Pep Boys Donates Historic Manny, Moe & Jack Marquee Statue
LOS ANGELES - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) today announced they
have deeded a gift of a rare 10-foot-tall, Manny, Moe & Jack marquee
statue from the 1930s, to the collection of the Petersen
Automotive Museum. Numerous VIPs, automotive personalities, museum
and Pep Boys leadership gathered to celebrate the donation with a
special event on June 19 at the Southern California museum.
An example of the Pep Boys marquee statues atop a building in 1940. Photo Credit: Pep Boys
Placed in the Petersen's high-traffic first-floor Streetscape area, the
statue was unveiled after a highlight reel of the restoration was shown
and special remarks from both Pep Boys and Petersen leadership were
made. In addition to the VIPs and leadership from both organizations on
hand to celebrate donation, a number of automotive personalities also
joined the evening's festivities including Vic Edelbrock Jr., George
Barris and Gene Winfield.
The 80-year-old hand-made fiberglass and plaster marquee statue once
stood atop a Pep Boys store in the 1930s. The statues were eventually
removed and stored in Pep Boys' private collection at its headquarters
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