Went up to L.A. today and visited the Peterson Automotive Museum. At first the boy didn't want to go, which surprised me, but once he found out they were having a Hot Wheels exhibit, he was all over it. We had gone to the La Brea Tar Pits first (since his school field trip was cancelled due to rain and he really wanted to go), but we didn't spend much time there since he wanted to get to the car museum.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well that first shot of the McLaren SLR turned out thanks to the lighting of the exhibit. If you look real hard, you can see the boy taking a pic with his camera phone in the shadows on the left.

A visit to the Peterson Museum is not complete without the requisite photo of the Mach 5 and the car from the Green Hornet. The Hot Wheels exhibit was pretty cool since it displayed some of their molds (shot #9). The last shot was the entryway which lit up and engine sounds came alive when you walked through it. That Skeleton Motorcycle was really cool too. At first, you don't realize it's a full skeleton when you approach it from the front, but once you see it from the side you can see the whole thing. More shots of it, along with other photos from the day were uploaded to Flickr: