California Automobile Museum Revs Up for 2011 Exhibitions
The California Automobile Museum was once recognized for the Ford collection it housed, but since 1997, it has expanded the makes and models of the cars on exhibit and now is becoming known for its diversity in exhibitions. This diversity is part of the Museum’s mission to tell the history of the automobile. Currently the Museum is opening Lowriders: The Art of Low and Slow which will run through January 9 and will open Automobilia! Celebrating Italian Automotive Design on November 13. As the Museum continues to expand the types of cars represented at the Museum, it looks forward to the unique schedule of exhibits it will present in 2011.
Dropped and Chopped — January 22 – March 27
Explore the classic years of traditional rods and customs between 1946-1960, including Sacramento's notable cars and legends such as Dick Bertolucci.
American Muscle — April 9 – July 10
Explore the birth and evolution of American muscles cars from the 1960s to present day and the impact on popular culture and automotive technology.
4×4: Mud, Sweat, and Gears — July 23 – September 25
Explore not only the conception of 4-wheel drive vehicles and how they became incorporated into industry, military and recreational use, but also the influence of these vehicles' technical advances on the automotive industry as a whole.
Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models — October 8 – January 9, 2012
Traveling photography exhibit from National Automotive History Collection and the Detroit Public Library based on the book Sirens of Chrome by Margery Krevsky.
This schedule was updated on October 7, 2010 and is subject to change. Before visiting the Museum call (916) 442-6802 or visit www.CalAutoMuseum.org to confirm an exhibition.
Submitted by Kaela Nelson, who is the Marketing and Education Coordinator for the California Automobile Museum.