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Auto Museum debuts all-new exhibit: Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years
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Auto Museum debuts all-new exhibit:  Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years

The California Automobile Museum is proud to present a new exhibit titled Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years” that debuts on Friday, September 28, 2018. The fun and exciting exhibit allows guests an opportunity to explore the historic American pastime of traveling with family and friends. Depending on age, race, and financial status, experiences and memories of road trips differ dramatically. The goal of this exhibit is to explore these differences along with how the automobile and road trips changed American culture, and also helped to shape entire industries. 

 

The exhibit will showcase the heyday of road trips in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s as well as take a look at how the experience has changed over time. Museum guests will learn how different Americans experienced life on the road. For instance, the exhibit demonstrates how some families were squished into a station wagon on the way to the lake while others traveled in a cozy camper bound for Yosemite.

 

As part of this nostalgic exhibit, a number of iconic cars will be on special display, including: a 1952 Dodge 2-door Sedan, 1964 Ford Falcon Deluxe Wagon, 1953 Kaiser Traveler, 1956 Chevy Bel Air Wagon, 1959 Shasta Airflyte trailer, Custom 1972 Toronado RV, 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon, 1966 VW EZ Camper with tent canopy, 1955 Harley-Davidson Panhead, 1976 BMW R100/7, 1930s home-built tear drop trailer and 1962 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon.

 

The Hitting the Road exhibit is free with Museum admission: $10 for adults; $5 for youth ages 5 to 17) and free for children ages 4 and under. And, for those who want a sneak peek at the new exhibit, an evening preview is available on Thursday, September 27, at 6 p.m.; preview tickets cost $12 per person and are free for Museum members. The exhibit will be on display at the California Automobile Museum through February 25, 2019. For more information about the special exhibit or the California Automobile Museum in general, please call 916-442-6802 or visit www.calautomusem.org.

 

About California Automobile Museum 

Since opening in 1987, the California Automobile Museum tells the story of over 130 years of automotive culture and history.  Exhibiting makes and models of all kinds, the Museum strives to preserve, exhibit, teach and tell the stories of the automobile and its influence on our lives. For more, visit www.calautomuseum.org or call 916-442-6802.

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