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California Highway Patrol Motorcycle Rides to Smithsonian in Motorcade

     Los Angeles and California Play Major Role in New Transportation

  WHAT:    Donation ceremony and media briefing. A motorcade escort of
           California Highway Patrol troopers will accompany a restored 1976
           CHP Kawasaki Motorcycle and a 1929 Ford Roadster from 777 W.
           Washington Boulevard and down South Figueroa to the Automobile
           Club of Southern California where they will be received by the
           Smithsonian for exhibit in Washington, D.C.

  WHEN:    Thursday, Aug. 14
           11 a.m. Motorcade Photo Op and Donation Ceremony
           11:45 a.m. Bento Box Lunch and Media Briefing

  WHERE:   AAA/Automobile Club of Southern California
           2601 South Figueroa

  WHO:     -- Brent D. Glass, Director, National Museum of American History
           -- Joe Farrow, California Highway Patrol Deputy Commissioner
           -- Jack Kyser, Chief Economist, Los Angeles County Economic
              Development Council
           -- Janet Davidson, Curator, "America on the Move" National Museum
              of American History


The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is opening its largest-ever exhibition, "America on the Move," on Nov. 22. The first story in this 26,000 square-foot transportation exhibition is the coming of the railroad to Santa Cruz and the last story focuses on Los Angeles, circa 1999. The press briefing will feature an overview of how California has influenced the history of transportation in the U.S. and the impact of Los Angeles in the global economy. Apparel, sushi, the role of ports and containerization, automobiles and the Interstate, immigration and migration all play a role in the exhibition. At the event will be representatives from L.A. apparel manufacturer Hot Kiss Inc.; asian/fusion restaurant, Chaya Brasserie; food packaging company, Advanced Fresh Concepts; and containerized freight carrier, Matson Navigation Company.

The 1976 Kawasaki motorcycle will be donated by the CHP to the Smithsonian. The 1929 Ford Roadster will be a loan from John Athan of Culver City through The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona. AAA is one of the supporters of "America on the Move"

PRNewswire -- Aug. 8