Guitarist and front man of Metallica James Hetfield is a man of many hobbies. One of them is building custom things, that include cars and guitars. Over the years, his hobby has now created some striking builds of artistry that now everyone can enjoy at the Petersen Museum.
“Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” opens February 1, 2020 at the Petersen Museum to celebrate Hetfield’s creativity as a world-renowned artist through his built-from-scratch custom car collection, guitars, photos and memorabilia. His custom cars on display will include 1948 Jaguar “Black Pearl,”the 1934 Packard “Aquarius,” the 1953 Buick Skylark “Skyscraper,”the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr “VooDoo Priest,”the 1936 Auburn “Slow Burn,” which were designed by famed builder and television personality, Rick Dore. The exhibition will also include a 1936 Ford “Iron Fist,” the 1937 Ford Coupe “Crimson Ghost,” and the 1932 Ford Roadster “Black Jack.” Along with the custom build cars and memorabilia on display, included will be an ESP Hollow Body guitar and a Mesa amplifier build by Hetfield himself. For more, visit Petersen Museum