LOS ANGELES The Pep Boys Manny, Moe & Jack 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.
Last fall, Pep Boys Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing Scott Webb handed the marquees to Rick Dale of HISTORY’s hit series, American Restoration, where the statues were given a complete overhaul as part of the company’s 90th anniversary. Dale and his team of experts transformed the statues to like-new condition by repairing, repainting and reinforcing the fiberglass structure. Dale’s team even recreated the cigar originally found on the statue that Manny’s character smoked until it was removed from Pep Boys’ materials during the “Great American Smoke Out” in 1990.