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Formerly the Towe Auto Museum, we are a spacious 72,000 square foot museum home to over 150 vehicles of various makes and models, ranging from the early 1900s to alternative power vehicles of the future. Exhibits recreate the love affair we have with automobiles and provide historical information about the automotive industry. The Museum's mission is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is located at 2200 Front Street, between Broadway and Old Sacramento with ample free parking. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm, taking the last admission at 5pm and stays open until 9pm every third Thursday. For more information visit www.CalAutoMuseum.org or call (916) 442-6802.
Where were you in 1968? And what we’re you driving? The California Automobile Museum will take a detailed look at the tumultuous year – and the cars that were part of it – in its “1968” centerpiece exhibit, kicking off Sept. 22 and running through May 12, 2013. The exhibit is sponsored by Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln. The showcase will include sweeping, colorful walls with information and photos of cars of the era, automotive magazines, popular culture of the times and a timeline of key 1968 events, many of which occurred in the Golden State. Special events and displays will celebrate the music of the late 1960s, clothing styles, auto racing, automotive advertisements and c
The California Automobile Museum is proud to announce that Ferrari of San Francisco will be the title sponsor of its newest exhibit, Automobilia! Celebrating Italian Automotive Design. "I thought this Automobilia! exhibit was the perfect fit for the area and an exciting opportunity to support the Ferrari brand by our presence in the community that has shown its love for Italian motor cars," said Greg Minor, general manager of Ferrari of San Francisco, who noted the growing number of Ferrari owners in the Sacramento area. The project is the most ambitious ever undertaken by the California Automobile Museum and the sponsorship by Ferrari of San Francisco marks the Museum's first support for
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 Exp
The newest exhibit at the California Automobile Museum (CAM) will highlight the success of Toyota, Japan’s largest car manufacturer, as a trendsetter in America since the days it sold the gas-sipping Toyopet on Hollywood Boulevard when the newest models in Southern California dealerships had massive tail fins. The summer long exhibit, TOYOTA: Oh What A History!, sponsored by Elk Grove Toyota, opens on July 17 and will run through September 19. “Toyota was the first car manufacturer from the “Land of the Rising Sun” to sell cars in the United States and to challenge Detroit on many levels,” noted Karen McClaflin, Executive Director of the California Automobile Museum. “Over the last half c
This Sunday, May 30th kick of the summer season with the 2nd Annual Sacramento SwingTime event hosted by Fun Monkey Entertainment at the California Automobile Museum. From 12pm - 10pm, enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled day of music, food, drink, ice cream, vendors, a car show, and more! Also included, 8 musical acts inside the Museum headlined by Stompy Jones, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics, and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys and a Miss SwingTime Pin-Up Pageant. $18 admission includes full museum access as well as access to the event and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum. Kids 10 and under are free with paid adult admission and FREE event parking with paid admission. If you