L arz and Isabel Anderson made various provisions to ensure that their beautiful estate in Brookline would be a resource and benefit to the surrounding community. In addition to hosting dignitaries, the Andersons used their home as a cultural center, hosting plays for children of the town, dog shows, birthday parties, charity functions, and ice skating on the pond in the winter, as well as playing host to informal lawn gatherings of likeminded early automobile enthusiasts, at the dawn of the motor age. Decades after their passing, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum continues the Anderson’s enduring legacy by opening our doors to the public for our Community History Speakers Series. Designed to create a community-wide conversation about history in our area, the topics range from architecture, textiles, American history in Brookline, and of course, the Andersons themselves.

The registration fee for each event is a donation to the Museum of $10. The fee is 100% tax deductible. Unless otherwise specified.
Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.



With Author Bob Guarino
Thursday, March 30, 2023
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm

Bob Guarino’s first job was as a car salesman at Auto Engineering in Lexington, Massachusetts. These were dealers for an amazing variety of automobiles including Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Aston Martin, BMW and Jaguar. He then befriended Fritz Muelhaupt, a Mercedes Benz mechanic, started a Porsche and Ferrari franchise on the South Shore of Boston in Cohasset, called Autohaus.

Bob owned and operated the dealership for over 30 years and with 35 employees. In this lecture Bob will discuss the fascinating details of his book, Let Me Sell You A Ferrari.