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Petersen Automotive Museum’s Legendary Cruise-Ins
Sunday, December 14, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join us at the Reagan Library for one of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s legendary Cruise-Ins.  Drive directly to the Reagan Library for the 9:00 a.m. Cruise-In, or meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Petersen on their 2nd floor garage and rally to the Reagan with the Petersen. Following the Cruise-In, stop by the Reagan Library Museum Store for a book signing with Peter Nye (The Fast Times of Albert Champion: From Record-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal), and make sure to visit the Reagan Library’s Amazing Automobile exhibit (Museum admission applies to visit the exhibits). For more information on the exhibit, please visit www.reaganlibrary.com/cars.

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Book Signing with Peter Nye
Sunday, December 14, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Please join us in the Reagan Library Museum Store on Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 a.m. for a book signing with Peter Nye on his latest book, The Fast Times of Albert Champion: From Record-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal, the first biography of the short but exciting life of Albert Champion—record-setting bicyclist and motorcyclist, daredevil racecar driver, early automobile innovator, charismatic ladies’ man, and celebrity of the Jazz Age. Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.  Following the book signing, make sure to visit the Reagan Library’s Amazing Automobile exhibit (Museum admission applies to visit the exhibits). For more information on the exhibit, please visit www.reaganlibrary.com/cars.

Though most Americans have heard of the companies Albert Champion founded—ACDelco and Champion Spark Plug—few know much about the charismatic man behind them. Like a Richard Branson of the early 20th century, or an Evel Knievel with a business degree, Champion was a powerhouse whose life was defined by both speed and success.

Champion rose from poverty in Paris to great wealth and fame in both his native France and the United States. As a bicycle racer, Champion set more than a hundred world records. When the urban speed limit was 8 mph, he was the first ever to drive a motorcycle a mile under a minute. A car-racing crash snapped a leg bone that kept him in traction for eleven weeks. Undeterred, he hobbled out of the hospital on crutches and recovered to win the French national cycling championship.

Champion invested his prize money to become a tycoon in the new and revolutionary American auto industry, working closely with the leading players and amassing thirty US. His contemporaries included Charles Lindbergh, who endorsed Champion's product by saying, "AC Spark Plugs kept my engine running perfectly.”; Louis Chevrolet, whom Champion backed financially until it came out that he was trying to seduce Chevrolet's wife, which led to a fight and the end of their friendship; and William Durant, founder of a "new holding company" called General Motors.

A notorious ladies’ man, Champion’s many dalliances were fodder for the papers and finally ended in a love triangle that resulted in his death under mysterious circumstances.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Steve Forbes
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Steve Forbes on his latest book, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It. This event is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature, and can be pre-purchased during the reservation process. To reserve seats and/or purchase books, please click here or call 805-522-2977.

In Money, co-authors Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames explain why a return to sound money is absolutely essential if the U.S. and other nations are ever to overcome today’s problems.  They argue that stable money is the only way to a true recovery and a stable and prosperous economy.  This entertaining and hugely well-informed book also shares their invaluable suggestions for how to preserve our wealth and where to invest our money.

Steve Forbes is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media.  In 1985, President Reagan named Mr. Forbes Chairman of the bi-partisan Board for International Broadcasting.  In this position, he oversaw the operation of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.  Mr. Forbes was reappointed to his post by President George H.W. Bush and served until 1993.

To reserve your seats and pre-purchase your book, click here.

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President Reagan's Birthday Celebration
Friday, February 6, 2015

10:30 a.m.

To honor President Ronald Reagan on the anniversary of his birthday, the President of the United States has designated that a program be held at President Reagan’s Memorial Site at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library each year. Please join us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as we pay tribute to President Reagan on the anniversary of his 104th birthday.

Colonel Hal J. Sellers, Commanding General at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, will conduct the ceremony, which will commence at 11:00 a.m. with a music prelude beginning at 10:30 a.m. by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band. The ceremony includes a color guard, chaplain, a brass quintet, a 21-gun salute, the placing of an official White House wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite and keynote remarks by Vice Admiral Michael Miller (Ret). The ceremony will be held outdoors at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, located at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California 93065.

This event is free, however reservations are recommended by clicking here. Regular Museum admission will apply to visit the Reagan Museum, Air Force One Pavilion, or the Museum’s special exhibits, Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit and Remembering Our Fallen: California.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Congressman Tom Davis (R) and Congressman Martin Frost (D)
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lecture: 6:00 p.m.
Book Signing: 7:00 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday, February 12th for a lecture and book signing with the authors of The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis. There is no charge to attend the lecture, however reservations are recommended. Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. To reserve seats or to pre-purchase books, please click here or call 805-522-2977.

According to the book’s authors – both former chairs of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees – Congress is incapable of reforming itself without a good kick in the seat from the American public. Frost and Davis, with great insight and skill, along with a wealth of anecdotes and photos, dissect the causes of legislative gridlock and offer a common sense, bi-partisan plan for making our Congress function again.

Tom Davis served in Congress from 1994 to 2008 representing Virginia’s 11th district. During that time, he served as House GOP Campaign Chairman in 2000 and 2002, and Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Martin Frost served 26 years in Congress representing Dallas-Ft.
Worth. He served four years as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and four years as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

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