Thursday, October 27, 2005

World Record in LA

Saturday, the Petersen Automotive Museum will sponsor over 100 hearses in a parade around the museum on Wilshire Boulevard.
There will be Wintons and Packards, Pontiacs and Cadillacs, Buicks and Oldsmobiles, not only in black, gray and white, but in red, blue and even pink. While many of the cars are from the '60s and '70s, some of the cars date as far back as 1916.It isn't just the blanked-out rear windows and curtains but the craftsmanship that distinguishes a funeral car from an average, everyday station wagon. The small, if steady, demand for hearses makes their mass production inefficient, so the coaches are always assembled and finished by hand.

Just one more reason for a weekend in LA.

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