Upcoming or rotating exhibits at the California Automobile Museum are one of a kind. Our curator hand picks the cars that are on display which you can see inside the Museum for only a limited time. These are unique exhibits to Sacramento and the only one of their kind in the world. We completely rely on our own resources to coordinate the vehicles on display.
Drifters and Tuners
October 31, 2015 through February 15, 2016
Hot Rods in the 1950s, Low Riders in the 1970s, Tuners in the 2000s. Customizing cars for power, style, and social prestige is what we do.
While hot rods, low riders, and everything in-between are still common today, another type of popular modification has swept over the modern car world: tuners. Modern Hondas, Fords, Subarus, Mazdas, and more are used as regular drivers… just with some really cool enhancements.
Go further and turn it into a professional sport: Drifting. While often associated with illegal driving (not unsimilar from the illegal drag races in the 1950s), drifting is a popular and organized sport. Starting in Japan, it expanded around the world in the late 1990s and 2000s, starting with California.
February 27, 2016 through June 5, 2016
Originating as a practical vehicle for utility and commercial use by farms and businesses, the pickup truck has grown into a common personal vehicle. As an icon of both the countryside and urban landscape, the pickup truck has long been an essential vehicle of American transportation.
Dates subject to change.
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 or email our Membership Coorindator.