California Highway Patrol Motorcycle Rides to Smithsonian in Motorcade
Los Angeles and California Play Major Role in New Transportation Exhibition 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 Background:
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