Dirt! Racing on Sacramento’s Legendary Tracks
On display through February 2, 2014
The California Automobile Museum will host a wide variety of race cars from the rich dirt track racing history in and near Sacramento. This exhibit will include examples of Sprint Cars, Hardtops, Super Modifieds and more – all of which still race today!
All cars in this exhibit still race today in vintage races. Some are completely original with only safety modifications, some are replicas of specific cars in the past, and some are somewhere in between where they are the original cars but with modifications over the years as they have continued to race.
A sampling of the cars that will be on display:
- Midget from the famous Vukovich family as tribute car.
- Hardtop sponsored by a women’s beauty salon in the mid-50s.
- Supermodified that was raced by the “Manteca Terror” Johnny Brazil.
- Supermodified raced and won multiple championships at West Capital.
This exhibit was put together with assistance from the West Capital Raceway Alumni Association.
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!
Museum members will enjoy free admission throughout the duration of these special exhibits along with special discounts applied in the Giftshop and tickets to Museum-related events. To learn more about membership options, click here or call (916) 442-6802.
Cars of the Stars
The California Automobile Museum has several famous vehicles 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)
- 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000SQV (Malcolm Forbes)
The 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.