Current Exhibits

Auto Exotica: A Celebration of Modern Supercars

December 13, 2014 through February 1, 2015

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This winter, the California Automobile Museum will host an exhibit of some of the rarest modern cars to grace the streets of Sacramento. These cars are the high-performance, rare, sports cars that haunt the dreams of many a teenager and adult alike. They look fast, even when standing still. And they are both beautiful and awe-inspiring.

This short seven-week exhibit will include a dozen high-end vehicles  and even a superbike! But what makes this exhibit so different from others at the California Automobile Museum is that these cars are not historic in that they are old. They are historic because they are game-changing vehicles! Plus, these wild beasts of the car world will all have been recently in production. Sorry Lamborghini Miura, we love you, but not in this exhibit.

In addition to helping complete the history of the car, these powerful, rare, and sexy automobiles are the cars that can make the boys and girls of today fall in love with the car world. The California Automobile Museum welcomes new museum visitors to this exhibit, where they can see all of automotive history come to life.


Museum members will enjoy free admission throughout the duration of these exhibits along with special discounts applied in the Giftshop and tickets to Museum-sponsored events. To learn more about these exhibits and membership options, please call (916) 442-6802.



California Automobile Museum Make A Move Technology Exhibit

Make A Move: Innovations that Created the Automobile

The automobile is an invention that has changed the course of human life throughout the globe. But where did the ideas to create it come from? And how exactly do all those parts work? This hands-on exhibit will help explain to visitors of all ages the technologies that all help the automobile “Make a Move.”

Included in this exhibit will be three very different car chassis that visitors can touch to feel the differences and similarities, cut-aways of engines to see what the big deal about cylinders really is, and more!

This exhibit features a cork-board wall for visitors to put their ideas of what could make cars better. Below are some of the responses, visit to submit some of your own!



Cars of the Stars

StarCars The California Automobile Museum has several famous vehicles throughout the museum that were on television and cars owned by notable individuals. Vehicles include:

  • 1932 Ford Hardtop (AJ Foyt)
  • 1933 Lincoln KB (A.P. Giannini)
  • 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Town Car by Brunn (Clara Ford)
  • 1974 Plymouth Satellite (Gov. Jerry Brown)
  • 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 from the filming of CHiPS (Erik Estrada)
  • 1982 Porsche 911SC (Linda Ronstadt)
  • 1984 Ford Mustang LX convertible (Ricky Nelson)
  • 1985 March Indy Car (Michael Andretti)
  • 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000SQV (Malcolm Forbes)


Going Green

Going GreenThe California Automobile Museum presents an exhibit which explores cars built on energy efficiency. In recent years, the term “Going Green” has become a household expression among political leaders, the automotive industry, and scholars.  This exhibit explores alternative energy vehicles from the early 1900′s to current day. Ask one of our friendly docent staff for a free guided tour of the museum and information about this project.





All of our vehicles on display are properly taken care of by California Automobile Museum vehicle care experts using products from Surf City Garage.