Upcoming Exhibits & Events
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.
We’re celebrating Big American 8 Cylinder Power. Come to The Murphy to view our exhibit featuring Packards, Lincolns, Chryslers and Cadillacs in GIANT proportions. We’ll give you the stats on length, weight and mpg’s which will make you feel a lot better about what you are driving, although not anywhere near as cool or fun.
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Sunday, December 14 - 12noon-4pm
Join us for a Holiday celebration at The Murphy Auto Museum on Sunday December 14th to celebrate the holidays!
Entry into the museum is only $5 this day (kids 12 and under free) when you bring at least two cans or boxed non-perishable food items. All the food will be donated to FOOD Share, Inc., established in 1983, FOOD Share is a critical member of our community in providing food and support to the hungry of Ventura County.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, plus raffles to win one of several Murphy Auto Museum Annual Memberships ($40 value), music, refreshments and good friends. This is a very worthy cause and we hope you are able to attend and support The Murphy Auto Museum and FOOD Share at this event. Plus view our current exhibit in the main showroom Big American 8 Cylinder Power, so you are not only helping feed those less fortunate, but you get to meet some wonderful people, spread some holiday cheer and see some cool vintage cars all at the same time.
• 50/50 raffle and annual membership raffle prizes
• Take your holiday family photos with the Museums decorated Holiday Trucks: A '63 Red & White Chevy Truck & '46 Green Dodge Pickup
• View our current exhibit in the main showroom Big American 8 Cylinder Power, model train and period clothing on display
• Refreshments will be served
January 18 - March 30, 2015
Few things are more American than a Jeep. Mention the word or flash a picture of one and what comes to your mind? The Jeep was born from a US Army specification that went out to industry asking for “something fast and maneuverable to do all-terrain transport and reconnaissance”. In essence, they were looking to replace what they already had to do that task – the horse. The Jeep design was so basic that even a child’s crayon picture of a car is more complicated than a Jeep. Maybe that’s why we love them; basic and in a pinch, could be fixed with a scout knife, bubble gum and scotch tape.
Our first quarter exhibit for 2015 will be honoring this great American invention. The Murphy Auto Museum will be displaying some wonderful examples; from the basic World War II and Korean War Jeeps to the more modern and luxurious Wagoneer and a few things in between.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
April 5 - June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10am-5pm VINTAGE TRAILER TOURS IN THE PARKING LOT
April through June’s exhibit will take you to a unique destination; yesterday. At our museum, RV means Retro Vintage and we will 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 and camping memorabilia.
We’ll also have a few new ones on display so you can see how serious this love affair really is. Our signature event will be on June 27th in the parking lot. We will have two dozen beautiful trailers for you to view along with their owners and in most cases, the vintage cars that tow them. Donation is $10.00 which gets you into the parking lot and the Vintage Trailer Tour and entrance into the museum filled with Glamping. Plus, our display of vintage cars. Come hungry! We'll have food trucks. You do not want to miss this incredible event!