MrBeast Revs Up History at Petersen Automotive Museum

Sep 26, 2023 2 min read
MrBeast Revs Up History at Petersen Automotive Museum

The influencer visits the famous museum.

In a thrilling fusion of history and modern digital entertainment, the world-renowned content creator, MrBeast, took to the roads of Los Angeles in three iconic and incredibly valuable cars from the Petersen Automotive Museum. The video, aptly titled “$1 Vs $100,000,000 Car!,” has electrified the internet, amassing over 93 million views, as it unveiled a spectacular showcase of automotive rarities valued at a staggering $180 million.

MrBeast, whose extraordinary popularity is attested by his colossal subscriber base of over 184 million, explored the city in two emblematic automobiles from the museum’s collection: the exclusive 1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta roadster— a singular piece gifted to Henry Ford by Enzo Ferrari and the 1956 Jaguar XKSS, a vehicle once owned and driven by the legendary Steve McQueen. Together, these automotive masterpieces boast a value exceeding $80 million.

In a moment of unparalleled automotive splendor, MrBeast also experienced the distinguished 1947 Ferrari 125 S, a $100 million marvel and the first Ferrari ever created. This gem, one of only two in existence, marked the inception of Ferrari’s legendary V-12 engine.

Michael Bodell, the Chief Operating Officer at the Petersen Automotive Museum, remarked, “Having cars from our museum featured in one of MrBeast’s videos offered an exciting and fascinating opportunity to work with one of the world’s biggest YouTube stars and showcase our vehicles to his global audience.” The collaboration was a harmonious convergence of historic vehicular artistry and modern digital influence, delighting both MrBeast and the museum team, while presenting these historic vehicles to a global audience.

The new video unfolds a series of breathtaking ventures with MrBeast “exploding, sailing, driving and even flying” a total of over $250 million worth of cars, immortalizing the vintage beauty and unparalleled uniqueness of these vehicles. The 1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta roadster and the 125 S are currently gracing the Petersen Automotive Museum, with the Ferrari 125 S featured in “Maranello Masterpieces,” a short-term exhibit in the Legends of the Vault Gallery, celebrating ten of the most iconic Ferraris ever constructed.

For enthusiasts longing to witness these automotive marvels up close, tickets and additional information are available at This collaboration between MrBeast and the Petersen Automotive Museum serves as a spectacular symphony of the past and present, inviting viewers to a world where historical opulence and contemporary creativity coalesce, fostering a deeper appreciation for the evolution of automotive design and engineering.

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