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Affordable Fun at the California Automobile Museum

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On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04PM | By: Gary P Garry

Affordable Fun at the California Automobile Museum

If you want to see a veritable treasure trove of classic cars of every type all assembled in one place, you may want to take a trip to Sacramento to visit the California Automobile Museum.

This museum originally opened its doors in 1987 as the Towe Ford Museum. At that time, it was centered around the largest collection of classic Fords on the planet. The cars were the property of a benefactor named Edward Towe, thus the name. They started adding different makes and models, so they changed the name to the Towe Auto Museum in 1997. It was renamed the California Automobile Museum in 2009.

The amazing array of classic and unusual cars at the California Automobile Museum are strategically placed throughout the 72,000 square foot facility. A number of different exhibits come and go throughout the year, and, of course, there is a robust permanent collection. .

You can also exhibit your classic vehicle at the California Automobile Museum. In fact, the majority of the vehicles that are being displayed are owned by private exhibitors.

At the present time the the museum has some very cool exhibits. One of them takes an in-depth look at at some alternative fuel vehicles, including plug-in electric cars, vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas-powered cars, and others.

There is also an exhibit that contains awesome vehicles that were owned by famous people. This is truly a must-see exhibit if you are a car lover who appreciates the allure of the celebrity. You can see a 1932 Ford Hardtop that was owned by none other than auto racing legend A.J. Foyt.

Linda Ronstadt's 1982 Porsche 911SC is on display, along with a 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000SQV that was owned by Malcolm Forbes. The Kawasaki motorcycle that Eric Estrada rode while filming the CHiPs television series is also part of the exhibit..

Considering all there is to see at the museum, the cost of admission is a supreme bargain. Adults get in for just eight dollars, it's four dollars for students, and kids five and under get in free. Seniors 65 years of age and up get a one dollar discount.

There are actually a few ways that you could get into the museum for free. On Mother's Day moms are free, and on Father's Day dads can enjoy the museum free of charge

The first Saturday in February is a freebie, and active-duty military personnel and veterans can enter the museum for free on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

The California Automobile Museum is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM, but you have to get there by 5 PM. The exact location is 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, California.


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