As his publishing empire grew, Petersen was finally able to realize one of his dreams, an automotive museum to entertain and educate the public. In 1994, “Pete” and his wife Margie opened the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The museum is not just a display of beautiful cars; rather, walking through it is to experience the history of the evolution of the American car. There is a floor dedicated to the Family Discovery Center, where young people can experience the science behind today’s automobiles. “Pete” had a profound sense for business as well as giving back to his community. He passed away in 2007 at age 80. Robert E. Petersen was nominated and selected by a judging panel, that includes national and California motorsports writers, to receive the 2011 Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award. This prestigious award will be presented by Ed Justice, Jr., and accepted by Gregg Guenthard, Retail, Membership and Admissions Manager of the Petersen Museum, during the pre-race ceremonies at this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500, in Fontana, California.