Upcoming Exhibits & Events


National Corvette Restorers Society Annual Corvette Judging Event & Corvette Car Show

Special Event | One Day Only!
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 10am-3pm

The Central Coast Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society will be hosting their annual judging event at our museum on Saturday, September 15th. Five of the finest Corvettes in the area will be meticulously judged by experienced tech experts. Watch what goes on during a concourse style judging event and stay for the awards crowning the best Corvette in the Central Coast.

In addition to judging event, we will be hosting a non-judged Corvette car show that day in our parking with a local Corvette club bringing their best cars. Registration for this show is open to the general public too, giving Corvette enthusiasts an opportunity to show their classic "vettes". Registering your Corvette for the Sept. 15th car show is free. Register your Corvette for the non-judged portion of the show.

Come join us on this day, $10.00 admission for this special event gets you into the museum to see the Corvettes being judged, plus other privately owned Corvettes on display for the day, plus the Corvettes which are part of our permanent display and all other cars and artifacts inside our museum! A food vendor will be on site. Bring the whole family.

We will be in the final days of our vintage camping exhibit, so you will want to see those too.


3rd Annual Memorial Car Rally Honoring Cory Iverson

Saturday, October 20, 2018

This year’s rally is in honor of Cory David Iverson who lost his life on December 14, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire in Fillmore, California. Proceeds of this rally will benefit two charities; Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness (IFAA)* and The Murphy Auto Museum. We encourage you to socialize this rally to your family and friends, especially to the community of first responders.

The rally will take its participants on a beautiful drive through Ventura County’s backcountry. Each car will have a driver and a navigator. A rally map will be given to the navigator at the start of the rally. At each checkpoint along the route, a poker card will be given to the driver/navigator, as well as a fun activity to be played. Lunch will be served at a stopping point along the rally route, and rally participants will end their day at a festive after rally party at The Murphy Auto Museum. Ashley Iverson will be present at the after party in Oxnard. The rally is open to the first 50 cars, classics, and modern day automobiles. Sponsorship levels are:

Starter - $500.00
• One car entry for driver and navigator
• Two tickets for kickoff breakfast and lunch
• Two tickets to rally after party
• $50.00 for each additional person for rally after party


Driver’s Seat - $1,000.00
• One car entry for driver and navigator
• Two tickets for kickoff breakfast and lunch
• Four tickets to rally after party
• Name and logo on all rally marketing material
• $50.00 for each additional person for rally after party


Checkered Flag - $2,000.00
• One car entry for driver and navigator
• Two tickets for kickoff breakfast and lunch
• Four tickets to rally after party
• Name and logo on all rally marketing material and banner signage recognition will be displayed in the museum for perpetuity. Corporate booth setup at the museum the day of the rally.

Download the rally brochure. Download the rally registration form. Complete instructions for entry and payment are detailed on the registration form. Questions? E-mail the museum’s director info@murphyautomuseum.org

* IFAA's focus is to create awareness on mental health and help first responders deal with the trauma they see on the job, encouraging firefighters and other first responders to take time to heal themselves after saving others.


2nd Annual Garage Sale

Special Event | One Day Only!
Sunday, November 4 | 10am-3pm

This is a big fundraising event for us. Please drop your car-related donations now and up to the day of the garage sale during our normal operating hours. Only car-related items will be accepted. Come on by on Nov. 4th to find your treasure.


Classic Chevrolets

Exhibit runs: October 6-December 30, 2018
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.


Hours & Suggested Donation

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

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

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

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