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Santa Comes Early to Sacramento 195 new bicycles are surprise gifts to foster kids and other children during holiday event

18 Dec

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Close to 200 Sacramento area children and teens were astounded to receive new bikes last night, donated by community members and businesses and assembled by local volunteers including members of the Sacramento Wheelman Club, Sacramento Police Department, and Sacramento Police Department Cadets. “We look forward to this event every year” The surprise gifts […]

FUEL Newsletter from the California Automobile Museum! July/August 2014

02 Jul

Time is Ticking: Museum’s Bucket List Makes Progress From the Desk of Executive Director, Karen McClaflin I have a dear friend who has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently going through chemotherapy. The C word – Cancer. When mortality is in question, you start to look at your own life and what you’ve accomplished. There […]

FUEL NEWSLETTER May/June

28 Apr

Cover Story: Thoughts for the Future and a Growing Museum From the Cadillac of our Executive Director, Karen McClaflin Last month I had the privilege of attending both the California Association of Museum’s conference in Napa as well as the National Association of Automobile Museums’ conference in Los Angeles. It’s always an amazing opportunity to […]

FUEL: High Octane News from the California Automobile Museum (March/April)

28 Feb

From the Desk of our Executive Director, Karen McClaflin I am sad to say we are losing our bookkeeper and membership coordinator of over eight years, Olessya Zhuk.  With more institutional knowledge than anyone else here, we will miss her greatly; not just for that, but also her beauty, grace and Russian accent!  For years, […]

FUEL Newsletter! Jan/Feb edition

02 Jan

When I was recently asked about the relevancy of museums today, I pondered whether the automobile collection found in our museum was something that visitors simply enjoyed, or could it have a greater influence, perhaps even a life-changing experience. I began to list people who, I felt in one way or another, had been affected […]