, the Petersen Publishing Archive is a collection of physical photographic negatives, transparencies, and film that were originally shot for Petersen publications between the 1940s and 1980s. Through the generosity of The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation, SEMA, and the Motortrend Group, the Petersen car museum was able to digitize over 1.5M of the most significant images and continues acquiring and preserving automotive archives from around the world.

Discover celebrity cars, motorsport, vintage cars, and so much more by viewing the archives here: