Current Exhibit & Events
Special Event | One Day Only!Chevrolet Car Show | Saturday, November 17 | 10am-3pm
When you hear "Chevy" do you automatically think about the '57? Who doesn't and you can bet we'll have them here.
Bring the whole family to the museum on November 17th and check out the Classic Chevys on display inside our museum, plus the Chevys on display for the day in our parking lot. We will have some amazing cars from private owners for you to enjoy, plus our cars inside the museum, display of Americana and our massive HO train display. Have a Chevy you would like to display for the day on Nov. 17th? Register to show your Chevy here, no fee to show your car.
On November 3, 1911, Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit.
Chevrolet had a great influence on the American automobile market during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1953 it produced the Corvette a two-seater sports car with a fiberglass body. In 1957 Chevy introduced its first fuel injected engine, the Ramjet option on Corvette and passenger cars, priced at $484. In 1960 it introduced the Corvair, with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. In 1963 one out of every ten cars sold in the United States was a Chevrolet.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, the standard Chevrolet, particularly the deluxe Impala series, became one of America's best selling lines of automobiles in history. Join us as we celebrate this iconic car company, Chevrolet.
Please spread the word and socialize the museum and our events with your friends and family.
We've partnered with GAS GEEK
They've created a fun, new way to show off your classic car or truck. People walking past your car can see its history and videos pop-up on their mobile phone in seconds. We have about a dozen "beacons" in our museum cars and we love them! They also feature "member" cars on their website if you want. It's takes showing your car to a whole new level.
SPECIAL PROMOTION PRICE!Usually one beacon goes for $35, but for our museum friends, Gas Geek is offering a special promo. Order yours now on their website using the promo code MURPHY and enjoy $10 OFF. PLUS a portion of the proceeds will go to to help The Murphy Auto Museum. If you want to learn more about how Gas Geek can help you show off your car go to their website or call Gas Geek's owner, C.J. at (805) 220-3034. If you order now and until Nov. 16, C.J. will personally deliver your beacon to you at the Classic Chevy Car show at the museum on Sat., Nov. 17. Plus he will program your beacon on site free of charge. Thanks Gas Geek!
View the newly opened Andy Granatelli exhibit. Granatelli, aka, 'Mister 500′ was a major figure in automobile racing events. This exhibit, donated by his family, has many personal objects, trophies, personal photos, racing posters and never before seen STP clothing and memorabilia. Pay tribute to the racer, entrepreneur, engineer, promoter, business executive and the man that conquered Indy.