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.
The marquee statues will join a collection of other automobilia in the museum that includes items from the birth of motorized travel to the present. Housed on the first floor in the Streetscape area, the Pep Boys statues will be placed directly across from the Smoking Dog Café in an area that has items from the mid-20 th century.“We are delighted that Pep Boys chose the Petersen to showcase this iconic piece of American automotive history,” said Buddy Pepp, the Petersen Automotive Museum’s executive director. “This statue makes an excellent addition to our Streetscape; it’s a privilege for us to share it with future generations of automotive enthusiasts.” About Pep Boys Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,000 service bays in more than 700 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting http://www.pepboys.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50318335&lang=en