Past Events

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Model A Driving Class

June 1, 2019 

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn about the basics of the Model A and get behind the wheel to drive one.

Memorial Day Car SHow

May, 27, 2019 

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Honor our service members past and present at our memorial day car show!

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Model T Driving Class

May, 4, 2019 

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn about the basics of the Model T and get behind the wheel to drive one.

Capitol Carrera

May 4th & 5th

A mystery scenic trip from Sacramento to somewhere in Northern California

Charles Phoenix

Holiday jubilee

Friday, December 21

Starting at 6:00pm

Kitschy holiday fun with Americana enthusiast Charles Phoenix!

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Pint Sized

March, 29, 2019 

6:00 - 9:00pm

Celebrate our brand new exhibit on Microcars with local microbreweries! 

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Whiskey, Cars And Cigars

Saturday, November 3

Starting at 6:00pm

This year's Gala to benefit the California Automobile Museum is 80's Vice themed! 

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October  28

Starting at 10:30am

Bring the kids for a safe Halloween day of crafting bags and collecting Candy 

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Saturday, October 6

Starting at 3:00pm

Sacramento's Biggest Cruise and car show! 

Hitting the Road Exhibit

Sneak Peek

Thursday, September 27

Starting at 5:30pm

Be the first to see our new exhibit! Hitting the Road. This one is all about road trips!

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Screening of “Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy

Sunday, September 23

Starting at 6:00pm

Join us for a special screening of this film about the historic Alhambra Theater.


Solutions Expo

Thursday, September 20

Starting at 5:30pm

We are bringing businesses that serve nonprofits to the Museum to share how they can help you!

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Heroes and Rogues Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16

We are celebrating the heroes and the rogues for a whole weekend check out all the activities here!

Talking SHop With John D'agostino

Tuesday, August 28th 

Starting at 6:00 pm

Come hear John D'Agustino Owner of the Hirohata Merc Replica come to talk about modern custom cars.

An Evening With MAtt Farah

Thursday, July 19

Starting at 6:00 pm

Join us as we host fast car enthusiast and YoutTube Pioneer Matt Farah. 

5th Annual Capitol Carrera

Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29​

The Capitol Carrera is an overnight touring rally organized by classic car enthusiasts and supporters of the California Automobile Museum. As in years past, the route will be a closely guarded secret!

Behind the Scenes

Sunday, March 19

10:00am - 2:00 pm

Come meet the racers from our NorCal's Fastest Exhibit!

Memorial Day Car Show

Featuring Vettes & Vets

Monday, May 28

9:00am - 2:00pm

Everyone knows summer is car show season, so come join us on Memorial Day as we kick off the summer and honor the servicemen and women who have served our country!

Michigan Trip

May 29 - June 7​

Last year, Indy. This year, the state where classic American cars are born... Michigan!

Talking Shop with Jay Lamm

Sunday, March 19

10:00am - 2:00 pm

Hear founder of the 24 Hours Of Lemons talk about racing and the future of  The 24 Hours of Lemons

Play Well Workshop

Every First Saturay

Saturday, March 11

Ages 5-7 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages 7-12 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

STEM-based workshops based on everyone’s favorite building blocks!

Savor, Sip, Roadtrip

Saturday, March 24

6:00pm & 9:00pm

Food and beverage stations — paired with classic cars — are set in vignettes created to drive you to another place and time.