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Ed “Big Daddy” Roth Retrospective ~ Thru June 3rd ~ Petersen Automotive Museum

8:30 AM PST on November 14, 2006



Opening Party this Wednesday 7-9.

"Few car cult figures are as renowned as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Born in Beverly Hills in 1932, Roth came of age in post-war Southern California, the cultural epicenter of hot rodding. During the 1960s, Roth was a celebrity, a larger-than-life character with a beatnik beard who spoke in hep-cat lingo and was always hamming it up for the camera. More than his contemporaries Von Dutch and the Barris brothers Sam and George, Roth grasped the marketing potential of the trappings of the custom car counterculture and understood how to promote them to teenagers."

The Petersen will be showing cars customized by Roth with all his graphics, lines, and characters in attendance as well as truibutes from other artists he influenced.

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