Aug 052012
 
1953 Chevy Pickup owned by Tim Quintero of Sacramento, CA.

Our favorite, a 1953 Chevy Pickup owned by Tim Quintero of Sacramento, CA.

A few more of our favorites:

1955 Buick Century

A 1955 Buick Century owned by Tom & Joan Mason of Citrus Heights, CA.

1948 Mercury Coupe

A 1948 Mercury Coupe owned by Goran Lassell of Sacramento, CA.

The California Automobile Museum’s CAM Car Cruise was this past Saturday. Even with some strange August weather and a little bit of lightning, it was a great event. They blocked off the entire block on Fulton Ave. between El Camino and Marconi. There were car clubs parked in different businesses all down the street. The street was lined on both sides with a large variety of classic cars, muscle cars and hot rods. There was a large vendor area with a live band and a row of food trucks parked down the middle of the street.

Rockbot Studio of Roseville, CA.

Mike Kulp and son from Rockbot Studio.

One new vendor I met was Mike Kulp from Rockbot Studio. He has some really cool & creative pictures for sale.

Grand Marshall Paul Robins from Fox40 Live.

Grand Marshall Paul Robins from Fox40 Live taking pictures of his favorites.

Grand Marshall Paul Robins, from Fox40 Live, was the emcee and was seen walking around taking pictures of his favorite cars. His wife’s 1958 Morris Minor truck was on display as well as Wild Bill’s 2005 All Aluminum Panoz Esperante.

To view all our photos of the 2012 CAM Car Cruise please visit our photo gallery.

Our thanks to the California Automobile Museum for sponsoring such a great show. We are very lucky to have a museum of such quality in Northern California.

Dec 032011
 

The California Automobile Museum will host the Sierra Mustang Club in its Car Club Cavalcade Exhibit for the month of December. From December 3 through January 6, visitors will enjoy an array of cars from throughout the history of the original “pony car.”

The Ford Mustang, introduced on April 17, 1964, was a clever re-imagining of the Falcon compact sedan as a sporty coupe with a long list of options that allowed buyers to customize their cars as true luxury or performance machines – or both. Other manufacturers rushed to copy the Mustang’s formula, as well as its long-hood, short-deck styling, giving birth to a boom of so-called “pony cars” that peaked in the late 1960s. Over the last 47 years, the Mustang has consistently been one of America’s favorite performance cars, and its history has been marked by many exciting variations with a common basis in the original car’s winning formula. The Sierra Mustang Club will showcase cars from all eras of the model’s history in this exciting display.

The California Automobile Museum is located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. The public can contact the Museum by telephone at 916-442-6802, or visit its website at www.calautomuseum.org. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00am-6:00pm, and on the third Thursday of every month until 9:00pm.

The Car Club Cavalcade is a monthly exhibit at the California Automobile Museum. The Museum offers Car Club Memberships to all interested car clubs, and Car Club Members have the opportunity to feature members’ cars in the Museum for one month in the Car Club Cavalcade exhibit. More information on Museum Memberships is available at www.calautomuseum.org/html/membership.html.

The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is a 72,000 square foot facility and has 140 to 160 cars on display. The permanent exhibit showcases vehicles in chronological order from the early 1900s to the 1980s. Other ongoing exhibits include Going Green, WUNDERCARS!, Legends of Speed, and James Dean, as well as the Car Club Cavalcade Exhibit.

Oct 312011
 

Sacramento, CA — The California Automobile Museum will host a special display of Vettes for Vets 2011 “America’s Sports Car,” the Corvette, leading up to the annual “Vettes for Vets” all-Corvette car show on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

At the Museum, there will be unique examples of Corvettes from October 29 through December 3. The public is invited to come to the Museum during normal business hours and see the display, which will include six generations of Corvettes and is sure to thrill guests of all ages!

On November 5, the Corvettes on display at the Museum will be joined by many other Corvettes at the all-Corvette car show honoring all veterans. This car show will benefit veteran’s groups as well as the California Automobile Museum. Military (retired and active duty) and spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day both at the car show and at the Museum where, with their military identification card, they will receive free admission for the day (and on Veteran’s Day, November 11).

The car show will be located just south of the Museum at 2400 Front Street beginning at 10:00 a.m., where spectators can enjoy (for free admission) the sights and sounds of vendors, food, veteran displays, raffle prizes, and trophies for the cars.

Corvette owners can join hundreds of their sister Corvettes for the all-Corvette car show by either pre-registering ($10) at www.CalAutoMuseum.org or at 9:00 a.m. at the gate on November 5 for $15. Registration for the car show includes two free Museum admission passes. This event is located on a paved and partially covered lot and will be held rain or shine. The “Vettes for Vets” car show is sponsored by Performance Chevrolet and Corvette Care.

The Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, exhibit, and teach, the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum’s collection of more than 150 cars gives visitors the chance to witness first-hand the evolution of the automobile from its invention to today’s alternative-fueled experiments that will someday be tomorrow’s cars.

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., taking the last admission at 5:00 p.m. and stays open until 9:00 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.