Peterson Automotive Museum CARS 2 exhibit – Click above for high-res image gallery

We recently attended a screening of Disney's CARS 2 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The movie was both fun and entertaining. We particularly liked the racing scenes as the studio nailed the sequences with the proper sounds and eye-catching details. The others in our clan enjoyed the action scenes and storyline – the three twelve-year-old critics we brought along rated it a solid 8.5 out of 10 and ate every drop of popcorn during the viewing.

After the show, it was time to head over to a Peterson Automotive Museum exhibit across the street where the curators had brought over a few real-life vehicles representing some of CARS 2 most noted characters. Protected in a tent, with real shoddy bluish lighting, we found "Acer" (1976 AMC Pacer) and the "Queen" (1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon) parked alongside a very nice 1968 Lamborghini Espada and a 1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2. Also on site were full-size replicas of "Finn McMissile" and "Mater" the tow truck, inspired by a 1952 International Harvester.