Shows & Events

"Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels" Feature Documentary Screening

By SEMA Editors

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Join fellow industry enthusiasts at one of two screenings of the award-winning feature documentary film presentation, "Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels."

There has been arguably more racing history and automotive innovation in Southern California than anywhere else on the planet. This documentary film reignites fading memories with a victory lap through archival photos, rare footage and revealing interviews. Director Harry Pallenberg and host Harold Osmer will be on hand before and after the screenings to answer your questions.

Screenings:

February 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, California

Arrive early for an opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s vintage cars, which include a ’36 Packard Phaeton, ’41 Cadillac Convertible and ’35 Chrysler Airflow. Make sure to ask Harry or Harold about the unique Airflow/Los Angeles connection. Screening and popcorn are free, a $5 museum donation is suggested.

February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

Part of the $1 milkshakes and free popcorn series. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the Petersen will show off a few of the cars featured in the film, including an ’11 National that ran in the first Indy 500 ever, then moved west to race in Santa Monica. From the Petersen vault will be a ’13 Mercer that raced against the National more than 100 years ago. Also on hand will be a ’32 Roadster from Carrell Speedway and Harold's ’51 Chevy. Screening and popcorn are free but normal parking rates apply. An RSVP is required to 323-964-6370 or sscott@petersen.org.