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when: Dec 15, 2017 - Oct 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
where: Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
cost: $16 for Adults, $13 for kids, Under 3 Free
ages: All Ages
A special exhibit dedicated to children and their longstanding fascination with fast cars are showcased in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery of the Petersen Automotive Museum called, “Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars,” offers guests a look at kids’ competition cars. The display features a diverse range of child-sized race cars —from old to new, electric-to-gas powered to sophisticated, and affordable to luxurious. A $430 million per year industry as of 2015, kids’ vehicles have become a phenomenon, populating the shelves, catalogs and online inventories of toy and game retailers worldwide. While many adults may wonder whether owner-driven automobiles will continue to be part of the everyday driving landscape, small, powered children’s cars are growing in popularity among youngsters.