For the past five years, the RM Sotheby's Group has hosted its Southern California event in Santa Monica under the RM Auctions and former Auctions America banner. Moving to the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA proper for 2018, the caliber of the event will be akin to RM Sotheby's groundbreaking New York collector car auctions, held biennially at Sotheby's global headquarters in Manhattan. The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction will feature approximately 50–60 blue-chip automobiles, hand-selected by RM Sotheby's global team of 30 Car Specialists.
Southern California is a hotbed for car culture in the United States, and Los Angeles captures not only diverse collecting tastes, but also all the hobby has to offer, from ocean-view driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, to carving through the technical courses provided by local canyons. Coupled with the amenities of a world-class international city, RM Sotheby's Petersen Automotive Museum Auction will certainly provide a destination weekend for bidders from around the world.