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June 26, 2022

A Car Day With Bruce Meyer

by Mike – 

At the Petersen book signing event on Saturday I was fortunate to be invited by Bruce Meyer (a Petersen Museum board member) to go to a car event with him on Sunday morning. Nothing would have stopped me from taking him up on this invitation.

Bruce drove his perfect Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and I was able to get a peek at some of his other fabulous cars. More on the other cars in later articles.

Here are some pictures of the 300SL Gullwing.

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

Bruce cleaning the Gullwing with a friend watching

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

The 300SL is ready to go

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

A perfect interior

This 300SL really moves out – amazing performance for an early 1950’s car.

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

A jewel like instrument panel

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

More jewels

Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer on the phone

How many people have a Hot Wheels collection with their name on it?

Bruce Meyer Hot Wheels toy set

A Hot Wheels model set of some of Bruce Meyer's special cars

Below my Bizzarrini GT 5300 was parked next to Bruce Meyer’s 300SL at The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering in Carmel in 2009. This is the same Gullwing that I rode in on Sunday.

Bizzarrini GT 5300

My Bizzarrini next to Bruce Meyer's 300SL at The Quail, 2009

I cannot resist showing this picture of the first production AC Shelby Cobra – chassis number CSX 2001. There it is – just sitting there. Bruce was thinking about driving this instead of the 300SL, or maybe the Le Mans Corvette. I was happy either way.

Shelby Cobra

Cobra chassis number CSX 2001

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The badge on Cobra CSX 2001

The badge on Cobra CSX 2001

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  1. […] Speaking of early Cobras, Mike Gulett over at My Car Quest recently spent some time with Bruce Meyer, who owns the first production Cobra, CSX2001, along with, well, every car that every car […]

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