Kids & Cars Educational Videos

Below are the links to four new educational video clips "Murphy's Lab" for 8- to 15-year-old car buffs. Thanks to Steve Ford "The Car Guy", offering free insights for kids to learn about car basics and the foundation information about hand tools.

Disclaimer: Although hand tools can appear easy to use, they still require adult supervision and mentor guidance for proper and safe use.

“Socket To Me”

Murphy Auto Museum "Socket To Me" (Ratchets & Sockets) from Steve Ford.

“Cool Tools”

Murphy Auto Museum "Cool Tools" from Steve Ford.

“Bolts to Drive You Nuts”

Murphy Auto Museum "Bolts to Drive You Nuts" from Steve Ford.

“Boxed In Wrenches”

Murphy Auto Museum "Boxed In Wrenches" from Steve Ford.

Steve Ford – THE CAR GUY holds one of the strongest combinations of hands-on automotive technical expertise and journalism backgrounds in the mass media. His blend of building on a career based upon mainstream auto service career work and subsequent experience as an automotive technician-instructor has established a solid foundation for his an award-winning newspaper, magazine and television/radio broadcast journalism, as well as serving as a national-level professional speaker to convention, industry and consumer audiences — all giving him keen insights into the auto industry and the needs of contemporary motorists and enthusiasts.

Ford holds current ASE-certification as an Automotive Technician/Trainer and is a graduate of Michigan State University with a  Master of Arts degree in Instructional Design & Distance Learning, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications from California State University Northridge. He has been married for twenty-five years, has two children and is a fifth-generation Californian.

The Murphy Auto Museum is so lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Steve Ford that donate their time and talent to help us teach our young visitors about tools and cars.

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