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Race, Rock 'n Rally at The Petersen Automotive Museum

October 9, 20139 min
On today's show, Terry Karges from the Petersen Automotive Museum will join us to talk about the upcoming Race, Rock ‘n Rally Gala!  Terry Karges is the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, known throughout the industry as an innovative leader, merging cutting edge marketing tactics with an appreciation for iconic design. As Executive Director of The Petersen, Karges in his first year introduced vault tours, monthly cruise-ins, adult education programs, movie nights and specialty car events. He has helped to increase overall attendance, creating new events that engage the people of Los Angeles and the global automotive community. Karges will continue to shepherd the Petersen alongside an impressive Board of Directors, spearheading the museum’s total transformation in preparation for its 20th anniversary and beyond. Before joining the Petersen, Karges was a senior manager in automotive OEM, motorsports and theme park entertainment divisions, including Disneyland, Marine World and Sea World. His leadership background with automotive manufacturing firms includes Roush Performance, where he spent 17 years helping grow the company into the largest specialty high performance car brand in the world. There he also managed sales, advertising, new media, web development and vehicle packaging. Prior to Roush, Karges enjoyed ownership of Karges Sport where he emphasized motorsports marketing and ran his own race team. ‘RACE, ROCK ‘N RALLY’ GALA FUNDRAISER TO HONOR AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRITIES AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM  Patrick Dempsey, Jeff Beck, and Ken Block celebrate automotive passion while raising funds for the museum’s educational programs. The Petersen Automotive Museum with host its annual fundraising gala on October 24, 2013 and this year’s event is set to be the most exciting in the museum’s history. The “Race, Rock ‘n Rally” Gala will recognize a trio of all-stars: the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and race car driver, Patrick Dempsey, Grammy winning guitarist and car lover, Jeff Beck and World Rally Championship driver and internet sensation, Ken Block. “This year’s gala continues a long tradition of blockbuster Petersen fundraisers,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen. “Last year we honored two-time Oscar-winner John Lasseter and funnyman Adam Carolla at our ‘Comedy and Cars Gala.’ This year’s event promises to be even bigger as we honor three gentlemen whose automotive passions and careers are as diverse as our audience. The love of the automobile is the common thread that brings us all together.” The fundraising gala, an evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment, is known for its substantial auction that raises money to support the museum’s educational programs. The museum hosts 15,000 school children per year on field trips. The Robert E. Petersen Free School Bus Program pays for the buses for underserved schools. This rare opportunity to mingle with a rock legend, an A-list actor-racer and a stunt-driving race car star is something you won’t want to miss. For more information visit  Each week we are brought to you by Steele Rubber Products: Check out what's been going on in the shop:

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