Past Exhibits & Events

Fantastic Fords-2016

One Day Only Special Event Car Show
Car Show-Sunday, July 3, 2016| 10am-3pm
Vintage Trailer Show 2016

Come out for our Fantastic Ford show. $10.00 gets you into the parking lot packed with the best pre-1970s Fords you'll ever see. Don't miss our Show and Shine event!

See the events photos on Facebook.

Bohemian Beauties-A Tribute to Volkswagen & the History of Air-cooled Engines

April 8- June 18, 2016

Special Event One Day Only!
VW Car Show in the parking lot - Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 10am-3pm
corvette show

In our exhibit you will see a classic Beetle, Corvair, Porsches and a 1925 Franklin air-cooled automobile, in this psychedelic exhibit at The Murphy Auto Museum. The beauty of the air-cooled engine is it's simplicity, light weight, reliability and low cost. From the most iconic air-cooled engine of the Porsche 356 to the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, learn all about the history of the air-cooled engine and the spectacular cars that house them.

Murphy Auto Museum VW SHOW Flyer1956 Beetle Sedan with trailer

Packard Show & LA Studebaker Drivers Club 31st Annual Winter Meet 2016

January 2- March 27

Special Event One Day Only!
LA Studebaker Drivers Club 31st Annual Winter Cars Show-Sunday, March 20, 2016
corvette show

We hosted the LA Studebaker Drivers Club Winter meet on March 20th. The parking lot was packed with the best Studebakers you'd ever see. Plus, entrance into the museum for our Packard exhibit in the main showroom and 30,000 sq. ft. filled with 70+ vintage cars, Americana, period clothing and one of the largest H/O scale train layouts around.

Marvelous Mopar's 2015

October 3- December 27, 2015

corvette show

When you talk about the history of Mopar, Chrysler fans are eager to talk your ear off about the NASCAR career of the Chrysler FirePower and 426 Hemi V-8s, Max Wedge 413 or the Ramcharger. But the history goes back all the way to 1928 when the Chrysler Corporation bought Dodge Brothers, thus was born the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929. We have some marvelous cars: Chrysler, Plymouth, DeSoto, Dodge and Imperial.

Corvette-America's Iconic Sports Car 2015

July 5 - September 27, 2015

Special Event One Day Only!

Corvette Show in the parking lot - Saturday, August 15

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corvette show

What a great turnout for our Corvette Car Show. We had Corvette's spanning all six generations.

Exhibit sponsered by:

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3rd Annual Vintage Trailer Show-The Great Outdoors 2015

Special Event | One Day Only!

Saturday, June 27, 2015 10am-5pm
VINTAGE TRAILERS on display in the parking lot

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vintage trailer

At our museum, RV means Retro Vintage and we have some of the coolest camping trailers you will see assembled in one place. Come out and see for yourself our first class selection of unique and rare trailers.

We had several cool vintage trailers on display inside the museum during the exhibit run, April 5-June 28: 1924 Chevrolet Housecar, 1936 Kaycraft Kampster Tear Drop Trailer, 1947 Maybee Tent & Awning Co. Umbrella Tent, 1954 Ranger, 1954 Jewel, 1958 Alaskan Camper & 1959 Chevy Apache Truck, 1962 Airstream Globetrotter, 1969 Dodge Corey Cruiser, 1976 Airstream Overlander. Plus, these trailers are all decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot.

Murphy Auto Museum Vintage Trailer Flyer

Exhibit Sponsored by:

Automobile Club of Southern California

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The California RV Show

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Ventura RV Connection

Ventura Rv Connection logo

Big American 8 Cylinder Power 2014

October 5 - December 28, 2014

In the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s, cars were big. Really big. Dashboards were made of metal with just a few soft surfaces, engines had very large cubic inch displacements and you could fit all of your friends comfortably into the car. Everyone was happy. Soaring gas prices and government mileage regulations meant automobile designers had to design cars with fuel efficient engines and make cars lighter and smaller to remove weight. How boring.

Our exhibit exhibit featured Packards, Lincolns, Chryslers and Cadillacs in GIANT proportions.

Exhibit Sponsored by

The Automobile Club of Southern California

The Automobile Club of Southern California

Car & Christmas Holiday Celebration & Food Drive

Sunday, December 14, 12-4pm

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Thank you for joining us for this Holiday celebration! Entry into the museum is only $5 this day when you bring at least two cans or boxed non-perishable food items. All the food will be donated to FOOD Share, Inc. 50/50 Raffle, Annual Membership raffle prizes, decorated cars and refreshments. This is a very worthy cause and we hope you are able to attend and support us and FOOD Share at this event.

Modernism at the Murphy

July 5 - September 28, 2014

Come celebrate Modernism at The Murphy Auto Museum. We’ll have historically significant cars on display from this mid century era Our beautiful, restored and factory correct Studebaker Avanti's, a few beautiful Lincoln’s from the late 1950’s, a Holiday House mobile mansion, the holy grail of contemporary design. Furniture and art will also be on display.

This can't miss event re-creates the Mad Men inspired chic-party atmosphere of a mid-1950s party, complete with mid-century modern furniture, art show, vintage cars and more.

Movies at the Murphy

May 30, 2014 - American Graffiti

June 20, 2014 - WHERE THEY RACED: Speed Demons in the City of Angels

July 25, 2014 - Bullitt

August 29, 2014 - Hot Rod Girl

It’s summertime and you are stuck in town but you want to go out and do something fun. I know! Let’s go to Movies at The Murphy!

