Upcoming Exhibits & Events
The Italians gave the world sexy sports cars; the Japanese, fuel efficient economy cars and the Germans, high performance and luxurious highway cruisers. But only America produced pickups better than anybody else. Ford pickups, Chevrolet, Dodge, Jeeps, we've got them.
Special Event | One Day Only!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
HUGE ONE DAY ONLY EVENT! 40+ VINTAGE TRAILERS on display and open for tours
Exhibit runs: June 23-Sept 30, 2018
This is the biggest show of the year! Admission of $10.00 gets you into the entire museum and Vintage Trailer Special Event were you will tour 40+ Vintage Trailers and campers. Plus, these trailers are decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot. Food and music too! This is our signature year event. You don't want to miss the fun.
Special Event | One Day Only!Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Central Coast Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society will be hosting their annual judging event at our museum on Saturday, September 15th. This show brings in the finest Corvettes in the area for a show and judging by experienced tech experts. Come join us on this day to see some really cool Corvettes plus items on display inside the museum. We will be in the final days of our vintage camping exhibit, so you will want to see those too.
When you hear "Chevy" do you automatically think about the '57? Who doesn't and you can bet we'll have them here.
On November 3, 1911, Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit.
Chevrolet continued into the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s competing with Ford, and after the Chrysler Corporation formed in 1928, Plymouth, Ford, and Chevrolet were known as the "Low-priced three". In 1929 they introduced the famous "Stovebolt" overhead-valve inline six-cylinder engine, giving Chevrolet a marketing edge over Ford.
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.