Museums

Volo Auto Museum to sell some of its famous TV and movie cars


Bugs Bunny carrot car

(August 28, 2018) VOLO, Ill. — When the Volo Auto Museum sells some of its famous TV and movie cars and other novelties this September, it won't be because officials are downsizing or cutting their losses. Rather, it will be the continuation of a winning strategy that has helped this increasingly eclectic museum located in a small northern Illinois town to buck the trend that has been closing the doors of other auto museums nationwide.

Nissan supports two Japanese car culture exhibits at Petersen museum


1937 Datsun Model 16 Coupe

(May 29, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Nissan has announced its support of two new exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum that celebrate and explore the intersection of American and Japanese car culture. Both opened to the public on May 26.

Two exhibits on Japanese car culture to open at Petersen museum


1967 Toyota 2000GT

(May 9, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced plans for its upcoming exhibits set to debut on May 26. The first part of the exhibit, titled “The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking” will illuminate key elements of Japanese design philosophy in the years preceding its climb to market dominance in the 1970s.

Mullin Museum presents 'The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders'


1936 Bugatti Type 57SC

(March 28, 2018) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum has revealed that the “crown jewels” of its collection will return to the museum as part of its upcoming exhibit, which will debut to the public on Saturday, April 14. Entitled “L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders,” this new display will showcase the finest and most renowned sculpture, artifacts and vehicles from the Mullin Museum’s permanent collection, each representing the skill and unparalleled craftsmanship of the most esteemed French master coachbuilders.

Mullin Museum's 1936 Bugatti Atlantic wins prestigious award

(February 10, 2018) PARIS — The Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was named The Peninsula Classics “Best of the Best” during a private dinner held at the Peninsula Paris on Feb. 8. In three years of the annual award, the Mullin Museum has won twice, claiming the inaugural title with its 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS.

50 iconic Porsches on display at Petersen Automotive Museum

(February 7, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Celebrating the worldwide impact of Porsche’s legendary machines, the Petersen Automotive Museum officially opened “The Porsche Effect” to the public on Feb. 3. Organized in partnership with Porsche Cars North America, the new display features 50 of the brand’s most iconic cars presented in both the exhibition and in an all-new vault tour in the museum’s underground treasury.

Mullin Museum expands Citroen exhibit with new vehicles


1971 Citroen SM Bonneville Racecar

(January 23, 2018) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum has expanded its internationally acclaimed Citroën exhibit with the addition of three vehicles from the French automaker: a 1931 C4G, a 1975 CX2200 Berline, and a 1971 SM Bonneville Racecar. The cars represent the newest component of the museum’s “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” exhibit, which celebrates the quirky yet wildly innovative manufacturer.

Ferrari Museum expands with two new exhibitions

(May 30, 2017) MARANELLO, Italy — The Ferrari Museum of Maranello today opens its new exhibition spaces and two exhibitions - "Under the Skin" and "Infinite Red" - in the presence of President and CEO of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, Vice President Piero Ferrari, director of the London Design Museum Deyan Sudjic and mayor of Maranello Massimiliano Morini.

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America's Car Museum and NAIAS announce heritage run

(August 25, 2016) America’s Car Museum (ACM) and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have announced that Boston will be the starting point of “The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run” — an 11-day, 2,150 mile winter road rally, from Dec. 28 to Jan. 7, concluding at the opening of the North American International Auto Show.

History revisited: Walter P. Chrysler Museum reopens

(May 18, 2016) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — “The grille on the 1934 Chrysler Airflow is beautiful to look at, but it sure does rip up my California Car Duster,” said Jim Harp. Harp has been volunteering at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum for seven years. Part of his responsibilities include dusting the more than 60 classic cars housed inside the museum’s historical halls. However, Harp doesn’t just dust; he waxes poetically about the history of the vehicles inside.

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