We had a great summer night movie series and please look forward to more cool car movies next summer!

Airstream Exhibit & Mad Men Modernism Party

Saturday, July 19, 2014

See the Mad Men Party Photos on Facebook.

See the Airstream Exhibit Photos on Facebook.

Thank you to all our vistors, family, friends and fans who made the Airstream event and Modernism Party so much fun. Thanks to FrankE DelMonico for making us laugh and swooning all of us off our seats and onto the dance floor. Retro Roadside Photgraphy was there, selling incredible photographs. Thank you to Chris Burko from Attaboy Vintage for mixing up the drinks. Artist Jane Gottlieb and Mike Stenhrenberger showed their car art which is now on permanent display. Thanks to Garth Ratliff for loaning the mid-century furniture display in our main showroom and Hollywood Airstream Designer, Randy Gomez. Thank you to all our volunteers, we couldn't do it without you. Oh, and the biggest thank you of all to David Neel, Owner and Director, you make it all happen.

The Murphy Auto Museum, in conjunction with Airstream of Los Angeles, will be hosting a new Airstream trailer display for one day only on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Feed your wanderlust spirit by peering into several new 2014 and 2015 Airstream trailers and motorhomes. Airstream has been making trailers since 1936 and their rich history and iconic design is timeless.

This can't miss event re-creates the Mad Men inspired chic-party atmosphere of a mid-1950s party, complete with mid-century modern furniture, art show, vintage cars and more.

Airstream Exhibit Sponsored By

Murphy Auto Museum Special Event Flyer

Vintage Trailer Show

April 5 - June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

vintage trailer show

Thank you to all who came down to enjoy the day with us! Visit our Facebook page to view all the great photos from this incredibly fun event! We had over a 1,000 visitors that day, a big success!

At our museum, RV means Retro Vintage and we had over 24 of the coolest camping trailers you ever saw assembled in one place, many of which were super unique and rare.

Thanks to all our fellow Trailerites who participated in the show! Thank you to Connie Korenstein who coordinated the vintage fashion show and the Sea Hunters for the live music, to our all our food Vendors, and of course, our dedicated docents, we couldn't have done it without you!

A big thank you to our sponsors. The California RV Show, Airstream Los Angeles and the Ventura RV Connection

Murphy Auto Museum Special Event Flyer

Pickups & Station Wagons Show

January 18 - March 30, 2014

Special Event: Sunday, February 16, 2014

We had a HUGE turnout. Thank you to all who came down to enjoy the day with us! Thanks to all the wonderful vendors and the car collecting bunch who brought their vintage pickup trucks & station wagons. We had a great time throwing the Pickups & Station Wagons parking lot party and Vintage Flea Market. A big thank you to The Underground Gourmet Food Truck who served mouth watering gourmet burgers, savory tacos and delectable sandwiches all day. And a special thank you to our exhibit and event sponsor, Santa Paula Chevrolet.

My Generation Corvette Exhibit

November 2013 - December 2013

The Murphy Auto Museum currently has three generations of Corvettes on exhibit inside the Museum.

Vehicles on display include:

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1986 Chevrolet Corvette.

Vintage Trailer Show

Open House Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thank you to all who made it out to our first Vintage Trailer Show. It was a huge success! Look for our next show Glamping & Vintage Trailer Show June 28, 2014.

The Murphy Auto Museum will be showcasing a collection of privately owned vintage travel trailers and the public is invited to attend the Open House! Trailers will be open for viewing one day only on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 till 3:00 pm. Come out and see Shastas, Airstreams, Rangers, Fireballs, Cardinals, Silver Streaks and many others. The owners of the trailers will be giving you tours of their rigs, complete with period correct accessories and in some cases, the vintage cars that pull them. Come out and see the only show like this in Ventura County this year! Parking is free and a small donation fee gets you in to see the trailers and the cars inside the museum.

All Generations Corvette Show

Sunday May 6, 2012

corvette show

California Car Covers provided a Golden Shine Car Care Kit for a prize. We are proud to have the support of both the Ventura Corvette Club and Red Line Corvettes. These fine clubs have agreed to display over two dozen of their Corvettes, spanning all six generations. Additionally, The Murphy Auto Museum currently has three generations of Corvettes on exhibit inside the Museum.

Travel on 2 Wheels: Scooters and Early American Motorcycles Exhibit

April 23 - May 28, 2011

Exhibits from the collections of : Todd Huber, Skate Lab, Simi Valley CA; David Hansen, The Shop, Ventura CA; Daniel Schonewald, Camarillo, CA. As gas prices do go up, maybe we'll ride scooters again. They can go a 100 miles with a gallon of gas. The Murphy Auto Museum is displaying several scooters. Fans of old V-twin Iron will be interested to see several motorcycles from The Shop's collection. If you have been watching the TV show American Pickers, these are the bikes they would dream of finding. These are an Excelsior, Thor, Pope, and a red Indian. We even borrowed an engine cut-away that shows the inner workings of an engine.

Motorcycles on display include:

Vespa SS90, Swiss Army motorcycle, Condor 580-I  Painted by "Von Dutch", 1918 Pope motorcycle, Excelsior, Thor Motorcycle, 1926 Indian Scout, Rudge speedway racer, Bultaco dirt bike

Hours & Suggested Donation

Year Round
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

April through December
Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Adults: $9 | Children 12 yrs & under: FREE
Active Military with ID or in uniform: FREE
Annual Membership: $40

Open by appointment during the week for group tours.  More »

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